Mark your calendars for a small-town festival that will be just the cure for spring fever. The 34th annual Tulip Festival in Belle Plaine, Kansas is scheduled for April 12-14, 2019.
This spring weekend event attracts thousands of visitors to Belle Plaine every year to enjoy activities, live entertainment, events, and lots of blooming tulips in town and at the Bartlett Arboretum.
Admission is a $3 Tulip Festival button, which you can find during the event at tram stops and the Chamber booth downtown at the community center.
The button is your ticket to ride the tram and is required for several activities.
Activities generally begin on Friday night, followed by the official opening of the festival on Saturday morning.
Then the Tulip Time parade begins at noon on Saturday, followed by a full afternoon and evening of entertainment and fun.
Sunday usually begins with a pancake feed and the vendor’s fair, carnival, food court, and other activities continue until 4 p.m.
During the Tulip Time Festival, the Bartlett Arboretum will be hosting the annual Art at the Arb. A Tulip Festival button does not cover admission to this event, which has a suggested donation of $10 per person (free for kids). Art at the Arb is a weekend-long celebration of springtime that features local artists, musicians, catering from local restaurants, and the arboretum’s about 30,000 tulips.