Theme for 80th Tulip Festival announced

The Tulip Festival Steering Committee has revealed the theme for the 2020 celebration as “Vibrant Together. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.” The event, set for May 14-16, 2020, will be Orange City’s 80th annual Tulip Festival.

Reese and Cristi Kelch, co-chairpersons of the 2020 Steering Committee, felt the theme captured the spirit of the community, honoring the rich history of the festival and looking forward to continued years of the annual Dutch celebration. The theme is also a nod to the city of Orange City’s 150 year anniversary, taking place in 2020.

“The Tulip Festival is vibrant because of Orange City and its community members, and Orange City is vibrant thanks to our annual Tulip Festival celebration,” say Reese and Cristi. “It is with the help of our vibrant and willing volunteers that the festival has thrived for 80 years, and together as a community, we look forward to a future that continues to celebrate the Dutch traditions Orange City was founded on 150 years ago.”

Plans are well underway for this year’s Tulip Festival, and the Steering Committee encourages community members of all ages to consider joining the event in one of many volunteer opportunities.

Tulip Festival news, event information, volunteer opportunities and more can be found on the festival’s website at