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WOOD Radio's Live Broadcast From The 2015 National Cherry Festival

 
The National Cherry Festival – An Eight Day Pure Michigan Celebration Steeped in Heritage Gets Underway Saturday, July 4th in the Cherry Capital of the World – Traverse City, Michigan - See more at: http://www.cherryfestival.org/about-us/press-releases/2015/05/national-cherry-festival-eight-day-pure-michigan-celebration-steeped-heritage-gets-underway-saturday-july-4th-cherry-capital-wor/#sthash.OZ9A4j8I.dpuf
The National Cherry Festival – An Eight Day Pure Michigan Celebration Steeped in Heritage Gets Underway Saturday, July 4th in the Cherry Capital of the World – Traverse City, Michigan - See more at: http://www.cherryfestival.org/about-us/press-releases/2015/05/national-cherry-festival-eight-day-pure-michigan-celebration-steeped-heritage-gets-underway-saturday-july-4th-cherry-capital-wor/#sthash.OZ9A4j8I.dpufOnce again, WOOD Radio and the West Michigan Morning News Team will be broadcasting live from the 2015 National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, MI.

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The 2015 National Cherry Festival  offers a spectacular eight day celebration in Traverse City, Michigan July 4 – 11.  This iconic Northern Michigan tradition will showcase a variety of national caliber entertainment while honoring the local heritage that makes it unique.  With more than 150 events and activities for families to enjoy, there is something for everyone.

The Festival kicks off with a Fourth of July weekend that will wow guests from near and far alike.  From FREE Air Shows featuring the USAF Thunderbirds to signature cherry foodie events; from “Weird Al” Yankovic on the Pepsi Bay Side Stage, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, to Fireworks over the bay, the opening weekend of the 89th National Cherry

Steeped in tradition, families can expect a free and affordable Disneyesque experience throughout the Festival.  Two fireworks shows, two parades, two air shows, weeklong kids fun and games, intergenerational events, amusement rides; and, of course, the traditional cherry pie eating and cherry pit spitting competitions.

Visitors can expect cherries: lots and lots of cherries!  Including tart cherries, sweet cherries, cherry pie, cherry wine, cherry juice, cherry soda, cherry beer, dried cherries, cherry butter, cherry candy, cherry smoothies, chocolate covered cherries, cherry pancakes, the cherry farm market, cherry pie eating contests, cherry farm tours, cherry foodie events, cherry pit spitting, and of course – our super cherry mascot!  Roughly 40,000 lbs. of cherries will be consumed at this year’s Festival. 

All Of This Excitement Is Made Possible Thanks To More Than 2,000 Volunteers!  There Is No More Generous Community In The World Than Right Here In Traverse City.  Traverse City Is Volunteers City, USA!

For Up-To-The Minute Schedule Information Visit www.Cherryfestival.Org.

 

Fri July 3, 2015

WOOD Radio Live Broadcast From the National Cherry Festival!

LIVE ON-AIR...Jul 03rd 5:00am-10:00am

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Air Show Gala: Park Place Hotel

Jul 03rd 1:15 pm - 4:00 pm

U.S. Coast Guard Open Ramp

Jul 03rd 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Old Town Classic Car Cruise

Jul 03rd 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sat July 4, 2015

Farmers Market Brunch

Jul 04th 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sara Hardy Farmers Market

Jul 04th 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Very Cherry Pancake Breakfast

Jul 04th 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Traverse City History in the Movies

Jul 04th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Two-Person Beach Volleyball Tournament

Jul 04th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kids Club

Jul 04th 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Kids Festival Matinee - Hugo

Jul 04th 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Kid's Big Wheel Race

Jul 04th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Zumba!

Jul 04th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Festival Open Space Park with Cherry Farm Market

Jul 04th 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

TC Poster Coloring Days

Jul 04th 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Arnold Amusements Midway

Jul 04th 11:00 am - 12:00 am

“A Walk Through Festival History”

Jul 04th 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Beer Tent

Jul 04th 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Opening Ceremonies

Jul 04th 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Festival Souvenir Tent

Jul 04th - All Day

Flight Deck Air Show Seating: Open Space

Jul 04th 1:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Blues, Brews & BBQ

Jul 04th 1:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Air Show Gala: Park Place Hotel

Jul 04th 1:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Air Show

Jul 04th 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Bingo

Jul 04th 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cherry Pit Spit Contest

Jul 04th 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys" w/ "Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers" Concert

Jul 04th 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Go for the Gold Pin Program

Jul 04th - All Day

4th of July Fireworks

Jul 04th 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Sun July 5, 2015

 

Four Person Beach Volleyball Tournament

Jul 05th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

Traverse City History in the Movies

Jul 05th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

Cherry Pie Bike Ride

Jul 05th 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

Festival Open Space Park with Cherry Farm Market

Jul 05th 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

 

Kids Club

Jul 05th 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

 

TC Poster Coloring Days

Jul 05th 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

Arts and Crafts Fair

Jul 05th 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

 

“A Walk Through Festival History”

Jul 05th 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

 

Kids Arts and Crafts

Jul 05th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

Old Town Classic Vehicle Show

Jul 05th 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

Beer Tent

Jul 05th 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

 

Festival Souvenir Tent

Jul 05th - All Day

 

Air Show Gala: Park Place Hotel

Jul 05th 1:15 pm - 4:00 pm

 

Flight Deck Air Show Seating: Open Space

Jul 05th 1:15 pm - 4:00 pm

 

Great American Picnic

Jul 05th 1:15 pm - 4:00 pm

 

Air Show

Jul 05th 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

 

Teen Foot Golf

Jul 05th 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 

Bingo

Jul 05th 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Kids' Cherry Teddy Bear Tea

Jul 05th 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

 

Million Dollar Hole in One

Jul 05th 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

Detroit Red Wings Development Camp Autograph Session

Jul 05th 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 

Family Sand Sculpture Contest

Jul 05th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 

“Weird Al” Yankovic: The Mandatory World Tour Concert

Jul 05th 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

 

Go for the Gold Pin Program

Jul 05th - All Day

See the full National Cherry Festival schedule HERE..

And In case you missed our live broadcast from last year's Cherry Festival you can check out some of the gangs photos from our time there!

 

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