We live in a small community, population about the 5,000 mark. It's quiet with the exception of 2 weeks out of the year -- 3rd weekend of April and July 4.
Our Parks Department plants thousands of tulips every year. Yes, thousands. I heard the actual number of bulbs once before and could not believe it. I wish I could remember. Anyway, because we have so many tulips, we host what has become known as the Tulip Festival.
Craft and food vendors pour into the community to set up shop for the weekend. This year was a banner year for them ~ the weather cooperated. It was sunny and warm. Lots of folks took advantage of it and spent the day in the park. About 40,000 they estimate.