The festival that has been billed as “Seattle’s tulips and other tropical plants show” in 2018 will celebrate its fourth year on Saturday.
Organizers say the festival is one of several that are coming to the city’s downtown area this year, adding that “it will be an experience for all.”
“We’re very excited to announce the Tulip Festival in Seattle, a major celebration of tulips in the heart of Seattle,” said Sarah Rios, Seattle’s commissioner for parks and recreation.
“This is our first time doing this festival, and I’m looking forward to welcoming you to this fun and special event.”
The festival, which runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., will feature “a wide variety of activities,” including a carnival, a dance party and music performances.
There will be food trucks, vendors and live entertainment, the organizers said.
Seattle’s festival of tulip trees is one the city has never hosted.
In addition to the tulips, the city is also featuring the city trees of the world, such as the Golden Gate, Pine Island, Washington Island and other trees.
The city also will host the National Tulip Film Festival, which is being organized in partnership with the Seattle Public Library and other venues, according to the organizers.
Tulips are among the world’s most popular plants, with thousands of species being grown around the world.
They can be found in more than 100 countries and in nearly every climate zone in the world: in Asia, Africa, South America and South America, the Middle East, Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean and Australia, according the National Botanical Garden of the United States.
Tulsi is a favorite for children and families, with its colorful, pink flowers and sweet fragrance.