Have you been to the Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival? It is Amazing! Photographers and families will be invading Thanksgiving Point to visit their Tulip Festival from April 13-28th! And guess what, you could be one of them, for FREE!
We are giving away Four Tickets to Thanksgiving Point’s Tulip Festival!
Welcome spring this April and enjoy all the colors of the rainbow spread throughout nearly 100 different varieties of tulips during the annual Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival. Featuring 250,000 tulips spread throughout the 55-acre Thanksgiving Point Gardens, the Tulip Festival is an awe-inspiring sight that is redesigned each year to create a new display.
In addition to the spectacular tulips, on Fridays and Saturdays the Tulip Festival includes music, vendors, and food. Garden tours and demonstrations run every day. And though there are hundreds of volunteers and staff working behind the scenes to create the festival, make no mistake about it: Mother Nature is in charge of the show.
Festival hours: 10a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday – Saturday
Tickets can be purchased at the Thanksgiving Point Gardens. The cost for the Tulip Festival is the same as the Garden’s admission all season long, $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $6 for children aged 3-12. 2 and under are FREE. **FREE for Thanksgiving Point Members.
Thanksgiving Point in Lehi
3900 N. Garden Dr.
In addition to the colorful blooms, Thanksgiving Point’s Tulip Festival includes the following activities:
Dutch Days – April 21
The Tulip Festival will once again feature a free cultural celebration of Dutch heritage on April 21 from 10a.m.-5p.m. Gardens guests can participate in a traditional costume contest, try wooden shoes, make Dutch children’s crafts, sample Dutch treats and watch Extreme Rhythm Cloggers and Idelwild Quartet performances. Sponsored by the Old Dutch Store.
American Daffodil Society Daffodil Show and Contest – April 13-14
The Tulip Festival celebrates all spring flowers. More than 100 different varieties of daffodils will be on display in the Visitor Center to show the spring flower’s versatility beyond yellow and white. Guests are invited to bring a daffodil from their own garden to be judged in the show on April 13 from 8-11 a.m. For an advanced look at the show and more information, visit the American Daffodil Society website at daffodilusa.org.
Tulip Princess Pageant – April 28
Girls ages 1-11 are invited to be a princess at the Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival’s second annual Tulip Princess Pageant, April 28, at 11 a.m. Grand prizes are awarded in each age category, but every contestant will walk away a winner. Complete rules and entry forms are available at thanksgivingpoint.org.
Outdoor Entertainment – Friday and Saturday evenings
Fridays and Saturdays during the festival, local musicians and dance groups will perform in front of the tulip backdrop at either the Garden patio or Waterfall Amphitheater. Music styles will include local acoustic artists, harpists, and strolling bagpipers. Craft and food vendors, guest authors, and live painters will also interact with guests at the Gardens each weekend.
Gardening Demonstrations and Guided Garden Tours – Daily
Gardening demonstrations by Thanksgiving Point experts are free to Festival guests daily. Topics range from growing and cooking vegetables to weed control and perennial planning. Guests are also invited to tour the gardens with a guided expert Monday-Friday at noon, and each Saturday at noon and 3 p.m.
Fairchild Challenge – April14
New this year, the Gardens Waterfall Amphitheater will host more than 100 Utah high school students who will showcase their environment-inspired work in the Fairchild Challenge, April 14, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Garden guests can see original performances relating to Utah water conservation, a recycled materials fashion show, and other visual arts bringing awareness to environmental issues. Students will compete for top honors, as well as up to $1,000 for their school’s environmental program.
Tulip Festival Photo Contest – April 13-May 5
Professional and amateur photographers are invited to submit their favorite shots from the 2012 Tulip Festival for a chance to win prizes and distinction. Categories include tulips and other plant life and prizes will be awarded in three age groups: junior, youth and adult. For complete rules and entry form, visit thanksgivingpoint.org.
View the Thanksgiving Point Gardens live webcam at thanksgivingpoint.org.
One Lucky Utah Reader will win 4 Tickets to The Tulip Festival:
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