Author: Charlotte Inda

Charlotte Inda is the Assistant Marketing Manager at Traverse City Tourism and a graduate of Michigan State University. New to the area, she looks forward to exploring Northern Michigan and trying new things.


Your Guide to the National Cherry Festival

Thursday, February 15, 2024 4:00 PM by Charlotte Inda

Since 1925, the National Cherry Festival has been eight days of food, fun, family-friendly activities, and entertainment, all topped with a cherry of course. This event is a vibrant celebration that pays homage to our region's rich cherry-growing heritage.  

With over 100 events, it’s hard to pick just one to attend. From the premier performers rocking out on the Bayside Music Stage to Arnold's Amusements Midway at the corner of Grandview Parkway and Union Street, there is something for everyone to enjoy.  

Looking for an outdoor art experience? Head to downtown Traverse City, to embark on your mural-hunting adventure where each one tells a unique story, reflecting the artist's perspective and our local community's character.

While there are more than just these murals downtown—and far more than that around the region—we chose these classics to start your art education.

Game Day in Traverse City

Friday, September 22, 2023 11:00 AM by Charlotte Inda

No matter what you choose, you'll find a welcoming atmosphere with great food and drinks to complement your game-watching experience. Cheers, high-fives, and groans of disappointment fill the air as you watch every exhilarating moment on the big screens. It's not just about the game; it's about the shared experience, the thrill of victory, and the camaraderie that makes watching sports here so much fun. 

A Day Full of Cherries

Thursday, June 15, 2023 12:00 PM by Charlotte Inda

As you drive along the roads of northern Michigan, you’re taken back in time to when the first orchards were planted in 1852. The Grand Traverse Region is the world's largest producer of tart cherries. Every year white blossoms paint the countryside and leave us wishing they lasted longer. When visiting Traverse City, you are immersed in our vibrant cherry culture! 

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