Thanksgiving Point’s Annual Tulip Festival Closed for In-Person, Virtual Festival Available
- Ashton Gardens hosts the month-long event featuring 300,000 tulips, to be enjoyed via Thanksgiving Point social media channels-
LEHI, Utah (April 8, 2019) – Thanksgiving Point’s annual Tulip Festival, presented with Utah Community Credit Union (UCCU) (www.thanksgivingpoint.org), has some big changes for 2020. Scheduled in the Ashton Gardens from April 10 to May 9, the popular regional festival has been rescheduled as a virtual festival to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
2020 is an important year for Thanksgiving Point, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. This festival change will allow the community to celebrate this historic time with spring and beauty, albeit from afar. Starting Friday, April 10 some of the activities scheduled include:
- Daily looks at what’s blooming in Ashton Gardens including weekend live streams from popular gardens
- Hands-on activities, recipe demonstrations, and DIYs to make your own Tulip Festival at home
- Photo contest winners from previous festivals and new contests for community gardens and yards
- Community Hero nominations for deliveries of Tulip Festival bouquets
The Tulip Festival is one of the most popular events in Utah with more than 100,000 guests visiting each year. The tulip display is created with bulbs imported directly from The Netherlands to create a new display for each festival. This year’s festival includes the brand new “Thanksgiving Point” Tulipa, a new variety of late-blooming, scented lily tulip.
In addition to virtual festival activities, guests can purchase the festival’s cut tulips to deliver to loved ones, neighbors, and family to make the community bloom. The package will come with a commemorative anniversary pin and card (beginning mid-April). Many guests are also making donations to support the future of Ashton Gardens and Thanksgiving Point. For a complete schedule and more details, visit thanksgivingpoint.org.
About Thanksgiving Point
Thanksgiving Point is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization comprised of a farm, garden, and museum that are collectively dedicated to providing opportunities for transformative family learning and fostering an environment where positive, meaningful experiences naturally happen. Created in 1996 by Alan and Karen Ashton, Thanksgiving Point has become a center of community engagement for more than 1.6 million annual visitors from all 50 states and around the world. Thanksgiving Point is located at 3003 North Thanksgiving Way in Lehi. For more information, call 801-768-2300 or visit thanksgivingpoint.org.