The 2015 Tulip Festival Steering Committee has revealed the theme for the 2015 celebration. The event will be Orange City’s 75th annual Tulip Festival.
“Remembering Our Roots” will be the theme and the driving force for the 2015 festival, slated for May 14, 15 and 16.
In determining a theme for the 2015 festival, Arlyn and Bea Schaap, co-chairpersons of the Steering Committee, researched the history and foundation of the festival. “Words such as heritage, traditions, and remembering where we came from were quoted often in articles from past celebrations,” says Arlyn. “The Tulip Festival celebration is a time for us to remember our Dutch roots, as roots are reminders of another era, land or custom. Thus, the theme selected for our 75th Tulip Festival is ‘Remembering Our Roots.’”
Plans are well under way for next year’s Tulip Festival, with a few possible additions to the event. The Steering Committee encourages community members of all ages to consider joining the event in one of many volunteer opportunities.