Checking out some of our favorite Midwest festivals

Tulip Time in Pella and Orange City, IA Celebrating Dutch ancestry and culture kick off our look at area summer festivals. Pella, Iowa, celebrates the 81st annual Tulip Time festival May 5-7. Parades, tours of the working windmill and great food are part of the events for the central Iowa community. We have visited Pella […]

Kool Aid, balloons, trains, Cowboys and ice cream highlight summer festival plans

Summer brings out shorts, picnics, vacations…and festivals. Communities large and small throughout the Midwest will celebrate something – from tulips, ice cream and pirates to bridges, food and super heroes. We try to visit as many local festivals as we can – the Taste of Omaha, Summer Arts Festival, Railroad Days, etc. However, we also like […]

Tulip festival kicks off summer season

Summer brings out the shorts, flip-flops, suntan lotion…and festival season. It seems almost every community – large and small – loves to party with festivals based on history, food, and ethnicity. We kicked off our summer festival going with a trip to northwest Iowa. Orange City is home to the Tulip festival. The 3-day event […]

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