This is the first unofficial 'cherry festival' celebration. For the blossoms in May.
The first official event in which businesses would promote and feature cherry farmers in Traverse City to help promote the growing industry.
Hawkins Bakery in Traverse City baked the largest pie for President Coolidge in 1926!
Decision made by General Chairman Larry Larsen to make the Festival a three-day event.
Michigan Legislature passes a resolution to make the Cherry Festival a national celebration.
The National Cherry Festival is postponed on account of World War 2 plus 1 year after (it was considered inappropriate i 1947).
The week of July 6 is announced National Cherry Festival Week.
The Cherry Royale Parade broke the all-time record in 1975, boasting 180 entries and attended by over 300,000 people. President Gerald Ford, a Michigan native and former U.S. Senator, led the parade as Grand Marshall.