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Is Traverse City All Festival-ed Out?

adapted from Detroit Free Press
Traverse City - A resort community in hard-pressed Michigan is debating so-called “festival fatigue.”
Traverse City is located on a Lake Michigan bay about 250 miles northwest of Detroit. It’s known for beautiful beaches, wineries, top-notch restaurants and a thriving arts scene.
It also has lots of festivals. Some residents say they cause too much noise, litter and traffic. The critics also say the events monopolize a popular waterfront park called the “Open Space.”
But others say it’s ironic to hear such complaints in a city that depends on tourism, especially with young families struggling to find good-paying jobs.
Mayor Michael Estes says the city commission is reconsidering its policy on using city parks for festivals and will try to find a happy medium.  By John Flesher - The Associated Press

What are your thoughts about this?  Is TC over saturated with too much "Festivus" or are we demanding more?  Can TC handle it?  Sounds to me like we should have a festival celebrating the glory of having a festival.  I'll say one thing, they better not get rid of the Cherry-T Ball Drop. ;)

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