3 on 3 Basketball
BPQ Competition
Car and Bike Show
Community Worship Service
Dance Fri & Sat
Decorated Wheels
Design Contest
Duke and Duchess
Entertainment Schedule
Fireworks – CANCELLED for 2017
Glow Run
Golf Tournament
Helicopter Rides
Home Run Derby
Kid’s Fest
Pet Show
Photography Show
Scavenger Hunt
Street Dance Fri & Sat
Talent Show
Ugly Lamp Contest
Vendor Fair
Vintage Market Antique Shops

2017 Tulip Time

2018 Flyer coming soon
2017 Tulip Time Flyer

Thank you to our sponsors: Boudreux Burger Barn, Champion Windows, Ed Trimmer, SKT, Valley State Bank & Woodridge Home Exteriors as well as those listed below by event.

Interested Sponsors should contact

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on

Tulip Time 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

Entertainment Schedule – Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. & Sunday 11-4 p.m.

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

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

Register your team now! Maximum 12 Teams. Entry Form to complete and mail. Or complete your ENTRY and PAY/a> online.

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

Play BINGO!! Come test your Bingo skills. Wear your Tulip Time button to receive your first 5 cards. Additional cards, dobbers and concessions available.

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

The 2nd Annual BPQ BBQ Cook Off is accepting 20 competitors. We will have three categories Ribs, 2nd Meat, and a Side Dish. Registration forms available at the Belle Plaine BBQ Competition facebook page. Those who want to enjoy some great food, serving starts at 5:00 p.m. $8 at the gate with your Tulip Time Button. Please come enjoy the fun. BPQ Flyer
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 2017 Car and Bike Show 2016 was the largest ever. We’re ready to do it again!!   Sponsored by Casey’s, JP Heating & Air in Belle Plaine and Professional Body Works in Wellington.

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

WEEE Entertainment Carnival runs April 7-9. 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 4th. Advance tickets will also be available through the Belle Plaine schools until Friday, March 31st. 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.

Design Contest

Official TULIP TIME 2017 Design Contest is sponsored by the Belle Plaine Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. The winning design will be used as the art for the print, t-shirt, and button for a uniform logo. 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 February 24, 2017.

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

Open to Girls and Boys, ages 3-5 as of April 8, 2017
CONTESTANTS MUST BE RESIDENTS OF USD #357 SCHOOL DISTRICT, $12.00 Entry Fee includes a 2017 Tulip Time T-Shirt
Complete Entry Form by April 1, 2017.

Fireworks – Saturday 8:45 p.m. CANCELLED DUE TO DRY CONDITIONS

NEW! Fireworks! sponsored by Rothgeb Belle Plaine Lumber.

Glow Run @ 6th & Main – Friday 7:00 p.m.

The Glow Run is a 1 Mile Walk/Run event scheduled for Friday, April 7, 2017, at 8:00 pm. Check in will start at 7:00 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.

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

Check in at 7:30 a.m. for the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament. CompleteENTRY and PAYonline via PayPal. Your $240 fee includes green fees, cart rentals, lunch, prizes and blooming fun. Register your team today! Entry Form. Test your skills, win a prize with a ‘Hole in One’. Deadline for entry is March 31st..
Sponsored by The Hawley Company, Buffco Engineering Inc and Mill Creek

Helicopter Rides @ 6th & Logan – Friday thru Sunday

Experience the thrill of flight with DWTA Helicopter Rides as you soar over the Belle Plaine Tulip Time 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.

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

2017 Kids Fest  A day at the CIRCUS is planned with Puddles the Clown and LOTS of fun activities. Wear your Tulip time button and enjoy a fun afternoon at Kid’s Fest.

Parade – Saturday at noon

Entry Form. Enter a float for your group or organization in the 2017 Tulip Time Parade on Saturday, at Noon. See Parade Information for guidelines. Our 2017 theme “Trails of Tulips” commemorates the 150 year anniversary of the Chisholm Trail. TRAM WILL NOT RUN from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.

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

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

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 Emprise Bank and Waste Connections


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 TIME SCHEDULE. If you are interested in coordinating this event, email or contact a Tulip Time committee member.

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

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 Time Button. Register early – only 10 teams accepted.

Street Dance – Friday 8 p.m.

DJ Gabe Stewart will get this party started Friday evening.

Street Dance – Saturday 8 p.m.

We welcome Downward Spiral to Belle Plaine to perform at the Tulip Time 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!
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 Time or notify Claudina.

Dan & Randy’s Ugly Lamp Contest – 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. These 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