Traverse City's National Cherry Festival: A Complete Guide

Every year, locals and tourists alike gather together in Traverse City to celebrate the deliciously sweet and tart fruit for whom the entire Cherry Festival is dedicated. Cherry Pie, Cherry Tea, Cherry Pit-Spitting, and so much more come together to create a phenomenal week of unforgetable activities. Whether you are planning for a whole family or are planning some mature pie-face-smashing, this week has everything a person could ask for. To find out about all of the events, check out all of our Cherry Festival Guides, specifically catered to your interests. 

Cherry Festival Competitions and Games

Are you prepared to eat as much Cherry Pie as possible sans hands? Or perhaps you have super-human Cherry Pit Spitting skills? Even if you just like to cheer on the competitors, check out this complete listing of Cherry Festival Competitions and Games! From turtle races to Cherryopoly, there is is something for everyone!

Cherry Festival Music & Entertainment

Movie lovers and concert goers rejoice in this week of ultimate entertainment! From movies showing at the classic state theatre to big names like Styx and Montgomery Gentry performing live, don't miss a thing with this Cherry Festival Music & Entertainment Guide.

Cherry Festival Food Lover's Events

How many ways can you eat a Cherry? Prepare to be amazed (and stuffed) by checking out all the delicious activities revolving around this sweet treat. Prepare to picnic, pie eat, and pig-out at the pancake breakfast, this event guide will tell you about all the tasty events this week. 

Cherry Festival Kid-Friendly Events

Let the memory-making begin with this week packed of exciting events for the whole family. Since most of the events are free, you can keep the kiddos busy the whole festival. Prep your schedule with this day-by-day guide of Kid-Friendly Events!

Cherry Festival Lodging Special

Looking for a place to stay? The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa has a special deal for the week of the festival. Cherry lovers rejoice!

Cherry Festival Parking

Don't let parking hassles get in the way of the cherry fun! Read our tips and tricks to navigating Traverse City during the most exciting week of the summer!


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