National Cherry Festival

July 4th to 11th, 2015

Traverse City, MI

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Join Us For Two Exciting Parades

Touchstone Energy Junior Royale Parade

Thursday, July 9, 2015 ~ 6:30 p.m.

2015 Junior Royale Parade Application

Parade Rules

DTE Energy Cherry Royale Parade

Saturday, July 11, 2015 ~ 11:15 a.m.

2015 Cherry Royale Parade Application

Parade Rules

Parade applications are now available in a fillable PDF!  Simply click on the link above, type your parade entry information in each line, save it to your computer and attach in an email.  Parade questions or to email your application, click here.  Happy Float Building!!!


Celebrating 89 years of tradition, the Touchstone Energy Junior Royale and DTE Energy Cherry Royale Parades will again return to the streets of downtown Traverse City. More than 50,000 viewers will stand curbside enjoying time with family and friends while watching high stepping marching bands, larger-than-life floats, colorful walking units and royalty pass them by in historic downtown Traverse City. 

Planning on bringing a chair? Be sure to review our Parade Chair Policy!

If you have any questions regarding the National Cherry Festival parades, please feel free to contact Mandy DePuy at 231.947.4230 x115 or feel free to drop an email. We hope to see you at the parade!




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