Friends of the Jordan River Watershed, organized in late 1990, is a grassroots, non-profit organization whose mission is to conserve the natural resources and protect the environmental quality of the Jordan River and its watershed.
Our goals include: Preserving the natural character of the river and watershed; Informing and educating the public about our activities and issues involving the Jordan River Watershed; Protecting water quality; Promoting wise resource management on public and private lands within the watershed; Facilitating the coordination of policies and actions of various individuals, groups, and agencies affecting the environment within the watershed; Developing financial resources to carry out our mission and goals; and Pursuing broad-based support for our activities.
Over the years, FOJ has hosted numerous public information seminars and activities and continues to network with many groups and organizations as well as mentoring students on water quality and natural resource issues. We steadfastly remain an advocate for the wild and scenic Jordan River and its watershed, seek ways to remediate abuses of the past and strive to balance sustainable use for the future.
FOJ needs and welcomes the support and participation of all those who value the pristine natural wonders freely found within the Jordan River Watershed. For more information, or to become a member, please visit our website or contact Ashley Cousens, our Program Director.
The East Jordan Lions Club meets the first and third Mondays of the month at 6pm at the Jordan Inn, September through May, at the Pavilion at the Tourist Park, June, July and August.
Easter Fun and Games, Saturday before Easter,
Mother Daughter Banquet, Saturday before Mother’s Day,
East Jordan Mother of the Year Award, May,
Spring Raffle, May-July,
EJ Classic Car and Boat Show, July,
Fall Gun Raffle, Sept.-Nov.,
Christmas Tree Sale, December,
EJ Christmas Village, December
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.
The Antrim County Fair is an annual community based event focusing on local youth and 4-H groups, local crafts, and businesses. There are many activities including equestrian events with multiple age groups and classes.
There is the market and showmanship divisions for swine, cows, poultry , sheep and other animals. Also included in the activities are local performers, craftsmen and educators. There is a exhibition barn that houses the many crafts, foods, photo and art exhibits. A small animal barn that houses the many ducks, chickens, turkeys, rabbits and other small animals that participate in the fair activities.
There is a veterans day, senior citizens day and kids day where we have all kinds of activities geared towards kids! And adults that think they are still kids! We have many local entertainers and vendors. So please come join us at the Antrim County Fair.
August 10 – 12, 2017
Organization for HR professionals.
This three generation family dream nestled in the heart of beautiful northern Michigan is a must-stop destination. Grab fresh farm-to-table style breakfast or lunch from our Cafe, a handmade treat from our Bakery, or choose from a wide variety of locally-made foods and goodies that make great snacks! Sit inside, on our back porch, or at our outdoor picnic tables while the kids play on the playground and visit our friendly goats. Don’t forget to check out our house-made specialty foods in our Marketplace and our ever-changing, unique gift and souvenir selection in our General Store. We welcome you to eat, shop, and play – the Friske way! Not Your Average Fruit Stand – Since 1962.
Rotary Variety Show 2nd Weekend of June. East Jordan Community Auditorium
Rotary Chili Supper Friday Night of Snowblast Weekend in February at the EJ Snowmobile Club.
Rotary Color Tour Plane Rides by Island Airways Second Saturday in October
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
Rain or Shine
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.
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 8:00 AM – Noon at the East Jordan Sportsman’s Park. Vendors of all kinds gather with their baked good, fresh picked fruits and veggies, crafts, honey, pure maple syrup and much more.
Teens will have a place to BE: safe, accepted, supported, entertained, fed, mentored, and loved.
Offer teens a path to BECOME: connected, confident, responsible, equipped, and an adult follower of Jesus.
To introduce teens to Jesus
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.
Welcome to the Camp Daggett Adventure Center (CDAC). Experiential education, team-building opportunities, and low/high ropes challenge courses offer empowering moments for growth in challenging, safe and fun environments. For some, this type of learning environment may seem unique, but whether you feel right at home, or you find yourself a little bit hesitant; the programs provided at the CDAC are designed as an “invitation to learn” for all participants. It is in that same spirit, that we invite you to explore and learn more about all that the CDAC and its wonderful programs have to offer. We are ready to share in an unforgettable experience, and we hope you are too!
The Good Samaritan Family Services is a Christian service ministry striving to assist families in need.
HOURS: Tues. 10am-7pm, Wed.&Thurs. 10am-4pm, Fri.&Sat. 10am-2pm
SPECIALTY: Food Pantry & Resale Shop/ Mom & Tots Center
R3 Adventure Triathlon – Ride, Run, River Race. Tri the River! Visit our website to find out more about the race.
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.
A non-profit organization providing year-round programs, experiences, and companionship to children with cancer and their families, at no cost.
World Class Music – Right Here At Home!
The Vision of the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra is that we will be
“the Resident Chamber Orchestra of Northern Michigan that produces a sustainable,
high-quality product that delights the community.”
Jordan River Arts Council
As a leader of the Jordan River area’s cultural community, the Jordan River Arts Council promotes, encourages, and nurtures the artistic endeavors of local residents and provides an organized framework through which quality workshops, classes, exhibits, programs and performances can be presented.
Recognizing its responsibility to nurture art in daily living and to provide participation opportunities in all areas of the arts, JRAC serves a diverse and growing community. To accomplish this mission, the Arts Council relies upon a volunteer Board of Directors and the cooperation and support of area communities.
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
Chamber Golf Outing – Date TBD
County Wide Business After Hours – To be rescheduled – Date TBD
AREA FESTIVAL & EVENT DATES – 2020
East Jordan Music in the Park
Ellsworth Fireworks – July 3, 2020
Portside Arts Fair – August 1 & 2, Elm Pointe
Kiersten’s Ride – August 15, 2020
Paddle Antrim – September 11 & 12, 2020
Breezeway Garage Sales – May 22 & 23, 2020 POSTPONED DATE TBD
Ellsworth Pig Roast – June 19 & 20, 2020 CANCELLED
East Jordan Freedom Festival – June 24 – June 28, 2020 CANCELLED
South Arm Classics Brew Fest – July 11, 2020 CANCELLED