Pella High School ’ s Jazz 1 has a very long tradition of success . The band has earned 39 consecutive Division I ratings at the Iowa High School Music Association ’ s state contest , placed high annually at multiple contests throughout Iowa and has earned the state title 18 times in the 44 year existence of the Iowa Jazz Championships . AcaPella is the varsity show choir at Pella High School . Their show this year , Frozen Heart , tells a story of heartbreak and the subsequent thawing of a frozen heart where love is allowed to flourish . They include 47 singers , 14 instrumentalists , and 3 crew members . Their director is Samantha Robilliard .
A special treat for everyone in the downtown area is the fireworks display on Friday night . Sponsored by Pella Corporation , this fireworks show is visible from the downtown area .
TYLER RICHTON AND THE HIGH BANK BOYS Join us at 6:30 p . m . for this high-energy , crowd-pleasing , danceable band who play iconic country cover tunes along with their own original award-winning songs . They come to us from Deep River , Iowa , and are entertaining for people of all ages . Their youthful energy , combined with years of experience , will encourage the whole crowd to sing along . Once they get going , their music will bring even the most reluctant folks out of the stands to dance in front of Pella ’ s Tulip Toren !
Dutch Family Singers Performances throughout the day Listen and watch Dutch songs and traditional dances in a variety of downtown locations throughout the three days of Tulip Time . Including performances at noon east of the grandstand .
Pella High School Orchestra Strolling Strings 10:30 a . m . North side of the Tulip Toren | 11:30 a . m . Klokkenspel Courtyard | Thursday & Friday only Members of the Pella Community High School Orchestra perform Dutch songs and classical music on violin , viola , cello and bass ( weather permitting ).
And MARCHING BANDS ! Keep your eyes open ! There may be a special procession every day , weather permitting .
Museums , Displays , and Performances
Dutch Masters Antique Auto Display Main Street between Liberty and Franklin | 8:30 a . m . -7:30 p . m . Thurs . -Sat . Car buffs will love these antique cars on display .
Red Rock Threshers Antique Implement Display Franklin St . west of the square & West 2nd St . between Franklin & Liberty | 9 a . m . -7 p . m . Thurs . -Sat . Antique tractors and equipment on display .
Quilt Show 10 a . m . -6 p . m ., Thur . -Sat . | $ 5 Pella Community Center - 712 Union St ., located on the 2nd floor , 1.5 blocks south of square . Enter on north side or use ramp and / or elevator at the southeast corner . Over 100 quilts , raffle quilt and gift boutique items , all created by Pella Area Quilt Guild members . Masks and social distancing required .
Klokkenspel 625 Franklin St .
Enjoy the 147-bell carillon as you watch figures tell of Pella ’ s early history or see a series of popular Tulip Time figures . The five bronze bells at the top were cast in Holland . Performance times are every 30 minutes each day of Tulip Time .
Pella Historical Village Museum & Vermeer Windmill Tour 507 Franklin St . | 90 minutes | $ 20 adult | $ 15 youth ( 5-18 ) | 4 and under free | 9 a . m . -6 p . m ., Thurs . -Sat . The Vermeer Windmill , at 126 feet , anchors this 23 building complex . The mill is the largest working windmill in the United States . All windmill tours are assigned a specific time ; be sure to pick up your " Fast Pass ," included in the price of admission , at the North Gate . The Historical Village and Vermeer Windmill ticket includes a guided tour of the Vermeer Windmill ( including the grinding and observation level ) as well as the Wyatt Earp House , the Werkplaats , Van Spanckeren ’ s General Store , Beason – Blommers Grist Mill , Dutch bakery , and more than 60,000 tulips planted throughout the Village ! Craft demonstrations throughout the day include : Woodworking ; Needlework ; Blacksmithing ; Hindeloopen painting ; Quilting ; Wooden shoe production ; Rug braiding ; and Dutch letter baking . New this year : " The Wyatt Earp Experience ," a journey through the life of Wyatt Earp in his boyhood home . Included in the price of admission . Masks required .
Scholte House Museum 728 Washington St . | 30 minutes | $ 12 adult | $ 7 youth ( 5-18 ) | 4 and under free | 9 a . m . -6 p . m ., Thurs . -Sat . The original home of Dominie H . P . Scholte , the founder of Pella . Scholte had promised his wife Maria he would build her a house like the elegant Dutch home they left behind in the Netherlands . He kept his promise and built
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