Volksparade | Wednesday, May 9 2018

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Volksparade, sponsored by MetalFlow

“People’s Parade”    Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Dutch Dance Performance: 1pm
8th St. between River Ave. & College Ave.

White Glove Inspection and Street Scrubbing: 1:30pm
Beginning at 8th Street & Columbia Ave., continuing on 8th Street to Kollen Park
The public is invited to take part in this grand tradition followed by the Tennant Company Scrubbers

Parade: 2 –3pm
8th St. from Columbia Ave. to Kollen Park

Once the Mayor and the City Council don their white gloves and inspect the parade route, the Town Crier declares that the “streets need scrubbing” and the Metal Flow Volksparade kicks off! Anyone interested in joining the Tennant Company Scrubbers in this annual spring cleaning must be in Dutch costume and bring buckets and brooms to the parade start at 8th St. & Columbia by 1:15pm. All others can sit back and enjoy the pageantry of this “People’s Parade,” as marching bands, amazing floats and entertaining specialty entries wind their way down the freshly scrubbed streets. Bringing up the “tail end” of the parade are the infamous Dutch Dogs!

A series of photos of dogs wearing dutch costume

The public is invited to enter their four-legged friends — get all the details at www.tuliptime.com/dutchdogs

Parades go on rain or shine! (In the case of lightning or severe weather, we will cancel for the safety of all spectators and participants. Cancellation will be announced through our website, social media and local media outlets.)

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.

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 the parade. Items may be placed between the street and sidewalk only. All items must be removed no later than 1 hour after each parade.


Parade Route - 8th between Columbia & Kollen Park
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