On Special Event Days, You'll Find Extra Fun at Dutch Village.

  • Dutch Village hosting another Kid's Day Dutch Village celebrates grandparents for Oma and Opa weekend.
  • Kid's Day is one of mot popular special days at Nelis Dutch Village
  • Dutch Village hosts the best Pirate Fest in Western Michigan
  • "It is great to see how the village has grown over the years and to see improvements made. It's great for the entire family!"

    - Patricia from Elyria, OH
  • Over 65 Years of Family Fun

    Tulips and Dutch dancing in Holland Michigan for 60 yearsOur special event schedule for 2024 includes the return of many of our favorites, including Knights of the Realm and the Grant Me Hope Fall Family Fundraiser.

    The birthday stork at Dutch Village in Western MichiganIt all begins with our Opening Day on April 20th, 2024.
    Tulip Time runs from May 4 to 12, 2024 and is a very special time to visit Nelis' Dutch Village.



    Special Events at Dutch Village


    April


    Community Day and Opening Day!

    Saturday April 20
    Our annual community day and food drive to welcome and support the local Holland/Zeeland community.


    May


    Tulip Time Festival

    Saturday May 4 through Sunday May 12
    With two weekends and hundreds of thousands of tulips, it's one of the best flower festivals in the U.S.! Join us as we celebrate our Dutch heritage and the flower that makes all things possible for Dutch Village.


    July


    Knights of the Realm VI Weekend

    Saturday & Sunday July 13-14
    Knights in armored combat, Maypole dancing, and turkey legs & beer.
    Dutch Village steps back into the middle ages for your pleasure!


    August


    Pillage the Village Pirate Fest

    Saturday August 3
    Enjoy the experience of the high seas from the comfort of our village.
    Games, music, and plenty of pirates!
    In cooperation with Holland Community Theater.


    COAA Band Organ Rally

    Saturday & Sunday August 10-11
    Come hear the happiest music on earth.
    Listen to many mechanical musical instruments of all sizes.


    September


    Grant Me Hope Fall Family Fundraiser

    Saturday September 21
    Benefiting Grant Me Hope, whose purpose is to find loving, adoptive homes for foster children before they age out of the foster care system alone facing homelessness.
    Join us in raising money for a great local organization .