The National Cherry Festival is a celebration in Traverse City, Michigan. It started in 1925 as the Blessing of the Blossoms Festival, which was held toward the beginning of May to draw in sightseers to Northern Michigan to see the sprouting cherry blooms. In 1931 the Michigan Legislature renamed the celebration to the National Cherry Festival, and moved the occasion to the late spring. Since 2004, a May occasion harmonizing with sprouting of the cherry blooms is additionally held once more, as the Blossom Days Festival, notwithstanding is presently the better-known National Cherry Festival.
Every year more than 500,000 participants appreciate the National Cherry Festival, which is presently in its multi year. Families can appreciate numerous sorts of exercises from cherry pit spitting and pie eating challenges, to the Grand Royale Parade in which the recently delegated Cherry Queen welcomes the groups. There is additionally a Junior Royale march for kids and a Festival Airshow, including occasional visits from the Blue Angels. Notwithstanding the National Cherry Festival, there are ious other cherry celebrations celebrated around the United States.