Your very own “TO DO LIST”
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.
We are a small, hometown movie theatre in the heart of downtown Charlevoix. Stop in to see a movie, enjoy the popcorn and create some memories with some friends and family. We show First-Run Movies, do Private Showings, Birthday Parties, Marquee Rentals and have To-Go Concessions available.
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.
Keeping the history of East Jordan and the surrounding area alive.
Board / Membership meetings are 2nd Wednesday at 6:00 PM at various locations.
Downtown museum open during business hours of City Hall on Main Street.
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
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.
Serving a traditional family-style Christmas dinner to any/all from the community in the lower-level of the United Methodist Church from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Day.
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
Lighting of the Community Christmas Tree and Caroling will be at 4:30 PM, Nov. 26.
Jubilee of Tress for 501-C3’s – The Boathouse on Lake Charlevoix – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Thank you to the wonderful donors of the beautiful trees and baskets:
Tree & Basket Donors
St Joseph’s Catholic Church
East Jordan Lion’s Club
Gretchen Peck – 2
Girl Scout Troop 4455
The Insurance Shop
Training Wheels Childcare Center
Martha Wagbo Farm & Education Center
The Depot Jordan Valley Teen Center
The Inner Structure
Munson Healthcare Jordan Valley Rehab
Denise Micallef – 2
Charlevoix County Democratic Party
Tropic Bros Productions
Jordan Valley Community Band
Jordan River Arts Council
The Landing Restaurant
Girl Scout Troop 4853
Girl Scout Troop 4738
Billie’s Floral and Boutique
Jeremy & Nicholas Bingham Scholarship
Howard Hanna Real Estate
Jennifer Burr Group
December 5, Holiday – 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM – The Foundry Bar & Grill
Sno-Blast Festival – February 17, 18, 19, 2023
East Jordan Freedom Festival – June 22 – 25
South Arm Classics Car & Boat Show – July 8