Local Area EventsListing Calendar
National Cherry Festival
Oldest, Biggest and Still the Champion: The National Cherry Festival. Traverse City is still proud to be Americas Cherry Capital. It celebrates that heritage every year during the first week of July with an eight-day party featuring over 150 family activities: air shows, fireworks, parades (including the nations largest all-children parade) games, races, midway rides, demonstrations, nightly outdoor concerts and lots of chances to taste delicious cherry products. Now in its 86th year, the Cherry Festival is Traverse Citys signature event, drawing as many as 500,000 attendees from around the country. Everything is located conveniently within walking distance, and since almost all the events are free, it offers more than a week of affordable family fun.
Traverse Outdoor Art Fair
This is an impressive juried event, showcasing more than 120 artists from across the country. Featuring jewelry, sculpture, photography, glass, wood, fiber and more. The Artcenter is proud to offer a high quality art festival for the community and surrounding areas. Fairgoers can also enjoy live music, concessions, artist demonstrations and children's activities. http://www.artcentertraversecity.com/
Traverse City Film Festival
Summer time is outside time in Traverse City, so it might seem odd that one of the areas most popular new summer festivals takes place almost entirely indoors. Founded in 2005, the Traverse City Film Festival has been able to lure movie buffs away from the beaches and golf courses with an outstanding selection of independent, foreign, and documentary films, as well as premieres, parties, panel discussions and lectures about the world of film. http://www.traversecityfilmfest.org/
44th Annual Buckley Old Engine Show
Location: One mile west of Buckley off M-37 on County Road 633. Website: http://www.buckleyoldengineshow.org This event has over 700 antique gas and steam tractors, cars and trucks -- and a working 1923 steam locomotive that carries passengers around a mile of track. More details when available.
7th Annual Summer Microbrew & Music Festival
Located at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Attendees will get to sample craft brews from more than 60 producers from Michigan and beyond,wine and ciders from the Old Mission Peninsula. Live music, great local food, craft beer education. http://www.porterhouseproductions.com/