National Cherry Festival Prepares for Final Celebration
We are nearly to day 7 of the National Cherry Festival.
The fun continues right until the very end when Traverse City can celebrate another successful year of honoring its history, agriculture and community.
"We’ve had people come from all across the globe to celebrate the cherry with us here in beautiful Traverse City so we couldn’t have been more lucky to have it go the way it has for the 90th,” says Executive Director, Trevor Tkach.
A week of fun, food and festival is coming to an end, but like most great parties, it’s going out with a bang.
"It’s always great to finish with fireworks, you know you go anywhere you’re having a big celebration, everything should end with fireworks,” says Tkach.
If you didn’t get enough on the Fourth of July, The National Cherry Festival prides itself on the dedication to those who serve.
"The festival is definitely patriotic. We like to celebrate our active duty service members and our veterans we’ve got a huge veteran community here so it’s just another way to recognize what they’ve done,” says Tkach.
It’s fun, free entertainment and there’s hardly a bad seat in the house.
"Anywhere along the shores of West Grand Traverse Bay, anywhere from West End Beach, Clinch Park Bryant Park, Sunset Park… and of course right here at the Open Space, you can see it from the beer tent the food court … It will be a spectacular show. We like to shoot a lot of shells and shoot them really high so everyone will be able to see it,” says Tkach.
The fireworks start over the bay at 10:30pm on Saturday night.