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.