HOLLAND, Mich (WOOD) — Holland is full of color already and it will be full of people when Tulip Time begins Saturday.

It’s the 94th year for the event. More than 4.5 million tulips will line the streets and parks of downtown Holland. It’s free to visit downtown and the public parks.

Last year, visitors were introduced to the Tulip Immersion Garden at the Ottawa County Fair Ground. Ibo Gulsen came from the Netherlands to put the display together. It will return this year with more than 65,000 flowers. It’s $15 for adults and $5 for kids 3 to 12.

New this year is the bicycle showband crescendo. The group is traveling from the Netherlands to the United States for the first time ever. They will begin performing on May 12 at Ray Smith Stadium.


Pleasant weather is expected Friday evening, with high clouds and temperatures in the 60s.

Saturday will feature more cloud cover than Friday but it won’t be entirely cloudy. Highs will climb into the upper 60s to near 70. An isolated shower isn’t impossible, but the day will likely be dry.

A much better chance for showers and storms arrives late Saturday into early Sunday. A few storms could be on the strong side. Showers mostly depart during the morning hours, drying us out through the remainder of the day. Highs will warm into the low 70s.

—Storm Team 8 meteorologist Blake Harms

If you would like to plan your trip to Tulip Time, visit www.tuliptime.com/events.