2013 National Cherry Festival: Music & Entertainment at the 2013 Cherry Fest

Tuesday, July 2nd

Pepsi Bay Side Music Stage- Duke Tumatoe and the Power Trio

July 2, 2013, gates open at 6pm

Up for some laughs and sway-worthy blues? Gates open at 6pm for a memorable performace by Duke Tumatoe and the Power Trio.

2013 National Cherry Festival Heritage Day

July 2, 2013, beginning at 9am

The National Cherry Festival’s Heritage Day, sponsored by Grand Traverse Resort and Casinos, is meant to put extra focus on the roots of Traverse City and Northern Michigan. Browse through early Native American tools and watch late 19th century maritime reenactments at the Open Space throughout the day.

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Pow Wow

July 2, 2013, 12pm

The shining star of the National Cherry Festival’s Heritage Day is the noontime Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Pow Wow. Celebrate the Native American culture of Northern Michigan as you taste authentic cuisine, listen to rhythmic drums, and watch the vibrant group of dancers.

National Writers' Series- An Evening with Mitch Albom

July 2, 2013, 7pm

Mitch Albom, award-winning writer, will be coming to Traverse City’s Opera House to give a sneak peek of his new book, The First Phone Call from Heaven. Want to read some of his works beforehand? Albom’s thought-provoking novels, The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays With Morrie are better than your average beach read.

HEAT!! Teen Event at 2013 National Cherry Festival

July 2, 2013, 8pm-11pm

For 16-20 year olds only, this summertime beachside party sponsored by 106 WKHQ not only features the usual live entertainment, like a DJ, but also sensational prize giveaways and thrilling hands-on lessons in fire and driving safety. Better yet, admission is free!

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