We've had some nice warm weather the past few weeks which has brought the tulips into full bloom. The sponsors of this year's festival are afraid the tulips will not be at their peak when festival time arrives ..but more on the way out with many drooping and wilting. They are hoping for cooler weather
Children of all ages take part in the parade
So many different colors of tulips. Residents of Holland are encouraged to plant tulips ,
therefore many streets are lined with beautiful tulips
Hundreds of students from area high schools plus many more alumni dancers perform a Klompen Dance (or Dutch Dance to locals) each evening during the Tulip Festival (Tulip Time) in Holland, Michigan.
They dress is authentic (well, that's debatable) dutch costumes and dance an authentic (even more debatable) klompen dance.
Another place to visit in Holland is:
Windmill Island Gardens
A beautiful oasis on the edge of downtown Holland, Windmill Island features a 248 year old working Dutch windmill "De Zwaan" (meaning graceful bird). The windmill, which reaches 125 feet from the ground to the top of the blades, towers over 36 acres of manicured gardens, dikes, canals and picnic areas.
Or you can tour the dutch village which has shops, lots of demonstrations,petting zoo,carousel ride and good food
Hope you will have a chance some day to visit this town and attend their festival.
Blessing to all of you today