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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.
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.
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
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
“Tiny Town, Huge Heart” is the slogan for the 38th Annual Ellsworth/Atwood Pig Roast. This long running event is set for this Friday and Saturday, June 15-16 in Ellsworth. The huge schedule of events offers something for everyone! Friday’s schedule includes an Authentic Mexican Cuisine, Family Water-slide & Ice Cream Social, 3-Point Basketball Shootout, Paddle Antrim Cruise, Horton Creek Concert and an Outdoor Movie at dusk. Saturday’s events feature a 5K and Fun Run, Pancake Breakfast, Craft Show, the popular Pig Roast Parade, Hastings Harmony Hous Open House, Roast Pork Lunch, Free Children’s Games and activities, Steel Horse Breezeway Benefit, Horse Pull, Banks Township Historical Society Open House, and the 2018 Fireworks at dusk.
Thank you to the Pig Roast Coordinator and Officers for all of their work and dedication to the event and community!
Coordinator – Betsy Randall
President – Heidi MacNichol
Vice President – Christina Charbonneau
Secretary – Lynn Spearing
Treasurer – Marcie Potter
Thank you to the many event volunteers and to the many generous sponsors helping make this wonderful schedule of events. Like Ellsworth Pig Roast on Facebook.
Congratulations to Joni Wieland of Ellsworth on being named 2018 Banks Township Citizen of the Year!
2018 East Jordan Friday Night Music in the Park Concert Series kicks off June 15.
One of northern Michigan’s favorites, the popular Jelly Rolls Blues Band will kick off the 2018 Music in the Park Concert Series this Friday, June 15 at 7:00 PM. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be ready to enjoy an evening of great music in Memorial Park. Come to town early and enjoy dinner and shopping before the concert. If you have not contributed to the Music in the Park, please send your tax-deductible check payable to – City of East Jordan, “Music in the Park” in the memo, P.O. Box 499, East Jordan, MI 49727
Music in the Park is proudly co-sponsored by the Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan Downtown Development Authority and the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce.
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
Kick-Off to Summer Business District Open House – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Find the Swan Form
AREA FESTIVAL & EVENT DATES – 2018
Ellsworth Pig Roast – June 15 & 16
R3 Triathlon – Run – Ride – River – June 23
East Jordan Freedom Festival – June 27 – July 1
South Arm Classics – July 14
Rotary Club BrewFest – July 14
Sweaty Yeti Run – July 14
Portside Arts Fair – August 4 & 5
FRIDAY CONCERTS IN THE PARK – SUMMER -2018
JUNE 15 – JELLY ROLL BLUES BAND – BLUES
JUNE 22 – JENNY THOMAS – CONTEMPORARY FOLK
JULY 6 – BLUE WATER RAMBLERS – MICHIGAN MUSIC – FOLK, SHANTIES, BALLADS
JULY 13 – JON ARCHAMBAULT BAND – ROCK, BLUES
JULY 20 – PISTIL WHIPS – UNORTHODOX FUNKY BLUES
JULY 27 – STEEL AND WOOD – BLUEGRASS
AUGUST 3 – FULL CIRCLE – 60’S ROCK