Top 45 South Dakota festivals and events in 2017

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Find the top South Dakota festivals and events to check out in 2017. Complete list of the most unforgettable South Dakota festivals in 2017! Festivals from the HOTTEST STATE in the nation! South Dakota events scheduled not to miss!!

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South Dakota festivals in July 2017

Top South Dakota festivals and July summer events you can’t miss in 2017.

July 11, 2017
Deadwood 3 Wheeler Rally in Deadwood, SD is a unforgettable festival you don’t want to miss today.
July 27, 2017
Brookings Downtown at Sundown in Brookings, SD is a great fair you don’t want to miss today.
July 29, 2017
Downtown Brookings Crazy Days in Brookings, SD is a unbelievable festival you don’t want to miss today.
July 7, 2017
Sanford Underground Research Facility Neutrino Day in Lead, SD is a amazing food festival you don’t want to miss today.

Black Hills Roundup
July 3, 2017

Belle Fourche, South Dakota at Roundup Grounds
Past festivals were held on July 3rd through July 6th, 2017.

4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2017

Watertown, South Dakota at Kemp Avenue in uptown Watertown
Each year, thousands of area residents and visitors help us celebrate our nation’s independence at Watertown’s 4th of July Parade.

Art Falls – Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Black Hills Square and Round Dance Festival – Rapid City, South Dakota
Canyon Lake Festival – Rapid City, South Dakota
Centerville Anniversary Celebration – Centerville, South Dakota
Danish Festival Days – Viborg, South Dakota
Days of ’76 Rodeo – Deadwood, South Dakota
Faulkton Rodeo and Wild West Days – Faulkton, South Dakota
Festival in the Park – Spearfish, South Dakota
Gold Discovery Days – Custer, South Dakota
Good Old Summertime Festival – Flandreau, South Dakota
Hills Alive Music Festival – Rapid City, South Dakota
Honey Days – Bruce, South Dakota festivals and events
Jazz & Blues Festival – Sioux Falls, South Dakota festivals and events
Laura Ingalls Wilder Day – Lake Preston, South Dakota festivals and events
Lemmon Centennial & Boss Cowman Days – Lemmon, South Dakota Dakota festivals and events
Madison Arts in the Park – Madison, South Dakota festivals and events
Moody County Fair – Flandreau, South Dakota fests and events
Pioneer Days – White, South Dakota festivals and events
Pioneer Days Celebration – Dupree, South Dakota fests and events
Q-Fest – Milbank, South Dakota festivals and events
Santee Sioux Wacipi – Flandreau, South Dakota fests and events
Sitting Bull Stampede Rodeo Celebration – Mobridge, South Dakota festivals and events
Summer Arts Festival – Brookings, South Dakota festivals and events
Town and Country Days – Lake Preston, South Dakota festivals and events
Wall Celebration – Wall, South Dakota events
Wessington Fun Day – Wessington, South Dakota events
Edgemont Redneck Rally

Edgemont, South Dakota at Downtown Edgemont and Mud Hill

Sturgis BAM Festival

Sturgis, South Dakota at Sturgis City Park

Brookings Summer Arts Festival

Brookings, South Dakota at Pioneer Park

The Arts Fest

Chamberlain, South Dakota at South Dakota Hall of Fame

Sioux Falls JazzFest
July 18, 2017

Sioux Falls, South Dakota at Yankton Trail Park

Danish Viking Days

Viborg, South Dakota at Viborg

Horse and Buggy Days

Sisseton, South Dakota at Anderson Park

Spearfish Festival in the Park

Spearfish, South Dakota at Spearfish City Park

Storybook Land Festival

Aberdeen, South Dakota at Wylie Park

Harvest Fest and Ranch Rodeo

Wilmot, South Dakota at Main Street

Bruce Honey Days

Bruce, South Dakota at Bruce
Annual full weekend of fun for whole family!.

Custer Gold Discovery Days

Custer, South Dakota at Mount Rushmore Road

Mart in the Park

Madison, South Dakota at Library Park

FamilyFest

Sioux Falls, South Dakota at WH Lyons Fairgrounds

South Dakota festivals in August 2017

Riverboat Days

Yankton, South Dakota at Yankton Mall
Past festivals were held on Aug. 15-17, 2017. Yankton has a great festival with activities throughout the city. A huge art fans heaven!

Sioux River Folk Festival

Canton, South Dakota at Newton Hills State Park
This year’s line-up includes Foghorn Stringband, Mark Kreitzer Band, Colin O’Brien, Tom Peterson and Charley Smith, Carolina Story and The Union.

Sioux Empire Fair

Sioux Falls, South Dakota at W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds
The Sioux Empire Fair in Sioux Falls is the largest fair in the state of South Dakota. Gate Admission is $5.00.

Chalk in the Park

Belle Fourche, South Dakota at Herrmann Park
Artist will come together to use chalk to create art work on the sidewalk. Each artist will get a 4ft by.

Brandon Hometown Days

Brandon, South Dakota at McHardy Park
Join us Saturday, August 3rd 2017 at McHardy Park. starting at 3pm. ending with a movie in the park at dark!.

Potato Days

Clark, South Dakota at Dickinson Park
The potato is king in Clark, South Dakota where local farmers grow bushels of the tasty tuber. That’s why, each year,.

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Sturgis, South Dakota at Various
Past festivals were held on August 5th through August 11th, 2017.
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Day County Fair

Webster, South Dakota at Fair Grounds
There is something for everyone at the 2017 Day County Fair. Enjoy the many exhibits on display, watch our 4-Hers show.

Fall Flea Market and Auction

Geddes, South Dakota at Geddes
Past festivals were held on August 9-11, 2017.

Watertown Summer Art Showcase

Watertown, South Dakota at Best Western Ramkota Hotel and Event Center
The Watertown Summer Art Showcase is developed by artists, for artists. The mission of the show is to promote top quality.

Brown County Fair

Aberdeen, South Dakota at Brown County Fairgrounds
The Brown County Fair has been providing entertainment and promoting family unity since the 1880’s. It began as a small county.

Turner County Fair

Parker, South Dakota at Turner County Fairgrounds
The Turner County Fair is a free gate four day fair in August. We pride ourselves on our wide array of.

Yankton Riverboat Days and Summer Arts Festival

Yankton, South Dakota at Yankton Mall
Past festivals were held on Augugst 16 – 18, 2017.

Riverboat Days

Yankton, South Dakota at Yankton Mall
Past festivals were held on Aug. 16-18, 2017. Hours: Fri. 10 to 9 PM . Sat 10 – 5:30, Sun. 12-5.

Riverboat Days and Summer Arts Festival

Yankton, South Dakota at Yankton
Festival will be held on August 16-18, 2017.

Yankton Summer Arts Festival

Yankton, South Dakota at Riverside Park
Yankton Area Arts will host the 2017 Summer Arts Festival, one of Yankton’s primary celebrations of the arts. The annual event.

Central States Fair

Rapid City, South Dakota at Fairgrounds
Fair will be held on August 16-25, 2017.

Ideag Dakotafest

Mitchell, South Dakota at Schlaffman Farm
Dakotafest continues to connect industry leading manufacturers/providers with decision making producers. The premier agricultural event in South Dakota, Dakotafest provides both.

Corn Palace Festival

Mitchell, South Dakota at Corn Palace
The Corn Palace serves as a multi-use center for the community and region. The facility hosts stage shows, as well as.

Prairie Village Steam Threshing Jamboree

Madison, South Dakota at Historic Prairie Village
The 51st Annual Steam Threshing Jamboree featuring International Harvester will be held on August 23, 24 and 25, 2017. Make plans.

South Dakota State Fair

Huron, South Dakota at Fairgrounds
Welcome to the South Dakota State Fairgrounds where we host events year round! Make plans to attend August 29 – September 2,.

Lifelight South Dakota

Worthing, South Dakota at LifeLight Festival Grounds
The LifeLight Festival in Worthing South Dakota is the only place you can spend 3 days listening to 6 stages worth of.

Lifelight Outdoor Music Festival

Sioux Falls, South Dakota at Wild Water West Water Park

 

Custer County Fair
Hermosa, South Dakota
Aug 8, 2017 –

Scottie Stampede Rodeo Days and Scotland Kuchen Feier
Scotland, South Dakota
Aug 10, 2017 –

Summer Porch Series
Renner , South Dakota
Aug 15, 2017

Riverboat Days & Summer Arts Festival
Yankton, South Dakota

Riverboat Days Mall Show
Yankton, South Dakota

Downtown Riverfest
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Summer Porch Series
Renner, South Dakota

Summer Porch Series
Renner, South Dakota

Labor Day Weekend Open House
Crazy Horse, South Dakota
Aug 31, 2017 – Sep 2, 2017

Downtown Block Party on the Eastbank
August 2, Downtown Sioux Falls
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First Friday
August 2, Downtown Sioux Falls
All the People You’ll Meet on Mulberry Street
August 2, Chief White Crane, Lewis & Clark Rec Area, Yankton

Fabulous Fun Friday
August 2, Dell Rapids

“The Evolution of Iron” by Clark Martinek
June 8 – August 31, Dakota Discovery Museum, Mitchell

From the Hills of Boyd County: A Portrait of Place
July 13 – September 21, Dakota Discovery Museum, Mitchell
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“Oklahoma”
July 26 – August 5, Dakota Theatre, Yankton

57th Annual Fort Randall Traditional Powwow
August 2 – August 4, Yankton Sioux Reservation, Lake Andes

29th Annual Southeast South Dakota Thresherman’s Show
August 2 – August 4, Lennox

Sioux River Folk Festival
August 2 – August 4, Newton Hills State Park, Canton

Sioux Empire Fair
August 2 – August 11, W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds, Sioux Falls

Outdoor University
August 3, Outdoor Campus, Sertoma Park, Sioux Falls

Bean Bag Tournament
August 3, Newton Hills State Park, Canton

Prairie Festival
August 3, Armour

Old Fashioned Saturday Night & Car Show
August 3, Avon

Dutch Oven Desserts
August 3, Lake Vermillion Recreaton Area, Montrose

Nature Hike
August 3, Good Earth State Park at Blood Run, Sioux Falls

Annual Foothills Classic Car & Tractor Show
August 3, Wessington Springs

Hy-Vee Day at the Zoo
August 3, Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls

Walk in the Woods
August 3, Good Earth State Park at Blood Run, Sioux Falls

Brandon Hometown Days
August 3, Brandon

Bike MS: Sanford Health Pedal the Plains 2017
August 3 – August 4, Begins and ends in Sioux Falls

Sangria Sundays
August 4, Strawbale Winery, Renner

20th Annual Car Show
August 4, Prairie Village, Madison

Jazz at Fawick
August 8, Fawick Park, Sioux Falls

Jungle Jubilee at the Great Plains Zoo
August 8, Sioux Falls

Nature Day Camp: Reptiles
August 8, Big Sioux Rec Area, Brandon

Thursday Evenings-Summer Porch Series
August 8, Strawbale Winery, Renner

Music in the Garden
August 8, Shakespeare Garden, Wessington Springs

Clay County Fair
August 8 – August 10, Clay County Fair Grounds, Vermillion

Evening in the Vineyard
August 9, Wilde Prairie Winery, Brandon

Fabulous Fun Friday
August 9, Dell Rapids

Harvey Dunn Memorial Society Plein Air Event
August 9 – August 11, DeSmet

Nature Hike
August 10, Good Earth State Park at Blood Run, Sioux Falls

Adams Homestead Celebration
August 10, Adams Homestead & Nature Preserve, North Sioux City

Riddle Hunt
August 10, Newton Hills State Park, Canton

Turkeys and Deer! Oh My!
August 10, Newton Hills State Park, Canton

Perseid Meteor Show/Star Party
August 10, Palisades State Park, Garretson

National Park Service “Families on the River”
August 10, Riverside Park, Yankton

Bird Watching Hike
August 10, Good Earth State Park at Blood Run, Sioux Falls

Constellation Stories
August 10, Good Earth State Park at Blood Run, Sioux Falls

Park in the Dark Hike
August 10, Lewis & Clark Rec Area, Yankton

Scottie Stampede Rodeo Days
August 10 – August 11, Scotland

Sangria Sundays
August 11, Strawbale Winery, Renner

Turner County Fair
August 12 – August 15, Parker

Duel on the Prairie Cowboy Fast Draw
August 14 – August 18, Mitchell

Jazz at Fawick
August 15, Fawick Park, Sioux Falls

Thursday Evenings-Summer Porch Series
August 15, Strawbale Winery, Renner

Music in the Garden
August 15, Shakespeare Garden, Wessington Springs

Fabulous Fun Friday
August 16, Dell Rapids

Riverboat Days & Summer Arts Festival
August 16 – August 18, Yankton

Disco Disc Golf Tournament
August 17, Big Sioux Recreation Area, Brandon

Nature Hike
August 17, Good Earth State Park at Blood Run, Sioux Falls

Incredible Insects
August 17, Newton Hills State Park, Canton

South Dakota’s State Insect
August 17, Newton Hills State Park, Canton

Sea & Sky Saturday
August 17, Sertoma Butterfly House, Sioux Falls

S’Wine & Cheese
August 17, Baumberger Vineyard & Winery, Dell Rapids

Constellation Stories
August 17, Good Earth State Park at Blood Run, Sioux Falls

Downtown Riverfest
August 17, Downtown Sioux Falls

Sangria Sundays
August 18, Strawbale Winery, Renner

DakotaFest
August 20 – August 22, Mitchell

DakotaFest Women’s Brunch
August 21, Mitchell

Corn Palace Festival
August 21 – August 25, Mitchell

Jazz at Fawick
August 22, Fawick Park, Sioux Falls

Thursday Evenings-Summer Porch Series
August 22, Strawbale Winery, Renner

Bike Night at J&L Harley-Davidson
August 23, Sioux Falls

Nature Hike
August 23, Good Earth State Park at Blood Run, Sioux Falls

Evening in the Vineyard
August 23, Wilde Prairie Winery, Brandon

Fabulous Fun Friday
August 23, Dell Rapids

Corn Palace & Home Product Show
August 23 – August 25, Masonic Temple, Mitchell

Bash to the Colonies-Sailboat Regatta
August 23 – August 25, Yankton

51st Annual Steam Threshing Jamboree
August 23 – August 25, Prairie Village, Madison

