Events – 2018 New Events to be announced soon

3 on 3 Basketball
Bingo Coordinator needed
BPQ Competition
Car and Bike Show
Community Worship Service
Dance Fri & Sat
Decorated Wheels
Design Contest
Duke and Duchess
Entertainment Schedule
Fireworks – Weather permitting
Glow Run
Golf Tournament
Helicopter Rides
Home Run Derby Cancelled
Kid’s Fest
Pet Show
Photography Show
Scavenger Hunt Coordinator needed
Street Dance Fri & Sat
Talent Show
Ugly Lamp Contest Cancelled
Vendor Fair
Vintage Market Antique Shops

2018 Tulip Festival

2018 Tulip Festival Flyer

Thank you to our 2018 SPONSORS and those listed by event below: The success of our festival is largely credited to our sponsors and donations:
Kansas Star Casino

Interested Sponsors click here or contact Belle Plaine Chamber by March 16, 2018 to be listed on the back of the festival t-shirts.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on

The Tulip Festival is a great opportunity to join other community-minded individuals while volunteering just a small fraction of your time. We have openings for inside and outside activities, standing or sitting jobs, muscle jobs, and plenty of opportunities to go around! We just need you!

Visit on link above or email Belle Plaine Chamber

Entertainment Schedule – Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. & Sunday 11-4 p.m. -2018 Schedule to be announced soon.

Click here for the Downtown Stage or Bartlett Arboretum
Curtis the Mentalist
Last Great Summer
Kevin Horner – Voices in My Head
Downward Spiral
Merilee Voth
Highway 35
Marc Baker and Untamed Country
Sponsored bySponsors needed

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament @ BPHS – Saturday 8 a.m.

Register your team now! Maximum 10 Teams. Entry Form to complete and mail. Or complete your ENTRY and PAY online. Sponsored by Sponsor needed

BINGO @ BPHS Commons – Check in Friday @ 6:30 p.m., play from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – COORDINATOR NEEDED

Play BINGO!! Come test your Bingo skills. Wear your Tulip Festival button to receive your first 5 cards. Additional cards, dobbers and concessions available. Sponsored by Sponsor’s needed

BPQ BBQ Cook Off @ Buckaroo Barn – Saturday 5 p.m.

The 3rd Annual BPQ BBQ Cook Off is accepting 20 competitors. Three meats will be provided to each contestant: Whole Chicken, Pork Ribs, and Beef Brisket. Meats and sides will be served after judging is complete. Prizes and awards will be presented at 4:45pm and food is served at 5:00pm. $10 a plate at the gate with your Tulip Festival Button. Ticket sales for the meal will start at 4:00pm. BPQ Flyer and Entry & Rules. Visit Belle Plaine BPQ Competition facebook page for more information.
Sponsored by Albert’s Custom Doors; Bull’s eye Transporting & Head Country BBQ Sauce

Car and Bike Show on Merchant street – Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The 2018 Car and Bike Show 2018 was the largest ever. Lets do it again!!   Sponsors needed

Carnival by WEEE Entertainment on 5th street – Friday thru Sunday

WEEE Entertainment Carnival runs April 13-15. Friday evening, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday noon – 10 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Single tickets cost $3. Pay One Price tickets are $25. Save $5 by purchasing Pay One Price tickets in advance. Tickets can be purchased at City Building, JP Weigand, and Rothgeb Belle Plaine Lumber until Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Advance tickets will also be available through the Belle Plaine schools until Friday, April 6, 2018. PAY ONE PRICE Sessions: Friday 6 – 10 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Community Worship Service on Entertainment Stage – Sunday 9 & 3:30 p.m.

Recorded Gospel music starts at 9 a.m. and Gospel SongFest at 3:30 p.m. on the Entertainment Stage at 5th & Merchant.

Decorated Wheels Contest @ 10th & Merchant – Saturday 10:30 a.m.

Join in the fun! All ages welcome. Bring your ‘bloomed out’ ride (bike, trike, wagon, wheelchair or stroller). See Decorated Wheels for more information. Sponsored by Sponsors needed.

Design Contest – Deadline Jan 5, 2018

Congratulations to Sarah Jones for the winning entry. Thank you to all who entered.

Official TULIP FESTIVAL 2018 Design Contest is sponsored by the Belle Plaine Area Chamber of Commerce. The winning design will be used as the art for the print, t-shirt, and button. Contest is open to all ages; to anyone that has a past or present connection to Belle Plaine. Read and complete Design Rules and Entry. Art must be submitted by January 5, 2018.

Duke and Duchess on Entertainment Stage – Saturday 10 a.m.

Duke and Duchess is sponsored by the Belle Plaine Area Chamber of Commerce and is open to girls and boys, ages 3-5 as of April 14, 2018. CONTESTANTS MUST BE RESIDENTS OF USD #357 SCHOOL DISTRICT, $12.00 Entry Fee includes a 2018 Tulip Festival T-Shirt
Complete Entry Form by April 2, 2018.

Fireworks – Saturday 8:45 p.m. Weather permitting

NEW! Fireworks! sponsored by Rothgeb Belle Plaine Lumber.

Glow Run @ 6th & Main – Friday 7:30 p.m.

The Glow Run is a 1 Mile Walk/Run event scheduled for Friday, April 13, 2018, at 8:00 pm. Check in will start at 7:30 pm on the corner of 6th and Main. Be sure and Register by March 31st to receive your shirt. Complete your ENTRY and PAY ONLINE.Sponsored by Sponsors needed.

