With increasing concerns for the health of our guests, volunteers, vendors, participants and residents of Pella, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Tulip Time Festival. Thank you for your understanding as we navigate this unprecedented health crisis. 

Pella is beautiful and unique all year long, but at Tulip Time it comes alive with tulips, Dutch attire, parades, food, fun, and more. Thousands of residents wear Dutch attire and celebrate our Dutch heritage. Three days each spring, Pella becomes the Netherlands to Pella residents and visitors alike. Travel back in time with us Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 7, 8, and 9, 2020, to a European village full of tulips and excitement as we celebrate the 85th anniversary of this colorful festival. 

Explore the tabs under "Pella Tulip Time" to discover exciting events that make this annual festival great. Many of these activities continue year-round. Anytime you visit Pella, there are historical sights, ethnic foods, Dutch architecture, great shops, and friendly people. Visit Pella this year to“Re-discover Iowa’s most colorful tradition.”

Having trouble deciding which events you would like to attend?  Take a look at our sample itineraries!  Want to tip-toe through the tulips after a spot of tea?  Look at our "Tulip, Tea & a Shopping Spree" itinerary.   Need to appeal to the grandparents as well as the grandkids?  Check out "The Whole Family" itinerary.  You can narrow down your choices so you can make the most of your visit to Tulip Time.

Ticket Information: Our online ticket office is now open!  

To purchase tickets online for Tulip Time 2020, CLICK HERE

Important Dutch Dinner Information: Due to the popularity of this event, we now have a Dutch Dinner waiting list. If you are interested in being placed on this waiting list, please contact tuliptime@pellahistorical.com.  Please include the desired date, time, and number of people in your party.  We will get back to you after April 1, 2020 if we are able to accommodate your request.

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

Tulip Time Office


Monday - Friday

9:00am - 5:00pm


Maria's Tea Room


Monday - Saturday

Call for reservations.


All Museums Closed

on Sundays


Historical Village


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

Vermeer Mill Tours:

10:30 am & 11:30 am

 1:30 pm  &  2:30 pm

10:00am - 4:00pm

Vermeer Mill Tours:

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


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