Bull-A-Rama
August 23 – August 25, Clay County Fairgrounds, Vermillion

Corn Palace & Home Products Show
August 23 – August 25, Masonic Temple, Mitchell

McCrossan Boys Ranch Xtreme Event Challenge “Beauty & the Beast”
August 24, McCrossan Boys Ranch, Sioux Falls

Nature Hike
August 24, Good Earth State Park at Blood Run, Sioux Falls

Frogs
August 24, Newton Hills State Park, Canton

Ride Pink Poker Run
August 24, Sioux Falls, South Dakota festivals

Furry Friends
August 24, Newton Hills State Park, Canton
Tour de Corn Bicycle Ride
August 24, Corn Palace, Mitchell

Dog-gone Fun Hike
August 24, Lewis & Clark Rec Area, Yankton

Canton Cycling Classic & Bike FAST-ival
August 24 – August 25, Canton

Great Dakota Wine Fest
August 24 – August 25, Valiant Vineyards, Vermillion

Sangria Sundays
August 25, Strawbale Winery, Renner

Thursday Evenings-Summer Porch Series
August 29, Strawbale Winery, Renner

Fiesta Friday
August 30, Chief White Crane, Lewis & Clark Rec Area, Yankton

Lifelight Outdoor Christian Music Festival
August 30 – September 1, Worthing

CSI: Newton Hills
August 31, Newton Hills State Park, Canton

Nature Hike
August 31, Good Earth State Park at Blood Run, Sioux Falls

Rockin’ RibFest
August 31, Downtown Yankton

Monarch Butterfly Tagging
August 31, Palisades State Park, Garretson

Labor Day Celebration
August 31 – September 2, Wagner

/ SECOND FRIDAYS ART WALK – RAPID CITY

Explore Black Hills’ hub for art while discovering Downtown Rapid City’s creative side at the Second Fridays Art Walk this summer.Galleries and other businesses will feature artists’ .
/ SUMMER MUSIC SERIES – HILL CITY

Another summer of great music at Prairie Berry Winery! No reservations required for our summer music series of outdoor, live acoustic music. Food and drinks are available from the Prairie Berry Kitchen .
/ STREET MASTERS CAR SHOW & ICE CREAM SOCIAL – FORT PIERRE

Hot rods and cool treats.
/ ADAMS HOMESTEAD CELEBRATION – MCCOOK LAKE

Rope and candle making, visits to Lamont Country School and Stavanger Lutheran Church, live music, kids’ activities, threshing machine and Dutch oven demonstrations, and watermelon seed spitting .
/ MODIFIED FLIGHT PLAN BOOK SIGNING – SPRINGFIELD

Lincoln residents Lisa Kovanda and Brian Thomas (formerly of Springfield) released a new book chronicling Thomas’s recovery from an illness that left him a triple amputee. The authors will be signing copies .
/ ROLLER DERBY – RAPID CITY

Main Street Square will again be laying down the flat track for Rapid City’s original Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby team, The Rushmore Rollerz! Here’s a description from rushmorerollerz about .
/ TUCKER DAY RODEO – HILL CITY

Special needs children are invited to participate in rodeo events. Free barbecue, petting zoo, gold panning and more. Open to the public.
– / TURNER COUNTY FAIR – PARKER

South Dakota’s oldest county fair.
– / BROWN COUNTY FAIR – ABERDEEN

Carnival, concert, three stages of entertainment, 4-H exhibits, open class events, antique tractor pull, rodeo, talent contest, demolition derby, amateur barrel racing, vendors and commercial exhibitors.
– / DUEL ON THE PRAIRIE – MITCHELL

Cowboy Fast Draw state and national championships, contests and horsedrawn carriage.
/ BACON BISTRO WITH LANG TERMES – HILL CITY

Prairie Berry Winery’s Bacon Bistro is a comfortable, elegant experience that highlights the food, wine and atmosphere of Prairie Berry Winery. The fresh, four-course gourmet fare is paired with .
/ BONNY FLEMING PUBLIC ART RECEPTION – HILL CITY

As a photographer, Bonny Fleming is at home on dusty back roads and rugged mountain trails, getting lost and looking for the magic of perfect light. Born and raised in the Black Hills, Bonny works with .
/ SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – RAPID CITY

Thursday nights are full of live music at Main Street Square during this free 13-week concert series.
/ MUSIC IN THE GARDEN – WESSINGTON SPRINGS

Shakespeare Garden will be filled with music this summer on Thursday evenings from June 6 – August 15, except for the 4th of July. Refreshments for sale by local eateries after 6 pm. Bring lawn chairs. .
– / RIVERBOAT DAYS – YANKTON

Arts festival, parades, entertainment, children’s activities and fireworks.
– / FRONTIER DAYS – WAUBAY

Jackpot roping, junior ranch rodeo, community church service and ranch rodeo.
– / FRONTIER DAYS – WHITE RIVER

Wild horse race, bronc riding, team penning, pow wow, rodeo, mutton busting, parade and bowery dance.
– / CENTRAL STATES FAIR & RODEO – RAPID CITY

Carnival, concerts, demolition derby, motocross, vendors and PRCA rodeo.
– / ROSHOLT CENTENNIAL

Celebrating 100 years of Rosholt, South Dakota. Admission: $15 for the weekend.
– / GRAN FONDO SOUTH DAKOTA: TOUR DE PRAIRIE – WATERTOWN

The first annual Gran Fondo South Dakota: Tour de Prairie bicycle ride has three length options: the Gran Fondo, a 104 mile bicycle ride from Watertown to Milbank and back, the 68 mile Medio Fondo and much more!

Movies Under the Stars – The Mask of Zorro

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
August 5 – 11, 2017

11th Annual Sturgis Mayor’s Ride

Custer Cruisin’ Mayor’s Ride

Nature Day Camp: Nature Explorers

Black Hills Playhouse “Hound of the Baskervilles”
August 8 – 18, 2017

Custer County Fair
August 8 – 11, 2017

Custer Cruisin’ Veterans’ Appreciation Ride

Main Street Square Concert Series- Bo Ladner Band

Arrowhead Pro-Am Golf Tournament
August 8 – 10, 2017

Rapid City Summer Nights

Rapid City Summer Nights
August 8 – 15, 2017

Opening Night Bonus Feature: Hound of the Baskervilles

Prairie Berry Winery’s Summer Music Series

Rapid City Second Fridays Art Walk

South Dakota State Amateur Baseball Tournament
August 9 – 11, 2017

Open 4D Jackpot Barrel Race

Second Fridays Art Walk

Roller Derby

Rushmore Rollerz Pirates vs. Zombies

Aurora Gala Day
Aurora

Sangria Sundays
Renner

Summer Porch Series
Renner

Corn Maze
Harrisburg – Oct 20, 2017

Sangria Sundays
Renner

Summer Porch Series
Renner

Midcontinent Free Day
Watertown

Justin Moore in Concert
Aberdeen

Black Hills Geo-Bash VI
Spearfish –

Riverboat Days & Summer Arts Festival
Yankton –

Downtown Riverfest
Sioux Falls

Sangria Sundays
Renner

Corn Palace Festival
Mitchell –

Summer Porch Series
Renner

Kool Deadwood Nites
Deadwood –

Sangria Sundays
Renner

Summer Porch Series of South Dakota festivals
Renner

LifeLight South Dakota Festival
Worthing – Sep 1, 2017

Rockin’ RibFest
Yankton

July 25, 2017 –

CHILDREN OF EDEN (PLAY) – CUSTER

Freely based on the story of Genesis, Children of Eden is a frank, heartfelt and often humorous leader in South Dakota festivals.

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FALL RIVER COUNTY FAIR – EDGEMONT

Rodeos, 4-H, livestock shows, demolition derby, parade, rubber check race, hog wrestling and chuckwagon feed.
– GALA DAY – AURORA

Parade led by Mr. And Mrs. Aurora, Howard and Luella Schlobohm, 5K run/walk, car show, beanbag tournament, Great Plains ZooMobile, Dakota Potters “make and take” raku pottery, teen dance, family-friendly .

SIOUX EMPIRE FAIR – SIOUX FALLS

Livestock judging, petting zoo, exhibits, carnival rides, rodeo and music by Godsmack and others.

WOUNDED KNEE MEMORIAL MOTORCYCLE RUN

Follows the trail of Chief Big Foot from Fort Yates, N.D. to Wounded Knee.

CUSTER CRUISING

Motorcycle rides and tours, bike show and vendors.

– SIOUX RIVER FOLK FESTIVAL

The lineup for this traditional music festival includes The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund, Jack Klatt and the Cat Swingers, Trout Steak Revival, The Jeters, Tom Schaefer with Tom Peterson & .

DOWNTOWN ART RECEPTION – South Dakota festivals

Opening art reception for former Spearfish resident Kirk Jordan’s photography show, “Downtown.” The show will run July 30-. Admission: free.

SUMMER MUSIC SERIES – HILL CITY

Another summer of great music at Prairie Berry Winery! No reservations required for our summer music series of outdoor, live acoustic music. Food and drinks are available from the Prairie Berry Kitchen .

 

The Merch Tent: a staple of every big concert. Eclectic paraphernalia lined up in rows and rows, novel items piled on tables. We’re recreating the dizzying joy at Ipso’s Merch Tent. We’ve invited ten artists .

STRAW BALE DAYS – CARTHAGE

Parade, cow plop bingo, children’s games, baseball, pie-eating contest, and music.

BIKE MS : PEDAL THE PLAINS – SIOUX FALLS

Bicyclists choose between 50-, 75- or 100-mile routes, with live music, massage therapists, heated pool and banquet at the finish line.

GLACIAL LAKES 4-H RODEO – SISSETON

South Dakota youth ages 8-18 compete to qualify for state competition. Ambassador horsemanship competition on Saturday.

OUTDOOR UNIVERSITY –
SIOUX FALLS

Introducing South Dakota’s outdoors through family-friendly activities like fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, archery and more.

FOOTHILLS CLASSIC CAR & TRACTOR SHOW –
WESSINGTON SPRINGS

Eighteen car and truck classes, seven tractor classes plus kids’ pedal pull, motorcycle show, hot wheels derby and broads’ powder puff pull.
BLOOMIN’ QUILT PARTY –
BROOKINGS

Over 140 quilts on display, flowers, music by bagpipers, fiddlers and Plum Crazy and memorial for quilter Karen Spurgeon.

CHALK IN THE PARK – BELLE FOURCHE

Each artist will get a 4 ft. by 4 ft. square to create a masterpiece. Chalk and supplies are provided. Reserve early to reserve space. The registered artist work will be judged by a panel of 3 to determine .

INSIDE OUT – RAPID CITY

Art, scavenger hunt, urban plein air competition and wet sale, community sculpture and mural, artist trading card show and workshop, artist booths, kids’ activities, prizes and family-friendly fun.

SUMMER MUSIC SERIES –
HILL CITY

 

Another summer of great music at Prairie Berry Winery! No reservations required for our summer music series of outdoor, live acoustic music. Food and drinks are available from the Prairie Berry Kitchen .

Sioux Empire Fair is the largest fair in South Dakota. The event takes place over nine days in August and includes carnival rides, food, agricultural shows, live entertainment, exhibits and much more.

A similar event is the South Dakota State Fair n August to September in Huron, South Dakota.
Powwows are celebrations of Native American culture and heritage and often include traditional dress, dancing, music, arts and crafts, singing and other cultural activities. Powwows are held throughout the year, especially in summer. Browse a list of powwows in South Dakota to learn more.

The Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival at Custer State Park allows visitors to watch a roundup of around 1,300 buffalo. After the roundup, visitors can see arts and crafts vendors, enjoy pancakes and other food, see traditional Native American entertainment and enjoy other fun activities over two days in September. Learn more at the state park website.

Wild Bill Days and Days of ‘76 rodeo are two events held in the historic city of Deadwood. Wild Bill Days brings free music and entertainment to the city each June, while the Days of ’76 Rodeo includes a parade and rodeo events each July. Browse the Historic Deadwood website for more information on historical and cultural events in the city.

Oahe Days is a music and arts festival in Steamboat Park in Pierre. The June event features live music, a parade, art exhibits, food, art vendors and other fun activities for kids and adults.

Crazy Horse VolksMarch is an annual hike up the Crazy Horse Memorial. Though the memorial isn’t complete, up to 15,000 hikers attend the event during the first full weekend in June and can see a close-up view of the mountain sculpture, which includes the 87-foot high face of Crazy Horse.

South Dakota festivals in September 2017

Here are the top September South Dakota festivals you dont want to miss this year.

