Tulip Time

Topeka's Tulip Time Festival was named a Top 100 Event for Groups for 2016 by the American Bus Association. The festival, this year April 7-23, features more than 100,000 tulips and daffodils in bloom at picturesque locations around Topeka, including Lake Shawnee's Ted Ensley Botanical Gardens, Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site and Gage Park.

Tulip Time Day at the Lake logo

Be the Tulip Time Festival at the Lake Queen!

Are you 16-24 and live in Shawnee County? Love Tulip Time? Be the top fund-raiser for Friends of Ted Ensley Gardens and you'll be the inaugural Tulip Time Festival at the Lake Queen. Apply by February 13 to participate. Download or print rules and information.

Special Events

Tulips at Twilight

Friday and Saturday, April 7, 8, 14 & 15 at Old Prairie Town. Details coming soon

Tulip Time Day at the Lake

Sunday, April 9 at Ted Ensley Gardens, Lake Shawnee. 

9-11 a.m. -- All-you-can-eat Chris Cakes Pancake Breakfast.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Live performances, a car show, food trucks, vendors and more. 

Intersted in being a vendor? 
Contact Rosa Cavazos at Visit Topeka today. | 785-234-1030

Tulip Time in Topeka

2017 Tulip Time is April 7-23

Downtown Topeka 
Take a slow stroll through our recently revitalized downtown area. Enjoy hundreds of tulips and various pocket parks along South Kansas Avenue.  

Gage Park
Take a stroll in the largest park in Topeka and literally smell the flowers. Gage Park is home to the Renisch Rose Gardens as well as thousands of tulips during the Tulip Time Festival.

Lake Shawnee 
Gaze in wonder at one of the most beautiful recreational outdoor areas in North East Kansas. On top of the natural beauty of the landscape, view more than 50,000 tulips and daffodils on the Ted Ensley Botanical Gardens.

Old Prairie Town 
Experience Topeka in its original state at historic Old Prairie Town. Enjoy tulips, lush gardens, and an old-fashioned cream soda.

Tulip Time wouldn't be possible without

Shawnee County Parks and Recreation logoFriends of Ted Ensley Gardens logo


Friends of Ward Meade and The Shawnee County Parks and Recreation Foundation