Tulip Festival Prep Continues; Volunteers Needed

Orange City, Iowa — Orange City’s 76th Tulip Festival is over two months away, but with such a big annual festival in a town the size of Orange City, preparations are nearly year-round, according to Tulip Festival spokesperson Julianna Pennings.

Orange City Tulip Festival (file photo)

She says they start meeting and making decisions for the next Tulip Festival every June, about 11 months before the festivities. Pennings tells us what preparations are being made now, with spring in the air.

Pennings says that the tulip bulbs are in the ground, waiting to bloom for the festival.

She says they plant several varieties of tulips including early, mid, and late-blooming tulips so that they have some beautiful blooms for the festival.

As far as volunteers, she says some committees have been meeting for months and others are just getting started. She tells us about these volunteer opportunities.

Again, Orange City’s Tulip Festival is always the third weekend in May. This year that’s May 19th through the 21st.

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