  1. South Dakota State Fair – The South Dakota State Fair is a great event held in Huron on September 1, 2017 to September 5, 2017.
  2. Lifelight South Dakota – The Lifelight South Dakota is a great event held in Worthing
  3. Ribs Rods and Rock ‘n Roll – The Ribs Rods and Rock ‘n Roll is a great event held in Vermillion on September 9, 2017 to September 10, 2017.
  4. James Valley Threshing and Two Cylindar Club Show – The James Valley Threshing and Two Cylindar Club Show is a great event held in Andover on September 9, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  5. Deadwood Jam – The Deadwood Jam is a great event held in Deadwood on September 16, 2017 to September 17, 2017.
  6. North Country Fiber Fair – The North Country Fiber Fair is a great event held in Watertown
  7. Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival – The Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival is a great event held in Custer
  8. Deadwood Oktoberfest

Sidewalk Arts Festival

Sioux Falls, South Dakota at Washington Pavilion, 301 South Main Avenue
Huron Prairie Fest

Huron, South Dakota at Mountain-Prairie
Sioux Falls Germanfest
Sioux Falls, South Dakota at Falls Park
Kuchen Festival and Harvest Festival
Delmont, South Dakota at Downtown Delmont and at the Farm just 1/4 mile west of Delmont
Beef `n Fun Day

Mobridge, South Dakota at Main Street

AQHA Region 2 Championship Show
Rapid City, South Dakota at Central State Fairgrounds
South Dakota Film Festival in Aberdeen is held each September. Many films from the Great Plains region of the U.S. are included in the festival, but other feature films, documentaries, short films and other pieces are also included. Another film festival in South Dakota is the Black Hills Film Festival in Hill City.

North Country Fiber Fair
Watertown, South Dakota at Codington County Extension Complex
Edgemont Fall Festival

Edgemont, South Dakota at Downtown Edgemont and Mud Hill
German – Russian Schmeckfest

Eureka, South Dakota at 7th Street
American Indian Day and Powwow Celebration
Chamberlain, South Dakota at Saint Joseph’s Indian School

Holiday Arts Fall Show
Mitchell, South Dakota at Masonic Temple

Buffalo Roundup Art Festival
Custer, South Dakota at Custer State Park

Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival
Custer, South Dakota at Custer State Park

South Dakota festivals in October 2017

  • Huron Harvest Fest
  • Pumpkin Fest and Lighted Night Parade in Webster, South Dakota at Throughtout Webster
  • River City Band Festival in Chamberlain, South Dakota at Chamberlain’s Main Street
  • Harvest Festival in Renner, South Dakota at Strawbale Winery

South Dakota festivals in November 2017

  • Winter Wonderland Kick-Off
  • Winterfest
  • Rapid City Thanksgiving Show

South Dakota festivals in December 2017

  • Rapid City Christmas Show
  • Winterwonder Land

South Dakota festivals in January 2017

  • Aberdeen Winterfest in Aberdeen, South Dakota
  • Frederick Running Festival in Frederick, South Dakota
  • Mobridge Area Art Show in Mobridge, South Dakota
  • Black Hills Dance Festival in Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Harvest Festival in Renner, South Dakota
  • Fall Sioux Empire Arts & Crafts Show in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Festival Of Bands in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Parade of Lights in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Winterfest Of Wheels in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • USD Spring Orchestra Festival in Vermillion, South Dakota

South Dakota festivals in February 2017

WINTER FARM SHOW
The Watertown Winter Farm Show is a five day event filled with entertainment and education for all ages. Celebrating our 70th year, we have been an outlet for the agriculture community to share new programs, opportunities, and ideas. Featured events include livestock shows and sales, home and family programs, educational presentations, commercial exhibits, zoo demonstrations and a Lego contest

WINTER FARM SHOW Event Location

1910 West Kemp

Watertown, South Dakota

 

 

http://www.watertownwinterfarmshow.com/about.html

 

Sioux Empire Sportsmen’s Boat, Camping and Vacation Show

Sioux Falls, South Dakota at Sioux Falls Arena and Convention Center

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Date Published: 01/22/2017
Highest rated available for 2017 events and festivals in South Dakota. Great job in this great state.
5 / 5 stars

South Dakota festivals in March 2017

Here are all your top things to do in SD this March.  Don’t miss out on the fun!

2017 Black Hills Motorcycle Show
MARCH 18, 2017
29th annual in Rapid City, SD
2017 Watertown Spring Craft Show
MARCH 18, 2017

Location: Watertown, SD, Watertown Mall

2017 Sioux Falls Boat, Camping and Vacation Show
MARCH 9, 2017

Location: Sioux Falls, SD, Sioux Falls Arena and Convention Center

South Dakota festivals in April 2017

Spring Fling Home Show

Hot Springs, South Dakota at Mueller Civic Center

South Dakota festivals in May 2017

May 20, 2017
NAMIWalks in Sioux Falls, SD is a unforgettable celebration you don’t want to miss today.

Nature Fun Day

Huron, South Dakota at Mountain-Prairie
Come to Maga Ta-Hohpi for a day of fun interactive activities for all ages.

Spring Fling and Citywide Rummage Sale

Webster, South Dakota at Webster
Past festivals were held on May 4th, 2017. Hours: 8 am – 2 pm.

It’s a Guy Thing: 2017 Men’s Expo

Huron, South Dakota at Fairgrounds

Strawbale Summer Porch

Renner, South Dakota at Strawbale Winery

Crazy Horse Memorial Day Weekend Open House

Crazy Horse, South Dakota at Crazy Horse
The annual Crazy Horse VolksMarch (an organized hike) is a 10K or 6.2-mile woodlands ramble to the world’s largest mountain carving.

Wheel Jam on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds is June 6-8

Wheel Jam is getting bigger and better.

Huron, South Dakota at Fairgrounds

Lake Andes Fish Days
May 31, 2017

Lake Andes, South Dakota at East Main Street
Fish Days is a three day annual event that’s held on the first full weekend in June. The celebration includes

  • American Festival – Brandon, South Dakota
  • Huron Prairie Fest – Huron, South Dakota
  • Jazz in Aberdeen – Aberdeen, South Dakota
  • Sioux River Stampede – Flandreau, South Dakota
  • Spring Fling – Webster, South Dakota

 South Dakota festivals in June 2017

Here are your top South Dakota festivals this June.

June 2, 2017
Downtown Block Party on the Eastbank – June in Sioux Falls, SD is a great celebration you don’t want to miss today.
June 2, 2017
Rockin’ Ribfest in Yankton, SD is a unforgettable fair you don’t want to miss today.
June 2-3, 2017
South Dakota State Barbecue Championships in Huron, SD is a unbelievable fair you don’t want to miss today.  For more info visit SD Barbecue Championship info page.
June 2, 2017
Wheel Jam in Huron, SD is a unforgettable fair you don’t want to miss today.
June 3, 2017
Fort Sisseton Historic Festival in Lake City, SD is a unforgettable art festival you don’t want to miss today.
June 4, 2017
Red Cloud Indian Art Show in Pine Ridge, SD is a unforgettable art festival you don’t want to miss today.
June 9, 2017
Harrisburg Days in Harrisburg, SD is a great fair you don’t want to miss today.
June 10, 2017
Siouxland Renaissance Festival in Sioux Falls, SD is a amazing fair you don’t want to miss today.
June 11, 2017
Brookings Car Show in Brookings, SD is a amazing food festival you don’t want to miss today.
June 15, 2017
Teapot Days in Tea, SD is a unbelievable fair you don’t want to miss today.
June 16, 2017
Beresford Wheels ‘N Squeals Festival in Bersford, SD is a amazing fest you don’t want to miss today.
June 16, 2017
Center of the Nation All Car Rally in Belle Fourche, SD is a great art festival you don’t want to miss today.
June 16, 2017
Czech Days in Tabor, SD is a unforgettable music festival you don’t want to miss today.
June 17, 2017
Aberdeen Arts in the Park in Aberdeen, SD is a unforgettable festival you don’t want to miss today.
June 17, 2017
Festival of Cultures in Sioux Falls, SD is a unbelievable celebration you don’t want to miss today.
June 17, 2017
International Vinegar Festival in Roslyn, SD is a unbelievable music festival you don’t want to miss today.
June 17, 2017
South Dakota Peach Festival in Sioux Falls, SD is a unbelievable fair you don’t want to miss today.
June 23, 2017
Black Hills Bluegrass Festival in Sturgis, SD is a amazing culture festival you don’t want to miss today.
June 23, 2017
Dalesburg Midsummer Festival in Vermillion, SD is a unforgettable food festival you don’t want to miss today.
June 23, 2017
Main Street Arts and Crafts Festival in Hot Springs, SD is a unforgettable culture festival you don’t want to miss today.
June 23, 2017
Oahe Days Arts Festival in Pierre, SD is a unforgettable celebration you don’t want to miss today.
June 24, 2017
Family Fun Day-Bark in the Park in Hoven, SD is a unforgettable music festival you don’t want to miss today.
June 30, 2017
Automania in Brandon, SD is a unbelievable festival you don’t want to miss today.
June 30, 2017
Black Hills Roundup in Belle Fourche, SD is a amazing music festival you don’t want to miss today.
June 30, 2017
SWO 4th of July Celebration and Pow Wow in Agency Village, SD is a unbelievable fest you don’t want to miss today.

June 17, 2017
International Vinegar Museum Vinegar Festival in Roslyn, SD is a unforgettable fair you don’t want to miss today.
June 17, 2017
South Dakota Peach Festival in Sioux Falls, SD is a unbelievable festival you don’t want to miss today.
June 23, 2017
Frederick Finn Fest in Frederick, SD is a unbelievable fair you don’t want to miss today.
June 24, 2017
ALS Association Walk to Defeat ALS in Rapid City, SD is a great fest you don’t want to miss today.
June 24, 2017
Brookings Kite and Bike Festival in Brookings, SD is a great festival you don’t want to miss today.
June 24, 2017
Color Vibe in Sioux Falls, SD is a great fest you don’t want to miss today.
June 3, 2017
Crazy Horse Memorial Volksmarch in Crazy Horse, SD is a unforgettable fest you don’t want to miss today.
June 3, 2017
Fort Sisseton Historical Festival in Lake City, SD is a amazing food festival you don’t want to miss today.
June 8, 2017
Brookings Summer Arts Festival in Brookings, SD is a great music festival you don’t want to miss today.
June 9, 2017
Harrisburg Days in Harrisburg, SD is a great art festival you don’t want to miss today.

Siouxland Renaissance Festival

Sioux Falls, South Dakota at W H Lyon Fairgrounds

Summer Nights on 7th

Rapid City, South Dakota at 7th St between Main and St Joseph

Ipswich Trail Days

Ipswich, South Dakota

South Dakota Outdoor Expo – Huron, South Dakota at Fairgrounds

Teapot Days

Tea, South Dakota at Tea City Park

Crazy Horse Rodeo

Crazy Horse, South Dakota at Crazy Horse
The Gift from Mother Earth Celebration showcases a Native American and Western art show and sale. Typically, more than 30 artists.

Aberdeen Arts in the Park

Aberdeen, South Dakota at Melgaard Park

Festival of Cultures

Sioux Falls, South Dakota at Falls Park

West Boulevard Summer Festival

Rapid City, South Dakota at Wilson Park

Center of the Nation All Car Rally

Belle Fourche, South Dakota at Hermann Park

Tabor Czech Days

Tabor, South Dakota at Sokol Park

Dalesburg Midsummer Festival
Vermillion, South Dakota at Dalesburg Lutheran Church

Motongator Joe’s Country Music Festival
Madison, South Dakota at Historic Prairie Village

Oahe Days Music and Arts Festival
Pierre, South Dakota at Steamboat Park

  •  125th Anniversary Celebration – Letcher, South Dakota
  • Art Falls – Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Arts in the Park – Aberdeen, South Dakota
  • Black Hills Bluegrass Festival – Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Castlewood’s 125th Celebration – Castlewood, South Dakota
  • Cavalry Days Heritage Festival – Sturgis, South Dakota
  • Cootie Days – Dell Rapids, South Dakota
  • Czech Days – Tabor, South Dakota
  • Dairy/ Ag Days – Pollock, South Dakota
  • Dalesburg Midsummer Festival – Vermillion, South Dakota
  • Family Fun Day – Mobridge, South Dakota
  • Family Fun Days – Grenville, South Dakota
  • Family Fun Days – Pierre, South Dakota
  • Festival of Cultures – Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Fish Days – Lake Andes, South Dakota
  • Fort Sisseton Historical Festival – Lake City, South Dakota
  • International Vinegar Festival – Roslyn, South Dakota
  • Marion’s Summer Celebration – Marion, South Dakota
  • Oahe Days and Arts Festival – Pierre, South Dakota
  • Old Fashioned Weekend – Beresford, South Dakota
  • Old Settlers Weekend – Highmore, South Dakota
  • Old West Fest – Custer, South Dakota
  • Philip Centennial Celebration – Philip, South Dakota
  • Prairie States Fine Arts Exhibition – Groton, South Dakota
  • Quarry Days – Dell Rapids, South Dakota
  • Railroad Days – Madison, South Dakota
  • Summer Jam – Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Trail Days – Ipswich, South Dakota
  • Wessington Springs Foothills Rodeo – Wessington Springs, South Dakota
  • West Boulevard Summer Festival – Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Wild Bill Hickok Days – Deadwood, South Dakota

Art and Wine Festival at Main Street Square

Rapid City, South Dakota at Main Street Square

International Vinegar Festival

Roslyn, South Dakota at The International Vinegar Museum

Crystal Springs Rodeo

Clear Lake, South Dakota at Clear Lake

Black Hills Bluegrass Festival

Sturgis, South Dakota at Elkview Campground

Farley Art in the Park

Milbank, South Dakota at Lake Farley Park

Prairie Hills Art Show

Wessington Springs, South Dakota at 1905 Opera House

Sioux Falls Farm Show
January 22, 2017

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

2016 Tulip Time Festival in Holland Michigan Should not be missed!

Holland Tulip Time Festival

Tulip Time Festival – If you’re looking for a May getaway there is no better destination than the Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan. The festival began in 1929 to celebrate Dutch heritage in the community. Today the fun continues with three parades, Dutch Dancers, national and regional entertainment, dinner shows, Dutch market, fireworks, and the stars of the show: our millions of tulips.
Don’t miss the chance to see the festival recently named as one of the World Top 5 Tulip Festivals by the World Tulip Summit Society. For more information or a copy of the festival brochure call  or visit.

