The festival was scheduled for May 2-10. Tulip Time: Canceled. HOLLAND (WHTC-AM/FM) — Tulip Time Festival officials announced the 91st celebration scheduled for May 2–10, 2020, is canceled. Undated Tulip Time logo. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer. HOLLAND — The Tulip Time Festival has been canceled, making it the largest Holland-area event to get nixed due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. “This was not a decision taken lightly. “This was not a decision taken lightly. “This was not a decision taken lightly. “We are not certain what this means for future festivals, but we will be taking time to reimagine our role in serving our community,” said Weithers, “What we are certain of is that 90 years of Tulip Time has prepared us to be a resource for our community. “We are not certain what this means for future festivals, but we will be taking time to reimagine our role in serving our community,” said Weithers, “What we are certain of is that 90 years of Tulip Time has prepared us to be a resource for our community. Ottawa County will be providing four hand-washing stations that will be distributed throughout downtown Holland for those who still visit the city to see the tulips.

The tulips are expected to reach peak bloom between April 22-29. RELATED: New CDC coronavirus guidelines: Cancel events with 50 or more people. Cancelation affects Holland’s entire tourism industry, as the festival brings in 500,000 attendees, infusing the area with $48 million. Following the US entry into World War II 1941, Tulip Time officials conferred with federal departments to continue the festival.

Like many other festivals and community celebrations scheduled for this time of year, Tulip Time is making do with an unforeseen challenge. Phone hours will remain 9am–5pm, Monday–Friday.

Our team has spent the last 11 months planning our 91st celebration and we are heartbroken not to see our work come into fruition,” said Gwen Auwerda, Executive Director of the Tulip Time Festival. Tulip Time is positioned uniquely in this community with 90 years of connections and resources through schools, churches, its network of volunteers, festival partners, and prior board and staff members. Today, Tulip Time has grown to be so much more than blooms. Email news@13onyourside.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter. Due to anticipated attendance, Ottawa County will be providing four hand washing stations to be distributed throughout downtown. “We are incredibly grateful to our community partners who have made the decision to stay with us during this time.” Event attendees and participants are also encouraged to consider donating their ticket purchases and registration fees to the organization, making it possible for the festival to rebuild in time for the 2021 festival. HOLLAND, MI -- The annual Tulip Time festival has been canceled for the first time ever due to coronavirus concerns.