2023 National Cherry Festival
- Presented By: National Cherry Festival
- Dates: July 1, 2023 - July 8, 2023
- Recurrence: Recurring daily
- Location: Various Locations
- Traverse City, MI 49684
- (231) 947-4230
All events are subject to change without notice. Please check the event website for the most updated information.
Running from July 1st to the 8th, this is the oldest, biggest, and still the champion festival of the region. It celebrates that heritage every year during the first full week of July with an eight-day party featuring over 150 family activities: air shows, fireworks, parades (including the nation's largest all-children parade) games, races, midway rides, demonstrations, nightly outdoor concerts, and lots of chances to taste delicious cherry products. Now in its 96th year, the National Cherry Festival is Traverse City's signature event, drawing as many as 500,000 attendees from around the country. Everything is conveniently located within walking distance, and since almost all the events are free, it offers more than a week of affordable family fun.