April 12 - May 4, 2019 (Closed Sundays)
Monday - Saturday
Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm (10:00am Opening 4/27)
Last admission time slot: 7:00pm
*Tulip Festival is a time-ticketed event. Please reserve tickets ahead of time to ensure admission.
As the weather turns warmer the tulips at the Ashton Gardens begin to bloom! 2019 marks the 15th annual Tulip Festival and we want you to experience it. Come enjoy 280,000 tulips in hundreds of varieties, all imported directly from Holland. The 15 themed gardens throughout Ashton Gardens highlight different displays sure to bring out plenty of oohs and aahs! This is one festival you’ll want to have a camera handy for sure.
2019 includes many returning favorites such as the Swing Dance, Lyceum Philharmonic concert, Tulip Festival race, as well as new details for this year. Check below to find more information about these special events!
The Tulip Festival and many of these activities are included with admission or free for Thanksgiving Point members. To learn about the benefits of a Thanksgiving Point membership, please visit our member benefits page.
For the first time ever, enjoy timed-ticketing at the Tulip Festival to ensure a great experience. Reserve your preferred time slot today!
Join us as you dance the night away with friends or that special someone. The Utah Swing Orchestra will be on hand to set the stage, along with 2 dance instructors to give you a solid foundation, or teach you some new moves. Set under the bistro lights, this will be the perfect night you've always wished for!
*included with admission!
Don't forget to check out our historic and rare tulip bulbs at this year's festival. Check back for more information soon!
There's ongoing fun to be had at Tulip Tot Playland! Visit on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays for lawn games, bounce houses and more!
Monday Night Activities: 4pm - 8pm
Join us for some education activities in the gardens with the whole family!
*included with admission!
Spring at Thanksgiving Point means the Tulip Festival 5k is finally here! Dust off your running shoes and come shake off the cobwebs of winter for our Tulip Festival races. There’s the one-of-a-kind 5k that actually runs through the Tulip Festival and inside the Ashton Gardens. It’s a challenging race that is equally as beautiful. Come run with us this year!
The Tulip Festival closes with a fantastic finish with this amazing concert on May 4th. The Lyceum Philharmonic at American Heritage School performs against a gorgeous garden backdrop you won't want to miss.
*included with admission!
Did you know that tulip stems continue to grow even after they were cut? Come see for yourself at the Learning Garden, and take home your own bunch of Cut Tulips, with over 10 varieties to choose from and learn about. One bunch of tulips is $10 ($9 for members). Available while supplies last.
Come enjoy the tulips!
Adult Admission: $20
Child Admission (ages 3-12): $15
Seniors (65+): $15
Thanksgiving Point members: FREE
Children ages 2 and under are FREE
Thanksgiving Point members CLICK HERE for Tulip Festival pricing information and FAQ's.
See it all with an Explorer Pass! A Thanksgiving Point Explorer Pass grants admission into all five venues (Museum of Natural Curiosity, Farm County, Museum of Ancient Life, Ashton Gardens (including the Tulip Festival), and Butterfly Biosphere) for one day.
Children (ages 3-12): $24.95
Seniors (65+): $24.95
Get the premium experience with untimed entry!
One (1) Admission to the Tulip Festival (without timed entry)
Souvenir Tote Bag
2019 Commemorative Tulip Festival pin
2019 Commemorative Tulip Festival Cup
Voucher for 1 Tulip Julep
Limited Availability on all Rentals
Tulip Festival Tours
Monday-Thursday: 1:00 pm
Fridays and Saturdays: 11:00 am and 1:00 pm
Join us for a hands-on tour of the Tulip Festival that is fun for all ages! Dissect a tulip bulb to learn about the life cycle of plants, then join us on a tour of the gardens to hear the history of the Ashton Gardens and tulips, learn about pollinators, and of course feed our fish!
$5 per person. Admission to Tulip Festival not included.Book a Tour Today
Scooter Rental: $25 ($22.50 for Members) for a 2-hour rental.
Available in-person only.
Segway Rental: $40 ($36 for Members) for a one-hour rental
Available Monday - Thursday, in person only.
We invite you to submit your favorite shots of the 2019 Tulip Festival using hashtag #tuliparty on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter (Make sure your post is set to public!).
Each Monday during the festival Thanksgiving Point judges will select a Photo Of the Week which will be featured on Thanksgiving Point’s Instagram page (@thankspoint), and be highlighted on the Thanksgiving Point marquee for the duration of the week. Judges are looking for photos that creatively showcase the beauty of the Tulip Festival. Each chosen photo will also win a Family Membership.
2019 Tulip Festival Vendor Applications are CLOSED. Thank you for your interest!
As a volunteer at the Tulip Festival, you can help us make a great experience for thousands of guests, while earning great rewards for yourself!
You can find more information HERE
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