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Go for aerial feats and a cherry feast.

Cherry Festival in Traverse City.

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National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, Mich. This big fest includes air shows, an arts fair, music, races, the big Cherry Royale Parade and many contests, including pie-eating and pit-spitting. June 29–July 6.

Shake the Lake in Madison. Get a head start on the Fourth at this festival on the shores of Lake Monona, which includes live bands, extreme juggling, aerialists, a dinosaur show, kids' activities and fireworks. June 29.

Water Ski Days in Lake City, Minn. There's music, an arts and crafts fair and, on Sunday, a parade followed by a water-ski show on Lake Pepin, where water-skiing was invented. June 28–30.

Summerfest in Milwaukee. They call this the world's largest music festival. More than 800 acts perform on 11 stages along Lake Michigan. June 26–30 and July 2-7.

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Last updated on June 24, 2019