In honor of all things spring, Thanksgiving Point will once again be hosting their annual Tulip Festival from April 15 to May 7, which brings together 100 different varieties of tulips in one of Utah’s most gorgeous open spaces.
250,000 tulips will be displayed in the 55-acre Ashton Gardens, offering spectators an abundance of colorful sights to see and wonderful scents to smell.
In addition to the lovely display of tulips, the festival will also be hosting a number of events including:
Festival Market in the Waterfall Amphitheater: Fridays & Saturdays
Children’s Activities in the Tulip Tot Playland: Fridays & Saturdays
Guided Garden Tours: Daily
Live Performers in Waterfall Amphitheater: Saturdays
Swing Dance: April 30 from 6 to 8 pm
Tulip Festival Half Marathon, 5K, & Kids Run: April 30 at 7 am
Salute to Mothers featuring Jenny Oaks Baker and the American Heritage Lyceum Philharmonic with special guest Lexi Walker: May 7 at 7:30pm
Have an eye for photography? If that answer is yes, then make sure to enter the Tulip Festival Amateur Photo Contest where Facebook users will vote for the winning photographs taken during the event. Two age groups are available including youth and child- and each age group features two categories of tulips and other plant life. The winning photos will be awarded cool Thanksgiving Point perks including a photo pass to the Ashton Gardens, family membership, a photo printed in an edition of the Thanksgiving Point Gazette and a photo featured on Thanksgiving Point’s Facebook page. In addition to the four winners, one lucky entrant will receive a SLR camera kit.
Half Marathon 5K & Kids Run
Start off your Saturday by participating in the Half Marathon 5K & Kids Run! Runners will run through the tulips of Thanksgiving Point’s garden, over waterfalls, through the Italian, Secret and Parterre Gardens, through Thanksgiving Point’s championship golf course, and will cross the Jordan River. Participants of all abilities are encouraged to participate and can choose from a half marathon, 5K and Kids 1-Mile run. Can you think of a better way to spend your Saturday morning?
Which Tulip Festival event are you looking forward to attending? Let us know in the comments below.