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Celebrating over 90 years of tradition!

The Heritage Parade, the Touchstone Energy Junior Royale Parade, and the DTE Energy Foundation Cherry Royale Parade will all again return to the streets of downtown Traverse City for 2017.

More than 50,000 viewers will stand curbside enjoying time with family and friends while watching high stepping marching bands, larger-than-life floats, colorful walking units and royalty pass them by in historic downtown Traverse City.

Chair Policy

The National Cherry Festival, along with the Downtown Traverse City Association, is asking for your cooperation regarding placement of chairs along the Parade Route during the Festival Parades. The following policy will be enforced during all National Cherry Festival parades.

The Parade Chair Policy States:Junior Royale Parade - Prince & Princess

  • Chairs may be placed along the parade route no earlier than two hours before a parade
  • Chairs must be removed from the sidewalks no later than two hours after a parade
  • Chairs placed along the parade route sidewalks, which do not follow these hourly guidelines, may be picked up and placed out of the street right of way


If you have any questions regarding the National Cherry Festival parades, please feel free to contact the Cherry Festival Parade Committee.

We hope to see you at the parade!

Parade Committee Partners & Contributors

Classic Motor Sports
Nature & Me R.V.
Carter Needham Hathaway - Farm Bureau Insurance Traverse City
Contractors You Can Trust, LLC
Sparkle Wash of Northwest Michigan
Kay Hall Transitional Life Coach