Check out these great annual events going on in Pella!

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Tulip Time

May 2, 3, & 4, 2019
Enjoy twice-daily parades, Dutch dancing and performances, craft market, tractor displays, delicious food, heritage museums, and of course… Tulips! Pella plants approximately 200,000 tulips every year, and their colorful blooms are a sight to behold.

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Klompen Classic

May 1, 2019
Thousands of runners and walkers participate in this annual 5K the day before Tulip Time! Options for kids’ race, walking and running. Race route weaves through historic and scenic areas. Proceeds benefit Crossroads of Pella, a local nonprofit.

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Thursdays in Pella

Every Thursday evening in June and July, downtown Pella is transformed into a carnival featuring games, performances, activities and food vendors. Activities begin at 6pm, and conclude with a City Band performance at 8 pm. Each night has a different theme, and activities are family-friendly (and mostly free!)

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Fourth of July Celebration

Pella is the place to be for the 4th of July! Feel a sense of nostalgia enjoying parades, family activities, and fireworks.



Lake Red Rock Balloon Fest

July 12-14, 2019
Over 30 balloons sailing over Lake Red Rock is beautiful! The weekend features four balloon races, beach parties with live music, activities for families, night glows, 5K and more.

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Resurrected Tin’s Bologna Nationals

Annual car show in July featuring classic and muscle cars.


Wine Walk

October 4, 2019  |  4-8pm
Enjoy beverages from 20 wineries and ciders while you shop and socialize in historic downtown Pella! $10 (includes wine glass), must be ages 21+ to participate, start at the Visitors Center (815 Broadway Suite 1).


de Kerstdagen Tour of Stores

November 25, 2019  |  5:30-8pm
Stroll and shop in downtown Pella enjoying beautiful holiday decor and treats. A tree lighting ceremony, carolers, and carriage rides will warm your heart!


Christmas Tour of Homes

December 5-7, 2019
Tour four beautifully-decorated homes all decked out for Christmas plus refreshments at the Pella Opera House! Tickets go on sale October 1.

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