Entries by Mike Hofman

2018 Dutch Costume Exchange set for April 4

The 2018 Tulip Festival Dutch costume exchange is set for Wednesday, Apr. 4. The event will take place from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at Stadscentrum, located on the corner of Central Avenue and Second Street North in Orange City. Individuals interested in selling Dutch costumes can bring them to the Orange City Tulip Festival office, […]

2018 Tulip Festival Extravaganza scheduled

The annual Orange City Tulip Festival Extravaganza will be held Wednesday, March 14, at 11:45 a.m. at Prairie Winds Event Center.  The event features a luncheon starting at 11:45 a.m. with the program to follow during which the costumes for the 2018 Tulip Queen and Court are revealed and the 2018 parade marshals will be […]

ArtBurst 2018

Regional artists are invited to apply to exhibit and sell their work at ArtBurst 2018, a juried fine art fair scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19, in Orange City, Iowa. Free to the public, ArtBurst is part of the Orange City Tulip Festival, a celebration of the community’s Dutch heritage that attracts […]

Dutch Dozen Auditions

Dutch Dozen Auditions are January 24th from 3:30 to 5:00 at the Orange City Elementary Music Room. More information available by contacting Sharon Foughty at: sfoughty@mocfv.org or Brande Pals at: bjpals12@gmail.com The Dutch Dozen was formed in 1947, and continues to be a highlight of the festival each year. A group of 12 young ladies and 12 young men, all […]

2018 Orange City Tulip Queen Crowned

The 2018 Tulip Court (L-R): Corinne Wiese, Josie Maasdam, Queen Juliana Tien, Haley Smit, Alexa Arends Juliana Tien was crowned the 2018 Tulip Festival Queen on Monday, Nov. 13. Juliana will reign over the 78th annual Tulip Festival, set for May 17, 18 and 19, 2018. A senior at Unity Christian High School in Orange […]

2018 Tulip Queen Pageant to be held November 13

The 2018 Tulip Queen Pageant will be held Monday, Nov. 13 at the Unity Christian Knight Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will begin at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for all attendees, regardless of age or whether they choose to vote. Candidates for the 2018 Tulip Queen include: Alexa Arends, […]