Mother’s Day Flowers – Tulip Festival
If you had to pick the one thing you loved the most about spring, it would, of course, have to be all the pretty flowers that come with the season. Even though they have a short blooming season, tulips are some of the most stunning flowers to see growing in fields and of course perfectly suited to the Mother’s Day celebration.
Tulip festivals in particular, which are held not only in the USA & Canada but also around the world, provide visitors with the opportunity to see some of the greatest varieties of this popular spring flower.
Below, we’ve listed five of the best festivals right here in the USA & Canada for you to consider attending this year with your love:
- Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Monday Apr 1, 2019 — Tuesday Apr 30, 2019
Held every April since 1983, Skagit Valley celebrates the spring season of flowers from the daffodils in late March to the tulips in April and the irises and lilies in May. More than a million visitors come to see over 300 acres of brightly colored tulips and to enjoy the festivities in places like La Conner and Mount Vernon. Every year many people travel to this tulip festival to see the millions of tulips. Attractions include the Tulip Festival Street Fair, Tulip Parade, Kiwanas Club Salmon BBQ, art shows and Quilt Walk.
- Tulip Time Festival
Saturday May 4, 2019 — Sunday May 12, 2019
The origin of the Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan goes back as far as 1929 when the Dutch settlers of this city planted the first crop of about 100.000 tulip bulbs, which they brought from their native Netherlands.
Featuring over 50,000 tulips and 7,000 daffodils, the Tulip Time Festival, just one of the top Tulip Festivals in the USA. It has three parades during the festival a Volksparade, Kinderparade and Muziekparade.
- Canadian Tulip Festival
Friday May 10, 2019 — Monday May 20, 2019
The Canadian tulip festival, now encompassing an 10-day celebration each May, was established in 1953 to preserve the heritage of Canada’s role in liberating the Dutch during the Second World War.
The symbolic tulip – Ottawa’s official flower – was given as a gift in perpetuity to the Canadian people for having provided safe harbor to the Dutch Royal Family during the German Occupation of the Netherlands. The tulip remains a valuable symbol of friendship and of spring, with special meaning to the people of Canada and its National Capital Region.
- Albany Tulip Festival
Saturday May 11, 2019 — Sunday May 12, 2019
For those on the east coast, the Albany Tulip Festival is definitely worth checking out. This year’s festival will be held on Mother’s Day weekend which is a good time for you to enjoy this beautiful festival with your family!
Thousands attend the event each year to celebrate Albany’s rich Dutch heritage. Attractions at this three day event include the street scrubbing on State Street, the Tulip Queen Coronation, Tulip Queen and Court Luncheon and Royal Tulip Ball, music events, children’s activities, food, and art and craft vendors.
- Orange City Tulip Festival
Thursday May 16, 2019 — Saturday May 18, 2019
Attracting more than 150,000 people each year, the Tulip Festival in Orange City, Iowa is celebrated annually on the 3rd weekend in May and features everything from the world respected flower show with thousands of tulips. In addition to viewing some of the most beautiful tulips the city has to offer, festival attendees will also enjoy music, dancing, parades, food, a carnival and more.