Ever year Holland, Michigan celebrates the Dutch heritage with a festival lovingly referred to as “Tulip Time”. The tradition dates all the way back to 1929 (one year after over 100,000 tulip bulbs were imported from the Netherlands!) and is currently the largest tulip festival in the Unites States (according to Wiki).
Every year that I've lived in Grand Rapids I've known this festival existed but for some reason never ventured out to the Michigan lake shore during the week it’s held. This year I said NO MORE! I recruited Jenny to make the mid-week trip out with me and from the second we arrived it was like we were transported to a different country. There were traditional dancers on the street, windmills , children everywhere wearing wooden clogs, and tulips galore (100,000 perhaps)! It was absolutely gorgeous! I've never seen so many beautiful flowers in one area! It truly was magical. We even managed to squeeze in a couple breweries while we were there in between pretty flower gazing and soaking it the city. I think this made Max jealous… I suspect he’ll join me next year! I know I’ll be going back!