Oh I know April showers usually bring May flowers but in Ottawa, it brings flowers known as tulips aka Tulipfest.
The Canadian Tulip Festival officially launches its 66th edition with “A World of Tulips” theme May 11th to 18th.
“A World of Tulips” theme celebrates “A World of Friendship” with a profusion of yellow World Friendship tulips underscoring the significance of the Festival’s global connection to 27 Tulip Friendship countries mutually involved in promoting friendship and peace through the tulip flower.
The Festival’s four key venues offer four distinctive experiences for visitors and they include Commissioners Park/ Dow’s Lake with the garden tulip experience, Lansdowne Park, the art and culture tulip experience.
ByWard Market offers the urban tulip experience and The Garden Promenade is the community tulip experience which encompasses tulip-centric activities across the city.
The Festival is also pleased to offer new and exciting programming at each venue including one such example in the Byward Market as it brings you a “Tiptoe Through a World of Tulips” installation curated by the World Tulip Society’s artist and Festival’s 2018 featured artist Monique Martin, who also created this year’s theme visual.
As well, Market activity will offer culinary tours by C’est Bon and special menus by participating restaurants.
For more great activities on the 2018 Tulipfest, check out their website 🙂
Source and photo: Press Release