National Cherry Festival in Traverse City Michigan

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The National Cherry Festival has been ranked as one USA Today’s top ten festivals multiple times and is a great stop for anyone that wants to experience Pure Michigan along with enjoying all the flavors that a cherry provides.

Family Fun for All Ages at National Cherry Festival

Each year near the first Saturday of July, the National Cherry Festival is held in Traverse City, Michigan.  The festival attracts over a half a million attendees over the course of eight 8 days. They come to experience the over 150 events that happen with well over a majority 85% of the activities as free. Activities at this festival are for both young and old with activities. Some activities for kids include a cherry pie eating contest, turtle races, sand sculpture and kid’s parade with everyone being able to enjoy the various cherry flavored treats.

An air show is another one of the great events that you can check out at the festival in 2012 the air show performers included:

  • U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City
  • Black Diamond Jet Team
  • Team RV
  • Greg Shetterly
  • Joe Shetterly & Rifle Air Show
  • F-18 Hornet Demonstration Team

You can learn more about the air show performers, here

Fun Cherry Fact Learned from National Cherry Festival

Did you know over 650 Million pounds of tart and sweet cherries are produced each year?

FYI, cherries also stain your clothes if you aren’t careful! These are just some of the things that you can learn when attending the Cherry Festival. Hopefully, we have intrigued you enough to get group together and head up to the National Cherry Festival. We know that this festival is full of food and fun making it a must see. You can learn more about the National Cherry Festival at the office website.


Image Credit:D H Wright

National Cherry Festival
National Cherry Festival USA Today 10 Ten Festival
Starts: 2013-06-29

Ends: 2013-07-06

Traverse City, Michigan