Freedom Festival 2017

Discounted Freedom Festival T-shirts Available

Freedom Festival t-shirts from 2017 and years past are now available at discounted rates at the Jaycees Mini Golf Course in Stearns Park which is open at noon daily.

2017 Shirts are on sale for $8 each, while t-shirts from 2016 and older are $2 each. All proceeds will benefit the Fireworks Fund which the Jaycees raise money for all year long in order to prepare for each Freedom Festival fireworks show.

The 2017 shirts commemorate the 2017 Freedom Festival and Parade Grand Marshals, the Ludington High School Boys Basketball Team and Coach Thad Shank.


Grand Parade Lineup

The Freedom Festival Grand Parade lineup can be found here. Utilize the Assignment Sheet that will be e-mailed to you to find the location of your entry or view the Assignment Sheet here.


Freedom Festival Events Calendar

Monday, July 3rd, 6 pm- Children & Pet Parade: Line up at Ferry/Loomis Streets at 6 pm, step off at 6:30 pm. For more information, email

Tuesday, July 4th, 2 pm- Grand Parade: Line up begins at 12 pm, step off at 1:45 pm. For more information, contact Katie at or call 872-JAY-CEES (872-529-2337) .

Tuesday, July 4th, Dusk- Fireworks over Lake Michigan. To make a donation to the fireworks fund or for more information, contact Travis at or 231-239-0811.


Jaycees Seeking Sponsors and Accepting Donations for the 2017 Fireworks

The Ludington Area Jaycees are currently collecting donations to fund the 2017 Freedom Festival Fireworks show. Without the support of the community businesses and individuals, the Jaycees could not afford to put on the high-quality show it does each year. Please consider a sponsorship or donation to help us put on one of the best 4th of July Fireworks shows in West Michigan!

Mail your donation to the Ludington Area Jaycees at PO Box 411, Ludington, MI  49431. Contact Travis at or 231-239-0811 for more information on sponsorships or donations. This year’s sponsorship form can be found here.


Special Note Regarding Solicitations/Vending During Freedom Festival

As per the action of the City of Ludington, the Ludington Area Jaycees reserves to right to approve any vending or solicitations that take place within the city limits on July 3rd-4th. In that vein, anyone wishing to solicit funds or vend product or services publicly during that time in the city limits must contact the Ludington Area Jaycees prior to those dates for approval and to obtain a license to do so. Anyone vending or soliciting without said license will be reported to law enforcement and asked to cease and desist. For more information or to request a special license, please contact Lexi at (231) 425-7768 or e-mail Thank you for your cooperation in this matter!


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