Tulip Festival

Reserve Tickets

Online/Advance Adult: $20
Online/Advance Child: $15

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Due to limited capacity, Advanced Tickets are strongly encouraged

At-the-Door Adult: $25
At-the Door Child: $20

FREE admission for Thanksgiving Point Members!

April 9 - May 8, 2021 (Closed Sundays)

Monday - Saturday

Hours: 9:00am - 8:00pm 
10:00am Opening April 24th
Early Closure: May 8th, 4:00pm

Last admission time slot: 7:00pm

Tulip Festival is a time-ticketed event. Please reserve tickets ahead of time to ensure admission.

Ashton Gardens

3900 N. Garden Drive
Lehi, Utah 84043

Event Updates: 801-437-4884

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presented with Utah Community Credit Union (UCCU)

 

Thanksgiving Point’s annual Tulip Festival, presented with Utah Community Credit Union (UCCU), returns to the Ashton Gardens from April 9 to May 8! 

While Thanksgiving Point and the Tulip Festival were closed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we're happy to welcome the community back to celebrate spring and beauty in person.

 

Thanksgiving Point is dedicated to the health and safety of its guests, employees, and community. Tulip Festival will implement the following precautions to control the spread of COVID-19:

  • Masks are REQUIRED. For more information on our mask policy, see HERE.

  • One-way pathway with separated event entrance/exit.
  • Tickets are limited and must be reserved online.
  • The number of guests is limited by 15 minute increments to allow for social distancing.
  • Outdoor queuing area for guests to prepare their tickets and meet other guests before entering the Garden Visitor Center.
  • Employees will wear face masks while working, in addition to temperature checks upon arrival. 
  • Additional cleaning and sanitation measures as well as educational signage are being implemented to facilitate safety.
  • Guests and employees are asked to wash hands frequently and stay home when ill.

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

AMERICAN HERITAGE LYCEUM PHILHARMONIC

May 8 | Special Concert

The Tulip Festival closes with a fantastic finish with this amazing concert against a gorgeous garden backdrop you won't want to miss (Not included with Tulip Festival admission).

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TULIP TOT PLAYLAND

Fridays and Saturdays: 10am - 6pm 

There's ongoing fun to be had at Tulip Tot Playland! Visit on Fridays, Saturdays and for lawn games and more!

 

*included with admission!

TULIP FESTIVAL 5K

April 24 - SOLD OUT

Spring at Thanksgiving Point means the Tulip Festival 5k is finally here! Dust off your running shoes and come shake off the cobwebs of winter for our Tulip Festival 5k. Choose between in-person or a virtual option this year!

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CUT TULIPS

Monday-Saturday: 11 am-7 pm

Visit the Learning Garden and take home your own bunch of Cut Tulips! One bunch (5 stems) is $10. Available while supplies last. 

Guided Garden Walks

Included with Ashton Garden admission and FREE for Thanksgiving Point members. Advance ticket reservation required. 

Monday-Friday, 9:30 am

Learn about Ashton Gardens, its history, and the plants within. Led by our garden docents, this walking tour takes about 1.5 hours and is included with regular venue admission. Tuesdays feature the Trees of Ashton Gardens. Garden Walks depart from the back patio.

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Thanksgiving Point Tulip

Created especially for Thanksgiving Point's 25th anniversary in 2020, you can see our very own 'tulipa Thanksgiving Point' on display at the 2021 Tulip Festival!

Tickets

Advance Pricing

Adult Admission: $20
Child Admission (ages 3-12): $15
Youth Admission (ages 13-24): $17
Seniors (65+): $17
Thanksgiving Point members: FREE

Children ages 2 and under are FREE

 

Thanksgiving Point members CLICK HERE for Tulip Festival pricing information and FAQ's.

Walk Up Pricing (If Available)

Adult Admission: $25
Child Admission (ages 3-12): $20
Youth Admission (ages 13-24): $22
Seniors (65+): $22
Thanksgiving Point members: FREE

Children ages 2 and under are FREE

 

Thanksgiving Point members CLICK HERE for Tulip Festival pricing information and FAQ's.

Explorer Pass

See it all with an Explorer Pass! A Thanksgiving Point Explorer Pass grants admission into all five venues (Museum of Natural Curiosity, Farm County, Museum of Ancient Life, Ashton Gardens (including the Tulip Festival), and Butterfly Biosphere) for one day. 

Adults: $34.95
Children (ages 3-12): $24.95

Rentals

Add to your experience!

Golf cart
     in advance (2 hour rental)…………$60/$54 Members
     day of (1.5 hour rental)….………..$35/$31.50 Members

Scooter……………….…$25/$22.50 Members
(in-person only)

Wheelchair
     in advance…………$20/$18 Members
     day of………………..$15/$13.50 Members

Remember to log in to take advantage of discounted member pricing! Trouble logging in? Call our Membership Office, (801) 768-7478. Limited Availability on all Rentals.

