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ORANGE CITY TULIPS IN BLOOM FOR 79TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL

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The 79th annual Orange City Tulip Festival begins Thursday.
Mike Hoffman, Executive Director of the Orange City Chamber of Commerce, says the tulips are expected to be in full bloom:

OC……..look beautiful. ;13

Hoffman explains how the annual festival got its start:

OC……..away they went. ;16

Many of the townsfolk can be seen dressed in traditional costumes as they celebrate their Dutch heritage.

Part of that tradition is the wearing of wooden shoes:

OC……….shop was. ;25

Of course, the Orange City Tulip Festival wouldn’t be complete without the traditional street scrubbing followed by the twice daily parades.

The street scrubbing starts at 1:00 p.m. each day, with the parade to follow, and the evening parade begins at 6:00 p.m.

The Tulip Festival runs through Saturday.

Photos by Dennis Morrice