Applications are CLOSED for 2017.
The application forms are planned to open August 1st, 2017, for the 2018 National Cherry Festival Parades.
Use the form below to be added to our email list and receive an email announcement regarding 2018 early registration!
Celebrating over 90 years of tradition!
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.
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.
- 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.