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National Cherry Festival 2022

Mark your calendar for the 2022 event, July 2-9th!

How do you top eight days of food, fun and family-friendly activities, and entertainment? With a cherry, of course. After all, this is the National Cherry Festival. Begun in 1925 as the “Blessing of the Blossoms,” the event was a way to celebrate the area’s abundant cherry crop. It’s one of the country’s largest and most popular festivals, drawing over 500,000 people in its eight days.

The Traverse City Cherry Festival is chock-full of fun and excitement. Thrill-seekers will flock to the midway for rides and attractions. Vendors will serve up favorite food items, including Gibby’s Fries and smoked turkey legs plus a variety of fare from local restaurants. Premier performers take center stage for live concerts.  At the festival, the time is always “ripe” for a really great time. 

See the Michigan Cherry Festival and spend a couple more days exploring Traverse City. View our many different lodging options for families and couples along with helpful frequently asked questions below. 

Will the Blue Angels be at the Cherry Festival This Year?

Yes, the Blue Angels will be at this year’s National Cherry Festival on July 2 and July 3, 2022.

When is the Cherry Festival in Traverse City?

The Cherry Festival is a week-long event, held July 2-9, 2022. Be sure to join us for carnival rides, concerts, fireworks, and more!

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