July 2 - 9, 2016

What's New at the National Cherry Festival: July 4th-11th, 2015

Corporate Members:

Giving Back to our Community

The National Cherry Festival is more than a single summer celebration. We hold events all year long and are committed to pouring into our community.

“I find it amazing how the community of Traverse City comes together in promoting everything this beautiful area and festival has to offer." 

-Sonya Sayler,
2013 Cherry Queen


Our Foundation

See how we support a strong and vibrant community.

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A Community of Volunteers

See where you can make a difference.

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Free Family Fun

The National Cherry Festival has over 150 events and activities and 85% are free for all! Kids can enjoy pit-spitting, pie-eating contests, turtle races and more without paying a penny.