Friends Good Will at Tulip Time Festival
Friends Good Will is sailing into spring at Tulip Time 2018!
Welkom aboard the tall ship Friends Good Will, a replica Great Lakes sloop from 1810 owned and operated by the Michigan Maritime Museum!
Dutch heritage is deeply intertwined with water, trade and the art of sailing, so step aboard history and explore. The Museum strives to interpret, preserve and teach maritime heritage here in the Great Lakes region by offering daily dockside tours of this remarkable and historic ship.
Friends Good Will at Tulip Time Festival is proudly sponsored by:
Dockside Tours: Dates & Times
Wednesday May 9 9 am -- 6 pm
Thursday May 10 9 am -- 6 pm
Friday May 11 9 am -- 6 pm
Saturday May 12 9 am -- 6 pm
Sunday May 13 10 am -- 4 pm
Boatwerks East Dock
216 Van Raalte Ave
Holland, MI 49423
$5 per person.
Tickets can be purchased only at the East Dock entrance gate to the ship.
Please use area public or street parking. The Boatwerks parking lot is reserved for restaurant patrons only.
Sunset Sails at Tulip Time
Experience the majesty of a Michigan sunset while aboard sloop Friends Good Will. There is no better place to witness the beauty than on the deck of a tall ship. Stand at the bow and feel the wind on your face, hoist the sails and relax on the crisp, fresh waters of the lake. Do more than imagine how seamen felt as they set sail for uncharted courses—experience it for yourself. Tickets are limited for this exclusive event that hosts a maximum of 28 passengers. Ship sails rain or shine. Cancellations at the Captain’s discretion. (Tour lasts approximately 2 hours. Please check in 30 minutes prior to departure.)
Sunset Sail Schedule
Wednesday May 9 6:30 pm -- 8:30 pm
Thursday May 10 6:30 pm -- 8:30 pm
Friday May 11 6:30 pm -- 8:30 pm
Tickets: $55 per person. 4 years old & up.
Parking: Please use area public or street parking. The Boatwerks parking lot is reserved for restaurant patrons only.
Tall Ship Fireworks Party
Saturday May 12 8 pm -- 11 pm
Join the crew of the historic tall ship Friends Good Will for an evening that sparkles! Enjoy complimentary cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres while viewing the Festival’s Grand Finale Fireworks show from aboard the ship anchored in Lake Macatawa for perfect viewing. Tickets are limited, for this exclusive event that hosts a maximum of 28 guests. This is a 21+ years of age event. Please check in 30 minutes prior to departure.
Tickets: $100 per person.
Tulip Time Festival & Schedule of Events
Welkom to Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan!
For nearly 90 years, millions of people have gathered to participate in Holland’s Tulip Time Festival. Drawing more than 500,000 people annually, Tulip Time offers a nine-day experience of the town of Holland and its traditions. With over 5 million tulips blooming throughout the city and hundreds of klompen dancers, Tulip Time has been heralded as the nation’s Best Flower Festival, America’s Best Small Town Festival and even the 2017 – 2018 Tulip Festival of the Year! From Dutch traditional garb and dance to nationally renowned entertainment, Tulip Time celebrates both culture and community. This year, participate in all the festival offers — parades, carnival rides, wooden shoes, elephant ears, fireworks and tulips. We invite you to join as we embrace Dutch heritage and Holland's own unique dance!
What's going on today at Tulip Time?
Find a concise list of events by day to quickly see what's going on & when!
Visiting the Michigan Maritime Museum May 9th - May 13th?
Dockside Tours of Friends Good Will are included in Museum admission.
Simply show your receipt from your Museum admission/boat ride purchase and receive a free dockside tour of Friends Good Will while she is at Tulip Time Festival in Holland, MI.
Friends Good Will at Tulip Time Festival 2018 is proudly sponsored by Cottage Home.