Golf Tournament @ Wellington Golf Course – Saturday April 7th 8:30 a.m. 

Check in at 7:30 a.m. for the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament. Complete ENTRY and PAY online via PayPal. Your $240 fee includes green fees, cart rentals, lunch, prizes and blooming fun. Register your team today! Entry Form. Test your skills, for a chance to win a 2018 Chevy Cruze with a ‘Hole in One’. Deadline for entry is March 31st..
Sponsored by Wellington Countryside Motors.

Helicopter Rides @ 6th & Logan – Friday thru Sunday

Experience the thrill of flight with DWTA Helicopter Rides as you soar over the Belle Plaine Tulip Festival viewing the awesome scenery, events, and exciting action from a breathtaking aerial perspective! Flights run Friday 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.

BPEF Home Run Derby @ Morley Field, 5th & Logan – Saturday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. EVENT CANCELLED –

Home Run Derby is offered by the Belle Plaine Education Foundation. Categories from age 12 and up, age 18 and up and adults. Winners in each group. Proceeds benefit U357 students. Registration form

Kid’s Fest coordinated by FCCLA – Sunday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Merchant – 2018 Update coming soon.

2018 Kids Fest  The FCCLA group has LOTS of fun activities planned. Wear your Tulip Festival button and enjoy a fun afternoon at Kid’s Fest. Sponsored by Sponsors needed.

Parade – Saturday at noon

Entry Form. Enter a float for your group or organization in the 2018 Tulip Festival Parade on Saturday, at noon. See Parade Information. Our 2018 theme is “Live Laugh Bloom”

TRAM WILL NOT RUN from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. For the safety of all enjoying the parade, please do not park on Main or Linden between 10th and 6th on Saturday from 7 am – 1pm.

Sponsored by Sponsor’s needed.

Pet Show near Entertainment Stage – Saturday 8:30 a.m.

Do you have the cutest, smartest, biggest or most unique pet?  Wear your Tulip Festival button & bring your pet to the Pet Show and see if you have this years wonder pet. Sponsored by Sponsors needed.

Photography Show @ BPCC – Saturday & Sunday

Open to all ages, to see eligibility, rules and categories Information . You will want to know what the Judges are looking for Judges Scoring and how your photo will be scored Photo Scoring. If you edit or enhance your photo be sure to include Edits and Enhancements. Be sure and label each of your entries with the Entry Form.
Sponsored by Sponsors needed.


This Sports Challenge Relay Race started in 2011, involves running, basketball shooting, a baseball run & throw, football run & throw and cross country biking. Teams compete for the coveted, traveling “Stanley” the Rally Rat Trophy. WE’D LOVE TO ADD THIS EVENT TO THE 2018 TULIP FESTIVAL SCHEDULE. If you are interested in coordinating this event, email

Scavenger Hunt @ BPCC – Sunday 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. COORDINATOR NEEDED

Scavenger Hunt – Grab a partner and test your sleuthing skills. Solve clues and take pictures within a 6 block area from downtown. First team with the most correct pics “answers” WINS. Prizes for top 3 teams. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Wear your Tulip Festival Button. Register early – only 10 teams accepted.

Street Dance – Friday 8 p.m.

DJ Gabe Stewart will get this party started Friday evening. Sponsored by Sponsors needed.

Street Dance – Saturday 8 p.m. – 2018 update coming soon.

We welcome Downward Spiral to Belle Plaine to perform at the Tulip Festival 2017 Street Dance. Downward Spiral, a band based in Independence, MO plays mostly rock and country covers plus some fun originals!
Growing up in the midwest listening to a wide variety of music, the band’s influences range from southern to hard rock and metal to country and everything between. It’s gonna be a fun evening! Sponsored by Sponsors needed.
Visit their facebook page.
In case of inclement weather, dance will be moved to the Buckaroo Barn.

Talent Show – Saturday 6 p.m. and Sunday 2:30 p.m.

Belle Plaine has talent! Come and watch or be part of the show on Saturday at 6 p.m. on the Downtown Stage. Two entry divisions, Middle School and younger and High School and older. Winners will perform on-site Sunday afternoon. $5 entry fee. Information on FLYER Register at by Thursday before Tulip Festival or notify Claudina. Sponsored by Sponsors needed.

Dan & Randy’s Ugly Lamp Contest – CANCELLED– Saturday 9-5 p.m. and Sunday noon – 2:30 p.m.

Enter an electric, working UGLY lamp or stop by and vote for your favorite at the Wray Auction House on W. 5th Ave. Proceeds support Children’s Mercy Hospital. See Rules.

Vendor Fair – Saturday 9 – 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 – 4 p.m.

Shop till you drop at Vendors Fair offering artisan designs, crafts, antiques, repurposed vintage pieces, shabby chic, direct sales, plants, food products, textiles, primitives and commercial goods. 100+ booth spaces available inside & outside on Merchant street and downtown. Inside vendors are located in the elementary school gym on Merchant.
Complete a Vendor Entry form and make payment on-line to reserve your booth space.
Inside locations are filledThese forms should not be used for food court vendors

Vintage Market – Saturday and Sunday

Vintage Market features our local antique stores and glass resale shop.
Belle Plaine Antiques on W 5th Ave. Owner Noel Mc Conaghy
D’s Art & Glass Gallery Antiques & Collectibles on 216 W 5th Street. Owner Diane Penn
Vera & Frieda’s Fabulous Furnishings and Finds on 216 W 5th Street. Owner Diane Penn
Wray Auction Service and Antique Shop on 230 W 5th Street. Owner Randy Wray