Children at the Tulip Festival in wooden shoes
Kids at the Tulip Festival in wooden shoes

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Tulip Time Festival – If you’re looking for a May getaway there is no better destination than the Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan. The festival began in 1929 to celebrate Dutch heritage in the community. Today the fun continues with three parades, Dutch Dancers, national and regional entertainment, dinner shows, Dutch market, fireworks, and …

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Luxembourg Fest is known as the "World's Largest Luxembourg Family Reunion"

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One of the hottest events in Holland this year is the Tulip Time Festival in the great state of Michigan. This year will be no exception, the Holland event usually attracts quite the following and this year the Tulip Time Festival will be stepping up their game and bringing it to a whole new level.
Date Published: 01/02/2016
79 / 100 stars

Top 5 events to see at the Tulip time Festival in 2016

  1. Tulips,
  2. Dutch Dance,
  3. Bill Engvall,
  4. Dutch Food,
  5. Trolley Tours
Holland Tulip Time Festival
Holland Tulip Time Festival 2016

Luxembourg Fest 2016 in Belgium Wisconsin

Luxembourg Fest – Luxembourg Fest is known as the “World’s Largest Luxembourg Family Reunion” and draws thousands of Luxembourg Americans, Luxembourgers, friends of Luxembourg and guests.  This years Luxembourg Fest was founded in good old ’87, and is celebrated every year on the second weekend of August (Saturday-Sunday) in Belgium, Wisconsin.

Sum up Luxey Fest in 5 words or less:: Music, Food, and Family Fun!

Luxembourg Fest is known as the Largest Luxembourg Reunion and draws insane crowds of the coolest Luxembourg Americans, Luxembourgers, and pals of Luxembourg and their wild and crazy guests.

Luxembourg Fest 2016 Festival Address

548 Park St
Belgium, Wisconsin, 53004

 

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Tulip Time Festival – If you’re looking for a May getaway there is no better destination than the Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan. The festival began in 1929 to celebrate Dutch heritage in the community. Today the fun continues with three parades, Dutch Dancers, national and regional entertainment, dinner shows, Dutch market, fireworks, and …

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Luxembourg Fest is known as the "World's Largest Luxembourg Family Reunion"

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One of the hottest events in Belgium this year is the Luxembourg Fest in the great state of Wisconsin. This year will be no exception, the Belgium event usually attracts quite the following and this year the Luxembourg Fest will be stepping up their game and bringing it to a whole new level.
Date Published: 01/02/2016
91 / 100 stars

http://www.lacs.lu/cultural-society/luxembourg-fest/

Top 5 events to see at the Luxembourg Fest

A parade, live music, great food, and lots of family fun!

  1. Live Music,
  2. Art and Craft Fair,
  3. Multiple Entertainment Stages,
  4. Parade,
  5. Genealogy Exhibits

Why not jump in and get you Bell on and join in the naughty fun every year in August at Luxembourg Festival in Belgium, Wisconsin.

Luxembourg Fest – The World’s Largest Luxembourg Family Reunion

If you are interested in being a part of Luxembourg Fest please contact Jason at jbott@luxamculturalsociety.org

Why you can’t miss the Bartlett Heritage Days festival!

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While you may have heard some buzz about the Bartlett Heritage Days festival you will want to read some of the facts that make it one of the most loved events in the greatest city in the nation!  Read below for the top 8 reasons you don’t want to miss out on the fun and excitement at this great event! BARTLETT HERITAGE DAYS

More than 25 events in downtown Bartlett. Sept. 6-8, 2013, to celebrate the area’s rich rural history, spans a five-block area. Events run from 5 to 11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept.7 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Sept.8. Free admission and free trolley rides between locations from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Antique/flea market, arts/crafts show, historical reenactments, children’s art activities, pet parade and contest, games, pony rides. petting zoo, animal show, inflatable playgrounds, historic downtown trolley tours, build a birdhouse contest, carnival with live music and food, wine and beer tent, entertainment in the Gazebo, strolling musicians, and more. Free admission, with some activities requiring tickets. Visit bartlettheritagedays.com or call 630-924-4263; heritagedays@att.net

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Bartlett Heritage days illinois

Address of the Bartlett Heritage Days festival

5 blocks of Downtown Bartlett
Bartlett, Illinois, 60103
United States

Bartlett Heritage Days Dates

The Bartlett Heritage Days festival is a 3 day celebration with events starting on September 6 to 9, 2013

Top 8 reasons to go to the Bartlett Heritage Days festivities

  1. Historic,
  2. trolley,
  3. tours,
  4. carnival,
  5. show,
  6. animal,
  7. show,
  8. music

Bartlett Heritage Days celebration Genre

Culture fest

Website:

http://bartlettheritagedays.com

Estimated attendance: 9000

Top 5 words associated with the fest

  1. history
  2. music
  3. kid activities
  4. rides
  5. trolley
Vending Options

Yes and vendors are allowed to create and sell custom event products

BARTLETT HERITAGE DAYS

More than 25 events in downtown Bartlett. Sept. 6-8, 2013, to celebrate the area’s rich rural history, spans a five-block area. Events run from 5 to 11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept.7 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Sept.8. Free admission and free trolley rides between locations from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Antique/flea market, arts/crafts show, historical reenactments, children’s art activities, pet parade and contest, games, pony rides. petting zoo, animal show, inflatable playgrounds, historic downtown trolley tours, build a birdhouse contest, carnival with live music and food, wine and beer tent, entertainment in the Gazebo, strolling musicians, and more. Free admission, with some activities requiring tickets. Visit bartlettheritagedays.com or call 630-924-4263; heritagedays@att.net

Bartlett Heritage
Bartlett Heritage is a 9.7 out of 10 star event in Bartlett, Illinois this September
9.7 / 10 stars

Viva Sarasota International Latino Festival

Sarasota International Latino Festival

Viva Sarasota International Latino Festival

“Viva Sarasota” The First International Latino Festival in the area, with flavors from over 50 countries, including Cuba, Columbia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Dominican Republic and many more, with two great entertainment stages with music like reggaeton, bachata, salsa and Zumba don’t miss it May 2nd Downtown Sarasota 12noon till 10pm with non stop music, food, kids carnival and more!!!

“Viva Sarasota” The First International Latino Festival is a full day, family-oriented festival that celebrates the sights and sounds of the Latin culture on Main Street in Downtown Sarasota May 2, 2015 from 12pm – 10pm. “Viva Sarasota” displays the key ingredients of first rate International artists of Latino music, authentic cuisine, arts and crafts vendors from over 50 different countries, a children’s carnaval and dance presentations including zumba, salsa, flamenco, bomba, mambo and mucho mas.

Live performances on two electrifying main stages with the best international artists will shake the Latin American audience with high energy DJ’s and bands that move the crowd featuring salsa, meringue, bachata, cumbia, reggaeton, mariachi, dancers in colorful costumes from their native lands, bomba, and salsa dancing.
We invite you to join us at “Viva Sarasota” with expected attendance of 10,000 of our Latin American community that will love the culture and music at Sarasota’s First Ever International Latino Festival.

At “Viva Sarasota” you will come enjoy the music, food and art that will make this festival Sarasota’s cultural signature event. “Viva Sarasota” is a family street festival that is catering to Latino families. It’s all about the food, the music and the Caribbean feel that puts a smile on your face.
Sincerely,
Lazarus and Melanie Fernandez

“Viva Sarasota” The First International Latino Festival is a full day, family-oriented festival that celebrates the sights and sounds of the Latin culture

Location: Downtown Sarasota, Main Street.
Admission: Free
Time: Noon – 10PM
For more information contact Spotlight Events Entertainment
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The best Live Bands Florida has to offer from soloist to 12 piece orchestras Salsa Bands, AmericanPop, Blues, Mariachi, Country, Caribbean, Tribute Bands, Cover Bands, Wedding Bands and many more specialty musicians can bring your event to life!

DJ/MC’S
Any style of music, any type of event our professional DJ’s are ready to kick it up a notch. You can choose to add lights, lasers, fog, foam, dancers, games and karaoke

SPECIALTY ACTS
Looking for that something special or out of the ordinary to separate your event from the rest , the following performers just might do it! Celebrity impersonators • Astrology/tarot/fortune telling • Polynesian dancers and revues • Mimes • Junkanoo revue • Living statues • Fire dancers • Ventriloquist • Human tables and Circus

Juggler/Stiltwalker/Unicyclist
Spotlight Events can provide performers that can juggle, stilt walk, unicycle or a performer that can entertain by doing 2 at the same time. Their attire can be themed to match your event.
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Spotlight’s personal network of only the finest vendors, venue spaces, industry partners and innovative minds create events unparalleled by any other event planning organization. As a full service event management and destination management company, Spotlight Events is committed to providing their clients with excellence in design and presentation coupled with premier service, management and attention to detail!

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2015 Festivals

May 2, 2015: Viva Sarasota! Downtown Main Street Sarasota FL
September 12, 2015: Rock & Wings Festival
October 16-18, 2015: DeSoto Pumpkin Festival
October 23-25, 2015: Sarasota Pumpkin Festival

MAGIC
Spotlight Events international award winning magicians can perform close-up-strolling magic, wonderful children’s shows, mystifying adult illusions, and specialty themed shows that will leave your guests wondering – how did they do that?

GAMEMASTERS
Remember “FIELD DAY” in elementary school? Our gamemasters bring it all to you Carnival Rides and Games, Potato sack races, three-legged races, shoe scramble, water balloon toss and the famous “Tug-a-war.”- Just to name a few. Do you like games with music- musical chairs, hoola hoops, limbo and more. These will keep everyone on their feet.

Caricaturist
Caricatures are a great form of entertainment as well as an excellent memento your guests can take home with them. They can draw full faces to full bodies in black & white or color. Generally they can get 15-18 drawings done per hour, so don’t forget this perfect party favor for your next event!!
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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2015 in Mt. Vernon Washington in April

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival – The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is a perfect destination for either a day trip or a longer vacation. We are adjacent to I-5, 60 miles north of Seattle and 70 miles south of Vancouver, BC, Canada. You will need a map of the tulip field area to help you navigate as the fields don’t have addresses and their location changes every year due to crop rotation.

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is a spring Tulip Festival in the Skagit Valley of Washington State. It is held annually, April 1 to April 30.

2015 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival events

Tulip Town Children’s Art Table Weekdays during April
2015 Tulip Festival Poster Artist Poster Signing April 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, & 26
Downtown Mount Vernon Street Fair April 17-19
Used Book Sale-Mount Vernon Library
Skagit Valley Roller Derby
Burlington Scrapbooking Swap Meet April 18
Anacortes Spring Wine Festival April 11
Peoples Bank and Judd & Black Appliance Present The 2015 Gala Celebration March 26, 5:30 to 9 pm
Tulip Days Basketball Tournament March 27-29
Anacortes Quilt Walk
Kids Giant Garage Sale April 4
Tulip Run April 4
Kiwanis Salmon Barbecue April 4-26
Garage Sale, Antiques & More – 23rd Annual Spring Event – April 10 & 11
Anacortes Spring Boat Show April 10-12
Woodfest April 11-12
COUNTRY Financial Tulip Frolic April 11
PACCAR Technical Center Open House April 11; 11 am to 3 pm
Anacortes Arts Festival 2nd Annual “Art in Bloom” Fine Art Exhibition
US Bank Proudly Presents LaConner Kiwanis Parade April 11 at 2pm
Schmooze Fair 2015
Anacortes Arts Festival NEW 5k Color Run
Tulip Pedal – 34th Annual April 18
Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs: A Tulip Festival Concert April 18
The Art of Gardening Event April 25-26
Points of Interest View by: Week | Day
Upcoming Events:
Skagit Valley Casino Resort
Seattle Premium Outlets
Lincoln Theatre
Swinomish Casino and Lodge
The Outlet Shoppes at Burlington
Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Warren Jewelers
La Conner Sculpture Tour
Eaglemont Golf Course/Fireweed Terrace Restaurant & Lounge
Downtown Burlington Art Walk April 1-30
Art Shows and Galleries View by: Week | Day
Upcoming Events:
River Gallery
Glass Aquarium Art Galley / Mark Eckstrand’s Hot Shop
ART BASH (Farmhouse Restaurant) April 1-26
ART BASH (Front Gallery) Weekends in April
The Shop
Art Gallery at Tulip Town
Art in a Pickle Barn Celebrating 25 Years
Sauk Mountain Pottery
Art at the Schoolhouse
Anacortes Arts Festival
Edison Eye Gallery April 18 – May 3; Open 11am-5pm;Closed Mondays
Travel and Tours View by: Week | Day
Upcoming Events:
Canopy Tours Northwest
Orcas Island Eclipse Charters & Wildlife Tours
WSU Master Gardener Step-On Guides
Bellair Charters and Airporter
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Bellingham Helicopter
Tulip Country Bike Tours
Exclusive Helicopter Field Tours by Sky Flyn’ Helicopter
Shutter Tours April 3-26
SeattleHeliTours.com
Local Foods/Produce View by: Week | Day
Upcoming Events:
Schuh Farms
Golden Glen Creamery
Skagit’s Own Fish Market
Taylor Shellfish Farms
Woolley Market
Jessie’s Berries & More
Forte Artisan Chocolates
Snow Goose Produce
Skagit River Produce
Farms and Nurseries View by: Week | Day
Upcoming Events:
WSU Discovery Garden
Christianson’s Nursery
Skagit Valley Gardens
Azusa Farm and Gardens
RoozenGaarde
South Fork Farms
Tulip Town (Closed — will reopen for fall bulb sales and be back again in April 2015)
Hidden Meadow Ranch
Museums View by: Week | Day
Upcoming Events:
Children’s Museum of Skagit County
Museum of Northwest Art
Heritage Flight Museum
Skagit County Historical Museum
La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum
Wineries & Breweries View by: Week | Day
Upcoming Events:
North Sound Brewing Co.
Anacortes Brewery and Rockfish Grill
Pasek Cellars Winery
Skagit River Brewing Company
La Conner Brewing Company
Tulip Valley Winery
Bertelsen Winery
Deception Distilling
Glacier Peak Winery
Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen
Carpenter Creek Winery

2015 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Photo Contest Sponsored by Columbia Bank

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Here are the complete list of rules for the 2015 contest.

