Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 26th, 2019, for a very special Holland Festival in Long Beach. It will be the 30th celebration of multicultural Holland in California. This bazaar-style community fair offers a myriad of vendors selling typical arts and crafts and street food from Holland. This year there will be more food vendors. For entertainment there will be an All Star Tribute Band, paying tribute to those who are no longer with us, by performing their songs. Several other bands will make an appearance. More details will be published here soon. Get ready to dance! For the kids there are games.
“The Holland Festival is not only a reunion for family and friends with roots in both Holland and the former Dutch East Indies (modern Indonesia), it also has become de facto the largest Indo-Dutch gathering in the USA. This also explains the large offering of Indonesian food, which is part of Dutch national cuisine,” says Jeff Keasberry, President of the United Netherlands Organizations (UNO).
The UNO is the non-profit umbrella organization consisting of different Dutch Clubs in Southern California: Holland Soccer Club, A.V.I.O, N.A.S., N.E.S.S.O. NAF, Neerlandia, R.O.S.I, Voice of Holland, Wapenbroeders. The Holland Festival has been the result of the combined efforts of volunteers belonging to these clubs. While some of these clubs have closed their doors, the former members and their family and friends are still volunteering their time to making this a memorable festival.
Bring your picnic blankets and folding chairs to spend the day at the Gemmrig Park. Enjoy live entertainment and some traditional food like: herring, smoked eel, kroket, bitterballen, stroopwafels, poffertjes, boterkoek, satay, rissoles, lemper, nasi rames, spekkoek, tjendol etc etc. You will also find a Holland International mini supermarket with imported prepackaged foods.
Paid parking available.
Get your prepaid ticket online for Express Entrance, click here.
Cash Only Tickets available at the entrance.
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Will there be Hollandse pannenkoeken there? American pancakes just can’t compare.
And Hollandse soute drop (licorice)
And for music…… how about accordions?
How about orange Hollandse futbol T-shirts?