Tulip time!

May 3, 2010 —

Not only does this upcoming weekend include mother’s day, it’s also Tulip Time!

For those of you new to the area, Tulip Time is an annual festival in Pella (about 45 minutes to the east of Des Moines) celebrating the city’s Dutch heritage. The entire city is covered in gorgeous tulips of every color, plus there’s always great parades, awesome food and fun things to browse.

There’s a historical home tour, quilt show, craft show, 5K, art show, car show, concert and more. Check the full schedule (now removed) to plan out your day. And just so you know, the parade is free, many of the tours & shows are free, parking is free, people-watching is free and it’s a really nice family outing.


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.
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    people-watching is free and it’s a really nice family outing.

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    Wow..what pretty tulips!No i wasn’t aware of the tulip festival.I can understand how much fun this festival would be going by the details you have provided over here and the best part of it is that it’s mostly free.Unfortunately i won’t be able to attend it.Look forward to you sharing some pictures of the festival.