Traverse City Record-Eagle

2013 National Cherry Festival

July 4, 2013

National Cherry Festival Schedule: 07/04/2013


9 a.m.

Kids Fun and Games

Games for children ages 5-12. Activities include face and painting, a tennis workshop. No fee. F&M Park, 201 Railroad Ave.

Teen Volleyball Tournament

Teams limited to six members. Division ages 12-15 and 16-19. Players under 18 will need a parent signature. Pre-registration required. Traverse City West End Park Beach Volleyball Courts on Grandview Parkway.


10 a.m.

Cherry Connection: Bringing Together Festival, Farm, and Fruit

Join Michigan State University Extension at 100-acre research farm in Leelanau County. Guided orchard tours, kids events, exhibits and samples of cherry products. Cherry Connection Shuttle picks up and drops off on the west side of the Traverse City Visitor’s Center on Garland Street every half hour from 9:30 a.m. until noon. At Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center, 6686 S. Center Highway.

Festival Souvenir Tent

Browse t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, coffee mugs, hats, kids clothing, cherry jewelry and more. Festival Open Space Marketplace at Grandview Parkway and Union Street.

Million Dollar Hole-in-One Golf Contest

The closest to the pin qualifiers will return July 6 for a shot at $1 million. Bay Meadows Golf Course; 5550 Bay Meadows Drive.

Ultimate Air Dogs

Featuring nearly a hundred “dog athletes” and their owner-trainers competing for advancement in the regional competition. Pre-registration required. Log onto Traverse City West End Beach Volleyball Courts on Grandview Parkway.


11 a.m.

Cherry Classic Film Series

Carole Lombard Week at the State Theatre. Free admission. Today’s movie: Twentieth Century. 233 E. Front St.


12 p.m.

Beer Tent

Open from noon to 11 p.m. each day. Must be 21 years or older to enter have a 2013 commemorative pin. Festival Open Space Park North at Grandview Parkway and Union Street.


Two sessions from 12-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. Must be 18 years or older. Festival Open Space Park East, corner of Union Street and Grandview Parkway.

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