April 2009 Calendar of Events West Michigan Tourist Association www.wmta.org Contact: Sarah Hayes Director of Marketing 616-245-2217 x 105 firstname.lastname@example.org Every Saturday Cellar Tours Fennville 269-561-2396 www.fennvalley.com Fenn Valley Winery hosts every Saturday at 3 p.m. an extensive guided tasting-tour of the cellar where you will taste wines out of tanks & barrels. Cost is $8 per person, which includes a logo glass, which are yours to keep & a coupon for $5 that may be redeemed with the purchase of three (3) or more bottles of wine. Every Sunday Khnemu Studio & Gallery Fennville 269-236-9260 www.khnemustudio.com Play with clay – a unique one-time opportunity to experience throwing on the Potter’s Wheel with instruction! This is to be used as an experience, due to the nature of clay it is impossible to bring your work made during the event home. Dress to get dirty! Reservations Required. Every Sunday from 1 – 3 p.m. Through April 30 Foremost’s Butterflies Are Blooming Frederik Meijer Gardens Grand Rapids 616-957-1580 www.meijergardens.org A crowd favorite, this exhibition features butterflies from tropical regions around the world flying freely in the 6-story Tropical Conservatory. The 80-degree conditions make for a warm, winter escape in West Michigan. This is the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibit in the nation with over 60,000 butterflies and moths. Exhibit runs Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Tuesdays 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, and Sundays 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Adult ages 14-64 $12.00, Senior 65 & older $9.00, Students with ID $9.00, Children ages 5-13 $6.00, Children ages 3-4 $4.00, Children 2 & younger are Free Through May 2 ”Queen of Bingo” Cornwell's Turkeyville USA Marshall 269-781-4293 http://www.turkeyville.com This could be your lucky day! You will not want to miss this hilarious comedy! Matinee Shows: Tuesday – Saturday. Lunch at noon, show starts at 2:00 p.m. Dinner Shows: Friday and Saturday. Dinner at 6:00 p.m. show starts at 8:00 p.m. Dinner and Show: $38.50. Show Only: $30 Through May 3 MOBY-DICK: Frank Stella and Herman Melville Grand Rapids Art Museum 616-831-1000 www.gramonline.org The exhibition MOBY-DICK: Frank Stella and Herman Melville brings together more than thirty monumental printed works from Stella’s series, including his definitive masterpiece, The Fountain. Twenty-four feet in length, The Fountain is Stella’s largest and most complex work on paper. The woodblocks with metal inlay plates for The Fountain are included in the exhibition on loan from The National Gallery of Australia. A preamble to the exhibition includes a group of Rockwell Kent’s ink-drawings for Moby-Dick and the original Lakeside edition of the book. Through May 10 Jonathan Borofsky Sculpture Exhibition Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Grand Rapids 616 -957-1580 www.meijergardens.org Recognized as one of the most significant figurative artists of his generation, Borofsky frequently utilizes stylized descriptions of male and female figures to suggest the commonalities shared across humanity. Through May 24 Durer Rembrandt: The Story of the Bible Grand Rapids Art Museum 616-831-1000 www.artmuseumgr.org Within three decades of the 1455 Gutenberg Bible, printing presses throughout Europe made the Bible accessible to the public and a primary narrative source for artists. Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), one of the most important humanists of the Northern Renaissance, created meticulous woodcuts and engravings of the Old and New Testament that depicted the life of Christ and stories of the prophets and the saints as tangible human dramas. A century later, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) applied his personal interpretation of Biblical texts to works of art that remain the most profoundly spiritual ever created. Dürer · Rembrandt: The Story of the Bible includes thirty-five etchings and engravings of the Old and New Testament by these two great artists. