It’s that time again! Spring is almost here and so is the third annual 2020 Flower Bulb Day! The event, which used to be called American Tulip Day, will be on March 7th at Union Square in San Francisco, CA. Everyone is welcome to stop by and handpick a custom bunch of tulips for FREE!
FREE Tulips in San Francisco on March 7, 2020!
My family and I have been attending the Flower Bulb Day since its debut in 2018. The first event was kind of low-key and there were still a ton of tulips left by closing time. But, by the second year, word had spread and it was much busier. The line stretched around the block for most of the time and that was despite the rain too!
While we were busy taking photos, I was surprised to see my cousin, his family, and several of their friends standing in line by the entrance. Apparently, his family saw my posts from the first event and couldn’t wait to attend the next one. As soon as the official site announced the 2019 date, they marked it on their calendar and invited friends to join them! 😀
2020 Flower Bulb Day at Union Square in San Francisco
So, now it’s your turn to experience the 2020 Flower Bulb Day. There is no cost to enter the event and to select your own small bunch of flowers. All you have to do is get in line (early!) and wait for the gate to open at 1:00 pm. Staff will give each guest a paper bag and you can collect as many tulips that can fit in the bag.
- What: 2020 Flower Bulb Day
- When: Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
- Where: Union Square in San Francisco, CA
- Cost: FREE
What You Should Know About Flower Bulb Day
I would suggest bringing another reusable bag or tote to put the paper bag with flowers in when you’re done. Since the bulbs are still attached to the flowers, moist dirt will seep through the paper bag pretty quickly. The bag then feels awkward to carry around (if it doesn’t break first) and the mud will make a mess on your way home.
About 10-12 tulips will fit in a bag and organizers state on their site that “the maximum is 15 tulips per person.” By sticking to this number, it guarantees that more people will go home with a full and beautiful bouquet. (In other words, don’t be this lady…) 🙂
Get Your FREE Tulips During the 2020 Flower Bulb Day
Did you already start making plans to attend the 2020 Flower Bulb Day? If so, see you there! If not, you have my permission to do that now 😉