Cherry Festival in Traverse City Michigan

What a fun weekend in Traverse City!  We enjoyed the air show on Saturday which included the Blue Angels.  It is a loud show but fun to watch.  Saturday’s show started around 2pm (I had read that the show was scheduled 1-3pm; probably there was a malfunction or something which caused the delay.)  Whether you are sitting on a lawn or a sandy beach, be sure to bring lots of water to drink and lots of sun tan lotion.

During our trip, we enjoyed visiting the Traverse City Library twice.  The library belongs to MichiCard here in Michigan that allow library card holders to get library cards at other participating libraries.  It is a wonderful perk to be able to check out books, videos, etc. when traveling to different parts of the state.

Near the library we found a letterbox.  It contained a hitchhiker which has visited several states including Virginia and California.

Traverse City and the surrounding area are home to many letterboxes.  Sadly, we weren’t able to find all of them on this trip.  A highlight from this trip was that we found a couple of mystery boxes:  the stamps were FABULOUS!

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Saline Celtic Festival

Last year our family went to the Saline Celtic Festival.  We had a great time!  There were lots of activities for children, live performances (singing, dancing, instruments), dancing lessons, parades (including one for the kids), sporting events to watch and more.  Don’t miss Millie!

Although there will be activities thoughout the week, the festival will be July 11-12, 2008.

This year the festival includes the Masters Championship of the Highland Heavy Athletic Games.

My favorite activities included:

  • Dancing
  • Listening to the bagpipes in the massed band during the opening
  • Listening to the Saline Fiddlers and other performers

Our kids especially enjoyed:

  • Learning the maypole dance
  • Painting a shield (about 15″ by 30″) with their own crest
  • Playing Celtic games
  • Jousting (special activity for children)
  • Eating ice cream


  • Bring lots of water
  • Wear comfortable shoes for walking.
  • Wear clothes that can get dirty (especially children who want to paint)
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