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a rare and early impression of Rembrandt's masterpiece, The Three Crosses (fourth state) recently acquired by the museum. Works from the permanent collection as well as loans from the Snite Museum of Art at Notre Dame University and private collections are included. $8 for adults, $7 for students with ID, $5 Youth (ages 6 – 17) Through May 24 White House in Miniature Gerald R. Ford Museum Grand Rapids 616-254-0400 www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov The White House in Miniature exhibit will be back at the Gerald R. Ford Museum. Americans will now have the chance to get an insiders tour of "The Presidents' House" without the hassles of traveling to the nation's capital. That is why John and Jan Zweifel have labored since 1962 to create The White House in Miniature, a breathtaking scale model of the White House that is 60 feet long and 20 feet wide. The replica took more than 35 years to research, design and construct. Among the features are tiny, working televisions, hand-carved chairs and tables, crystal chandeliers, portraits and miniature carpets that reproduce the originals stitch by stitch- each nuance of the White House is painstakingly reproduced to capture the elegance of one of the world's most recognized residences. Through May 25 Dinosaurs: Just Imagine! Public Museum of Grand Rapids Grand Rapids 616-617-4842 www.grmuseum.org Animatronic creatures roar, leap and fly from the pages of comic and story books, the context of the silver screen and the simplicity of a playground sandbox in the DINOSAURS: Just Imagine! exhibit. The scenes in this fantasy-fueled time travel, along with its companion Dinosaur Chronicles planetarium show, remind young and old of the power of imagination. The exhibit includes several interactive stations where kids can “make believe.” Dinosaur Chronicles Travel back in time to imagine what the Earth looked like when dinosaurs ruled! Learn about the ancient history of our planet, and theories on how dinosaurs lived and why they died. Shown Mon-Fri @ 11 am and 2 pm; Sat-Sun @ 1 and 2 pm Under Starlit Skies Follow the Planetarium operator on a tour of the night sky and learn about current astronomical events as you search the sky for prominent stars, constellations and planets. Saturdays and Sundays @ 3 pm, 30-40 minutes. Through May 31 Gourmet Sunday Brunch Grand Rapids Art Museum 616-831-1000 www.artmuseumgr.org Enjoy Sunday Brunch in the Museum Cafe'. The floor to ceiling windows offer sweeping views of Maya Lin's Ecliptic and the hustle and bustle of downtown activity on the Monroe Center. Sundays from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Through September 14 Michigan's Roadside Attractions Michigan Historical Museum Lansing 517-373-3559 www.michigan.gov/hal Michigan's Roadside Attractions looks at the fun, interesting, even quirky, places that travelers visit while on their way somewhere else. If you have traveled Michigan's highways and byways, chances are you've stopped at sites like Big John, the World's Largest Miner, near Iron Mountain; the Twin Towers in the Irish Hills; or any number of places—perhaps one that no longer exists—for amusement, to rest, to buy a souvenir or to have your picture taken. Hours: M-F: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sat.: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun.: 1 to 5 p.m. Cost: Free Through January 3, 2010 Newcomers: The People of This Place Public Museum of Grand Rapids 616-456-3977 www.grmuseum.org/exhibits/newcomers More than 45 ethnic groups now call West Michigan their home. Newcomers: The People of This Place is the Public Museum's newest major permanent exhibition. It includes more than 600 artifacts and images; dating from the first French fur traders to the latest influx of refugees escaping wars and others seeking a better standard of living. Interactive maps and photos show where different groups of newcomers settled in West Michigan. Compare the typical jobs and wages of three different immigrant groups. Photos, artifacts, and short video clips highlight different rites of passage concerning birth and death, coming of age, marriage, and holidays. And every group of newcomers brought a great recipe. Viva la difference! Adults $8.00, Seniors $7.00 and Children $3.00 April 4 Dishes From All Around France Chateau Chantal Traverse City 231-223-4110 www.chateauchantal.com France is the mother-lode of techniques and fine cooking. Each bounteous region has its renowned specialties-the North with its crepes and galettes, many kinds of seafood; Burgundy with gougeré, game and honey cake; Rhone-Alpes with fine fowl, chocolate and sausage; the South with its tomatoes, garlic, olives, wild mushrooms, lamb, green lentils and cassoulet. After this class you'll surprise your family with deeply satisfying, time-tested techniques and dishes from all around France like