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East Jordan Freedom Festival

June 19th-23rd, 2024

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 the most updated schedule of events:

Daily Carnival Hours:

Thursday, June 20th, 2024 from 5–10pm
Friday, June 21st, 2024 from 12–10pm
Saturday, June 22nd, 2024 from 12-11pm

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

Wednesday, June 19th, 2024

  • 6pm – Miss & Mr. Firecrackers Pageant at Memorial Park Band Shell- 101 Spring St., East Jordan (Rain location: the Boathouse on Lake Charlevoix- 204 Water St.) 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. Register by clicking here.

Thursday, June 20th, 2024

  • 6:30pm – Youth Parade beginning on Main Street near Penzien Funeral Home, south down Main Street to Hammond Street, turning left and ending on Spring Street. Awards and refreshments immediately following the parade in Memorial Park.
  • 7pm – Kids Entertainment with Gordon Russ and his Fun Comedy Magic Show at the Memorial Park Band Shell.
  • Dusk – PG Rated Outdoor Movie at the Adult Softball Field- Water St. Free.

Friday, June 21st, 2024

  • 5:30-6pm – Cornhole Tournament Check-in/Registration at Memorial Park near restrooms. 16 teams allowed. $20/2-person team. Register by clicking here.
  • 6pm – Cornhole Tournament at Memorial Park.
  • 6-9:30pm – Block Party which includes live music, food, games, prizes, booths with activities hosted by local organizations, and more.
  • 6:30-9:30pm – Live music featuring Derailed at the Memorial Park Band Shell.
  • 7pm, 8pm, AND 9pm – Button Drawing at Memorial Park. Purchase a commemorative East Jordan Freedom Festival Button to be entered for a chance to win one of nine fabulous prizes, plus one very special, once-in-a-lifetime chance to set off the secular Freedom Festival Fireworks display on Saturday night. Must be present to win.

Saturday, June 22nd, 2024

  • 8am – 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Check-in at the Community Basketball Court behind Murphy Field. Must pre-register. Cost is $100/team. Register here.
  • 8:30am – 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at the Community Basketball Court.
  • 10am-2pm – Kids Activities in Memorial Park. Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Tattoo Booth, Fairy Hair, Megan the Balloon Artist, and more.
  • 12pm – Line-up/Registration for Grand Parade at East Jordan Family Health Center- 601 Bridge St.
  • 3pm – Grand Parade  beginning at East Jordan Family Health Center- 601 Bridge St. Register your entry here. Theme: Salute Old Glory.
  • 6-8pm – Live music featuring Shuvlhed
  • 8:15pm – Grand Festival Raffle at Memorial Park. Win one of 10- $100 cash prizes or the Grand Prize of $1,000. Tickets will be on sale during the festival at the Freedom Festival Information Booth or from any Festival Board Member. Need not be present to win.
  • 8:15pm-Dusk – Live music featuring Tom Zipp and the Bullpen
  • Dusk – Fabulous Fireworks over Memorial Park.
  • TBA – Lip Sync Contest on the Main Stage in Memorial Park. 

Sunday, June 23rd, 2024

  • 7am-12pm – Freedom Lovers Breakfast at the East Jordan Sno-Mobilers Club- 5586 Mt. Bliss Rd. Adults are $9 and kids are $5. 

Stay tuned for information on the 2024 East Jordan Freedom Festival!

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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