Is beautiful. It comes right in the middle of the Tulip Festival and it's always fun - even in the rain. Here are some pictures of the awesome tulips that get painted each year. Each tulip - and there are over a hundred of them around the festival venues, are hand painted, hand collaged, or embellished with mixed media and are spectacular. The idea is for them to be sponsored and then displayed. Maybe one year the Smeaton family can do one! We enjoyed the tulip beds, some stilts and some dutch cookies. The music was great as was the company - my family! It was a wet, windy and wonderful day!