2015 Tulip Ambassador Candidate Applications Now Available

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The KeyBank 2015 Tulip Ambassador Event will be on February 10, 2015 where two child ambassadors will be chosen to represent the Tulip Festival. Students attending fourth or fifth grade in Skagit County are eligible to apply; one boy and one girl will be chosen.

2014 Sponsor Report Now Available

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We’re pleased to share our report to our sponsors, highlighting many of the great events and activities their support allows us to share with our friends and fans. Psst..lots of pics from the Columbia Bank Photo Contest!

 

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2015 dates

April 1 – 30th, 2015

Address of Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

In addition, the fiestival map on our website shows locations of all our events and attractions.

You can also pick up a complete Tulip Festival official brochure at these Information Stations:

Tulip Festival Office
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Cascade Mall
Burlington, Washington

Conway: Conway Foods or Skagit River Produce
18707 Main St., Conway, WA 98273 / 19193 SR 534, Mount Vernon, WA 98274.

I-5 Exit 230 (Highway 20): Skagit’s Own Fish Market or Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
18042 SR 20, Burlington, WA 98233 / 900 Andis Rd., Burlington, WA 98233.

All official information stations in the valley are also stocked with the festival brochures.

By Car
The tulips are generally grown in a 10+ mile triangle bordered by Hwy 20, the Skagit River, and the Swinomish River Channel. The festival is created as a driving tour as many events and attractions are miles apart, scattered throughout the lower Skagit Valley. Come and see the flowers any time you would like — as long as it is daylight! Weekdays are the least crowded times; weekends can be very busy, so we suggest coming early, use State Route 20 to enter the tulip area, and carpool if possible.

Parking Information
Parking is available at designated lots in the Tulip Field area. There is plenty of parking at Tulip Town and RoozenGaarde and it is FREE. Look for the RoozenGaarde logo for other Official Parking areas. These lots are operated by Washington Bulb Company/RoozenGaarde. Parking in official lots is $5 per car; the ticket you receive from the parking attendant will also admit one person to RoozenGaarde on the same day. Private individuals sometimes operate their own lots — fees paid to private parties will not work for admission to RoozenGaarde.

The two display gardens, RoozenGaarde and Tulip Town, both have free parking adjacent to their facilities.

Roadside parking is limited due to shoulder conditions and traffic safety regulations. Law enforcement officers will issue tickets, so please avoid parking in no parking zones. Our parking plans can sometimes be impacted because of the spring rains when we have to close lots to keep you, our guests, from getting vehicles stuck in the mud.

By Train
Amtrak service runs to Mount Vernon and this can be a very enjoyable way to journey to the festival. Be prepared on arrival to rent a car or engage a taxi to get to the tulip fields as there are no scheduled tours. Monday through Saturday Skagit Transit Route 615 does operate along Mc Lean Rd. If you take this bus, make sure to get on and off at Beaver Marsh Rd. as this is the closest stop to the tulip fields and gardens. You will still be walking a distance to reach your destination.

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Links:

http://www.tulipfestival.org/

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Tulip Tidings

Photographers Alert! the tulips are here and the annual festival photo contest begins

Columbia Bank sponsors the annual photo contest where people can submit photos throughout the festival for a chance to win prizes and recognition. For a complete list of rules, click on the Press tab.

KeyBank Tulip Ambassadors Promote festival in State Capitol

Our two ambassadors, Chloe Cunningham and Graham Rawson, recently visited Olympia promoting the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. They presented valley legislators and state officials with tulips and posters, impressing all who they met.

Tulips are showing their colors in the valley – come and see them

The tulips are arriving here in the Skagit Valley and we are ready to welcome visitors who wish to come up before the actual start of the festival. Our office is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm now through April 30. Photo taken 3/20/15 on Calhoun Rd.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

The 2 stars are simply for the beauty of the country out there. The vistas are stunning and the flower fields are beautiful.

We decided to drive up today, a sunny April Sunday, from Kirkland. Bad idea. It was a miserable traffic mess. I-5 was rush hour-like traffic for 30 miles before we got off. We took one of the Mt. Vernon exits. What a disaster. We got to a point where both roads that headed towards the road that would take us over the bridge were going absolutely nowhere (we could see the bridge, we just couldn’t get there!). We sat, not moving more than a car length (from a car that turned around) for over an hour. With that amount of traffic, where are the cops and traffic control? It was ridiculous. It got to a point where we realized we were clearly not going anywhere… and bailed.

My husband was ready to chalk it up as a wasted day. I found a rural back road going southbound, and finally hit another main road that would lead towards the fields. The traffic coming the other way (towards the freeway) was stopped for many miles. At this point, it was already past 4pm. Resilient, I kept on. The only problem, we needed a restroom. There wasn’t a single place to stop. I knew turning around wasn’t going to get us anywhere either so we painfully continued to hold it and trucked along.

We came upon a roadside place that had ice cream cones, and from their signs, they also had fruit, veggies and fish. However, the line of people just to get into this place (maybe they had a restroom??) was like Walmart on Black Friday. It was unreal! Clearly, we had to pass and continued.

Several miles later, we found a tulip farm. We also found the police! They were busy ticketing every car parked on the side of the road. What jerks! There were 4 of them going up and down the road, one with a smug grin. They were there just to ticket people looking at the fields. Where were they when this whole area clearly needed police presence and traffic control?

We paid, like most, at a farm lot. Took a few pics and that’s it! There isn’t much to do. You’ve seen one tulip field, you’ve seen them all. I still needed a restroom. Although I generally totally oppose port-o-potties, I got in line. And then a man came out of one and said “well, that was an experience.” I told my family, forget it, we’re out of here!

We went to LaConner and I used a restroom at an Inn. Thank you LaConner channel Lodge!

The sun was going down as we were trying to leave skagit valley. There were still miles long back-ups getting to the freeway. Once we got to the freeway, I-5 south was bumper to bumper traffic at 8-9pm on a Sunday night. We didn’t get home to Kirkland until after 9pm. We left Kirkland at 1:00pm. In total: we had one 45-minute stop for lunch in Marysville, one half-hour to 45min stop at the tulip field, and and another 45 minutes in LaConner to use a restroom and have an ice cream cone. The rest was spent driving.

Prepare yourself if you plan on going. As far a I know, there were no goings-on like a parade or street fair…I cannot even imagine if you go on a weekend like that! Maybe consider staying in town and walking/biking or staying in LaConner.

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I’ve lived in Seattle for many years and for some reason, never made it to the Tulip Festival. This year, I was prepared. I bookmarked the website, monitored blooms, and tracked weather reports. I also decided ahead of time that I would NOT go during the weekend. Good call.

The fam and I headed up there on a gorgeous Tuesday. That’s right, gorgeous! The sun was shining, temperature moderate, and the blue skies made for perfect pictures.

We stopped in Mount Vernon to check out the town and get the touristy maps and such. Oddly enough, we ended up not using them, but instead decided to drive as far as our gas would take us. Some of the farms charge a moderate fee (typically $5) and offer special events. For this trip, we decided that we wouldn’t pay the money and enjoy the free sights instead. It was our first time and we wanted to do some recon.

Honestly, I had a great experience. I love taking pictures and one of my favorite things to shoot are flowers. I found bright, vibrant colors that were perfect. I found hybrids that I had not seen before, ones that lit up with orange, red, and yellow to remind me of a flame. I saw a Seattle tulip that was brilliant yellow with pointed petals and kissed with a bit of red on the outer petals. Sorcery!

We planned fairly well for the trip. We packed plenty of fluids and snacks. We layered our clothes so we would be prepared for whatever the NW threw at us. We wore boots. Best thing ever! My kid kept jumping in leftover mud puddles from a watering. I simply shrugged. Meh.

Share the road with tractors, don’t pick the tulips, and for goodness sake, do the right thing and offer to take a portrait for someone. Everyone wants pictures with the flowers. 🙂

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Even the grass is beautiful here. Verdant, lush green. Vibrant, crisp. Vivid color dripping from juicy tulips of every hue and variety your imagination could possibly conjure.

Gray skies make for an even more striking color contrast. The flowers seem to be simply lit from within. Stretching from the earth to the sky with otherworldly grace and command. This is hardcore tulip on tulip action at it’s finest – as far as the eye can see.

We went on the second to last day of the festival, a busy Sunday. There were tons of people, I’m sure I made it into a plethora of random family photos. We were discouraged to hear from staff that the flowers were past their prime, but a novice like me couldn’t tell. I was captivated by the cultivation of such stunning beauty. A worthwhile trip from anywhere. Even my husband and brother-in-law were pleased they came.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival dates and info

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April 1- 30 in Mt. Vernon Washington

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Date Published: 02/20/2015
The Sagit Valley Tulip celebration has been a leading March event since 2006.
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Tulip Tidings

Photographers Alert! the tulips are here and the annual festival photo contest begins
Columbia Bank sponsors the annual photo contest where people can submit photos throughout the festival for a chance to win prizes and recognition. For a complete list of rules, click on the Press tab.
KeyBank Tulip Ambassadors Promote festival in State Capitol
Our two ambassadors, Chloe Cunningham and Graham Rawson, recently visited Olympia promoting the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. They presented valley legislators and state officials with tulips and posters, impressing all who they met.
Tulips are showing their colors in the valley – come and see them
The tulips are arriving here in the Skagit Valley and we are ready to welcome visitors who wish to come up before the actual start of the festival. Our office is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm now through April 30. Photo taken 3/20/15 on Calhoun Rd.

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Tulip Festival Tours
Looking for a convenient way to attend the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival? Have you thought about looking into tulip festival tours? Here we have consolidated a list of tulip festival tours with links to the websites for the most up-to-date tour information. Don’t see a tulip festival tour on the list that you have heard about? Contact us, and we will be sure to add it!

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Tours List

Tulip Festival Photography Tours

tulip_festival_photo_contest_2014Each spring the flats of Skagit Valley are alive with the vibrant, multi-colored tapestry of tulips and daffodils. There is really nothing to compare to the sight of (seemingly) endless fields of tulips under the wonderful skies of Skagit County during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Check out Andy Porter’s Tulip Festival Gallery and join Andy for the tulip festival photography tours!

Cheryl’s Northwest Tours

Cheryl has 7 years experience guiding tours. Noticing a lack of regional tours and very little emphasis on the local history along with the exceptional natural beauty, she decided it was time to share and Cheryl’s Northwest Tours was born.

A native Washingtonian, Cheryl fully embraces the Northwest. It is obvious in the company’s creative regional tours that everyone on the team shares her enthusiasm for Northwest history and local heritage. You’ll notice the difference in their tours as you get a true inside look at the Pacific Northwest.

Cheryl’s Northwest Tours offers Skagit Valley Tulip Festival tours every year. Check out her website for the latest tour information. Their tulip festival tours are usually every Saturday in April featuring the highlights of the festival.

Recreation Without Borders

tulip_festival_tours_rwbRecreation Without Borders (RWB) was started in late 2009 by Lauren and John Woodmansee after seeing the need for affordable recreation opportunities in Northwest Washington. RWB is an adventure-based business offering one-day trips up to week-long tours. A wide variety of programs are available throughout the year. Groups are kept small for a more enjoyable and enriching experience.

Incorporating over 50 years of Parks and Recreation experience, as well as a personal passion for travel, athletics and education, we offer something unique, fun, affordable and safe for everyone.

RWB offers a wide variety of 4, 6 and 8-hour tulip festival tours throughout the month of April.

Shutter Tours out of Seattle

tulip_festival_tours_shutterFor those of you coming from the Seattle area, they offer a downtown hotel pickup for free. They also offer pickups at local Park and Rides for those of you who live in the Seattle area. If you would like to take the train from downtown Seattle, they offer a pickup option at the Stanwood train station.

From their website – here are the tulip festival tours for 2014:

Mt. Vernon Tulip Fields
Our tour begins in our comfortable 14 passenger mini coach in the small Scandinavian town of Stanwood, Washington. We journey through scenic farmlands and across the Skagit River with Mount Baker as a backdrop. Our first destination will be the tulip fields in Mt. Vernon Washington. Here we will spend time at pre-selected vantage points to help you get the best photo based on the current light and colors of the tulip and daffodil fields.

