Tulip Festival in Pella 2012


 Pella is not mentioned in the Bible by name, but Eusebius states that the church of Jerusalem left the city before the war and settled in Pella beyond the Jordan. It is one of the ten cities in Decapolis.

Pella, Iowa is named after Pella beyond the Jordan.

  Tulips bloomed early.
Tiles showing the tradition of Dutch immigrants.

Ed van Ouwerkerk explaining the tradition of the Dutch immigrants.

Families representing 12 provinces of the Netherlands.


Dutch dancing


Street cleaning

Parade begins
Governor Branstad  

Old occupations
Old vehicles