Often referred to as the pride and joy of the East Jordan Community, the Freedom Festival truly is one of the area’s favorite summer events. Freedom, family and friendship are celebrated during the five day event. The festival features a “home-town” old-fashioned Friday Night Block Party with food, music and games for all ages, a Youth Parade, Grand Parade, Kids/Teen Night, Carnival, a multitude of entertainers and musicians, food booths and a spectacular fireworks display shot from a barge on the beautiful South Arm of Lake Charlevoix on Saturday evening at dusk. This year’s featured entertainment on the main stage in Memorial Park prior to the fireworks is northern Michigan’s own “Yankee Station”. Yankee Station will be playing all your favorite classic rock hits, blues with a little hint of country.
The festival is organized by an all volunteer board of directors who meet monthly to plan and organize this renowned event for 10,000 plus people to enjoy over the 5-day June celebration. This year’s dates are Wednesday, June 24 thru Sunday, June 28. Sponsors and volunteers are still needed for this year’s festival. To donate financially or your time and talent, contact Shannon Fender at 231-536-7351.
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Bands scheduled this year include: Tom Zipp and the Bullpen, Full Circle, and Yankee Station Band.