One of the highlights of our Tulip Time Festival is the parades! We feature two parades on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday - an afternoon parade at 2:30pm and a lighted evening parade at 8:30pm.


The best way to see the parade is from the Grandstand. A Grandstand ticket will not only provide you with a reserved seat for the parade, but a perfect seat for viewing the Grandstand show, which begins 90 minutes prior to parade time.


The afternoon Grandstand show features Dutch dancing and singing, Parade of Provinces (Dutch costume style show), cheese market demonstration, presentation of the Queen and her Court, the famous street scrubbing, and the presentation of colors.


Parade line-up information will be posted in late April.  Please contact the Tulip Time Office, 641-628-4311 or for more information.  


Parade Route - TBA


Parade Staging Map - TBA


2021 Parade Master List - TBA


Float Guidelines - TBA


Float Riding Opportunity - TBA

The Tulip Time Steering Committee would like to offer Pella Historical Society & Museums members’ children and grandchildren the opportunity to ride on two of the Historical Society’s floats during the Tulip Time parades.  For more information on becoming a member of the Pella Historical Society and Museum, click here.


To join online with credit card, use "Donate" button below.

Vermeer Mill &
Historical Village

507 Franklin St.

Pella, Iowa 50219

Scholte House Museum

& Maria's Tea Room

728 Washington St.

Pella, Iowa 50219

Scholte House

Monday - Saturday

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Maria's Tea Room


Wednesday - Saturday

Call for reservations.


All Museums Closed

on Sundays


Historical Village


Monday - Friday
10:00am - 5:00pm

Vermeer Mill Tours:

10:30 & 11:30am

1:30 & 2:30 pm

10:00am - 4:00pm

Vermeer Mill Tours:

10:30 am & 11:30 am 1:30 pm


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