5th Annual Tulipalooza Brings Thousands of Holland Tulips to North
Texas While Benefiting Local Charities
Annual tulip festival takes place March 15-March 24, 2024 in Waxahachie TX
Tulipalooza, the annual
tulip festival held in Waxahachie, TX, is back and better than ever for its 5th
annual celebration. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and taking place from
March 15th through March 24th, Tulipalooza 2024 invites guests to an
enchanting extravaganza of color and floral excellence while directly
supporting nearly a dozen local charities.
Tulipalooza was created in 2018 when John Poston, a Waxahachie resident,
envisioned building a garden that could serve as a fundraising source for the
Daymark Living community and provide socialization skills for its residents.
Daymark Living was founded by Poston, and inspired by his desire to create
opportunities for his son Michael and others with IDDs. In 2019, Poston
Gardens opened and debuted its first tulip festival with the help of the local
community and tulip experts from the Netherlands.
Now, every year, in an extraordinary showcase of botanical beauty, Tulipalooza
imports hundreds of thousands of tulip bulbs from Holland, which are then
planted at Getzendaner Park – 400 South Grand Avenue in Waxahachie, Texas.
The tulips are ready to bloom in a stunning array of colors, just in time for
Spring. “We take pride in the fact that we collaborate with a local tulip expert,
Bill Van Houten, who is actually from Holland, enriching the event with
authentic expertise and a touch of Dutch floral heritage,” said Kari Zerbe, a
festival organizer for Tulipalooza.
Additionally, guests who attend have the opportunity to be active participants
in the local community, as 50% of proceeds from tickets purchased online will
be donated directly to 11 local charities. Ticket purchasers can also choose
among several charity partners to benefit from their purchase, including:
● To Be Like Me
● Hendrick Scholarship Foundation
● United Way of Ellis County*
● Special Olympics Texas
● YMCA of Waxahachie
● Waxahachie Cares*
● Goodwill of Dallas
● The Heights
● The Ashford Rise School of Dallas
● TouchDown Club of Dallas
● Easterseals Texas
“The festival serves as a splendid occasion for the community to revel in the
beauty of nature and celebrate the arrival of Spring while championing the
causes of local charities, “ said Zerbe. “We welcome DFW and the broader
North Texas community to support this mission and to join us to celebrate the
5th annual Tulipalooza festival in Waxahachie.”
General admission to Tulipalooza is free for children under age 5, $5 for
children ages 5-12, and $15 for adults, and $15 for adults. Senior day is
Tuesday, March 19th for $12. Throughout the festival, attendees can enjoy
beautiful settings for family photos, portraits, and more, along with a variety
of food and entertainment options. Tulipalooza will be open daily from 10 A.M
to 7 P.M.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the festival's website.
Tulipalooza is an annual tulip festival that brings a burst of color to North
Texas while benefiting a dozen local charities. Over 300,000 tulip bulbs are
imported from Holland and planted at Getzendaner Memorial Park in
December. Come March they’ll be in full bloom and ready for pictures and
picking alike, meaning you can take home your own gorgeous pop of color.