People in Charlottetown area in for a treat as tens of thousands of beautiful flowers are about to bloom for the city’s first ever tulip festival.

About 70,000 bulbs were planted last fall and will soon be springing up in the city.

The festival will run May 24 and 25, as part of the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference. PEI 2014 is the province’s year-long party celebrating an event that paved the way for the birth of Canada.

A number of other programs are also part of the tulip festival, including a wreath contest, variety show, horticultural seminar, art exhibit, concert and tulip market.

Children from Charlottetown schools have also been taking part in an art project creating tulip sculptures.

Residents are being urged to take photos of their favourite tulip displays, and share them on social media.

The city is spending an estimated $50,000 on the festival.