Our honored tradition of Tulip Time Royalty

Since it’s inception, the Tulip Festival’s much beloved queen and court have been a prominent fixture in our festivities.  The first queen was crowned in 1937. Except for the war years of 1942-1946, a queen  and her court have reigned each festival.  Presently, six high school seniors are selected by the public and a pageant is held to crown the queen. A panel of judges is assisted by the public in selecting a queen.

Queen & Court History

2015 Queen & Court

2015 Queen and Court

Sydney Huizenga, Emily Wielenga, Queen Cara Venema, Micah Vande Vegte, Jennifer Droog

2014 Queen & Court

2014 Queen and Court

Lauren Duesenburg, Marissa Wiese, Queen Ali Achterhof, Emily McDonald, Paige Nibbelink

2013 Queen & Court


Samantha Wielenga, Autumn Pluim, Queen McKenzie Mulder, Jessica Giannantonio, Larkin De Haan

2012 Queen & Court

Queen and Court 2012

Caitlyn Van Es, Jennifer Guthmiller, Queen Samantha Droog, Jacquelyn Jacobsma, Lauren McDonald