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Take in Colorful Views at a Michigan Tulip Festival

Take in Colorful Views at a Michigan Tulip Festival

There are certain things every visitor to Bay Pointe needs to experience at least once. This includes adventures like spending time at Yankee Springs Recreation Area or relaxing out on Gun Lake. Our Shelbyville resort is also the ideal home base for anyone looking to check out area festivals. One of the most anticipated events is the Michigan Tulip Festival, better known as the Holland Tulip Festival.

The History of the Annual Festival

Celebrate the start of spring with this yearly event that takes place towards the beginning of May. This celebration has grown since it started in 1929, making it one of the top flower festivals in the country. Over 90 years ago, the first crop of 100,000 tulips was planted in the City of Holland. Today, this gathering, which celebrates the city’s Dutch heritage, is about more than just flowers. 

What to Do during Your Visit

This festival is a great time for visitors of all ages. Every year, organizers try to make the event better than the year before. The eight-day festival takes place within a four-mile radius of downtown. While flowers can be seen in public parks and downtown streets, some events and activities do require tickets.

The best way to see what’s going on each day is by looking at the daily schedule. However, here’s a glimpse at what you can expect during this memorable festivity.

  • Witness traditional Dutch dances throughout the festival, all of which are free to attend.
  • Enjoy thrilling rides at the Carnival Midway, open every day of the festival.
  • Be surrounded by flora at the Tulip Immersion Garden, located at Beechwood Church.
  • Set sail from the Boatwerks North dock on the Friends Good Will tall ship as part of the Tall Ship Dockside Tours.
  • Learn about Holland’s past and present from a costumed guide on a Historic Walking Tour.
  • Wander Beechwood Church to take in the display of over 100 quilts, art quilts, and wall hangings as part of the Tulip Time Quilt Show.
  • See what goodies you can find at the Artisan Market, which features a wide variety of vendors.

Escape the Crowds at Bay Pointe

A guestroom at a Shelbyville resort near the Michigan Tulip Festival.

After spending time at this Michigan tulip festival, there’s nothing better than returning to your tranquil oasis. Resting on the shores of Gun Lake, Bay Pointe is the ideal place to unwind after a day surrounded by crowds. 

Relax under the starry Michigan sky on our expansive lakeside lawn with a delicious picnic dinner from Bay Pointe Bar & Grille. When you’re ready to call it a night, return to your spacious home away from home. No matter which of our Gun Lake vacation rentals you book, you won’t have any trouble feeling at home. To learn more about our accommodation options, resort amenities, or special offers, call 269-672-8111.