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50th Dutch Days Festival

May 3 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fulton, IL
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50th Dutch Days Festival

May 3 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

50th Anniversary!

May 3-4, 2024 in Fulton
The first weekend in May, the residents of Fulton gather to celebrate their Dutch heritage, which dates back to 1974.

Since then, the festival has grown and evolved.  It now encompasses two full days of celebration!  For those who would like to learn more about the culture, there are films and slides on Holland, Dutch Folk Art, and a style show of traditional Dutch clothes.  Some who attend are here for the food!  You can attend the traditional Dutch dinner on Friday evening, try a fresh pastry on Saturday morning, or enjoy one of the many food vendors that travel from all over the region to participate.  You can also spend quality time looking through over 100 arts & crafts vendors.

You can’t miss the entertainment!  Klompen dancers appear in the streets to show you how to folk dance in their traditional wooden shoes.  You can even pick up a pair of custom-made wooden shoes for yourself!  The excitement starts to gather in the afternoon when the Burgomaster, our Mayor for you non-Dutch speakers, and Town Crier inspect the streets to see if they are ready and clean enough.  The street sweepers come through, and water and brooms fly down the street to prepare for the parade.  During the parade, you will see authentic Dutch customers, bands, floats, and other entertaining units.

Details

Date:
May 3
Time:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/FultonDutchDays/

Organizer

City of Fulton
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County:
Whiteside County

Venue

Downtown Fulton
1107 4th St
Fulton, IL 61252 United States
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