Spring is the time when the world comes alive with vibrant colors and sweet scents. One of the most iconic spring flowers is the tulip, and Kansas is no stranger to this floral beauty. If you're looking to enjoy the beauty of tulips in full bloom, there's no better time than the spring tulip season in Kansas. From late March to early May, Kansas transforms into a sea of colorful tulips and vibrant celebrations, providing visitors with stunning visual treats and colorful memories for years to come. Let’s explore the best places to see tulips in Kansas.

Bartlett Arboretum | Belle Plaine

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The stunning beauty of 40,000 blooming bulbs meets performing arts and culinary delights at the Art at the Arb event, April 15-16, 2023 at the Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine. You’ll be able to admire the carefully curated colors of spring while listening to bluegrass, big band, jazz, red dirt and rock music.

Bartlett Arboretum

Seasonally, Bartlett Arboretum swings open the garden gate welcoming outdoor enthusiasts to be inspired and educated among the century-old…

Art at the Arb!

Excited to announce our perennial event - a celebration of springtime featuring 100+ visual, performing and culinary artists under a…

Wamego Tulip Festival | Wamego

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Wamego’s Tulip Festival is another iconic Kansas event that will be held April 15-16, 2023. In addition to the stunning tulips, festival goers will be able to shop at more than 150 vendors at their craft fair in the city park. Adults will also be able to sample some tasty beer, wine, and cider at their Tasting Tent. Have kiddos? No worries! There will also be family fun activities on site, including inflatable games, homemade ice cream, petting zoo, face painting, pony rides and more.

Wamego Tulip Festival

Each spring, the City of Wamego comes alive with thousands of visitors, vibrant colors of tulips and over 150 craft vendors. The vivacious…

Botanica | Wichita

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Botanica, the Wichita arboretum, will also host Tulip Fest 2023 on April 1, 8, and 15th 2023. Visitors will be able to listen to live music, enjoy a mimosa, go on a walking tour of the gardens (must pre-register for the tour), and enjoy more than 70,000 tulips. Be sure to visit Botanica’s website before hand to get the latest information on the entertainment available for each festival date… It’ll be a new experience every day!

Tulip Festival Tours

Spring has arrived with tulips galore! Join us on an informal guided walking tour featuring more than 70,000 tulips spread out over…

K-State Gardens | Manhattan

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Ready to dig into the science of gardens? There’s no better place than the K-State Gardens! Not only can you learn about horticulture, but you can take a look at some incredibly rare colors of tulips as you tour the gardens. They are estimating their 2023 tulips will have a peak bloom between April 5-15th, and the gardens are available to tour daily from dawn to 10:00 pm March-November. Ready to grab that next Insta-worthy photo for the fam? Be sure to check out their Tulip Egg-Stravaganza Photo Op on April 8 from 9:00-2:00 PM. The gardens will have a photographer on hand to capture those priceless moments for a $20 donation to the Gardens. Not into tulips, no worries! The gardens will also have collections of other flowers throughout the season, as well. You can view irises (April-May), peonies (late May), daylilies (June-August), roses (June-October) and their All-America selections display gardens from June until first frost.

Tulip Egg-Stravaganza

This space serves as a research area for K-State students, as well as beautiful grounds for visitors and unique event space.

K State Gardens

This space serves as a research area for K-State students, as well as beautiful grounds for visitors and unique event space.

Tulips at Twilight | Topeka

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Tulips at Twilight is a larger-than-life celebration of springtime joy. You’ll be able to find thousands of tulips and daffodils next to gorgeous lighted displays that make for a remarkable luminary walk and electric light show. You’ll find this award-winning event at Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site and Botanical Garden. The event is open nightly between April 7-23, 2023. You’ll find a face painter and balloon artist on Friday and Saturday evenings, but if you’re interested in a quieter experience, weeknights at the gardens are for you. Check out more information about the event at the Old Prairie Town Facebook where they will be updating with live entertainment options throughout the event.

Tulips at Twilight

Come see the Tulips at Old Prairie Town/Ward-Meade Botanical Garden. Enjoy live music and building tours of Old Prairie Town on Friday and…

Ward-Meade Botanical Garden

Step back in time to the 1800s with a visit to Old Prairie Town/Ward-Meade Historic Site. The 1800s village features a replica of the 1854…

Tulip Season in Kansas

The spring tulip season in Kansas is a sight to behold. With its vibrant colors and scenic landscapes, it's no wonder why so many people flock to Kansas to witness this natural wonder. Whether you're a nature lover, a photographer, or simply looking for a fun and unique experience, the tulip season in Kansas is not to be missed. For more information on other Tulip events and history in Kansas, check out this article from KANSAS! Magazine.