2015 Tulip Festival in Orange City, Iowa

I’ve been focusing on flowers the past couple weeks with a post about South Dakota flowers and a post about flowers and children’s literature.

This week I want to share photos with you from my visit to a small town festival dedicated to flowers–and the town’s Dutch heritage–The Tulip Festival in Orange City, Iowa.

Photos by Deb Watley

Photos by Deb Watley

purple tulips


orange tulips

multi tulips

The festival parades include people dressed in traditional Dutch costumes.

The festival parades include people dressed in traditional Dutch costumes.

Check out the shoes the local high school band wears.

Check out the shoes the local high school band wears.

Orange City's Chamber of Commerce

Orange City’s Chamber of Commerce

My favorite festival food--funnel cake!

My favorite festival food–funnel cake!

Was anyone else in Orange City last week? What are your favorite things about town festivals? What other flower-related festivals do you know of?

2 comments

  1. Deb Watley

    You’re welcome! I go a lot because my kids’ middle school band marches in the Thursday parade. The Tulip Festival does have nice parades, and Orange City is a lovely town.

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