SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – There was a lot of dancing, fun parades, and delicious Dutch food at the Orange City Tulip Festival and families were out enjoying themselves as the event wrapped up Saturday evening.
Sue Shull has attended the festival for more than sixty years. It’s a tradition she plans to continue.
“I grew up in an Orange City so, I maybe missed the Tulip Festival two or maybe three years,” said Shull. “I just enjoy coming back for all of the fun stuff like wearing my costume and wearing wooden shoes and enjoying the Dutch fun and seeing all my friends again.”
Over a course of 79 years, The Tulip Festival has brought an array of Dutch heritage to Siouxland with three days of Dutch clogs, Dutch letters and of course, Tulips roughly $50,000 of them.
Alisa Weg is a mother a three and for her, the Tulip Festival is quality time for her family.
“It’s just an awesome tradition that Orange City has. I appreciate it so much and it’s one thing that I really love about our town,” said Weg.
Organizers said the festival, once again drew in people from across the midwest and even from around the world, with thousands coming out to take part in all the fun. It was an event folk of all ages could enjoy.