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.
The mission of the National Cherry Festival is to celebrate and promote cherries, community involvement, and the Grand Traverse region.
At the National Cherry Festival, we take the celebration of cherries very seriously. It isn’t just because of their health benefits and overall tasty nature. This superfruit fuels more than our people. It powers our local economy in Traverse City, MI. Our festival is a celebration of farmers, laborers, neighbors and anyone that comes together because of cherries. We’re proud to include you in our cherry community.