Annual National Cherry Festival in Traverse City Scheduled for July 2017

July 1-8, 2017

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The Traverse City area bursts at the seams each summer when the National Cherry Festival occurs. The festival includes eight days of air shows, concerts, parades, food tastings, arts/crafts show, and fireworks.

The Grand Traverse region is well-known for its world-record tart cherry harvest and those visiting the festival can find cherries made into all kinds of food products.

Current 2017 Event Schedule


  • Air Show Gala - Saturday, July 1st-Tuesday, July 4th

  • Very Cherry Pancake Breakfast - Sunday, July 2nd

  • Air Show Flight Deck - Sunday, July 2nd-Tuesday, July 4th

  • Blues, Brews & BBQ - Sunday, July 2nd AND Tuesday, July 4th

  • Indigo View Air Show - Sunday, July 2nd- Tuesday, July 4th

  • Great American Picnic - Monday, July 3rd, 1-4pm

  • Leelanau Peninsula Wine Excursions - Wednesday, July 5th-Saturday, July 8th

  • Royal Pageant of Fasion & Luncheon - Thursday, July 6th, 11:30am

  • Princess Tea - Friday, July 7th, 10:30am

  • Queen's Ball - Saturday, July 8th, 7:30pm


  • 2017 Concert Schedule


  • Sunday, July 2nd - Laith Al-Saadi

  • Monday, July 3rd - Billy Idol

  • Tuesday, July 4th - Kane Brown

  • Wednesday, July 5th - 1964 The Tribute

  • Thursday, July 6th - Frankie Ballard
  • Friday, July 7th - Vanilla Ice, Dru Hill, Color Me Badd, & Tone Loc

  • Saturday, July 8th - Cheap Trick

  • Sunday, July 9th - Comedian Gabriel Inglesias


  • Other Festival Highlights


  • Festival of Races

  • Free Family Fun Activities

  • Parades

  • Arts & Crafts Fair

  • Rides

  • Food

  • And more!


  • For more details, visit cherryfestival.org.



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