Tulip Time

Go Dutch for a day! Join us for Pella’s annual celebration of Dutch heritage and more than 300,000 vibrantly blooming tulips.

Save the Date: May 2-4, 2024

Tulip Time is hosted by the Pella Historical Society & Museums. For more information about Tulip Time including craft and food vendor applications, please go to their website.

Tulip Time Website    Event Schedule

Featured Events

May 4 - 6
Pella Tulip Festival 2023
Downtown Pella
May 4 - 5 · 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Tulip Time | The Matt Barber Experience: Manilow and Bublé
Pella Opera House
May 4 - 6 · 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Tulip Time | Reluctant Pioneer: The Story of Maria Scholte
Pella Opera House
May 4 - 6 · 4:30 pm
Elephant and Piggie's 'We Are in a Play!' Presented by Union Street Players
Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium - Pella Community Center
May 5 · 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Live Music: Justin Goodchild
Smash Park Pella
May 6 · 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Tulip Time | Central College Flying Pans Steel Band
Pella Opera House
May 6 · 7:00 am to 10:00 am
Tulip Time: Flight Breakfast
Pella Municipal Airport
May 6 · 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Davis Folkert's - Tiptoe Through the Tulips Barton Theatre Organ Concert
Pella Opera House
May 7 · 2:00 pm
Elephant and Piggie's 'We Are in a Play!' Presented by Union Street Players
Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium - Pella Community Center
May 12 · 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Live Music: Orphan Annie
Smash Park Pella
May 26 · 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Live Music: Robbie Huffaker
Smash Park Pella
May 26 · 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Wine & Wood Fired Oven Pizza Night
Tassel Ridge Winery
May 27 · 11:00 am to 8:30 pm
Wine & Wood Fired Oven Pizza Night
Tassel Ridge Winery
June 2 · 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Live Music: Jason Kincel
Smash Park Pella
June 3 · 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Live Music at Smash Park
Smash Park Pella
June 9 · 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
LIVE MUSIC: Emma Butterworth
Smash Park-Pella
June 16 · 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
LIVE MUSIC: Nicholas Sinclair
Smash Park-Pella
June 23 · 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
LIVE MUSIC: Larry Myer
Smash Park-Pella
June 23 · 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Wine & Wood Fired Oven Pizza Night
Tassel Ridge Winery
June 24 · 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
LIVE MUSIC: The Zellmer Brothers; Milly Moo's Hugs for the Humane Society
LIVE MUSIC: The Zellmer Brothers; Milly Moo's Hugs for the Humane Society
June 30 · 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
LIVE MUSIC: Adam Bruce
Smash Park-Pella
July 6 - 31
Passport Adventure Summer Cultural Program
The Work of Our Hands
July 7 - 9
Lake Red Rock Balloonfest
Lake Red Rock- North Overlook
July 7 · 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
LIVE MUSIC: Trevor Rau
Smash Park-Pella
July 8 · 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Bologna Nationals - Resurrected Tin
Downtown Pella Square
July 8 · 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
FREE Weekend Wine Tasting: Fireside Winery
The Wijn House
July 11 · 10:30 am
Free Bebu Music Kids Show featuring Paulie Z
Pella Opera House
July 15 · 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
LIVE MUSIC: Night Like This
Smash Park-Pella
July 21 · 7:00 pm
Union Street Players Presents: The Music Man
Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium
July 22 · 2:00 pm
Union Street Players Presents: The Music Man
Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium
July 23 · 2:00 pm
Union Street Players Presents: The Music Man
Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium
July 25 · 7:00 pm
Union Street Players Presents: The Music Man
Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium
July 27 · 7:00 pm
Union Street Players Presents: The Music Man
Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium
July 28 - 29
Ridiculous Days in Pella
Downtown Pella
July 28 · 7:00 pm
Union Street Players Presents: The Music Man
Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium
July 29 · 10:00 am
Kids Superhero Party
Pella Opera House
July 29 · 2:00 pm
Union Street Players Presents: The Music Man
Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium
July 30 · 2:00 pm
Union Street Players Presents: The Music Man
Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium
August 5 · 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Kermis: Dutch Children's Festival
Pella Historical Village
August 12 · 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
FREE Weekend Wine Tasting: Madison County Winery
The Wijn House
August 13 · 4:00 pm
The Malpass Brothers
Central College: Douwstra Auditorium
August 24 · 6:30 pm
Boozy Ice Cream & Sweetandy's Karaoke
Pella Opera House
August 26 · 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sip, Shop & Savor the Flavors of Pella
Downtown Pella
September 14 · 6:00 pm
Bourbon & BBQ
Pella Opera House
September 22 · 7:00 pm
Pella Corporation Presents Bee Gees Gold: The Tribute
Pella Opera House
September 23 · 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Ladies Getaway Day & Fashion Show
Downtown Pella
September 23
Wyatt Earp Day
Pella Historical Village
September 23 · 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Wijn House 7 Year Anniversary
The Wijn House
September 23 · 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Vermeer Community Day
Vermeer Corporation
September 29, 2023 - October 1, 2023
Central College Homecoming
Central College Campus
October 6 · 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Wine Walk
Downtown Pella
October 7 · 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Nunnikhoven Farm Harvest Festival
Nunnikhoven Farm
October 28 · 7:00 pm
Nashville North: Songs & Stories with Nashville Hit Songwriters
Pella Opera House
November 18, 2023 - December 2, 2023
Festival of Trees
Pella Opera House
November 26 · 2:00 pm
Christmas at The Opera House
Pella Opera House
November 30, 2023 - December 2, 2023
Kerstmarkt: Pella's Dutch Christmas Market
Molengracht Plaza
November 30, 2023 - December 2, 2023
Christmas Tour of Homes
November 30, 2023 - December 2, 2023 · 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Merry Martini Huis
Pella Opera House
December 9 · 8:30 am
Pajamas & Pancakes
Pella Opera House
December 15 · 7:00 pm
Pella Corporation Presents Jordan Smith: Christmas
Pella Opera House
December 21 · 7:00 pm
Timeless Movie: It's a Wonderful Life
Pella Opera House
January 27 · 7:00 pm
Pella Corporation Presents Old Hickory
Pella Opera House
February 9 · 7:00 pm
Missoula Children's Theatre - King Arthur's Quest
Pella Opera House
February 10 · 10:30 am
Missoula Children's Theatre - King Arthur's Quest
Pella Opera House
March 30 · 7:00 pm
Beatles Yesterday & Today
Pella Opera House
April 13 · 7:00 pm
Pella Corporation Presents Pork Tornadoes
Pella Opera House
May 2 - 4 · 10:00 am
TULIP TIME: The Reluctant Pioneer - the story of Maria Scholte
Pella Opera House
May 2 - 3 · 4:00 pm
TULIP TIME: The Matt Barber Experience
Pella Opera House
May 2 - 4
Pella's Annual Tulip Time Festival
Pella, Iowa

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