National Cherry Festival

July 5th – 12th, 2014

Traverse City, MI


Category: Competitive Events
Cherryland Band Classic Returns to Thirlby Field For Prestigious MACBDA Championship Show, Friday, July 13
May 9, 2012, 10:05 am

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – The prestigious Mid-America Band Directors Association Championship will host its grand finale show during the National Cherry Festival on Traverse City’s hometown Field, Thirlby Field, Friday, July 13th at 6:00 p.m.

The Cherryland Band Classic, sponsored by CHASE, took a hiatus from the Thirlby Field location during its recent renovation.  Now, back by popular demand; the Festival is pleased to announce that not only is the Cherryland Band Classic back, but it will include the MACBDA Championship show which will draw the best in high school marching bands.

The roster of bands performing on the field includes the best of show bands from across the Midwest.  A sampling of those performing includes:

Lighthouse Brigade of Racine, Racine, WI; Lutheran VanGuard, Appleton, WI; Sound of Sun Prairie, Sun Prairie, WI; Shadow Armada, Oregon, WI; Green Beret, Janesville, WI.

Tickets range from $10 to $16 for the show and go on sale April 23rd at www.cherryfestival.org .

The roster of high school marching band activities also includes a Preliminary Show slated for Wednesday, July 11, 2012 with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. on the Suttons Bay High School Football Field.  Ticket Price:  Adult $10 / Kids $7 and are also on sale April 23rd at www.cherryfestival.org.

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National Cherry Festival Art Unveiled and Winners Announced!
May 9, 2012, 10:05 am

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – The National Cherry Festival is pleased to announce this year’s commemorative art winners.  The art produced by the regions student and adult art enthusiasts.  Each piece was reviewed by a panel of judges with ties to the art professional, some 100 art pieces were submitted and reviewed within two categories – fine art and graphic art. 

FESTIVAL OF RACES “HOSTS” SUPPORT ACTIVE NON-PROFIT GROUPS Festival’s Race Booster Program to donate $4000 back to race worker “teams”
May 4, 2012, 11:05 am

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – April 23, 2012 – For the 2nd year, the 39th Annual National Cherry Festival’s Meijer “Festival of Races” presented by Cherry Bay Orchards, will provide financial support to over a dozen area non-profit groups that provide vital support to race day operations.

FESTIVAL OF RACES SEEKING YOUR MEMORIES- Race an annual tradition for many
May 4, 2012, 11:05 am

April 23, 2012, Traverse City, MI – The 2012 Meijer Festival of Races 15K and 5K runs, presented by Cherry Bay Orchards, invites all of those — including runners, volunteers and spectators — who have special memories of one or more past Festival runs to submit stories, to be shared in news releases, and on the festival’s website and Facebook page.

FESTIVAL OF RACES LOCAL SIGN UP PARTY AT CITYMAC JUNE 21- Win an ipod touch and other “techy” runner prizes!
May 4, 2012, 11:05 am

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – April 23, 2012 - The 39th Annual National Cherry Festival’s Meijer “Festival of Races” presented by Cherry Bay Orchards, and the Traverse City Track Club have formed a partnership to present the Inaugural “Meet the Elite’s” Youth Running Workshop this summer at the 2012 festival running event on July 14, 2012.

FESTIVAL OF RACES “RUNNING FAMILY” ESSAY CONTEST- Winning Family receives complimentary entries to annual footrace
May 4, 2012, 11:05 am

April 23, 2012, Traverse City, MI – The 2012 Meijer Festival of Races 15K and 5K runs, presented by Cherry Bay Orchards, offers families involved in the annual footraces, a chance to “run free” with a winning essay entry for the 39th annual footrace.

FESTIVAL OF RACES TEAM CHALLENGE INVITES GROUPS TO RUN FOR FUN AND COMPETITION- Free program encourages groups to “team up” for the run
May 4, 2012, 11:05 am

April 23, 2012, Traverse City, MI – The 2012 Meijer Festival of Races 15K and 5K runs, presented by Cherry Bay Orchards, offers an enhanced  “team” competition category for area runners participating in the 39th annual National Cherry Festival foot race events on July 14.

Festival of Races Registration is Open- 15K race goes for Top 10 Nationally
May 4, 2012, 10:05 am

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – April 23, 2012 – Area fitness enthusiasts can now register for the 39th Annual National Cherry Festival’s Meijer “Festival of Races” presented by Cherry Bay Orchards, online at www.cherryfestival.org.

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