The National Cherry Festival is behind us, but the there are still a lot of activities taking place throughout the Grand Traverse County area. The new Great Lakes Equestrian Festival began July 1 and continues throughout the month, ending July 26. This event takes place at the Flintfields Horse Park in Williamsburg. Although, a bit of a drive from the Traverse City Econo Lodge, our reasonable rates and friendly staff will make up for the distance. Every Sunday is “Kids Day”, live bands perform on Thursdays, the Flintfields Park Grand Prix takes place July 19, the International Hunter Derby is July 25 and the Great Lakes Grand Prix is July 26.