National Cherry Festival 2013 in Traverse City, Michigan

English: Downtown Traverse City, MI, USA, as v...

English: Downtown Traverse City, MI, USA, as viewed from West Grand Traverse Bay. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Savor the flavor of cherries at

The National Cherry Festival in

Lake Michigan’s picturesque

Traverse City, Michigan.

Stay at the Park Place Hotel if

you want to walk to the

Festival!

Cherry Festival 2012 in Traverse City Michigan

Cherry Festival 2012 in Traverse City Michigan

Cherry Festival 2012 in Traverse City Michigan

Cherry Festival 2012 in Traverse City Michigan

Official logo of Traverse City, Michigan

Official logo of Traverse City, Michigan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHEN:

June

29-

July 6

2013

National Geographic said “Traverse City is one of the best summer trips for 2012.” The magazine calls it one of the “biggest little beach towns on the “Third Coast” with a gorgeous Great Lakes coastline.

Cherry Festival 2012 in Traverse City Michigan

Cherry Festival 2012 in Traverse City Michigan

State Theater - Traverse City

State Theater – Traverse City (Photo credit: ktylerconk)

State Theater in Traverse City during Traverse...

State Theater in Traverse City during Traverse City Film Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are more than 150 events.  Traverse City is headquarters to the “Largest Cherry Growing Region in the World!”

If you know me you know that I love cherries!! You will have an opportunity to buy plenty of Cherry Products at the Festival.

Cherry Festival 2012 in Traverse City Michigan

Cherry Festival 2012 in Traverse City Michigan

Cherry Festival 2012 in Traverse City Michigan

Cherry Festival 2012 in Traverse City Michigan

Some events are packed with the luscious flavors of cherries. Check out the Traverse City State Theater while you’re there.

English: Inflatable movie screen at the Traver...

English: Inflatable movie screen at the Traverse City Film Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The renovated State Theatre is located on East Front Street in downtown Traverse City and was originally built in 1918.

This annual festival is located along the shores of Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay. For a fabulous Cherry Vino con Vista, go to the top of the Park Place Hotel for a panoramic view of the Bay.

If you stay on the East Bay, rent a jet ski and cruise through the crystal clear water. THen head over to the peninsula for a winery tour. I liked Chateau Chantal. Have some sparking champagne called “Tonight.”

Cherry Festival 2012 in Traverse City Michigan

Cherry Festival 2012 in Traverse City Michigan

The Festival has been named in USA Todays top ten festivals for several years running. Order a V-Pass for access to the entertainment.

On Friday, July 13th, you can see Grand Funk Railroad at the Bay Side Music Stage. While you are in town, try your luck at the Turtle Creek Casino. Check with your hotel for the shuttle schedule to the casino.

Cherry Festival 2012 in Traverse City Michigan

Cherry Festival 2012 in Traverse City Michigan

Map of Michigan highlighting Grand Traverse Co...

Map of Michigan highlighting Grand Traverse County.svg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For more information visit:

http://www.cherryfestival.org

Get your hotel room and tickets ASAP because this is one of the busiest weekend on the sun-drenched shores of Traverse City Michigan!

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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