things to do at Tulip Time
Where to see the tuplips !
Tulip Avenue in Central Park and Sunken Gardens Park The City of Pella plants tens of thousands of tulips throughout these two parks in celebration of Pella ’ s Dutch heritage . Especially vibrant and colorful is the Tulip Avenue in Central Park which runs from the North fountain to the center of the park . An immense variety of tulips are showcased along this sidewalk .
Scholte House Gardens | Corner of Main and Broadway Streets Behind the Historic Scholte House Museum are the beautiful Scholte Gardens . Featuring over 25,000 tulips , the gardens are free and open to the public . At one time , this land was under the care of Maria Scholte , the wife of Pella ' s founder Dominie Hendrik P . Scholte . Here you ' ll find benches to rest on , art sculptures to admire , a gazebo for shade , and many varieties of tulips .
Fair Haven Memorial Garden | Corner of East 3rd and Union Streets This popular garden was originally planted in 1947 with tulip bulbs donated by The Netherlands in gratitude for war-relief aid sent by the citizens of Pella after World War II . Today these gardens feature over 13,000 tulips planted in 17 beds . The Garden also features two monuments listing more than 800 local veterans who served in WWII . This beautiful site is located five blocks southeast of the downtown square . The public
18 Tulip Time 2021 is invited to visit this lovely attraction . Admission is free .
Central College | 812 University , 3-4 blocks south of the Tulip Toren Nearly 15,000 tulips will bloom on Central College ’ s beautiful campus . The main tulip beds are located in the plaza by Graham Conference Center , east and north sides of Central Hall , Jordan Plaza , Peace Mall , Weller Flag Garden with various other small beds and at the campus cornerstones . Approximately 30 different varieties will bloom throughout the spring .
58th Annual Tulip Bulb Sales and Flower Show | 9 a . m . -6 p . m . | Scholte House ( East Entrance ) | 728 Washington St . New Location ! See beautiful arrangements using tulips in the historical home of Pella ' s founder Dominie Scholte . Order your tulip bulbs here ! Masks required . Sponsored by the Pella Garden Club .
Special events to the 86th Annual Tulip Festival Join us for a WALKING PARADE in the downtown area . Ten floats will be on display , and several will offer an opportunity for you to step on and take your photos . Visit the floats from 8:30-9:30 p . m . for a special lighted float display ! These floats will be located on Main Street between Liberty and Washington and on Franklin Street near the Vermeer Windmill .
Grandstand shows Grandstand shows begin at 1 p . m . each day . Bleacher tickets will be limited and seating will be socially distanced . Park tickets are available providing some shaded seating and an excellent option for guests in wheelchairs and walker seats . The afternoon Grandstand show features Dutch dancing and singing , Parade of Provinces ( Dutch costume style show ), presentation of the Queen and her Court , the famous street scrubbing and more . Grandstand seats are free for the evening show thanks to the generous support of Central College !
Feesthouden Our evening Feesthouden show features special entertainment each night on the Tulip Toren stage . Feesthouden begins at 6:30 pm each night . Special thank you to Central College for sponsoring these evening shows !
LIVING WORD FELLOWSHIP WORSHIP TEAM The mission of the Living Word Fellowship Church , based in Knoxville , Iowa , is “ To declare and demonstrate the goodness of God .” They share that commitment with us tonight through song . Join us as the community of Pella celebrates the faith that first brought its founders to America .
PELLA HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ 1 AND AcaPELLA