GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — In just a little over a month the ‘Cherry Capital’ of the world will welcome visitors for the 97th National Cherry Festival. The festival is filled with cherries tucked into everything imaginable and includes over 150 events for the entire family, 80% of which are free, including a festival airshow featuring the USAF Thunderbirds. There are also eight nights of entertainment, all taking place bayside along west Grand Traverse Bay.

Today we have Kat Paye, the festival’s executive director, in the studio with us.

National Cherry Festival

July 1-8 in Traverse City