Paddle Antrim Festival
Always the third weekend in September
Antrim County – Ellsworth to Elk Rapids
The Paddle Antrim Festival includes a two-day kayak paddle through Northern Michigan’s Chain of Lakes. The first day begins in Ellsworth continuing through Central Lake to Bellaire, meandering through numerous small lakes. The second day will continue from Bellaire, ending in Elk Rapids, passing through Torch Lake, Michigan’s longest inland lake. This 40+ mile paddle event highlights the wonderful natural resources-based activities available in Northern Michigan. www.paddleantrim.com
The Breezeway Communities of East Jordan, Ellsworth and Atwood are looking forward to a very fun-filled and memory-making spring and summer season. New events have been added to an already active schedule of activities.
The 14th Annual Garage Sales Across the Breezeway return on Memorial Day Weekend, Friday and Saturday, May 26 – 27. Twenty-six miles along C-48 The Breezeway, participants, residents and organizations hold garage sales. While searching for ‘great treasures” and “deals” along the route, be sure to visit the communities of East Jordan, Ellsworth and Atwood. Several businesses, resale shops, restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries, art center, farmers markets and more await you, your family and friends.
East Jordan and Ellsworth will be offering a spectacular line-up of summer concerts. The East Jordan Music in the Park Concert Series kicks-off on Friday, June 2 and runs thru Friday, July 28th at 7:00 PM in the bandshell located downtown in Memorial Park. The series features Bernadette Kathryn and the Lonely Days Band for its first concert. Bring your chair or blanket and be ready to enjoy a great concert by the waterfront. The Ellsworth Concert on the Square welcomes Lou Thumser to the gazebo on the Square on Wednesday, June 28th at 7:00 PM. Throughout July, the Jordan Valley Community Band will be playing on Thursday evenings at 7:30 PM in the East Jordan Memorial Park Bandshell. All events are free to the public and are made possible by generous donors.
The Ellsworth/Atwood Pig Roast will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 16 – 17. This year’s theme is “Family Style”. The long running event features a water-slide, music, kid’s games and activities, horse pulls, parade, dinner, historical tours and much more. East Jordan’s Freedom Festival is gearing up for a five-day family fun event starting on Wednesday, June 21st with the Little Miss & Mr. Firecracker Pageant and runs through Sunday, June 25th with the Freedom Lover’s Breakfast at the Jordan Valley Trailblazers Clubhouse. The festival features two parades (Youth and Grand). The Family Fun Tyme” Carnival will run from Thursday evening thru Saturday evening. This year’s theme is “Live Free in 23”. New events on the schedule for Saturday include kid’s activities in the morning and Saturday throughout the day entertainment near the stage in Memorial Park and Saturday evening beginning at 6:00 PM an “Enhanced” music concert featuring: Midnight Cattle Callers, OZ and The Michael Allman Band, Like Father like Son featuring Allman Brothers music with special guest Kenny Olson on guitar.
The Grand Parade will roll down the street at 3:00 PM featuring floats, music and more. The magnificent fireworks display will be shot from a barge over the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix at dusk. This fireworks display is one of the area’s largest and most impressive shows. You don’t want to miss them!
This is just a few of the many upcoming events scheduled for our area. Please visit our website at www.ejchamber.org or call us at 231-536-7351. Celebrate spring and summer with us in 2023!
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
Paddle Antrim Kick-Off Party – Thursday, Sept. 14, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Food Truck, Live Music, Fun
Residential / Non Profit
September 21, 2023 – EJ Historical Museum at City Hall, 5:00 – 6:30 PM
October 19, 2023 – The Depot Jordan Valley Teen Center, 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Paddle Antrim Festival – September 15 & 16
East Jordan Fall Fest – September 30
Breezeway Fall Color Cruises – Sept. 30, Oct. 7 & 14