Northern Michigan Events: In addition to the comedy shows for Northern Michigan's audiences, the festival will present some new events and free fun for families in Traverse City, making Front Street an exhibition of the best fun of Northern Michigan's winter.
Here's the cool part—the Traverse City Winter Comedy Festival is closing Front St. to traffic Friday through Sunday to hold a bunch of winter games and events for the whole family in downtown Traverse City:
The festival is packing in fun for kids of all ages, including family comedy shows to be announced in the upcoming weeks. Kids are also invited to celebrate National Cherry Month with the ever-popular "Make the Bake" pie event sponsored by Grand Traverse Pie Company. This free event for kids 12 and under gets underway at 2 pm on Saturday at GT Pie on Front and Park, right by the sledding hill.
Travor Tkach, executive director of the National Cherry Festival, said, "We're also excited about bringing back WOW!Fest's most popular events: the Soup'r'Bowl, the Bed Race, and Ice Sculptures up and down Front Street. We like bringing good things to the community during February, National Cherry Month, and the power of the Cherry Festival, we'll be sure there's snow on Front Street, no matter what the weather."