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Special Projects & Events for Tulip Festival 2015

2015 marks our 75th annual Tulip Festival. We look forward to announcing special events and projects in the upcoming months for the May 2015 celebration. Your contribution to the Friends of the Festival Foundation allows us to make our 75th annual celebration of “Remembering Our Roots” a great success!


Stadscentrum or “City Center”, is the home of our Dutch Street Organ, wooden shoe making equipment and historical displays that will change at various times. This building opened in 2015 and many special events will take place here during Tulip Festival and throughout the year. Your donation to the Friends of the Festival Foundation assists […]

2015 Tulip Festival Night Show Auditions Scheduled

Auditions for the 2015 Tulip Festival Night Show, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins,” are scheduled for four evenings in January.   Adults and high school and college students can audition for the show on Jan. 15, 19 or 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. Children ages 9-12 can audition on Jan. 20 from 6 […]

2015 Tulip Festival Night Show Announced

The 2015 Orange City Tulip Festival Steering Committee has announced the annual Night Show musical production for the May festival as Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins.”   “’Mary Poppins’ is a familiar story with characters we love, yet the musical version is new and fresh with several unexpected twists and turns to keep you […]

2015 Tulip Queen Crowned

  Cara Venema was crowned the 2015 Tulip Festival Queen on Monday, November 24, 2014. Venema will reign over the 75th annual Tulip Festival, happening May 14, 15 and 16 in 2015.   A senior at MOC-Floyd Valley High School in Orange City, Venema is the daughter of Dan and Tonya Venema.   Venema is […]

2015 Tulip Queen Pageant to be Held

  The 2015 Tulip Queen Pageant will be held on Monday, November 24 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 $3 for attendees.   Tulip Queen candidates will give presentations on Orange City and will be interviewed by both the judges […]

Orange City’s 2015 Tulip Court Elected

              Pictured is the 2015 Tulip Court (L-R): Cara Venema, Sydney Huizenga, Emily Wielenga, Micah Vande Vegte, and Jennifer Droog.   The 2015 Tulip Court was elected on Wednesday, September 24, 2014.   Tulip Court members for the 75th annual Tulip Festival include: Jennifer Droog, daughter of Rick and […]

2015 Tulip Court Elections to be Held

Elections for the 2015 Tulip Court will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Voting for the 2015 Tulip Court will take place from 3:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Windmill Information Booth, located on the corner of Central Avenue and Second Street in Orange City. Eligible voters are adults with an Orange City address […]

Theme for 75th Annual Tulip Festival Revealed

  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, […]