The largest producer of tart cherries in the United States, Traverse City is where you can enjoy a week-long festival that features Cherries! So if you love cherries, you must head to Traverse City In July.
Located in the greater Northern Michigan region, Traverse City covers a total area of 8.66 square miles, and is inhabited by 14,572 people. Aside from being known as the “Cherry Capital of Michigan”, its surrounding area is billed as the one of the centers of wine production in the Midwest. U.S. News listed the city as one of the “10 best places to retire in the U.S.” in 2012, and was named by USA Today as among the “Top Ten Places for Local Wine”. Its numerous attractions include The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, Mission Point Lighthouse, Light of Day Organic Teas, City Opera House, Dennos Museum Center, and Michigan Artists Gallery. You can also enjoy tours of its wineries and breweries. You can reach the city by train, bus, and car. You can also fly into the Cherry Capital Airport which is served by American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta Airlines.
The National Cherry Festival is a week-long festival held annually every first week of July. It was first held in 1926, and has since attracted thousands of cherry lovers from all over the country and the world. It has been named by USA Today as one of the “Ten Best Specialty Food Festival” in the United States. Bring the entire family and enjoy more numerous activities including picnics, cherry breakfasts, festival of farm food trucks, farmers markets, arts & crafts fair, cherry pie eating contests, cherry pit spit contests, pets shows, air shows, concerts, and parades.
Interesting? Call your travel agent, book a trip to Traverse City in July, and have a “Cherry Time”!