June 17 – 18, 2016
A summer outdoor community celebration held in Ellsworth. The Ellsworth Pig Roast is a small town celebration of food, family, and fun. The festival features many long-time favorite events like the Grand Parade, Free Kids’ Games and inflatables, the famous Pork Roast Dinner, Horse Pull and more.
The official kick-off to summer 2016 is almost here! The July 4th Holiday Weekend is a mere few days away and Northern Michigan is already experiencing the impact of the busy tourist season. Traffic has increased and our businesses are starting to see a nice flow of customers. Our Calendar of Events in chocked full of spectacular activities, events, experiences and recreational opportunities to enjoy with family, friends or by yourself. Be sure to check out our Chamber Calendar on our website.
Tickets are still available for the Joshua Davis concert. Davis will perform on the stage at the East Jordan Community Auditorium on Thursday, July 7, 7:00 PM. Don’t miss seeing this Voice competition winner. Joshua is truly a great Michigan Musician who is a special treat to see in a live concert!. Please share this concert information with your friends and family! Tickets are available at http://www.mynorthtickets.com
July 4th Events
Next week brings the 4th of July “Celebration Band Concert”, 7:00 PM in Memorial Park at the band shell. Enjoy a wonderful free concert and then head to your favorite 4th of July fireworks display.
The Circus comes to Ellsworth, July 4th with 2 performances at the Ellsworth Sports Park. Reduced price advanced tickets are available at the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce Office.
The South Arm Classics Car and Boat Show and Micro Brew Tent take place on Saturday, July 9th downtown East Jordan. Car Show organizers anticipate over 150 cars to be on display on Main Street and Boat Show organizers expect to have over 50 classic boats on display in the water and on land. The shows run from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM and are sponsored by the East Jordan Lions Club. Full Circle and Jon Archambault Band will entertain show attendees on the band shell in Memorial Park throughout the day. The Micro Brew Tent will open at 2:00 PM and run until 8:00 PM. The Hacky Turtles will provide the musical entertainment in the tent. The East Jordan Freedom Festival is sponsoring the Micro Brew Tent.
Congratulations to Cannonball LLC on their announcement that they have signed their first tenant to their building at 101 Main Street downtown East Jordan. Welcome to Adam and Jill Kline owners of the new Blue Smoke Grill. The restaurant will feature a Southern inspired menu of comfort food, cooked from the heart, over a live fire. Adam and Jill are also the owners of Pigs Eating Ribs, 4 food trucks and a take-out restaurant in Charlevoix. Blue Smoke Grill will be their first full service restaurant and will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are looking at a Fall 2016 opening date for the restaurant.
If you haven’t driven into East Jordan on either M-32 or South M-66 you need to! Two new entry-way signs were installed last week prior to Freedom Festival. They are beautiful!!
Make your up north vacation the best one ever. Spend the day exploring the countryside and small towns and villages along C-48 the Breezeway.
The C-48 Breezeway is a well known scenic route connecting Atwood, Ellsworth, East Jordan and Boyne Falls. Not only is it the fastest route from point A (Atwood) to point B (Boyne Falls) but this 25 mile scenic rural ride is sure to please everyone. This scenic route offers everything from spectacular views, award winning cuisine, nature preserves, orchards, attractions, artisans, and much more. C-48 The Breezeway signs clearly mark its route through beautiful forests and valley vistas, drumlin carved hillsides dotted with orchards and various lakes along its way. Visit the website at www.ridethebreezeway.com
Books and Things
The Tilted Skillet
The Zone Sports Lounge
Billie’s Floral & Boutique
Jordan Valley Outfitters
Jordan River Arts Council (color on the patio)
Crossroads Resale Shop
See you in the Fall
AREA FESTIVAL & EVENT DATES – 2016
South Arm Classics Festival – July 9, 2016
Portside Arts Fair – August 6 & 7, 2016
Paddle Antrim – September 16 & 17, 2016
Fall Festival & Leaf Peeker Craft Show (E.J. Tourist Park & Downtown) – September 24, 2016
Green Light East Jordan – October 12, 2016