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  • Summer Fun Around Cherry Republic

    Like summer, cherries are all about having fun. That's why we lovingly refer to them as our "ruby red morsels of joy." If you happen to visit our headquarters in Glen Arbor, you'll likely find a fun cherry-themed event being held like a fresh cherry pick, pit spit and pie eating competitions, and cherry stomps. Read more...

  • Summer Photo Challenge Round One

    Each day, we strive to live and work by our motto Life, Liberty, Beaches and Pie. It means something special to each and every person so we set out to capture its essence in a photo challenge. Here are the best of the best from our Summer Photo Challenge. Read more...

  • Cherry Republic 25th Anniversary Weekend

    Time flies when you’re celebrating Life, Liberty, Beaches, and Pie in northern Michigan! Hard though it may be to believe, Cherry Republic turns 25 this year! We’ll be marking the achievement of being business for 25 years with special events and offers throughout the year, but on July 25 we’ll be throwing a massive party at our Glen Arbor headquarters. You should be there. Read more...

  • Escape the Fourth of July Crowds in Northern Michigan

    The Fourth of July weekend is one of the busiest weekends all summer in northern Michigan. Visitors from around the country flood the soft beaches, crystal blue waters, and energized towns to celebrate American freedom. Sometimes, just sometimes, though, the crowds can be a little overwhelming so we asked some locals what their secret plans were for Independence Day. Read more...

  • Glen Arbor Fourth of July Parade

    Celebrate our great nation breaking the shackles of British colonialism at the Glen Arbor Fourth of July Parade. This event is a favorite with both the locals and the vacationers. It features classic cars, fire trucks, and an assortment of local personalities, businesses, and organizations. Don’t be alarmed if the Cherry Republic Bear makes an appearance too! Read more...

  • Black Bears in the Republic

    Do you know what to do if you come across a bear? Several bears have been seen around the Republic in the last few weeks, most recently just down the road on Miller Hill. So keep your eyes peeled while you're enjoying the outdoors this summer, and if you do happen to run into a bear, here are a few tips and guidelines on what to do. Read more...

  • A New Look for the Republic

    When you come into one of our stores this summer, we will hand you a catalog with a new logo on the cover. When you look at our new logo, you might not see Taiwan, but that is where this logo started. Read more...

  • Riding the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

    The newly opened section of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail connecting the Dune Climb with Empire to the south is even more beautiful than the original section. It winds its way through hillier terrain and denser forest, but steep climbs are almost immediately rewarded by swift descents through shady glades. We took a leisurely ride along it the moment we heard it was open. Here's what we made of the new five and half miles of trail. Read more...

  • Top 5 Summer Festivals

    When summer finally hits northern Michigan, it’s reason to celebrate. Practically every week there are festivals, art shows, hikes, bikes, and runs. Here's our rundown on five events that you absolutely have to check out. Read more...

  • Traverse City Summer Microbrew Festival

    Featuring a ton of delectable craft beers, some great music from near and far, and great local food, Summer Microbrew Festival is another can’t-miss event. In fact, it’s such a popular event that it’s typically sold-out well in advance. Read more...