June 19 - June 23, 2024
P.O. Box 435, East Jordan, MI 49727
Phone: 231-536-7351
Email: info@eastjordanfreedomfestival.org


Miss & Mr. Firecracker Pageant – REGISTRATION CLOSED

When:  Wednesday, June 26, 2024 – 6:00 PM

Location:  Memorial Park Bandshell (rain: The Boathouse on Lake Charlevoix)

Sponsored by:  Castle Farms, 1918 Cellars Tasting Room and Bistro,  A+ Entertains, & Kay Marie Photography 

  • Little Miss & Mr. Ages 5 – 8 Years old

  • Junior Miss & Mr. Ages 9 – 12 Years old

  • Miss & Mr. Firecracker 13 – 16 Years old

Outdoor Movie

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at Dusk (around 9:30 PM)

Movie: TBD

Grab a blanket, a lawn chair, family, friends, neighbors or co-workers, and head to the Adult Softball Field (across from Marty’s Dairy Grille) to enjoy a FREE outdoor movie – PG rated.  Come down early, stake your ground, and have some fun.

Movie will begin at sundown (around 9:30 pm) and will be shown under the stars on a huge, inflatable screen with a state-of-the-art projection and sound system. The movie is free and family-friendly.

Kid’s Entertainment

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Memorial Park Bandshell – 7:00 PM




Thursday, June 27, 2024 – 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Friday, June 28, 2024, 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Saturday, June 29, 2024 – Noon – 10:00 PM

Block Party

Theme: TBD

Friday, June 28, 2024 from 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM –  Memorial Park, Spring Street & Harbor Parking Lot

The Friday Night Block Party in downtown East Jordan. Friday, June 28, 2024 from 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM will be an event to remember. There will be Live Music, Food, Games, Prizes and lots more. This is a chance for our local Clubs, Groups, Organizations and Churches to set up a booth and make some money. There is no charge for a booth space for our non-profits. It’s a great time to come downtown and meet up with friends, old and new for a great night of fun.

View Block Party Rules and Registration.

Youth Parade

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 6:30 PM 

This year the theme will be “TBD”. Build a float, decorate your bike or wagon, dress up in costume and join the fun. The Parade will begin on Main Street near Penzien Funeral Home head south down Main Street to Hammond Street, turning left and ending on Spring Street.  Awards and refreshments immediately following the parade in Memorial  Park.

View Youth Parade Rules and Registration.

Button Drawing

Friday, June 28, 2024 at 7:00, 8:00 & 9:00 PM

Purchase your 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. Button drawings will be held on the hour during the Friday Night Block Party on the Bandshell in Memorial Park, Friday, June 28, 2024. Drawings will be at 7:00, 8:00 & 9:00 PM. (Must be present to win) Your Festival Button will also be good for a money-saving special at participating East Jordan locations. Festival Buttons will be on sale at several East Jordan locations prior to the festival and will also be sold at the Friday Night Block Party while supplies last.

Corn Hole Tournament

Friday, June 28, 2024 

Check in – 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Start Time – 6:00 PM

Sponsored by Foundry Craft Grillery & Hejka and Son’s Construction, the East Jordan Freedom Festival Corn Hole Tournament will be on Friday, June 28, 2024 in Memorial Park. The entry fee is $20 per team, two players are allowed per team. Only 16 teams are allowed. Players must be 21 & over. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top four teams. More details to be finalized.


View Corn Hole Tournament Rules and Registration.

Special Button Drawings

Thursday at Kid’s Activities

Purchase a button at events on Thursday evening for a chance to win a special prize. (buy a button on Thursday and be entered to win the Thursday night prize, drawings at both the Magic Show and Outdoor Movie). Buttons must be purchased the day of the event, at the event, to be eligible to win that night’s prize (Must be present to win). ALL FESTIVAL BUTTONS purchased will be eligible for the Button Drawings on Friday Night at the Block Party. (Must be present to win)

3-On-3 Basketball Tournament

Saturday, June 29, 2024 – Player Check-in 8:00 AM

This tournament is an excellent way for both boys’ and girls’ teams to have fun playing 3 – on – 3 basketball in a friendly yet competitive environment. Divisions are determined by the grade students just completed, based on the oldest player.

View 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Rules and Registration.

Grand Parade

Saturday, June 29, 2024 


If it’s Floats, Beauty Queens, Fire Trucks, Bands and Fun you’re looking for then the Freedom Festival Grand Parade is the place for you. Come out and enjoy the parade celebrating with the theme of TBD. The Grand Parade will be led by the Color Guard.

View Grand Parade Rules and Registration.



Grand Festival Raffle

Saturday, June 24, 2023 – 8:15 PM

If you’re feeling lucky, be sure to get your Grand Festival Raffle ticket for your chance to win one of 10 $100 cash prizes or the Grand Prize of $1,000.00 in cash. Tickets will be on sale during the festival at the Freedom Festival Information Booth or from any Festival Board Member. Tickets are $10.00 each and the drawing will be held in Memorial Park on Saturday, just before the band takes the stage. You do not need to be present to win.

Fabulous Fireworks

Saturday, June 29, 2024 – Dusk

No festival would be complete without a grand finale of Fabulous Fireworks and the East Jordan Freedom Festival has just that. Launched from a barge in the middle of the Beautiful South Arm of Lake Charlevoix and synchronized to music, you won’t soon forget this fireworks display. The best viewing location is downtown East Jordan in Memorial Park, The Marina Docks, The Old Boat Launch and Bridge Area. Memorial Park will also be the best location to hear the music that will accompany the beautiful fireworks display. You won’t want to miss this perfect ending to a wonderful day at the East Jordan Freedom Festival. RAIN DATE – SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2024

Freedom Lovers Breakfast

Sunday, June 30, 2024 – 7:00 AM – Noon

Join the Jordan Valley Trailblazers as they celebrate Freedom with “The Works” Breakfast. Held at the Trailblazers Clubhouse on Mt. Bliss Road in East Jordan. The Works – Adults $9, Children $5