Roozen Gaarde
We then visit the beautiful flower gardens at Roozen Gaarde, owned by the Roozen family – bulb growers in Holland and the United States since the early 1700s. Growing in their display Garden you will have the opportunity to photograph 90+ tulip varieties in addition to many more varieties of daffodils, hyacinths, crocus, iris, & specialty flowers. Planted just behind the garden is a 15-acre tulip field filled with seemingly endless rows of color. Don’t forget to pick up their free catalog where you can buy over 140 varieties of bulbs. Shutter Tours includes the admission fee to this garden as part of your tour price.

La Conner, Washington
Avoiding the large, mid-day crowds at the gardens we then set out to historic waterfront village of La Conner, Washington. This picturesque town was voted both the “Most Romantic Getaway” and “The best town to capture the Northwest spirit”. Here you will have time to shop at many of the interesting stores including a glass blowing studio, The Woodworking Merchant, and enjoy a meal at one of the many award wining restaurants.

Tulip Town
Tulip Town is a perfect place to stop after lunch with a wonderful indoor display, art gallery and and multi colored fields that explode with colors. The fields planted here have alternating colors about every ten rows to make your afternoon one you will not forget.

Tulip Valley Winery & Ice Cream
Of course a tulip tour is not complete until one has tasted the wine at Tulip Valley Winery. With a nice art gallery and wonderful wines to taste, this stop is sure to be a favorite.
Working our way back through the tulip fields, our last stop is Snowgoose Produce, famous for their “Immodest Ice Cream Cones” along with jams, produce and flowers.

Snow Geese
Along the way we might have the opportunity to stop and see the Snow Geese as they make their way back towards Canada for the summer. This is a sight in itself and we’ll be sure to scout ahead of time to see where the geese might be.

Seattle Helitours

Tulip Festival Tours depart from the Farmhouse Inn and from a waterfront dock in La Conner.

San Juan Airlines (formerly Northwest Sky Ferry) – Tulip Festival Tour From the Air!

skagit_valley_tulip_festival_flight_toursBecause the festival is designed as a driving tour for the visitor as there is no one “site” that you go to for your visit, an aerial tour is a perfect way to see all the fields with none of the traffic. The farmers of Skagit Valley raise tulips as an agricultural crop and the hundreds of acres of blooming flowers are scattered throughout the Skagit Valley.

For more tours happening during the Tulip Festival, check out the Tulip Festival brochure.

Tulip deTour – 2015 New!
Join our intimate luxury touring coach excursions from Sedro Woolley, beginning at the NEW Shambala Farm Bistro & Bakery. This year conveniently enjoy an informative, escorted scenic byway route around Skagit Valley to enter the Tulip Festival from the back door! Avoid frustration and congestion, enjoy special photo ops, and learn from forty years of Tulip experience, the inner workings of this historic festival, Tulip Lore and Valley Anecdotes!
“A month long event that keeps the fields full of blooming examples of gardening expertise.” in 33 reviews
Sarah K.

I never knew a Tulip Festival existed in Washington and Tulips are one of my favorite flowers!” in 24 reviews

“Skagit Valley is home to 1000+ acres of Skagit Valley tulip, daffodil, and iris fields.” in 10 reviews

 

tulip_tour_2015Shambala Bistro provides your gourmet Gluten-FREE Vegetarian lunch, served aside endless blooms while you EXPLORE AND SHOP flower varieties and bulb options at the famed Roozengaarde Family Estate(admissions included). Finish your extensive Valley Fringe Tour and farm byway adventure with a visit to Bow Hill Blueberry Farm for blueberry oaty-shortcake w/Ice Cream for the Big Finish!

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Planning Guide
Plan Your Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Trip!

We know what it’s like when you’re planning a trip – there is so much to figure out! We’ve made it easy for you to visit the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival this year; we’ve done a lot of the research for you so you’ll have most of the information you need right at your fingertips.

 

Stop reading reviews, just go visit. Bad traffic, yes. So plan ahead.

Only feed back for the Festival organizers, it’d be great to have scheduled guided tours on the different types, history, planting methodology and economics of this flower.

 

skagit_valley_tulip_festival_plan_tripWhether you’re looking for lodging accommodations, deciding where to eat, putting together an afternoon of shopping or making plans to visit our 3 nationally-recognized museums while taking in the tulips, you’ll find what you need below for a perfect Skagit Valley Tulip Festival trip. You will also soon discover why La Conner is one of the best getaway destinations in Washington state before, during and after the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.

To start, let’s get you acquainted with La Conner and how to get around. Getting to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is easy as we are located between Seattle and Vancouver BC. Granted, we’re not very big, but having a La Conner map (along with your Skagit Valley Tulip Festival bloom map) to get your bearings is always helpful.

Now that you know a bit more about us and the tulips, let’s get you started on the fun side of La Conner and the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival!

How freaking many business pages are there for the Tulip Festival? Can we get some consolidation here, admins? Good grief.

We came opening day of the season this year. Didn’t encounter any traffic, and parking’s free. At $5 per person to get in, it’s a pleasant walk.

If you bring kids, make them wear goloshes or boots. It’s MUDDY and you’ve got other little ones jumping around in puddles, getting all the others riled up, and wanting to do nothing more than splash about, kicking dirt and brown water everywhere. Oh, to be young again and have the only thing to cry about being that Mommy wouldn’t let you get any more dirty than you already were. My 2-year-old niece would see another puddle and veer off to run through it and get so upset when we’d try to direct her away.

Anyway, yeah, lots of flowers. Rows upon rows of vibrant blossoms in the field. They make for pretty pictures, especially with the barns and kites in the background. There are rules against entering the walking into the rows. You’ll still see people entering them for pictures, anyway. Oh well.

One thing that was sort of odd was the fact that my sister-in-law and niece kept getting approached for pictures by strangers. Older men were following them throughout the fields waiting to proposition Sara for a picture with her daughter in front of the tulips. It was starting to get creepy when two different guys asked for pictures in different places around the fairgrounds, and no, Sara and her daughter weren’t wearing costumes or anything of the like. This is out of the festival’s control, so I’m not faulting them for it.

Other displays at the festival included windmills, miniature Dutch villages, and vases of tulips. This one cottage had a Mexican flag flying on the pole beside it with a sign reading it’s to represent their gratitude toward the “Hispanic Crew” who maintain the fields.

While I’m not that into flowers (or paying to look at them, for that matter), it was a worthwhile walk with the family.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival LODGING

We know what it’s like when you’re looking for lodging accommodations and you’re just not sure where to stay during the tulip festival– especially if you’re planning a getaway to a new destination community like La Conner. We’re extremely proud of our lodging establishments – they are absolute experts at making your stay extra special. They know that when you find the time to take a trip, you want to be well taken care of during your visit, and they’ll make sure that happens. From quaint Bed & Breakfast Inns and Lodging, to our historically significant hotel, our condos and our rental homes, we have a wide variety of lodging options to choose from in the heart of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival SHOPPING

There’s a reason why La Conner is one of Washington State’s most-loved getaways … and much of it has to do with our retail corridor on both Morris and First Streets. You’ll find an amazing array of specialty shops … most of which have a long list of regular customers who come back again and again to see what’s new, to indulge themselves a little, or to buy gifts for their families and friends. From fine art to fine arts and crafts, one-of-a-kind clothing, woodworking, home décor, collectibles personal care products, stunning antiques, gorgeous jewelry and Italian pottery, our shopkeepers work hard to bring you items that you’ll not find in any mall, or any big-box store…..and of course…plenty of official Skagit Valley Tulip Festival gifts and freshly cut tulips.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival FOOD & DRINK

You probably know that La Conner is a wonderful community to visit – and you may know that our shopping opportunities and museums are top-notch. But … did you know that in La Conner you can get a fabulous meal that rivals what you’d find in the city? Our restaurants serve the freshest of local ingredients – from seafood to produce to organic meats, cheeses and breads – turning what could be a good meal into a great meal! Whether you’re looking for a hearty breakfast, a delicious pastry and latte, lunch for the family or a romantic dinner for two during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, you’ll find wonderful options in La Conner.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival ART, HISTORY & CULTURE

It goes without saying that La Conner is a historically significant town in Washington State history – our land has been inhabited by several Native American tribes for thousands of years and the town of La Conner was established in the mid-1800’s. Many of our buildings and residential homes are original; having been lovingly restored over the years, today they are often photographed by Skagit Valley Tulip Festival visitors who love their charm and appeal. We’re also well-respected as an artistically significant town as well; in the mid-1930’s Morris Graves and Guy Anderson first established themselves as artists-in-residence, to be joined later by artists such as Richard Gilkey, and Barbara and Clayton James. We’re home to three significant museums and their ongoing exhibits – The Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA), The La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, and the Skagit County Historical Museum. The La Conner Institute of Performing arts brings in amazing musicians every year, and the Swinomish people are experiencing a revitalization of the cultural traditions, exemplified by the Cedar Hat Pavilions across the channel. Be sure to plan on visiting the museums during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.

Skagit_Valley_Tulip_Festival_Planning_GuideSkagit Valley Tulip Festival Events & Exhibits

Throughout our website you’ll find all kinds of information – our 101 Things To Do list, along with our detailed and up-to-date calendar of events and our Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Blog will give you lots of ideas for interesting and fun things to do while you’re here for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival … you can also stop by our Visitor Information Center at 511 Morris Street and talk with our knowledgeable and friendly staff and volunteers. We will have plenty of Tulip Festival maps for you along with the latest on the tulip bloom updates.

Got a question before you visit the tulip festival? Give us a call at 360-466-4778 or 888-642-9284.

40 Responses to Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Planning Guide
Tracy:
March 16, 2015 at 11:49 am
Are we allowed to walk through the fields rather than just drive by them?
skagitmarketing:
March 16, 2015 at 2:06 pm
You can walk through the display gardens at Tulip Town and Roozengaarde but not in the fields themselves.
Sandy Anderson:
March 5, 2015 at 1:52 pm
With the weather warming up so early this year will the flowers bloom earlier than usual?
skagitmarketing:
March 5, 2015 at 3:01 pm
Yes the blooms will be early – please check out our feature on the Tulip Festival that includes a link to the bloom map which is updated daily.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2015 – Blooms Are Early!


Gabriel:
October 15, 2014 at 11:37 pm
….when is the best viewing time (April 2015) for tulip festival,…where couple from Los Angeles
Love La Conner:
October 16, 2014 at 12:29 pm
The tulips always depend on the weather, so predicting the best time can sometimes be difficult. Usually the second or third week of April is a great time to visit, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival runs the entire month of April.
Robin Catherall:
December 1, 2014 at 2:58 pm
Hi I’m interested in attending the Tulip Festival in 2015, yet I don’t see anything on-line with details about this event. I understand it occurs during the entire month of April, but do you have any information (website??) regarding the events planned for 2015? With 5 months to go it would be nice to begin preparations.
Love La Conner:
December 2, 2014 at 11:38 am
The Official Skagit Valley Tulip Festival runs the entire month of April – but mother nature dictates when the tulips will actually bloom… In La Conner the Annual Tulip Frolic & Parade will take place Saturday April 11th.
The Tulip Festival website is: http://www.tulipfestival.org
We will start posting information and links to the http://www.lovelaconner.com website in February.

Thanks!
kendall:
April 21, 2014 at 11:16 am
Hi, I was looking forward to visiting the festival this year to see the tulips, I know it ends the end of April but I’m hearing some of the flowers might be cut soon, what days would you recommend also factoring the weather?
Love La Conner:
April 21, 2014 at 11:23 am
The sooner the better, it seems the peak of bloom was last week.
There are still plenty of fields to see as well as display gardens.
Keep an eye on the “bloom map” for a current update on the status of the fields: http://www.tulips.com/bloommap.cfm
Maulik:
April 20, 2014 at 9:09 pm
Hi
We are planning to visit over May 2-4th. Would the flowers still be in bloom at that time?
Love La Conner:
April 21, 2014 at 9:47 am
There is a very good chance that most of the fields will be cut by then, there still may be blooms at the display gardens at Tulip Town.
Please keep an eye on the “bloom map” to keep track of the fields:
http://www.tulips.com/bloommap.cfm
Shadlee:
April 19, 2014 at 7:13 pm
Hi,

I’m planning to come down and do a day trip this coming Wednesday to view the tulip fields. I’m coming down from Vancouver BC. Can you please tell me the easiest bus route to the location? thnaks.
Love La Conner:
April 21, 2014 at 9:44 am
There aren’t any specific bus routes to the tulip fields – Skagit Transit runs through Mount Vernon and La Conner. Please check out the attached link; there are some tours of the fields that you may be able to connect with:

Tulip Festival Tours

History of the Skagit Tulip Festival

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival was officially inaugurated in 1984 by the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce. Chamber directors Jerry Diggerness and Joan Houchen saw that people were coming by the thousands to view the tulips and, through a retreat, decided to add events and festivities to enhance the visitors’ trip to the Skagit Valley. In 1994 the Tulip Festival broke off from the Chamber of Commerce and became an entity of its own.

From humble beginnings, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival grew. It moved from 3 days to 10, then 17 and now, for the past 5+ years, to 30 days. The expansion to 30 days was to ensure that the huge fields of tulips grown in Skagit Valley would actually bloom sometime during the festival, since a shorter festival sometime missed the blooming of the fields.

