Photo by the East Jordan Chamber of Commerce

East Jordan Freedom Festival

June, 2023

Summer starts with a bang with East Jordan’s Freedom Festival. With food, music, fun, entertainment, carnival, dancing, and more, the Festival is packed with activities for the entire family

Here's a typical schedule for the event:

Daily Carnival Hours:

  • Thursday from 5-10pm
  • Friday & Saturday from 12-11pm

*Armbands are $20 at the carnival but a pre-sale will take place for $5 off.


  • 6:30pm – Miss & Mr. Firecrackers Pageant at the Boathouse on Lake Charlevoix- 204 Water St., East Jordan. Three age divisions: Little Miss & Mr. for ages 5-8,
    Junior Miss & Mr. for ages 9-12, and Miss & Mr. Firecracker for ages 13-16.


  • 10am-2pm – Farmers Market at Tourist Park- 218 N. Lake St.
  • 6pm – Youth Parade Registration & Line-up on Main St.
  • 6:30pm – Youth Parade. South on Main St. Right on Hammond St. to Spring St.
  • 6:50pm – Youth Parade Awards at the Memorial Park Bandshell- 101 Spring St.
  • 7:15-8:15pm – Family Entertainment.
  • 8:15-9:15pm – Special button drawings.
  • Dusk – PG Rated Outdoor Movie at the Adult Softball Field- Water St. Free.


  • 5:30-6pm – Cornhole Tournament Check-in/Registration at Memorial Park near restrooms. 16 teams allowed. $20/team.
  • 6pm – Cornhole Tournament.
  • 6-9:30pm – Friday Night Block Party at Memorial Park- Spring St. and Harbor Parking Lot. Food/game booths and button drawings.
  • 6:30-9:30pm – Live music at the bandshell.
  • 7pm, 8pm, & 9pm – Button drawings.


  • 8am-9:30pm – The Michigan Stilt Walker will be touring throughout the park.
  • 8am – 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Check-in at the Community Basketball Court behind Murphy Field. Must pre-register. Cost is $100/team.
  • 8:30am– 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at the Community Basketball Court.
  • 10am-3pm – Walk-in Bingo at the American Legion- 303 Main St.
  • 12-10pm – Food Vendors at Memorial Park.
  • 12-2:30pm – Grand Parade Check-in/Line-up at the East Jordan Family Health Center- 601 Bridge St.
  • 3pm – Grand Parade beginning at the west side of the bridge. To Main St. and Main St. to Division St. End at Watson Field.
  • 4pm- Dusk – Live entertainment.
  • 8pm – Festival 500 Drawing at Memorial Park.
  • Dusk – Fabulous Fireworks over Memorial Park.


  • 7am-12pm – Freedom Lovers Breakfast at the East Jordan Sno-Mobilers Club- 5586 Mt. Bliss Rd. Adults are $9 and kids are $5. 
For more information on the East Jordan Festival, please contact the event organizer:

East Jordan Freedom Festival

PO Box 435, East Jordan, MI, 49727

(231) 536-7351

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