Added by John Clairmont

This nine day festival features millions of blooming tulips, giving you the perfect chance to experience the vibrant colors and capture a perfect flower picture.

Each year in May this festival is held all across Holland, Michigan, with schedules of attractions, flowerbed locations, and additional information found at the Tulip Time website. It is well known internationally and has been awarded Best Flower Festival, America’s Best Small Town Festival, and the 2017 – 2018 Tulip Festival of the Year. 

If you're familiar with tulips you know that some bloom early while others bloom late. The difference in the two is usually about two weeks, which means you may need to do some research to ensure you're there at the right time if you are looking to photograph specific types.

My personal favorite location to visit during the festival is Windmill Island, where you can see the second largest tulip farm in the area as well as a working, authentic Dutch windmill. There are also usually small stores open for Dutch souvenirs and a tent food court serving Dutch food.

Note: This adventure is only accessible in Spring when the tulips are blooming! Dates vary, but it is usually towards the beginning of May!

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