Today the festival boasts an amazing assortment of events — art shows, gala celebrations, concerts, tours of local shellfish and cheese operations and an open house at PACCAR. Two signature events have grown along with the festival –the Downtown Mount Vernon Street Fair and the Kiwanis Salmon Barbecue – fundraisers for both organizations that have proven highly successful. There are lots of physical activities associated with the festival as well – a run, 20- 40- and 60-mile bike rides, and a youth basketball tournament.
Lynette:
We are planning to visit the tulip fields this Saturday. I understand that there can be a lot of traffic getting to and from the fields. is it possible to ride our bikes and are there bike paths along the fields? thank you.
Love La Conner:
The tulip fields are very bike friendly, there aren’t any official bike paths but many bicyclists ride through the area. You could park in La Conner and bike!
we have Skagit Cnty bike maps at our visitor center – 511 Morris St.
delshannon:
Do you think we are allowed to bring your tulip bulbs back Canada? I plan to buy some during my visit there. Thanks!
Love La Conner Cook:
The only information that I can find is that cut flowers may be inspected. Bulbs not allowed.
Laura Sproul:
Hello,
We are planning on coming up this weekend and wanted to know if this is dog friendly?
Thank you,
Laura
Love La Conner:
April 14, 2014 at 2:10 pm
Dogs are not allowed in the tulip fields, when I visited Tulip Town last week I saw many signs that stated that.
Check out our website for bloom map updates and a list of tulip festival events:

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2014


Mindy:
April 10, 2014 at 1:18 pm
I’m thinking of flying my father out to see the tulips but he wouldn’t be able to come until April 26th. Do you think some tulips would still be in bloom? And would it still be worth a plane ticket?
Thanks so much!!!
Love La Conner:
April 14, 2014 at 2:09 pm
Because the weather warmed up last week, the tulips are at peak bloom this week. I assume some fields will be cut by the 26th.
There will still be tulip festival activities and the show fields to view. You can see a bloom map on our website:
vel:
April 10, 2014 at 8:01 am
directions please from vancouver bc canada
Love La Conner:
April 10, 2014 at 10:16 am
I-5 South to Exit 230 (Highway 20), head West and turn left on La Conner – Whitney Road.
Nancy Myers:
April 6, 2014 at 5:55 pm
We’re driving over on a Saturday from the Seattle area. Are there any tips for avoiding long lines and traffic congestion?
Love La Conner:
April 7, 2014 at 2:35 pm
I believe that if the weather is nice it will be hard to avoid traffic but there are 3 ways to get to the tulips:
Conway (Exit 221) head West on the Conway-Fir Island Rd, follow the tulip route signs
Mount Vernon at Kincaid St (exit 226), take Hwy 536, follow tulip route signs
Anacortes Exit to Hwy 20 (exit 230), follow tulip route signs
Enjoy your trip to the Skagit Valley!

You have to go here in the springtime!

If you’re looking for a little bit of a drive to see something spectacular, jump in the car and head up to the Skagit Valley tulip festival. I drove all the way from Lacey up to Mount Vernon to catch a glimpse of the wonderful tulips. I’ve never seen so many tulips in one place (except in Holland, MI). And there are so many wonderful colors and combinations of colors. You are guaranteed to take at least 100 photos and it’s a perfect place to take your wedding photos or maybe your invitation card photos.

Since it took a while for me to get up to Mt. Vernon, I only got to see the tulips at Roozengaarde and didn’t get a chance to go to Tulip Town.

Roozengaarde is actually open all but three days of the year, so if you can’t make it to the tulip festival, you can still buy tulips and garden supplies year round. Roozengaarde is available online and ships flowers all over the world. yelp.com/biz/roozengaard…

Honestly, just seeing Roozengaarde was good enough for me. The entrance fee was only $5 with free parking. I KNOWWWWW! Only $5 per person. It’s a really cheap way to enjoy nature and get some wonderful photos. It’s 1000 acres of blooms and then there is the 3 acres Show Garden across the street. The show garden displays a lot more of the specialty tulips and different varieties. They also have the Roozengaarde store and a big set up for the purchase of food and beverages, just in case you have the munchies while you’re scouting the grounds.

The $5 entrance fee also gets you entrance to the Show Garden as previously mentioned and a separate part of Roozengaarde that is just a short drive down the road from the main garden. I mentioned that the parking is free. There are some guys that will ask from money for you to park inside the gates, but you can just park on the street for free and it’s really not that far to walk. You’ll see what I’m talking about when you get there.

I would definitely go again, because it’s just so dang pretty. Check out all the photos, get some ideas, bring your kids, spend a little money and head on home with content.

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival - Mount Vernon, WA, United States
  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival - Mount Vernon, WA, United States

Skagit Valley farms more tulips in the world than anywhere else, including Holland! That will put in your mind how big the farms are here! Skip the farms that charge admission and go drive around to the farms that are free to view. Every tulip color you can think of, along with daffodils, will be aplenty.

There will be tulips as tall as your waist in some areas!

Bring cash if you want to buy flowers. Tulips like it really cold so store them in your car with the A/C cranked on till you can put them in water. Tulips and daffodils will kill each other off, so don’t place them in the same vase.

Stay away from driving on a weekend if you can. Traffic can be brutal. Dogs aren’t allowed. Wear your mud boots and bring your camera! Be careful where you park because the traffic cops will be out like crazy.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival – Purple tulips for acres and acres. – Mount Vernon, WA, United States
Purple tulips for acres and acres.
Bonny:
April 1, 2014 at 10:00 am
We have loved the tulip fields for years. We now take care of my elderly mother-in-law. Are any display gardens “wheelchair friendly/accessible”?
Love La Conner:
April 7, 2014 at 2:30 pm
Roozengaarde’s display garden is gravel & grass – it is wheelchair accessible but better for a chair with wide wheels. Tulip Town has an outdoor and indoor display garden and looks to be accessible too. Enjoy your visit!
Diana:
March 19, 2014 at 10:28 am
Are we able to photograph near the flowers? Or go in the fields at all? It looks stunning!
Love La Conner:
March 24, 2014 at 1:52 pm
Diana, Yes the tulips are beautiful! You can take photos in the fields at Roozengaarde and Tulip Town. Keep in mind you will have to pay for parking $5.00.
Enjoy!

Pretty sure it’d be hard as hell to not rate this 5 stars, let’s be real. I mean, just look at the…
Kelsey Rodriguez:
February 13, 2014 at 11:23 am
Hi,

I have 2 young children (ages 3 and 1.) Is the tulip festival kid friendly? Are there activities or events for children?

Thanks,
Kelsey
Love La Conner:
February 14, 2014 at 10:18 am
Thanks for the great question! We are working on a blog post about that very topic – it will be on the website sometime next week. In the meantime, check out http://www.lovelaconner.com/laconner-blog/skagit-valley-tulip-festival-2014/
skagitmarketing:
March 2, 2014 at 2:27 pm
Check out the guest post for tulip festival kids activities – 2014:

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Activities for Kids – 2014


Love La Conner:
January 13, 2014 at 8:50 am
Aloha to you! The tulips bloom in April. In March you will be able to see the daffodil fields. Use the link to the “bloom map” in the post above to see what is blooming as it gets closer to the date. Thank you!
Sheri:
January 12, 2014 at 10:27 pm
Aloha,
We will be in Washington in March, and my daughter wants to see the Tulip farms, We will drive up there on March 22. Will there be any Tulips to see yet. I hope so. let me know.
Thanks,
Sheri
skagitmarketing:
January 8, 2014 at 8:48 am
Kim – Tulip Festival events start on the first of April. However, check the Bloom Map (link above) to see exactly when and what is blooming in regards to tulips. The daffodils are also beautiful and bloom in March.
Kimberly Wambles:
January 7, 2014 at 3:21 pm
When does the Tulip Festival usually start? Thanks!!
Love La Conner:
January 7, 2014 at 4:51 pm
Hi Kimberly,

That’s a great question! The Tulip Festival is officially the entire month of April. Check back often for information about the best viewing times. Thanks for asking.

-LoveLaConner-
Julie:
February 19, 2013 at 2:49 pm
Thank you for this great guide! I can’t wait for spring, tulips and La Conner!
Love La Conner:
February 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm
You are welcome. Let us know if we missed anything or if you have any questions!

 

This relaxed, educational Tulip Festival Experience will provide memories to share, using our custom-designed back country routes avoiding the cumbersome navigation of chocker-block inner city traffic! Max 2 people for each BIG picture window affording LOTS of photo opportunities while driving, + at our pre-planned specialty photo stops~

 

 

 

2014 Skagit Valley Tulip festival

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2014 is Right Around the Corner!

skagit_valley_tulip_festival_2014La Conner is ready for your Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2014 visit. There are all sorts of tulip festival events, art exhibits and happenings while you’re here including the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2014 Parade! Below we’ve provided a list of tulip festival events going on in and around La Conner – from wine tastings to wellness workshops and from live music to art exhibits. For details on each tulip festival event or exhibit, visit our online calendar. Take a look below and on our tulip festival event and exhibit list, and then plan your trip to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2014!

Are you ready to start planning your tulip festival visit now? If so, we’ve put together a terrific Planning Guide to get you started! You’ll find information on lodging, shopping, dining and arts and culture … everything you’ll need to make your Skagit Valley Tulip Festival trip special! Link to the Bloom Map to see up to the most current field reports.

And remember – La Conner is a terrific location for a getaway vacation any time of the year! Plan your return visit to La Conner, and come see us again.

Skagit Valley Festival 2014 & April Events / Happenings

1-30 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival – Check Bloom Map for Exact Fields in Bloom – Check the Tulip Festival Calendar for events all around Skagit Valley.

2-6 Level 1 Color Studies, Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts

5 4th Annual Historic Home Tour in Skagit Valley

5 Painting with Glass – Ann Hardee Gallery, 3pm-7pm

11-13 Surface Design w. Natural Dyes Workshop, Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts

12 Luke Branford, COR Cellars – Hellam’s Vineyard, 1pm-6pm

12 Tulip Frolic sponsored by Country Financial – Gilkey Square, 10am-3pm

12 29th Annual Not-So-Impromptu Parade – Downtown La Conner, 2pm

19 Jeff Miller, Grape Expectations – Hellam’s Vineyard, 1pm-6pm

20 Easter Egg Hunt – Pioneer Park

26 Anto Lin Cellars – Hellam’s Vineyard, 1pm-6pm

Ongoing Exhibits, Classes & Events

La Conner Sculpture Tour, Ongoing

Skagit Valley Historical Museum

Extra! Extra! Skagit Valley Historical Museum, February 1 – April 6
La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum

Suzanis and Crazy Quilts, March 26 – June 29
Made by Hand, Marianne Burr, March 26 – June 29
Museum of Northwest Art

John Cole; A Historical Perspective, March 22-June 15
Shapes of Abstraction from the Permanent Collection, March 22-June 15
Lucy Mae Martin: Hands On, March 22-June 15
Gallery Cygnus

Eve and Lanny Bergner Exhibit, April 4 – May 18

Skagit Valley history and info

Festival
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is one of the destination events for the Pacific Northwest, held from April 1-30. Every spring hundreds of thousands of people come to enjoy the celebration of spring as millions of tulips burst into bloom. As with all things governed by Mother Nature, the tulips bloom according to their own schedule sometime during the festival. The tulips allow us to share our corner of the world and showcase Skagit Valley agriculture. We depend on a strong volunteer base to keep our office up and running and to put on our festival activities. This year Skagit Valley Senior Village has stepped up to sponsor our Volunteer program which logged nearly 1,400 hours in 2014.

Our festival is designed as a driving tour for the visitor as there is no one “site” that you go to for your visit. The fields of tulips are scattered throughout the Skagit Valley as are the many events and activities that comprise the festival. The tulip fields are the crops of RoozenGaarde/Washington Bulb Co., Inc. and Tulip Town and the fields are different each year due to crop rotation. Both RoozenGaarde and Tulip Town also have displays of tulips in gardens for visitors to view and photograph. We hope you enjoy taking in one of the many events and activities that happen only during April.

As the festival continues on its journey – now for 32 years – we welcome people from across the United States and from around the world. The beauty of the flowers truly transcends differences, bringing cultures, ages and diverse lifestyles together to marvel at nature’s creation. In 2014 we were proud to greet visitors from all 50 states and from 85 foreign countries.

We hope you enjoy our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SkagitValleyTulipFestival) and add your own favorite photos there. We continue to refine our brochure to give our fans the printed information they need to fully enjoy their trip to Skagit Valley. If you want a printed version rather than an electronic copy, click on the brochure tab and enter the appropriate information.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you enjoy your stay.
History
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival was officially inaugurated in 1984 by the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce. Chamber directors Jerry Diggerness and Joan Houchen saw that people were coming by the thousands to view the tulips and, through a retreat, decided to add events and festivities to enhance the visitors’ trip to the Skagit Valley. In 1994 the Tulip Festival became a nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors. I 2002 it completed the separation from the Chamber, moving to its own offices.

Staff
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival has a year-round staff who work to make sure the festival is a success each year. The festival office is in downtown Mount Vernon, WA at 311 W Kincaid Street. It is open all 30 days of April from 9 am to 5 pm. The rest of the year (May thru March) we work to have the office staffed Monday thru Friday, 10 am to 4 pm, except for Federal holidays; you will often find us here at other hours as well. Besides obtaining information you can purchase Official Merchandise items at the office, including t-shirts, mugs, magnets, posters and coasters.

Sponsors
Businesses and groups large and small support the festival through sponsorships ranging from $275 to $5500. These sponsorship dollars are vital to the successful operation of the festival. Please take the time to look over these businesses and drop by for a visit when you come here to the festival. If you are interested in sponsoring the festival, please give Sponsorship Coordinator David Johnson a call at 360-428-5959.

