Spend a Summer Day Happy in Holland
Written by Beth Baranski and Andreas Fields
Posted on April 21, 2022
Summer is finally here, and if you're planning on staying in the area, celebrate the warm weather with a fun-filled weekend in Holland! Soak up the sun on the sandy shores, hit the town for a delicious lunch, or attend a concert in the park— with so many options, it's bound to be a great day. Not sure where to start? We've got you covered!
Tulip Time Festival
Named the "Best Small Town Festival" by Reader's Digest, it’s safe to say heading to Holland during Tulip Time is a great way to spend your summer days. You can visit the fields or just stroll through town to see millions of these blooming flowers.
With its unique tunnel leading you right through the sandy dunes of Lake Michigan, Tunnel Park is a must-see during your visit to Holland. Start a pick-up game of volleyball, splash through the salty waves, or enjoy a classic picnic along the shore.
Windmill Island Gardens
An authentic Dutch windmill and over 100,000 tulips covering the area? Windmill Island Gardens is every history buff's dream. With a replica of a Dutch Inn, every flag of the Netherlands, and more, the garden is a great way to spend your sun-filled day.
Art in the Park
If you happen to be in Holland the first Saturday of August, wander your way to Centennial Park for an art-filled day. Every year, the town hosts Art in the Park with over 300 artists displaying their work. It's a one-stop-shop to grab a souvenir and support the local artists!
Summer Concert Series
For all the music lovers out there, Kollen Park is the place to be on Friday nights. From 6:30–8:30 p.m., set up camp at the park to enjoy the Summer Concert Series for free. Enjoy a summer evening on the lake full of music and dancing. Who could ask for anything more?
E 8th St
Full of small stores, delicious restaurants, and cozy coffee shops, E 8th St is the hub of Holland. Shop-till-you-drop at Karla's Place, grab a coffee at Lemonjello's, or dive into some mouth-watering burgers at New Holland Brewing Co.
This summer, treat yourself to a day (or whole weekend) exploring the beautiful beach town of Holland! You'll be glad you did as you watch the sunset over Lake Michigan with your toes in the warm sand.