Soufflé, Tartare de saumon aux lentilles vertes du Puy, Soupe de poissons de roche, Quiche Lorraine, Navets glaces, Chou farcis, Lapereau a la moutarde, Oeufs meurette and so much more. The cost is $125 per person. Reservations are required and spots are limited. April 4 Kalamazoo Model Railroad Show Kalamazoo County Expo Center & Fairground 269-375-1248 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Buy, sell and trade interesting items from the hobby with dealers and collectors. Admission: Adults $5. Presented by the Kalamazoo Model Railroad Historical Society. April 4 Kalamazoo Coin Show Kalamazoo County Expo Center & Fairground 269-327-7314 Spring show presented by the Kalamazoo Numismatic Club featuring many dealers buying and selling coins, currency, tokens and other related items. Admission is free. 9 a.m. –5 p.m. in Room E of the Kalamazoo County Expo Center. April 4, 5 & 11 Bunny Train Coopersville & Marne Railway Coopersville 616-997-7000 www.coopersvilleandmarne.org Kids of all ages will enjoy this one hour and twenty minute excursion through the Spring Time countryside. The Easter Bunny and her cast of wacky, musical characters perform in each of the antique passenger coaches. The Springtime Princess will read children's books and lead the passengers in springtime songs. Kids will be given a surprise at the end of the ride. Adults $14.50, Seniors (60+) $13.50, Kids (2-12) $10.50. Under 2 FREE. There will be over 200 seats available on each run. Saturday Departures at 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Sunday Departures at 1pm & 3pm April 4, 11, 18, 25 Saturday All Day With The Arts| Grand Rapids Art Museum 616-831-1000 www.artmuseumgr.org Enjoy the museum's programs and educational activities with your family and friends. There is always something happening at GRAM! Films supporting the themes of the current exhibitions start at 1 pm in the beautiful Cook Auditorium. Feel like a hands-on activity? Stop down to the Museum Education Center and create with projects hosted by the museum staff. Learn new skills with our Adult Workshops. No matter your age, GRAM's permanent collection and traveling exhibitions will inspire you during Saturday All Day With The Arts! 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Adults $8.00, Students with ID $7.00, Children (Age 6 – 17) $5.00 April 5 - June 14 In Search of Motion: John William Cavanaugh Dennos Museum Center Traverse City 800-748-0566 www.dennosmuseum.org John Cavanaugh, a master of hammered lead, introduced the method of shaping the material by hammering at the outside edges of a lead sheet and working toward the center. This innovative technique allowed him to present an energetic and dramatic figurative expression. The works in this exhibition demonstrate an ethereal sense of movement in 75 sculptures in hammered lead, aluminum, bronze, ceramics, and wax. April 8 West Michigan Whitecaps Exhibition Game Comstock Park 800-CAPS-WIN www.whitecaps-baseball.com Join the Whitecaps at Fifth Third Ballpark, as they get ready to start their season during this exhibition game against GVSU. April 9 West Michigan Whitecaps vs. South Bend Comstock Park 800-CAPS-WIN www.whitecaps-baseball.com Season Opener at Fifth Third Ballpark! Game starts at 6:35 p.m. Fireworks after the Game April 10 & 11 West Michigan Whitecaps vs. South Bend Comstock Park 800-CAPS-WIN www.whitecaps-baseball.com Game time both nights is 6:35 p.m. at Fifth Third Ballpark April 11 Easter Egg Hunt 231-352-7251 Frankfort www.frankfort-elberta.com The Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce once again hosts an Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Mineral Springs Park - Frankfort - Be on time at 10 a.m. - if you are a minute or two late - you'll be too late! April 11 Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bonnet Parade Downtown St. Joseph 269-985-1111 www.swmichigan.org Over 6,000 eggs will be hidden on Lake Bluff Park for children 2-10 years at 11:30 am. Then join in a family Easter Bonnet Parade as it winds through the streets of downtown St. Joseph. Sponsored by National City. April 11 Annual Easter Egg Hunt Charlevoix 231-547-2101 www.charlevoix.org The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 2 pm in East Park in downtown Charlevoix. Prior to the Egg Hunt, Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant will be hosting the annual Easter Bunny Luncheon from 11 am-1: 30 pm. Children will have an opportunity to have a complimentary photo taken with the Easter Bunny, provided by Picture This. Call (231)547-4311 to make reservations for the special lunch. The Children will be divided into 3 different age categories before the hunt begins. Then they will search for 5,000 hidden eggs with special prizes inside. April 11 Easter Egg Hunt Downtown Grand Haven 616-850-8465 www.visitgrandhaven.com A fun free event for kids up to 10. Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt and Independent Bank sponsor this yearly Easter Egg Hunt. Over 5,000 Easter eggs filled with candy and prizes. Starts at 11 am at Central Park in downtown Grand Haven. April 11 Southwest Michigan Post Card Show Kalamazoo County Expo Center & Fairground 517-230-0734 Annual Spring event that features over 40 dealers and one-million post cards from 1900- Present. Admission: Adults $2, Children 12 and under are free. Saturday April 11, 2009 in Room E of the Kalamazoo County Expo Center from 10 a.m. –5 p.m. April 11 Plow Days Cornwell’s Turkeyville Marshall 800-228-4315 www.turkeyville.com Horse Drawn plows will be plowing the fields and sharing stories with all the families that want to watch. April 12 Easter Dinner Cornwell's Turkeyville Marshall 800-228-4315 www.turkeyville.com Enjoy a family style Easter Dinner at Cornwell’s Turkeyille! April 17 & 18 Chilly Blues- It’s a Gas! Gas! Gas! Downtown Grand Haven 800-303-4088 www.visitgrandhaven.com Chilly Blues, Grand Haven's 17th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Blues Festival are slated for Friday and Saturday, April 17 & 18, 2009. On Friday, the 17th and Saturday the 18th Blues Entertainment will be held at the Kirby House and the Theatre Bar, The Grand, The Dee-Lite and other Downtown venues to be determined. On Saturday, April 18th, beginning at 10am at Snug Harbor, Chili Contestants will begin final registration and preparation for the 12Noon Shotgun Chili start on the heated outdoor deck at Snug Harbor. The public is welcomed and encouraged to cheer their favorite team to victory. In addition to the Chili Cook-off, more live blues will begin playing from 1-6pm. as contestants mix their special brew! At 3pm our panel of judges will dig into the chili and make what is more than likely, the most difficult decision of their lives... and from there on out.... It's Gas! Gas! Gas! April 17 through May 3 The Foreigner Grand Rapids Civic Theatre 616-222-6650 www.grct.org A shy Brit on holiday in backwoods Georgia avoids the local yokels by faking, "speak no English," making him the perfect person with whom all share their secrets and schemes. His discoveries lead to a wildly funny chain of events. A classic comedy of mistaken identity - a local favorite! Time: Wednesday 7:30 PM, Thursday-Saturday 8:00 PM, Sunday 3:00 PM Admission: $14.00 - $25.00 April 18 Tuscan Spring Dishes Chateau Chantal Traverse City 231-223-4110 www.chateauchantal.com Spring is surely Tuscany's most beguiling season. The landscape fills your eyes with so many shades of green that words fail. Cypress trees, like columns of arrows pointing the way to heaven, line Tuscany's famed rolling hills. Medieval towns overlook a checkerboard fairyland of blossoming cherry, peach, apple and olive groves, wildflower carpets and row upon row of vineyards. Everywhere you look is a celebration of food. In Italy, food fills the soul and renews it. Learn the luscious and lively cuisine of Italy and techniques of Tuscany where Chef Allen taught and learned many of these dishes. You'll prepare dishes like Wild forest leek and cabbage soup, Stuffed artichokes with lemon caper sauce, Asparagus three ways, Braised tuna "in zimino" (spring vegetable sauce), Grilled chicken with arugula sauce, New potatoes baked with fennel, Lemon biscotti and Zabaglione with strawberries. The cost is $125 per person. Reservations are required and spots are limited. April 18 PARTY FOR THE PLANET John Ball Zoo Grand Rapids 616-336-4374 www.johnballzoosociety.org PARTY FOR THE PLANET is a gathering of all the conservation, preservation, and green practicing individuals, companies and organizations in the region. PARTY FOR THE PLANET also puts families in the community together with professionals. This year families will talk to the Assoc. of Grand Rapids Landscape Professionals to learn how they can collect water in their own back yard. They’ll talk to Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan to learn how to make their house healthy inside and out, and, they’ll talk to the Michigan Nature Association