Those looking to attend the Tesselaar Tulip Festival will be happy to know that the event is is just an hour’s drive from Melbourne CBD. This popular yearly event is renowned for its array of amazing display of tulip flowers.
You will come across a variety of tulip species from all over the world so come and explore over half a million tulips at the wonderful Tesselaar Tulip Festival.
2016 Tesselaar Tulip Festival, Silvan Vic
This unique festival is held at Silvan which is one of the many suburbs nestled within the Dandenong Ranges. Apart from the wonderful flower display, this festival also showcases live entertainment, a multicultural food exhibition and a sculpture display.
One of the most amazing features of the Tesselaar Tulip Festival is its multicultural program, which includes a number of weekend events such as Turkish Weekend, Food, Wine & Jazz weekend, Dutch Weekend, Irish Weekend and a special program for children.
Each of these events feature a number of cultural festivals, music shows, authentic food, folk dance shows and a number of entertainment programs and activities. Sample an assorted variety of regional food and wine while enjoying an array of music and dance shows. Whether you love the Irish beer or Dutch food, you will certainly find a number of interesting things to keep you entertained at the Tesselaar Tulip Festival.
Make sure to bring your kids as there are an array of special programs and child-friendly entertainment activities including rides and a petting zoo.
Another highlight of this festival is the annual sculpture competition; sponsored by the Association of Sculptors of Victoria. A number of contenders take part in this competition and display their work and compete for the title. So whilst visiting Melbourne, take some time out for a day trip to the Dandenong Ranges to visit the Tesselaar Tulip Festival.