Orange City Prepares For 80th Annual Tulip Festival

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(Orange City) — The people of Orange City are preparing for the 80th annual Tulip Festival which is scheduled for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Last year the annual festival event was cancelled due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, but Orange City Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Mike Hofman says people are excited to see the Dutch heritage celebration. Hofman says despite some recent cool weather, the tulips are in full bloom.

Hofman says the residents of Orange City have been busy during the past couple of years upgrading many of the floats that will appear in the parades.

The Orange City Chamber executive says there will be the annual parades and street dancing, and street washing taking place at this year’s tulip festival.

Hofman says there is something special that will happen with this year’s evening show, Cinderella.

The Orange City Tulip Festival will feature a carnival, car show, a 5-K run, airport fly-in breakfast, as well as the traditional wooden shoe carving demonstration.

KLEM radio will broadcast live the Orange City Tulip Festival Parade which will start at around 2:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon. You can also look at the Tulip Festival schedule that is featured on the KLEM website, www.klem1410.com.