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.
Sponsored by the East Jordan Garden Club, this long running Farmer’s Market is an important part of the East Jordan Community. Held every Thursday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the East Jordan Tourist Park. Vendors of all kinds gather with their baked good, fresh picked fruits and veggies, crafts, honey, pure maple syrup and much more.
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 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.
Visit the Freedom Festival website for a full schedule of events and times. http://www.eastjordanfreedomfestival.org.
This outstanding arts fair is held the first full weekend of August at East Jordan’s beautiful Elm Pointe on the shores of Lake Charlevoix. Artists come from all over to display and sell their beautiful creations. Music, Food, Kids Craft Table, East Jordan’s Historical Society Museum. Saturday – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Kiersten’s Ride is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing help, hope, and healing through suicide prevention programs in Northern Lower Michigan. We are committed to raising awareness in our community so that future acts of suicide may be prevented.
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 email@example.com. You can also check the Center’s website: http://www.RavenHillDiscoveryCenter.org for more information.
The Boathouse on Lake Charlevoix sits on 400′ of lakefront with a beautifully manicured lawn perfect for your wedding ceremony and can be used throughout the evening. Classy and elegant, our indoor and outdoor wedding venue features large windowed doors that allow for fabulous 180 degree of the lake and downtown. The entire event space is privately yours for exclusive use by you and your guests.
East Jordan (September 26, 2023) While shopping last year for holiday gifts to be donated to the Community Christmas, David Schweer and Mary Faculak were overwhelmed at how many requests for warm blankets appeared on the lists. The two have been shopping for the past nine years for a Secret Santa benefactor and these increased blanket requests were very concerning and troublesome. They began thinking and talking about what they could do to help fulfill this very basic need for their community members. Through discussions and research they developed a plan. The two invited Shannon Fender who helped them with formulating a plan to help collect new blankets and then offer them to those in need anonymously and conveniently.
Thus, “East Jordan’s …Operation Blanket” was organized. The trio are inviting individuals who are able to donate a new blanket(s) on Saturday, October 14th from 9:00 AM to Noon. There will be a market and parked enclosed trailer in the Main Street Center (100 Main St.) Parking Lot. If you are not able to do so on that day, new blankets may be dropped off at the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce Office Monday, through Friday, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. David and Mary’s Secret Santa was so touched by this project they offered to donated a $100.00 Chamber Check that will be drawn to one blanket donor. A ticket will be given to donors for every new blanket they donate. Drawing will be held on Monday, October 23rd at 3:00 PM at the Chamber Office.
The new, warm blankets will be available to be picked up by those in need on the following dates: Saturday, October 28 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM and Wednesday, November 1 from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.
For more information on this project contact Mary Faculak or Shannon Fender at 231-536-7351 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
October 19, 2023 – The Depot Jordan Valley Teen Center, 5:00 – 6:30 PM
East Jordan Fall Fest – September 30
Breezeway Fall Color Cruises – Sept. 30, Oct. 7 & 14