Celebrating Our Favorite Festival Memories

The Tulip Festival Steering Committee invites the community to contribute to a special digital celebration, hosted on social media, by sharing favorite Orange City Tulip Festival memories and traditions. The “Celebrating Our Favorite Festival Memories” initiative will take place on social media May 14, 15 and 16, the dates previously scheduled for the 2020 Tulip Festival.

During May 14, 15 and 16, all those who have enjoyed the festival are encouraged to post a photo or video on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter), sharing their favorite memory of Tulip Festival or what they love most about the Dutch tradition. Participants are asked to use the hashtag #OCTulipFestival and are encouraged to tag the @OCTulipFestival page on their post.

“The Orange City Tulip Festival is more than beautiful tulips, colorful floats and a charming downtown. Tulip Festival is a community of people—guests who bring life to the celebration, volunteers who make it happen, vendors who offer festival favorites, and families and friends that use the third weekend in May as a time to reconnect,” say Reese and Cristi Kelch, chairpersons for the 2020 Tulip Festival. “Together, even now, we can enjoy the spirit of the festival. We know that the festival continues in the hearts of each of us and our favorite springtime tradition will prevail for years to come.”

An event has been created on Facebook, and reminders will be posted on the Orange City Tulip Festival Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts leading up to the third weekend in May.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Tulip Festival scheduled for May 14, 15 and 16 was cancelled by festival organizers. The Tulip Festival has a rich history since its beginning in 1936. The last time the festival was not held was during the years of 1942-1946 due to World War II.