Poster Artists
Each year tulip fans are treated to a new Skagit Valley Tulip Festival poster — always different from the last — with a fresh rendition of what the tulips are all about. Some are pastoral scenes, others feature cats and birds, and some have featured children along with the flowers. No matter what, the poster art says “Skagit Valley.”

Designers
Showcasing the grace and beauty of the tulip — the star of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival — is a challenge that artists, graphic designers and webmasters find daunting each year. Yet they accomplish their goal, creating products for our hundreds of thousands of tulip fans to use.

Board of Directors
An all volunteer Board of Directors governs the nonprofit corporation that makes the Tulip Festival become a reality each spring. The Executive Board is made up of a president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary and immediate past president. There are eight board members serving rotating three-year terms. In addition the board has created two permanent positions for the valley’s tulip growers and three advisory positions to help with official merchandise, legal matters and insurance concerns.

Parma Music Festival

Parma Music Festival in New Hampshire

Parma Music Festival

Rukkus Names PARMA Music Festival Among Its Top 30 F…
Welcome back! It’s starting to warm up and feel more like spring here in New Hampshire; similarly, plans for the 2015 PARMA Music Festival are heating up.

Taking place August 14-16 in Portsmouth NH, this year’s nonprofit Festival will feature Boston- and DC-based rock group Kingsley Flood as well as the second annual presentation of The Shakespeare Concerts. Concerts and events will be held at a number of venues including 3S Artspace, one of the newest hot spots in Portsmouth; Prescott Park; The Music Hall’s Historic Theater; and Buoy Gallery and The Dance Hall in Kittery ME. More updates regarding artists, events, programming, and venues are on their way.

In the meantime, Rukkus, an online guide to live music which “scours tons of diverse music scenes across the U.S. to find the best live acts in music today,” has named the PARMA Music Festival one of its top 30 favorite festivals in the country! You can read the full post HERE.

Stay tuned for more exciting news about this year’s Festival!
Mar 9, 2015 2:48:10 PM
What a great four days! Endless thanks to our sponsors, donors, PARMA Music Festival staff, musicians, composers, venues and fans. And an even bigger thank you to The city of Portsmouth for supporting new music and the arts and welcoming our Festival to this beautiful city.

Stay tuned for next year!

-PARMA

Since its inception, the non-profit PARMA Music Festival seeks to celebrate authentic musicianship and artistry by bringing together audiences and artists from across multiple genres. Taking place in the picturesque seacoast towns of Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine, the Festival showcases artists in a variety of venues including churches, parks, art galleries, and concert halls.

The PARMA Music Festival is an annual celebration of the best in contemporary music, from classical and jazz to electronic and rock and much more. With everything from live music to panel discussions to visual art and educational events, the Festival brings together a diverse crowd to perform, collaborate, and listen.

Music is Music: The 2013 PARMA Music Festival

“Music is music,” says Bob Lord, composer, bassist and CEO of PARMA Recordings. This is the only way in which Lord apologizes for otherwise unapologetically programing acts such as a rock singer/guitarist, a jazz band, a string quartet, and a symphony orchestra in one concert.

visit www.newmusicbox.org to view full article

Parma Music Festival to spread wealth of sound music across city

“The city of Portsmouth will once again be transformed by the second installment of the Parma Music Festival, this year running from Aug. 13 to 16.

Last year’s fest blurred the lines of the canned musical term “genre,” and this year figures to expound upon the buzz that arose from the inaugural celebration.”

visit www.seacoastonline.com to view full article

Music, Music, Music
PARMA festival brings four days of free shows to Portsmouth

“Audiences will be exposed to a diverse contemporary musical landscape when the PARMA Music Festival returns to Portsmouth, N.H. from Aug. 13 to 16.”

visit www.eagletribune.com to view full article

The non-profit Festival’s mission is to present compelling and eclectic music in diverse live settings to new and existing audiences, all while showcasing the beauty and culture the Seacoast has to offer. Each summer the Festival brings artists, composers, students, ensembles, and performers from all over the world to Seacoast NH to perform a wide variety of music in traditional and non-traditional venues.

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Stay tuned for information about the PARMA Music Festival Call for Scores.

The Festival also partners with local and international arts organizations to program these unique concerts. While showcasing both local and international talent, multiple genres of music are presented from the concert hall to the local bar, with many surprising experiments and educational opportunities along the way.

The city-wide musical showcase is the brainchild of PARMA Recordings, a New England-based music company specializing in orchestral, chamber, choral, and commercial recordings as well as distribution, product design, strategic marketing, and licensing and publishing. The Festival is part of PARMA Recordings’ continuing mission to bring fresh and interesting music to new audiences in a variety of formats.

Audiences will be exposed to a diverse contemporary musical landscape when the PARMA Music Festival returns to Portsmouth, N.H. from Aug. 13 to 16.
In planning the festival, organizers choose performers with an eye toward work that’s accessible and fun, said Bob Lord, CEO of PARMA Recordings.
This year, the second time the festival has come to Portsmouth, there will be even more performances to enjoy.
“We’ve expanded from three days to four,” Lord said.
Except for the The Main Event on Saturday night, every performance at the festival is free.
“We want to lower the barrier for entry and let as many people as possible to experience something new musically and artistically,” Lord said. “It’s a multi-genre series of events … The nighttime events are going to be particularly fun, (featuring things like a) classical guy sitting alongside a rock-and-roll guy, improvising.”
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
■ In The Key of C-SPAN, Wednesday at 2 p.m. in North Church of Portsmouth, “Illustrates our company’s commitment to music in media,” said Lord.
■ For kids, Lord pointed to “Peter and the Wolf” at Prescott Park on Saturday at noon. The show takes place on Prescott Park’s 40th anniversary and connects with the history of the place. “Peter and the Wolf was part of its original season,” Lord said. “The show is in part a celebration of Prescott Park’s history.”

Parma Music Festival in New Hampshire
Parma Music Festival is spreading the wealth of sound

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“We are putting Portsmouth on the map for contemporary music – a high-energy, genre-bending cross-section of local and international acts, from classical to electronica, jazz to rock – composers, musicians and fans can explore, create, and connect at concerts, talks, and over cocktails. Come be a part of it!”

– Bob Lord, CEO of PARMA Recordings and Festival Producer

With a wide and diverse range of acts, spanning classical ensembles and indie rock bands to multimedia artists and jazz groups, the Festival presents eclectic and engaging performances that are sure to entertain myriad musical tastes.

Holland’s Tulip Time festival 2015 schedule and info

Holland Tulip festival May Michigan events

The Holland Tulip festival on May 2 to May 9, 2015 is the best in state!
The Holland Tulip festival is one great bash that you don’t want to to miss.

The fest is held in Holland, Michigan which is part of Holland County County, every year on May 2 to May 9 since 1987. The event brings in travelers from all over the area The city has many to smileabout and many festivities to be proud of. But if you asked average visitors in Holland, Michigan what they look forward to, they would tell you Holland Tulip festival without hesitation!
Holland Tulip festival

Dates of The Holland Tulip festival

The dates generally have been on May 2 to May 9, 2015 but in past years the event has rotated the days depending on venue availability. Please check up or update your event’s official times or pass along any update to this event. This event is missing needed date and times for this years event.

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Be sure to check out Michigan’s top festivals where you’ll find the Holland fest.

While you may have heard some buzz about the Tulip Time festival you will want to read some of the facts that make it one of the most loved events in the greatest city in the nation!  Read below for the top 8 reasons you don’t want to miss out on the fun and excitement at this great event!

The Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan, began in 1929 to celebrate Holland’s Dutch culture and heritage, while also beautifying the community with tulips. Celebrating the 85th anniversary in 2014, the fun continues with millions of tulips, three signature parades, Dutch dance performances throughout the City, national and local entertainment, meal shows, Dutch marketplace, fireworks, art & craft fair and more! With several Dutch attractions in town, in addition to the many shows and events offered by the Festival, you can easily spend a few days and nights here in Holland, Michigan. The Tulip Time Festival is consistently named among the Top 100 Events in North America. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Tulip Time Festival May 3-10, 2014.

Tulip Time festival
Tulip Time festival in Holland Michigan

Address of the Tulip Time festival

74 West 8th Street
Holland, Michigan 49423
United States

2014 Holland Tulip Time Dates

The Tulip Time festival is a 1 day festival held annually on May 3, 2014

Top 8 reasons to go to the Tulip Time festivities

  1. Dutch
  2. Dance
  3. Parade in Holland Michigan
  4. Marktplaats,
  5. Art
  6. Dutch culture fest
  7. Craft
  8. Tulips

Tulip Time celebration Genre

Culture fest

Estimated attendance: 500000

Top 5 words associated with the fest

  1. Tulips
  2. Dutch Heritage
  3. Family Fun
  4. Parades
  5. Crafts
Vending Options

There are no openings for vendors.

Website
www.tuliptime.com

Arizona Aloha Festival

Arizona Aloha Festival

Arizona Aloha Festival

21st ANNUAL ARIZONA ALOHA FESTIVAL
Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, 2015 – 10 am to 5 pm
Opening Ceremonies: 9:30 a.m. Saturday on Mountain Stage

Free family event features Hawaiian and Polynesian entertainment, food, vendors, and cultural demonstrations

WHAT: Two-day celebration of Hawaiian and Polynesian culture with entertainment, vendors of “island lifestyle” products, food vendors offering a variety of island culinary delights, cultural displays and demonstrations, and plenty of that infamous Hawaiian Aloha Spirit.
the entertainment schedule features talent and performing groups from Arizona, Las Vegas, California, and Hawaii.
adult and youth performers represent the individual cultures in their traditional and contemporary dances such as the graceful “hula” and romantic sounds of steel guitars from Hawaii; the exciting men’s “slap dance” from Samoa; strength and precision routines from the Tongan dancers and the drum-pounding, hip shaking “otea” of Tahiti,.

WHEN: Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 from 10 am to 5 pm daily. FREE admission.

WHERE: Tempe Beach Park at Tempe Town Lake, Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway in downtown Tempe, just off the 202. FREE admission.
WHO: Join more than 90,000 transplanted South Pacific Islanders and those who simply love the Aloha Spirit and exploring cultures.
over 40 performing groups will provide continuous entertainment
over 85 merchandise vendors will offer unique island crafts and products
35 food vendors will be cooking up beloved island food treats;
numerous artisans, artists and storytellers will share aspects of the various cultures
learn a hula or how to play a ukulele, find out about paddling an outrigger canoe, or join the keiki (children) in making a paper flower lei or playing chongka.

WHY: The annual Arizona Aloha Festival provides a forum for the presentation, education, and preservation of the culture of Polynesia, the primary mission of its sponsoring organization, the Arizona Aloha Festivals, Inc., a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501 ( C ) 3 all-volunteer charitable organization.

WEBSITE: For more information visit www.azalohafest.org or Facebook

Wichita Pride Festival 2015 info

Wichita Pride Festival 2015 info – They are a non-profit tax exempt organization that supports the local LGBT community in Wichita Kansas area. They come out together yearly with our friends, families, and allies to celebrate not only who they are but how far they have come. This is a family/kid friendly event with lots of entertainment, vendors, face painters, bounce house, and balloon artists

Top 5 events to see at the festival:

Check out all the entertainment from drag to live vocals and musicians , vendors both merchandise and food, and be sure to check out our kid zone!

Address of Wichita Pride Festival

650 N. Seneca
wichita , Kansas 672003
United States

Wichita Pride Festival dates

9/19/2015 –  9/20/2015

Type of Festival: cultural festivals, Parades
Website : www.org
Expected Attendance: 1200 +
Top 5 events at the festival :

big celebrations, lots of fun and entertainment
Openings for vendors still available to purchase?:

Yes and vendors are allowed to create and sell custom event products

Referred By: http://festivals4fun.com/

2014 Wichita Pride Festival information

PrideFest 2014 Was A Huge Success And They Have Everyone Who Participated To Thank! We’re already getting geared up for PrideFest 2015. Set your calendars for the 19th and 20th of September. And get your pens, pencils, markers, paint brushes, or crayons ready because we’re in search of the 2015 Theme. Check out the Theme Search section for details!

From our vendors and volunteers, to those who walked in the Parade, to those who attended the Block Party and the events throughout the week, they absolutely couldn’t have done it without all of them.

We’d also like to thank our food vendors, like 1st MCC and Passage To India for their delicious fare.

If you’re interested in knowing just a few of those amazing companies and organizations who have helped us out this year, Like Cargill Beef, T-Mobile and Hunter Health Clinic, take a look at our Sponsors page. They’re community and allied, businesses and individuals who could always use support and recognition.

PrideFest is a celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer and Allied communities.

They have been featured in Purple Roofs Gay Travel Events, The Wichita Eagle, Go! Wichita, The Galyly, The Liberty Press, and About.Com Travel. Most of our events are family-oriented and child-friendly.

T-shirts and Buttons are in! They’re available for purchase throughout Pride Week. Have a look at them by clicking here for our Theme Page or under the “News” tab.

Amazon Smile LogoFor those of you who are purchasing from Amazon, we’re listed with AmazonSmile!  For other Promotional products, visit Prime Time Print.

Just click on the Logo to be taken to the page, log in as usual. Select our name for your charity and The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.

They are a 501 (c)(3) and our planning meetings are on Mondays at 7pm. They’re open to the public at The Center of Wichita (800 N. Market, Wichita KS). Check for them online or “like” us on our Facebook.

If you’ve got ideas, questions, or if you want to say “Hi”, send us a message from the Contact page or come to one of our Monday meetings.

If you’re interested in donating, they have both a page for contributions as low as five dollars here and also organizational level sponsorship here!

The festival is glad you stopped by to see us and looks forward to hearing from ya’ll!