to find out about conservation programs going on in their own neighborhood, and that is to only name a few! Take place from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. April 18 Earth Day Celebrations Grand Haven 800-303-4088 www.visitgrandhaven.com An Earth Day Green Parade will take place from 12 Noon to 1 p.m. The Parade will start at the Court House parking lot and follow a route to the Earth Fair at Mulligan’s Hollow. Come on your feet, your skates or your bikes...anything without a fossil fuel motor. The Earth Fair will then take place from 1 – 4 p.m. Conservation groups, businesses, and community organizations will have booths highlighting environmentally sustainable practices and products. Musical entertainment! Food! Games! Fun! Earth Rock will take place from 8 –11 p.m. at the Grand Haven YMCA. Teen bands will compete as everyone celebrates youth involvement in local environmental service projects. April 22 Opening Day at Binder Park Zoo Battle Creek 269-979-1351 www.binderparkzoo.org An African adventure awaits! Discover spectacular views of wild animals from elevated boardwalks. Get nose-to-nose with one of the largest giraffe herds in the country as you explore Wild Africa and hand-feed a giraffe. It’s an African adventure not to be missed! Interactive activities and special features are located throughout the Zoo that will take you closer than you ever thought possible. April 21 Wine Education Seminars Pleasantview Vineyards Harbor Springs 231 526-8100 www.pleasantviewwinery.us Dr. Jerry Perrone, Vinter of Pleasantview Winery, will be presenting wine education seminars. The seminars include foods for wine pairing and a field tour of the vineyard. Some of the topics to be covered are: Grape vine production, the science of winemaking, testing wines with foods, glassware and more. The price is $20/person, which includes a souvenir Pleasantview Vineyards wine glass and Glossary of Wine Terms booklet. Payment must be made in advance. Event takes place from 6: 30pm - 8:30pm Private seminars may be scheduled with a minimum of 6 adults, setting your own April 22 Earth Day Celebration Downtown St. Joseph 269-985-1111 www.swmichigan.org Celebrate Earth Day in St. Joseph with a festival of locally grown foods. April 22 Community Pride Day Indian River 231-238-9325 www.irtourism.com Show pride in the community of Indian River, April 22 from 3 – 6 p.m. April 22-26 73rd National Trout Festival Downtown Kalkaska 231-258-9103 www.nationaltroutfestival.com There's fun for everyone with trout fishing contests, special breakfasts, family entertainment tent, queen coronation, children's fishing contest, parades, special dinners, craft show, flea market and fireworks. Highlights include: Wed. Taste of Trout, Sat. Kalkaska Idol Contest, Sun. Demolition Derby. April 24 and 25 An Evening with the John Jorgenson Quintet Grand Rapids Ballet 616-454-4771 www.grballet.com Forest Hills Fine Arts Center is the venue for another amazing collaboration in the spring. Renowned musician, John Jorgenson brings his electric musical style to the stage, joining the Grand Rapids Ballet Company dancers in An Evening with the John Jorgenson Quintet. Jorgenson’s masterful gypsy jazz style is the perfect foundation for Gordon Peirce Schmidt’s energizing choreography. For those who loved the Bela Fleck collaboration, this is another historical moment you won’t want to miss! Both performances start at 7:30 p.m. April 24 – 25 Troutfest Newaygo 231-652-9298 www.newaygocountytourism.com Blessing of the Poles, Fishing Contest, Fish Fry, and Kid’s Carnival all make this a fun weekend! April 24 - 26 Picture Perfect Weekend Cartier Mansion Bed & Breakfast Ludington 231-843-0101 www.cartiermansion.com www.toddandbradreed.com The photo workshop weekend is designed to teach people how to "see the world in photographs". Todd and Brad Reed cover many technical aspects of photography and teach people how to make better choices with their own cameras. The also spend time on how to break down a photograph into all of its technical and artistic elements. All ages and abilities are welcome. April 24 – 26 Chef's Challenge Bellaire 231-535-2227 www.shantycreek.com The Chef s Challenge for Challenge Mountain promises to be the Culinary Event of the Year! This fundraiser for Challenge Mountain (see www.challengemtn.org) at a premier northern Michigan resort, features top Chefs from Northern Michigan against top Chefs from Southern Michigan in a competition preparing Michigan Ag