Our honored tradition of Tulip Festival Royalty
Since its inception, the Tulip Festival’s much beloved Queen and Court have been a prominent fixture in our festivities. The first Queen was crowned in 1937. Except for the war years of 1942-1946, a Queen and her Court have reigned each festival. Presently, five high school seniors are selected by the public each September and a pageant is held each November to crown the Queen. A panel of judges is assisted by the public in selecting a Queen.
2022 Orange City Tulip Festival Queen & Court
Orange City’s 2022 Tulip Court: (L-R): Maren Beaty, Chloe Bilby, Queen Naomi Mellema, Catharine Hummel, and Kate Van Der Werff
2021 Queen and Court Reunion
Tulip Queen and Court Reunion
This event reoccurs every 5 years. More details to come in the future!
2021 Orange City Tulip Festival Queen & Court
L-R): Lindsey Jacobsma, Laura Beltman, Queen Grace Dahl, Maci Brenneman, Elsie Bartels.
Photo courtesy of Generations Portraiture
2020 Orange City Tulip Festival Queen & Court
(L-R): Sophie Swart, Julia Howe, Queen Madisyn Mulder, Aubyn Zwart, BreElle Van Zee.
2019 Queen & Court
(L-R): Emma De Groot, Jadeyn Schutt, Queen Allison Haverdink, Jadeyn Veltkamp, and Aarika Van Gelder.
(Photo courtesy of Generations ~ Portraiture and Weddings)
2018 Queen & Court
(L-R): Alexa Arends, Josie Maasdam, Queen Juliana Tien, Haley Smit and Corinne Wiese
2017 Queen & Court
(L-R): Sydnee Olson, Noelle Sampson, Queen Karli Lang, Emma De Jong and Olivia Duesenberg
2016 Queen & Court
(L-R): Kelsey Lang, Kaylee Puttmann, Queen Ava Grossmann, Maddie Christy and Grace De Haan
2015 Queen & Court
(L-R): Emily Wielenga, Micah Vande Vegte, Queen Cara Venema, Sydney Huizenga and Jennifer Droog
2014 Queen & Court
(L-R): Lauren Duesenberg, Marissa Wiese, Queen Ali Achterhof, Emily McDonald and Paige Nibbelink
A Royal Reunion
Tulip Festival Royalty: More than 130 former Tulip Queens and Court members gathered for a reunion on May 16, 2015, in Orange City.
Tulip Festival Royalty: Former Tulip Queens and Court members gathered for another reunion on May 15, 2021, in Orange City.