Tulip Time Parades

The Festival parades are some of the largest and most spectacular events in Michigan. Thousands of spectators line the streets of downtown Holland to watch amazing floats, marching bands, Dutch Dancers, and numerous organizations present their finest in over two miles of pure celebration.

Volksparade, sponsored by Metal Flow
“People’s Parade”
Wednesday May 9, 2018
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Kinderparade, sponsored by Yanfeng and Johnson Controls
“Children’s Parade”
Thursday May 10, 2018
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Muziekparade, sponsored by Quality Carwash
“Music Parade”
Saturday May 12, 2018
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Grandstand Seating

Bleachers full of people enjoying a sunny Tulip Time parade

Enjoy the parade in our newly upgraded grandstand seating! General seating offers easy access and convenient viewing. For more enhanced comfort, select premium seating that includes a flip down seat. Reserved grandstand seating is conveniently located adjacent to the Civic Center parking lot. Seating is limited.
$16 for premium seats (with backs); $12 for general seating. (Tickets for specific parade seating can be purchased on the individual parade pages linked above.)

If you choose to bring your own blanket or chair, please take note of the City of Holland’s policies: Items cannot be set up earlier than 6am the morning of any of the parades. Items may be placed between the street and sidewalk only. All items must be removed no later than 1 hour after each parade.


Video coverage of the parades is provided by the City of Holland.

Live coverage can be seen at:

After the parades are completed, videos will be posted on:

WHTC will also be streaming live video at http://whtc.com/tulip-time/#watch and broadcasting on the air at WHTC – 99.7 FM & 1450 AM