5 Must-See Traverse City Festivals for Summer

National Cherry Festival

June 29 – July 6: The area’s flagship summer festival draws more than a half-million people to the downtown Traverse City waterfront every year to celebrate the region’s ubiquitous fruit (Michigan, and specifically this area, grows nearly 75 percent of the nation’s tart cherries). Fittingly, annual highlights include cherry-pie-eating and pit-spitting contests—but there’s also a giant county-fair-style midway, a parade nearly every day, a Cherry Queen pageant, air shows, car shows, beer tent, musical mainstage, fireworks, and more … way more. 231.947.4230, CHERRYFESTIVAL.ORG.

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