The East Jordan Freedom Festival is East Jordan’s signature festival. The week long schedule of events offers something for the whole family. The week kicks off on Wednesday and continues throughout the week with an outdoor movie for all ages, Old Time Kids Games on Wednesday evening with fun and games for the kids. Thursday offers a Farmer’s Market in the morning with Schmidt Amusements, and Live Music in the Park for the evening. Friday is a favorite with locals, as well as, visitors from near and far with the Youth Parade, Friday Night Block Party with Live Music, Button Drawings for great prizes and vendor booths from local non-profits. Saturday is the highlight of the week with the Jordan Valley Triathlon, Grand Parade, Food Vendors, Live Entertainment in the park followed by the Lip Sync Contest, Prize Raffle, Festival 500 Raffle and much more. The evening ends with the Fabulous Fireworks shot from a barge in the middle of the beautiful South Arm of Lake Charlevoix and synchronized to music. The weeks ends with the Freedom Lovers Breakfast put on by the Sno-Mobilers Club. Please make plans to join us in East Jordan for this fun filled week of events.
Bowling Alley … Hamburgers, Pizza, Paninis, Sandwiches, Dinners
HOURS: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.
SPECIALTY: Hamburgers, Pizza, Paninis, Sandwiches, Dinners
Located in Northern Michigan in the scenic Jordan Valley, This north woods eco-tour experience is great for the entire family from 3 to 90 years young. We are close enough for a day trip, or stay locally and explore the famous Jordan Valley for memories that will last a lifetime. Come renew yourself with a relaxing trip down the first river in Michigan to be designated “wild and scenic.” The river is calling, contact us to plan your eco-tour adventure. We are here to help you plan and enjoy your next adventure, so stop by, email or call for assistance.
Jordan Valley Outfitters operates under the special use permit authorized by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources adopted in 2006. Our equipment is inspected annually by the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Department Marine Division. We are members of the Michigan Association of Paddlesport Providers, East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce and Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce.
R3 Adventure Triathlon – Ride, Run, River Race. Tri the River! Visit our website to find out more about the race.
The EJ legacy dates back to 1883 when William E. Malpass
and his father-in-law, Richard W. Round, established a
foundry on the shores of Lake Charlevoix in the town of
East Jordan. Known as East Jordan Iron Works for over 125
years, the company has become an international leader in
the design, manufacture, and distribution of access solutions
for water, sewer, drainage, telecommunications, and utility
The Visitor Center features various exhibits about the history,
process, products, and global presence of the company.
Come visit us today.
Monday – Friday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Other times by appointment
Featuring Heatherwoods Golf Course, The Bistro Restaurant, Charlevoix Fitness Health Club, and Wedding and Event hosting at Shanahan’s Barn, Northern Michigan’s most unique event venue.
Charlevoix Country Club is open to the public.
Feel the RUSH as you fly down our 11 zip lines and three sky bridges spanning over 7,000-feet. Tour the forest canopy with AWESOME view of Lake Charlevoix, or race your friends on the Midwest’s only 1200-foot TRIPLE zip line. WILDWOOD RUSH is located in Boyne City, just across from Young State Park.
Full breakfast, lunch, Wifi. Try our famous pulled pork sandwich. Enjoy Ribs, Brisket and homemade soups. Pizza with a made from scratch focaccia crust and a “from scratch” bakery.
Castle Farms of Charlevoix is one of Michigan’s premier historic tour attractions and destination wedding venues. This beautiful French Renaissance castle built in 1918 features soaring stone towers, romantic courtyards and magnificent gardens, plus Norm, the Castle’s very own dragon! Museum quality collections showcased throughout the Castle include antique toys, castles, and royalty memorabilia from around the world. The Castle’s Outdoor Model Railroad is the largest in Michigan, with 68 G-scale trains steaming across more than 1/2 mile of track. The Castle also provides the perfect venue for weddings, proms, corporate events, or private parties. Open year round, Castle Farms is listed on the National and State Historic Registries.
Raven Hill Discovery Center is a regional science and technology center. It is located on 157 acres in a rural area of northwestern Lower Michigan next to the Little Traverse Conservancy’s Raven Ridge Nature Preserve. It is also a cultural, historical and art center. Raven Hill Discovery Center is the only place in northern Lower Michigan where children and adults can link science, history & the arts with hands-on activities and explorations both indoors and outdoors. Connections emerge through classes, exhibits and facilities that provide opportunities for all ages to learn, create, grow and play. The Center is located between East Jordan & Boyne City, just off C-48 at Pearsall Road. Can’t make it during regular hours? Call to schedule an appointment at your convenience. For more information, phone 231-536-3369 or toll free 877-833-4254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check the Center’s website: http://www.RavenHillDiscoveryCenter.org for more information.
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
Summer Sidewalk Sales – August 17 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
GreenLight East Jordan Business Model Competition – Castle Farms- October 10 – Visit: https://greenlightej.submittable.com/submit/89512/green-light-east-jordan
Breezeway Fall Cruises – September 29, October 6 & 13
State of the Community – Harvest Barn Church, October 24, 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
AREA FESTIVAL & EVENT DATES – 2018
Kiersten’s Ride – August 18 – Visit http://www.kierstensride.org/
Paddle Antrim Kick-Off Party – Ellsworth Community Park, September 13 – 5:30 PM
Paddle Antrim Festival – September 14 & 15 – Visit paddleantrim.com
Fall Fest – East Jordan Tourist Park – September 29
Jordan River Raft Trip – September 29 – Visit: http://www.paddleantrim.com/event/jordan-river-raft-trip/
Fall Pumpkin Festival – October 17, Downtown East Jordan, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Holiday Community Night – December 6, Downtown East Jordan, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wooden Shoe Holiday Festival – December 12, Banks Township Hall (Ellsworth)
Sno-Blast Winter Festival – February 22 – 24, 2019