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 13-14, 2024 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.

Wamego Tulip Festival | Wamego

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Wamego’s Tulip Festival is another iconic Kansas event that will be held on April 13-14, 2024. 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, a petting zoo, face painting, pony rides, and more.

Botanica | Wichita

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Botanica, the Wichita arboretum, will also host Tulip Fest 2023 on  April 13, 2024 - April 21, 2024. 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!

K-State Gardens | Manhattan

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It's tulip time at K-State! Bring your kids, friends, or family to the K-State Gardens for a photo session with one of our talented photographers. For a $20 donation, you will receive edited photos via e-mail that you can use for printing. No appointment is necessary. Just come on over and get some amazing photos taken with some of the prettiest flowers you can find in Spring!

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 11-28, 2024. 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.

Tulip Festival at the Lake | Topeka

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Head on out to Lake Shawnee's Ted Ensley Gardens for the annual Tulip Festival at the Lake!

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.