 

Concessions Cards

Food Punch Card

Looking forward to all the sweet and savory treats at the Tulip Festival? Grab a punch card to save some time and money. Pick up your Punch Card at the Garden Visitor Center when you first enter the Tulip Festival. Choose between two options to fit you and your family:

"Choose Two" Option - $5.50
This punch card is good for any two treats from this list: Bottled Water, Bottled Soda, Chocolate Milk, Tater Tots, Chips, Cookie, Dole Whip, Ice Cream Cone, Rice Crispy, Hot Chocolate, Coffee.

"Foodie (5 Punch) Card" Option - $10
This punch card offers 5 punches for you to mix and match to your hearts desire!

Two punch items include: Chicken Tenders, Corn Dog, Idaho Nacho, Tulip Julip, Frozen Lemonade, Kettle Corn, Pizza, Pretzel (Salted or Cinnamon Sugar)

One punch items include: Bottled Water, Bottled Soda, Chocolate Milk, Tater Tots, Chips, Cookie, Dole Whip, Ice Cream Cone, Rice Crispy, Hot Chocolate, Coffee.

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Visit the Waterfall Amphitheater on Saturdays to hear live performers from 12:00pm-4:00pm. 

Saturday, April 10

12pm: Doug Lane

1pm: Hailee Christensen 

2pm The Accords

3pm Mel Soul

 

Saturday, April 17

12pm Brother Chunky 

1pm The Bird Watchers 

2pm Nicole McMahan 

3pm Emily Bea 

 

Saturday, April 24

12pm Columbia Jones 

1pm Le Dad 

2pm Bri Ray

3pm Riah Paan 

 

Saturday, May 1

12pm Brother Self

1pm The Fab Folk

2pm Devin Knight 

3pm Sai & Lily

 

Visit the Festival Market in the Waterfall Amphitheater on Fridays and Saturdays to enjoy local crafts, goods and treats. See scheduled vendors and dates below:

 

 

Friday, April 23rd

Lollipuff Cotton Candy
Awe Sweet!
South of the Border Tacos
Bruges Kitchen
Nauvoo Remembered
Bellemoms
Denim & Daisy
Crystals of X Love
Fantastic Face Painting
Thyme and Place
Himalayan Arts Wear

 

Saturday, April 24th

Lollipuff Cotton Candy
Awe Sweet!
South of the Border Tacos
Bruges Kitchen
Fatty Tuna Sushi
Wandering Wheat Bakery
Nauvoo Remembered
Doterra Oils
Bellemoms
Denim & Daisy
Crystals of X Love
Fantastic Face Painting
Thyme and Place
Himalayan Arts Wear

 

Friday, April 30th

Lollipuff Cotton Candy
Awe Sweet!
South of the Border Tacos
Bruges Ktichen
Butter3eer
Wandering Wheat Bakery
Scentsy
Doterra Oils
Origami Storm
Denim & Daisy
Blue Sand Customs
Fantastic Face Painting
Inspirational DIY Guru
Himalayan Arts Wear

 

Saturday, May 1st

Lollipuff Cotton Candy
Awe Sweet!
South of the Border Tacos
Bruges Kitchen
Butter3eer
Wandering Wheat Bakery
Scentsy
Doterra Oils
Origami Storm
Denim & Daisy
Blue Sand Customs
Fantastic Face Painting
Inspirational DIY Guru
Himalayan Arts Wear

 

Friday, May 7th

Lollipuff Cotton Candy 
Awe Sweet!
South of the Border Tacos
Amkha Misky Peruvian
Wandering Wheat Bakery
Scentsy
Doterra Oils
Origami Storm
Denim & Daisy
Nauvoo Remembered
Fantastic Face Painting
Inspirational DIY Guru
Himalayan Arts Wear

 

Saturday, May 8th

Lollipuff Cotton Candy
Awe Sweet!
South of the Border Tacos
Amkha Misky Peruvian
Bruges Kitchen
Scentsy
Doterra Oils
Origami Storm
Denim & Daisy
Nauvoo Remembered
Fantastic Face Painting
Inspirational DIY Guru
Himalayan Arts Wear

 

Need a snack or treat? Grab something from our Main Concession Stand, or Donut Stand Monday-Saturday, from 10am-8pm.

Looking to save time and money? Grab a punch card! Choose between two options to fit you and your family. Buy online and pick up your punch card  at the Visitor Center entrance to the Tulip Festival. 

View our full Main Concessions menu HERE, and the Donut Trailer menu HERE

The Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival wouldn't be possible without our incredible volunteers. Learn more or apply to volunteer HERE

Enter your favorite photos of the 2021 Tulip Festival using hashtag #TulipPhotoContest and tagging Thanksgiving Point on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter (Make sure your post is set to public!).

