The National Cherry Festival is an annual event held in the summer in downtown Traverse City and celebrates the history of cherry making in the region. Traverse City is known as ‘The Cherry Capital of the World’ and rightfully so, with orchards surrounding Traverse City in nearby Leelanau County and Old Mission Peninsula and beyond.

National Cherry Festival Celebration

The National Cherry Festival only comes once a year and thousands of people from around the region flock to downtown Traverse city to take part in pancake breakfasts, cherry pit spitting contests and more. View more photos of the National Cherry Festival activities by clicking the button below.

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