products complimented by fine Michigan wines and micro-brews. Also, many of the recreational opportunities common to Springtime can be enjoyed, including golf, hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, morel mushroom hunting and more. This event is made for cabin fever sufferers, and a great alternative to heading south on Spring Break. April 24 - 26 Maple Syrup Festival Shepherd 989-828-6486 www.shepherdmaplesyrupfestival.org Planning for the 51st Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival has already begun. We offer delicious pancake, sausage, and maple syrup meals, arts & craft shows, parades, a classic car display, amusement rides, bingo, variety show, band concert, senior citizen dance, tractor pulls, train rides, and three museums. April 24 – 26 Maple Syrup Festival Vermontville 888-482-8780 Annual community festival founded in 1940 to promote the sale of maple products made by local syrup producers. Today the festival is a 3-day event with a talent show, rides, arts & crafts, and downtown stage with entertainment. April 25 Wine Maker's Ethnic Dinner Fenn Valley Vineyards Fennville 269-561-2396 www.fennvalley.com The evening begins with a tasting of some of the new wines from the vintage in the wine cellar. Next experience a culinary excursion to a foreign land with dinner, which will reflect the foods of a certain region. Each ethnic excursion is different so you never know what to expect, but you'll sure to enjoy every bit of this unique dinner. Cost: $70 per person, which includes everything (wine, food, tax, and gratuity). Seating is limited, so reservations are required! April 25 Super Science Saturday Air Zoo Kalamazoo 866-524-7966 www.airzoo.org The Air Zoo’s Super Science Saturday, “Kites!” will take place throughout the day on April 25. This 30-minute presentation will occur at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. April 25 Queen's Birthday Celebration (Koninginnedag) Nelis’ Dutch Village Holland 800-285-7177 www.dutchvillage.com In the Netherlands, the Dutch Queen's official birthday (Koninginnedag) is a national holiday. Orange, the color of the day, symbolizes national and royal pride. It stems from the royal family name - The Family Nassau, House of Orange. At Nelis' Dutch Village, everyone is invited to come and enjoy our Queen's birthday celebration. This day marks the season opening of our park and includes all kinds of games and activities. April 25 - 28 West Michigan Whitecaps vs. Lansing Lugnuts Comstock Park, Fifth Third Ballpark 800-CAPS-WIN www.whitecaps-baseball.com April 25. Game starts at 6:35 p.m. Autism Awareness Night with a Charity Jersey Auction. April 26. Game starts at 2 p.m. Family Day. Kids Get to Run the Bases. April 27. Game starts at 6:35 p.m. JQ99 All Faiths Night. April 28. Game starts at 6:35 p.m. Bob Evans Seniors Night. April 26 - September 6 Contemporary Japanese and Chinese Ceramics from the Dai Ichi Gallery Dennos Museum Center Traverse City 800-748-0566 www.dennosmuseum.org From the prestigious Dai Ichi Gallery in New York City, this exhibit features the work of contemporary ceramicists from China and Japan, juxtaposing the themes of Chinese work relationships, social issues and human relationships with the Japanese attention to aesthetics of form, texture, color and materials. April 26 - May 2 Blossomtime Festival St. Joseph/Benton Harbor 269-926-7397 www.swmichigan.org The Blossomtime Festival is a celebration of the agricultural industry in Southwest Michigan. It encompasses 24 communities in southwest lower Michigan. All 24 of the communities participate in all of the festival’s events including the Grand Floral Parade held on the first Saturday in May each year when the fruit trees are in bloom. The opening ceremony is the Blessing of the Blossoms, held outdoors in an orchard. A chartered motorcoach with all of the community queens and kings travel to the communities to promote the festival during festival week. The grand Floral Parade is televised and is well know throughout the United States. We are pleased and proud to be Michigan’s Oldest and Largest Multi-Community festival. May 2 – 9 Tulip Time Festival Downtown Holland 800-822-2770 http://www.tuliptime.com Celebrating 80 years of culture, community and beauty. Featuring six million tulips, three parades, 1,100 costumed Dutch Dancers, street scrubbings, concerts, fireworks, kids events, art & craft fair and more! Recognized by the American Bus Association for Top 100 Destination to visit.