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Tulip Time Announces 90th Anniversary Gala

Tulip Time Festival (www.tuliptime.com) announces plans for a 90th Anniversary Gala to benefit the “Join the Dance’ initiative on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

The Tulip Time Festival is committed to celebrate our Dutch Heritage, our warm and inviting community and of course, TULIPS! Together, we produce a world-class festival and elevate the experiences of a half million visitors each year. We invite the community to attend the Gala in support of one of our most popular events – Dutch Dance.

Dutch Dance strives to maintain cultural authenticity in the costumes worn by dancers. Each costume is modeled after period dress representing provinces of the Netherlands. Producing a Dutch Dance costume is no small feat! It can take an expert seamstress up to 15 hours to create a full costume – some with as many as eight finished pieces to complete the ensemble – at an average of $300 each costume. The Gala is designed to create a fund for Dutch Dance costumes and eliminate the cost of costuming as a barrier to participation. Your support will empower local students to Join the Dance.

Guests of the Gala, which will be held at the Holland Civic Center, will be treated to an unforgettable evening that will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, an elegant dinner, live music, and extraordinary silent and live auctions.

Mark your calendars and save the date for this event now! Tickets will go on sale beginning Monday, January 14, 2019.  For more details on the Gala visit www.tuliptime.com/gala.  The Tulip Time Festival is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.

Join the dance as we “paint the town orange” at Tulip Time’s 90th Anniversary celebration May 4-12, 2019. Detailed program and event information for Tulip Time 2019 is available on www.tuliptime.com. Tickets are now on sale for National Entertainment and Local Arts & Culture Series events. They can be purchased online at www.tuliptime.com, in person at the Tulip Time Festival Box Office located at 42 West 8th Street, Holland, Michigan, or by phone at 800-822-2770.