What started as a small event 75 years ago has now grown into a three day festival attended by thousands of people each year.

In 1936, the Orange City Tulip Festival was held for the first time to celebrate the town’s Dutch heritage. The festival is now internationally recognized, and has become a staple event for many families in Northwest Iowa.

Jenna Rehnstrom and Fred Hexom take a look at some of the aspects of the Tulip Festival that make it so unique. From the authentic food and costumes to the parades and windmills, it’s an experience like none other.