Tulip Time Announces 2017 Charity Partner

Tulip Time Festival ( has chosen to partner with Holland Young Professionals for this year’s Charity Partner Program to co-host a brand new event, Tulips & Juleps.

Tulip Time is committed to working closely with charity partners to provide opportunities for engagement and interaction with the Festival’s audience. Tulip Time ensures its activities have a natural synergy with the organization in order to maximize benefit.

Holland Young Professionals proposed “Tulips & Juleps” a tulip-themed Kentucky Derby Fundraising event. The Kentucky Derby and Tulip Time dates align each year, and what better way to celebrate both events than with a tulip-themed derby fundraiser. Tulips & Juleps will provide a new event experience while raising funds for the Holland Young Professionals Endowment Fund and Tulip Time.

Heather Gill Fox, President-Elect of Holland Young Professionals expressed her excitement for the Charity Partner event, stating, “The HYP Endowment Fund enables us to further our commitment to invest in young professionals and their leadership potential through grants to local nonprofits. We’re so excited to have been selected as Tulip Time’s 2017 Charity Partner, as any funds raised through Tulips & Juleps will have a lasting impact for years to come! Our Board of Directors is looking forward to partnering with the Tulip Time team to bring a quality event to both festival goers and area young professionals.”

Tulips & Juleps, a derby soiree, will take place Saturday, May 6th, from 4-7pm at Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant.  This tulip-themed derby party includes bourbon tastings, appetizers, yard games, southern fare, silent auction and viewing of the Kentucky Derby. Ladies bring your hat, gentlemen grab your bowtie! Tickets are $40/p. HYP members may purchase tickets at a discounted price of $25/p until April 15. Attendees must be 21 and over.  For additional details visit

The Tulip Time Festival Guide is now available offering details of the 2017 program.  Brochures can be viewed online or you can request a copy at  Connect with Tulip Time – download our free app today!

Join the celebration of Dutch Culture, Community and Tulips at Tulip Time May 6 – 14, 2017.