On the first weekend in May the city of Fulton Illinois stages its annual Dutch Days Festival in honor of the city’s Dutch Heritage. This year, 2009, was the 35th anniversary of the festival. Since Fulton is my hometown and my ancestors are from the Netherlands I enjoy attending the festival whenever my schedule permits.
My wife and I were pleased to be able to drive up Route 84 along the Mississippi River to Fulton this year on a sunny Saturday in May. The drive is only one hour from the Quad Cities. We arrived in time to enjoy the Dutch Street Dancing, the craft fair, the street scrubbing and the parade.
Here are some photos from the event: