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If your holiday weekend isn’t already filled with summer cookouts, fireworks, and trips to the beach then may we suggest a food festival? The National Cherry Festival kicks off in Traverse City, Michigan on July 5 and runs through July 12.
Parades, family goodies, and activities especially for the kids are just the beginning, as the festival does its thing along Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay. There are races from a 5K to a half marathon, and there are even two airshows scheduled to take place this Saturday and Sunday—featuring the Navy’s Blue Angels among other performers and planes.
Traverse City, MI is giving summer tourists a unique opportunity to do good between beach visits.
The city has launched a new program called "Visit with a Purpose" that allows tourists and conventioneers to arrange to work on short-term volunteer projects with local groups including the Great Lakes Children’s Museum, the Maritime Heritage Alliance, and the Alliance for the Great Lakes.
Madonna and filmmaker Michael Moore attempted to roil the crowd at the Traverse City Film Festival in Michigan this past weekend. Get psyched for... documentaries?
The singer was in town promoting not her roundly slammed directorial debut, "Filth and Wisdom," but a doc she narrated and produced called "I Am Because We Are." The flick examines the plight of millions of children in Malawi whose parents are dying of AIDS.
As for Bill O'Reilly's punching bag, the founder of the film festival is shopping for a new project after his college-tour clip show "Captain Mike Across America" failed to get distribution. Maybe he'll have something new for Traverse City 2009!
If you're anything like us, you probably celebrated the Fourth of July weekend American-style: by eating your way through it. So if all the hot dogs, hamburgers, corn dogs and apple pie have you in the mood for something more easily digestible, check out a much healthier food extravaganza this week: The National Cherry Festival.
Traverse City, Michigan--the country's cherry capital, in case you didn't know--is celebrating its favored fruit all week long, with events every day from morning till night.
The fest runs through July 12, with highlights including the cherry film festival, a grand buffet of cherry-centric foods and even cherry pit spitting contests. And in case you're still in the mood for gluttony, there's a cherry pie eating contest too.