King's Day

2022 Event Canceled

Due to weather, we have decided to cancel this year's King's Day event. It's been a true Iowa spring, and we don't want to hold our first real King's Day in a thunderstorm. Thanks for understanding. If you purchased tickets or signed up for the competition you should have received an email from us. We hope you'll join us for King's Day next year in better weather!

About King's Day

In the Netherlands, King's Day, or Koningsdag, celebrates the birthday of King Willem-Alexander. The Dutch party all day long throughout the country, with flea markets, food and drink, boat rides in the canals, and a whole lot of fun. Of course, the most important thing is that everyone wears orange!

We are bringing the party to Pella with King's Day at the Pella Historical Village! Join us Saturday, April 30, as we celebrate the Dutch king.

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Daytime Activities

9:00am-1:00pm

Pella Historical Village

King's Day fun for the whole family! We will have games, crafts and activities, and sweet and savory treats available. King's Day is FREE and open to the public (9am-1pm)! Note that tours of the Vermeer Windmill are available for a fee.

The highlight of the day will be our "King For A Day" competition in both junior (under 14) and adult (14-adults) divisions starting at 11:00am. We have our Tulip Queen; now we need to find our King! This contest is open to men and boys of any age, and pre-registration is required. You will be tested on both brains and brawn.

We'll also be holding a "Crawl for the Crown!"

Calling all itty-bitty baby crawlers. Take your bundle of joy to King's Day and see if they have what it takes to Crawl for the Crown. Any crawling prince or princess is eligible to compete in this adorable race starting at 10:00am. No need to sign up, just show up with your little one and see if they have what it takes to Crawl for the Crown. See you there!

Thanks to our sponsors Smash Park, Kal Service/Midwest Sanitation, CD Body Shop- Monroe, G.I. Warehouse Corporation, and Van Maanen, Sietstra, Meyer & Nikkel for making this possible.

Night Life

6:00pm-10:00pm

Pella Historical Village

King's Day night life will feature live music by Travis Carrico, hors d'oeuvres, a special King's Day brew from Gezellig Brewing Co. and other drinks, games and entertainment, and a whole lot of fun! This event will be open to 21+ only, and tickets are required. 

Put on your orange and get ready to party the Dutch way!

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