It's about that time again in West Michigan...Tulip Time! This year marks Holland, Michigan's 86th year of hosting the Tulip Time Festival taking place from May 2-9.
“The Holland Tulip Time Festival
invites the world to join the dance as we celebrate our Dutch heritage with a
festival showcasing our dynamic community and its spectacular tulips.” The
Holland, Michigan area boasts nearly 4.5 million tulips, planted in City parks,
at public attractions, and along City streets. The tulips are currently in the process of
shooting up just in time for the festival!
The tulips that bloom are only part of the attraction, as there are also national entertainment acts,
events & activities
for all ages, Dutch Dance
performances, and some of the largest parades in Michigan!
Come see for yourself why Readers Digest has named The Holland Tulip Time
Festival the “Best Small Town Festival in America”!
This year, IDville has the pleasure
of being on of Tulip Time’s sponsors, and we’re really excited about the
opportunity! Our IDville Sales Manager and Holland native, Jennifer Reeves, has
a few words to share about IDville’s Tulip Time sponsorship.
Jen is a tulip enthusiast and loves
beaching it on the weekends at Holland State Park. Her favorite tulip time
activity is watching the Klompen dancers perform on 8th Street – “Hundreds of
dancers in the middle of the street performing in unison, while wearing (and
high kicking) in wooden shoes? It’s a sight to be seen!”
Can you tell our readers a little
bit about IDville’s role in Tulip Time 2015?
Jen: IDville joined Tulip Time as an
Event Identification sponsor. We have an opportunity to help Tulip Time unify
their volunteer identification, while branding the organization at the same
By sponsoring this event, we were able to provide them with an ID Maker printer
and other accessories to
help them easily identify the over 3,000 volunteers that help make this annual event
What inspired you to take on the
Tulip Time project that IDville is doing?
Jen: As a volunteer for Tulip Time,
I’ve witnessed first-hand local businesses and organization come together to
promote our community while fostering and growing business relationships. Our brand is a national brand, as is Tulip Time, which is one reason why this makes it a perfect fit.
In the past, Tulip Time used a
variety of different formats to identify their volunteers, staff and board members.
This year, the volunteers will be identified easily with their unified lanyards
and badges. With over 400,000 visitors, it’s critical to have volunteers easily
identifiable with the appropriate credentials to ensure the safety and security
of all who visit. Our meeting and event
products were a perfect fit!
Gwen Auwerda, the executive director
of Tulip Time said, “Wow! Love all of it, easy to use. The custom lanyards
(shown to the right) are very classy! Thanks a million, this raised the bar for
us for sure!”
What is your favorite Tulip Time
Jen: My first Tulip Time living in
Holland, I volunteered to walk along the float my employer has entered into the
parade. It wasn’t revealed to me until much later, that I would be expected to
wear wooden shoes. Seven pairs of socks, and two miles later, I was smiling
from the experience and ready for the next parade!
What is your favorite part about
living in Holland?
Jen: Hands down, being so close to
the beach. In the summer, I call Holland State Park my second home. In addition
to the beach, we have one of the best downtown districts where it’s easy to
grab a bite, shop or just stroll – even in the winter, thanks to our heat melt
system. Finally, I love the people. Great friends, neighbors, business
associates. To me, Holland is a place where that small town community feel is
alive and well.
Come find us at the event and say hello, we’re excited to meet you and would
love to help you meet any identification needs you may have! Visit our web at http://www.idville.com/home.do or give us a call
at 616.698.0889 for more information today.