 

Starting April 16th, each Friday during the festival Thanksgiving Point judges will select a Photo of the Week which will be featured on Thanksgiving Point’s Instagram page (@thankspoint), and on the Thanksgiving Point marquee for the duration of the week. Each chosen photo will also win a Thanksgiving Point Family Membership.

FAQs

Masks are required at Thanksgiving Point.

This includes all five indoor and outdoor venues (Museum of Natural Curiosity, Butterfly Biosphere, Museum of Ancient Life, Farm Country, and Ashton Gardens). Masks are also required at restaurants and at private events being held at Thanksgiving Point unless guests are seated and actively eating. Face masks must cover the mouth and nose for all guests ages four and above.

View the full Thanksgiving Point Mask Policy HERE.

 

*All face coverings (whether disposable or reusable) must:

  • Be made with at least 2 layers of breathable material
  • Masks must not be sheer or have holes (no lace masks)
  • Fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin
  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops

Unfortunately all Thanksgiving Point tickets are non-refundable.

Exchanges may be issued and are subject to a fee  Exchanges are subject to the availability of another open time-slot and date and are only available over the phone (801.768.2300).

The Tulip Festival is held at Thanksgiving Point's Ashton Gardens!

The Tulip Festival is included in the Ashton Gardens admission price, which means it is free for Thanksgiving Point members! In addition to the beautiful garden views that are always available with Ashton Gardens admission, the Tulip Festival includes thousands of tulips and yummy concessions. Fridays and Saturdays at the Tulip Festival include even more fun with our Tulip Tot Playland, music, and vendors!

The Tulip Festival is a time-ticketed event with limited capacity. Many time slots will sell out, so we strongly encourage guests to reserve tickets ahead of time to ensure admission. 

Thanksgiving Point Corporate Memberships, Museums For All Admissions, Salt Lake City Connect Passes, Complimentary Admission Passes and Military Discount tickets do not require advance reservation, and can obtain admission at the door. 

Explorer Passes do not require reservations for individual venues.

Golf carts and Wheelchairs are available to rent in advance online or in-person. Advance reservations are subject to an additional fee, but in-person rentals are subject to availability. No rentals are available starting 90 minutes prior to closing.

 

Golf Carts

Online Reservation (2 hour rental……$60/$54 Members
Day-Of Reservation (subject to availability - 1.5 hour rental)….………..$35/$31.50 Members

Wheelchairs

(3 hour rentals)
Online Reservation…………$20/$18 Members
Day-Of Reservation……………….(subject to availability) $15/$13.50 Members

 

Scooters

Scooters are available for in-person rentals only. No rentals are available starting 90 minutes prior to closing.

Day-Of Reservation………………(subject to availability) $25/$22.50 Members

We recommend on planning at least 1.5-2 hours to experience the Tulip Festival.

Each year our Ashton Gardens Designers create a new Tulip Festival design, which makes each year’s Festival wonderfully unique. Because of this, the tulip bulbs from this year’s Festival will be dug up from the gardens to make room for next year’s tulip bulbs.

After the tulip bulbs are removed from the flower beds, they are available for purchase from the Ashton Gardens. The Tulip Bulb Sale begins at the end of May, but specific information will be posted HERE once it's available. You can use them to plant in your own garden, or they make great gifts for friends who would love to plant a piece of the Tulip Festival in their own yards!

Please click HERE to cancel FREE member reservations.

Yes! The applicable cost of your venue admission can be applied toward the purchase of a membership. Visit the guest services desk or call 801-768-2300 to learn more.

Yes! You can view the current week's program HERE.

Visitors are welcome to take snapshots (informal, non-posed photographs) for private use. Snapshots may be taken of the plants, gardens, or members of their group during their visit to Thanksgiving Point.

Photography Sessions require the purchase of a Thanksgiving Point Photo Pass, available for purchase at the Ashton Gardens Visitor Center. A photography session is an event where a photographer/videographer (either amateur or professional using any device including mobile phones) takes a series of photographs of a posed subject(s) using any part of Thanksgiving Point property as a backdrop. 

Our full Photo Policy with more information can be found HERE.

Unfortunately we don't allow pets at the Tulip Festival. Visit the Ashton Gardens on Wednesdays starting June 2021 for Dog Walk Wednesdays!

The Tulip Festival features over 300,000 tulip bulbs of several different varieties. The “Tulip Fashion Show” in the Fragrance Garden showcases and labels the many colors and kinds of tulips that are featured throughout all of the Gardens during the Festival. Be on special look-out for the “tulipa Thanksgiving Point” at the 2021 Tulip Festival! This special tulip was created especially for Thanksgiving Point’s 25th anniversary in 2020.

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