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Four Seasons of Fun





No matter what time of year you visit Holland, you'll find there's never enough time to enjoy all the fun.

Any time of year, you can enjoy Holland's natural beauty with a bike ride along miles of paved paths, a hike in Lake Michigan dunes where you are rewarded with breathtaking views, or a visit to one of our nature education centers.  Families can stay busy in any season with a variety of kid's attractions, the Holland Aquatic Center, special events, and museums.

Spring, of course, brings Holland's premiere event: Tulip Time! The whole area bursts with millions of colorful tulips, making it one of the best times to visit our many parks, gardens, and Dutch attractions. The tulips generally bloom in late April and early May, while the festival is scheduled the first Saturday to the second Saturday of May each year. In April, keep an eye out for family-friendly Spring Break specials and events!

Summer is beach time! With five public Lake Michigan beaches within a 15 minute drive, it is easy to find your own spot of sandy beach to relax. The sugar sand beaches are clean and soft and make great material for sand castles. Lake Michigan is good for swimming, boating, and paddling. Holland has multiple opportunities to rent recreation equipment from bikes to sea doos to paddleboards and even camping equipment! Summer is also a great time to visit Holland's signature Dutch Attractions, or attend the free Downtown events such as the Farmer's Market, outdoor concerts, or street performers. Depending on when you are here, there might even be an opportunity to pick your own fresh fruit. Look for strawberries in June, blueberries in July and August, and raspberries and apples in September.

Autumn brings a harvest of orchards, fall color, and our renowned Farmer's Market. Take a driving (or biking) fall color tour along the lakeshore, discover treasurers at local antique stores along the way, or pick a bushel of crunchy apples. Holland's fall events include the Tulipanes Latino Art & Film Festival, Holland Museum's Civil War Muster and Encampment, Downtown's live mannequin night. There are also brewery tours, live music, Groove Walk and Gallery Walk.

You can't go wrong with Holiday shopping in Holland. Downtown boasts over 100 locally-owned shops and restaurants with something for everyone: boutiques, home accents, art, wine, oils and vinegars, and fair trade goods. Also check out the open-air European KerstMarkt inspired by the Christkindle Markets in Germany. Seventeen booths offer everything from holiday arrangements to wooden toys. Downtown also offers special shopping events, a lighted parade and a visit from SinterKlaas! 

And in winter, you can enjoy the outdoors with some cross country skiing, ice skating, or sledding. Or stay inside to tour the museums, see a show, and swim at the Holland Aquatic Center. For every season, there's plenty to see, lots to do, and everything to enjoy!


 

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Holland, MI   49423

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