9 a.m. Cherry Pie Bike Ride: A 4-mile ride ending at the Open Space. Earn a voucher for a free slice of pie from Grand Traverse Pie Company. Register on site. Meet at F&M Park.
9 a.m. Lifetime Leadership Award Breakfast: National Cherry Festival and Grand Traverse Pavilions recognize a community member for leadership and volunteerism. Elks Lodge, 625 Bay St.
9:45 a.m. Village of Lake Leelanau Tour: A Leelanau Peninsula Wine Excursion featuring tastings, a picnic lunch and discussions with winemakers. Tickets are $110. Meet at Leelanau Studios, 10781 E. Cherry Bend Road.
10 a.m. Go for the Gold Pin Program: Commemorative pins are $5. Grand prize: a two-year lease on a 2019 Toyota. Open Space Park.
10 a.m. Festival Open Space Park: Souvenir tent, pin program tent, food court and Cherry Farmers Market. Visit the box office for event tickets.
10 a.m. Cherry Pie Make and Bake: Kids ages 2-12 learn from Grand Traverse Pie Company bakers. Donations benefit Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center. Open Space Park.
10 a.m. Kids Club: Free activities for children ages 2-12. Clinch Park.
10 a.m. Orchard Tours and More: Visit a 100-acre research farm and sample cherry products. Kids can craft, pet zoo animals and more. Shuttles pick up at Traverse City Tourism every half hour from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
10 a.m. Princess Tea: Princesses drink tea or cherry lemonade and enjoy bakery items with National Cherry Festival Queen Grace Boyles and her court. Cost is $20. Hagerty Center, 715 E. Front St.
10 a.m. Sensory Friendly Kids Movie Matinee: “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” (rated PG). Free at the Bijou by the Bay, 181 E. Grandview Parkway.
10:30 a.m. Cherry Fest Classic Matinee: “Pillow Talk” (not rated). Free at the State Theatre, 233 E. Front St.
11 a.m. Arnold Amusements Midway: Rides, carnival games and vendors. Open daily until midnight. Cost is $1.25 for one ticket or $25 for 22 tickets. Grandview Parkway and Union Street.
Noon. Beer Tent: A 2019 commemorative pin is required for entry. Open until 11 p.m. Open Space Park.
1 p.m. Kids Cherry Pie Eating Contest: Preschoolers through age 12 compete. F&M Park, Railroad and Washington streets.
3 p.m. Hole-In-One Golf Contest: Compete to win a new car. Daily prizes available. Bay Meadows Family Golf Course, 5220 Barney Road.
3 p.m. Kids Turtle Race: Open to children ages 3-12. Bring a turtle or borrow one. Register at 2:30 p.m. F&M Park.
5 p.m. Adult Cherry Pie Eating Contest: First one to finish their slice wins. Register for free at 4:30 p.m. Lay’s Cherry Blast Stage, Open Space Park.
6 p.m. Adult Cherry Pit Spit Contest: Register on site. Open Space Park.
6 p.m. Brett Young: Admission is $50. Gates open at 6 p.m. Pepsi Bay Side Music Stage.