The annual Orange City Tulip Festival Extravaganza will be held Wednesday, March 23, at Prairie Winds Event Center. The event features a luncheon starting at 11:30 a.m. with the program to follow during which the costumes for the 2022 Tulip Queen and Court are revealed and the 2022 parade marshals will be introduced.
The 2022 Tulip Court will also present their traveling road show for the first time. The road show, which the festival royalty wrote and will present to various organizations, schools, and residential care facilities this spring, tells of the events and attractions at Tulip Festival and gives a detailed overview of their costumes.
Members of the 2022 Tulip Court are Queen Naomi Mellema, daughter of Matt and Kristin Mellema, court members Maren Beaty, daughter of Craig and Shannon Beaty, Chloe Bilby, daughter of Joe & Becky Bilby, Catharine Hummel, daughter of Patrick & Julia Hummel, and Kate Van Der Werff, daughter of Jeff and Kara Van Der Werff.
An additional highlight will be a “teaser” of the upcoming Tulip Festival Night Show production of MAMMA MIA! The cast has been tirelessly rehearsing the show and some members will be present to share the progress with attendees.
Tickets for the event are limited and a live stream of the event will be available to the general public. Purchase tickets below.