Cadillac Freedom Festival
Get Ready for a fun filled weekend
July 3-6 - Thursday - Sunday
events at your leisure - all in Cadillac City Park, Downtown
See Schedule below! and pics from last year in album far below...
July 3, Thursday
7pm UpBeat Cadillac, at the Pavilion, bring your own chair and enjoy lakeside live music...
July 4, Friday
10am Freedom Parade (see far below for all registration files) staging starts at 8:30am on Lake St) $10 fee applied to fireworks fund. After July 1, please bring applications to the City Park with fee, you will be placed at the end of the parade.
10 - 4pm Dunk Tank (Phil Potvin State Rep, Marcus Peccia Cadillac City Mgr, Ann Bush Cadillac Middle School Counselor, Tony Badovinic, Wexford County Prosecutor, Alan Cooper Wexford County Road Commission, Marc Vieu Cadillac news and a few more both days...)
10—10pm Festival Beverage Tent in City Park (must be 21 to enter) $2.50 Budweiser & Bud light; $3.00 for Shock Top Shandy, Bell's Two Hearted & Oberon, Fat Tire Amber, Palmer NP Green, and Calypso Ocean Blue, Lemonade and Strawberry Lemonade.
All Day Kids Activities, Food and Merchandise Vendors in the City Park - Pony rides, elephant ears, fresh lemonade, BBQ Chicken...
7pm Clam Lake Dock and dredge Band (bring your own lawn chair)
9:30 pm Fire On Water Military Tribute, on the shoreline of Lake Cadillac between the Pavilion and City Boat Launch. Bring your own seating, or stand. This ceremony is approximately 30 minutes in length. See below for details...
July 5, Saturday
10am—dusk Children’s Bounce Houses, $3 bracelet unlimited all day
10am - dusk Velcro Climbing Wall, $5 for 5 minutes
10am—dusk Kids Activities in the City Park
10am—10pm Monster Truck Rides, Parking lot by the After 26 Café
10am—10pm Festival Beverage Tent in City Park (must be 21 to enter) $2.50 Budweiser & Bud light; $3.00 for Shock Top Shandy, Bell's Two Hearted & Oberon, Fat Tire Amber, Palmer NP Green, and Calypso Ocean Blue, Lemonade and Strawberry Lemonade.
10am - 3pm Garden Walk (sponsored by the Child Protection Council - $5 fee, multiple locations)
12noon Home Depot Imagination Station $3 per child (in the city park)
12noon—3pm Thunder on the Lakeshore Motorcycle Show, City Park Downtown, trophies, prizes
12noon—5pm Dunk Tank (Phil Potvin State Rep, Marcus Peccia Cadillac City Mgr, Ann Bush Cadillac Middle School Counselor, Tony Badovinic, Wexford County Prosecutor, Alan Cooper Wexford County Road Commission, and a few more both Friday and Saturday)
1pm—3pm Princess Tea Party in the Park, see a Real Princess, have tea & take a picture with her
All Day Food and Merchandise Vendors in the City Park
7pm—10pm Roksavant & Friends concert on stage at the Pavilion (rock out before the fireworks!)
Dusk Fireworks over Lake Cadillac (taking donations now, CAFÉ, 201 N. Mitchell St, Cadillac)
July 6, Sunday
10am—3pm Food and Merchandise Vendors in the City Park
11am Community Church Service at the Pavilion ( Joel Hess Emmanuel Lutheran)
12:30am Blessing of the Boats at the City Docks ( @ City Docks on Lake Cadillac) ( Joel Hess)
1pm—3pm Community Picnic, free lunch, first come, first serve (Limit 1 per person) Donations Accepted
1pm Toy Town Bike Parade, register at firstname.lastname@example.org
4pm—6pm Beulah Land Quartet on stage at the Pavilion (enjoy traditional vocals by locals)
All day Disc Golf Tournament at Kenwood Park. Registration will be open from 8am to 9:15
Fire on Water Military Tribute
Fire On Water Military Tribute, on the shoreline of Lake Cadillac between the Pavilion and City Boat Launch. The Cadillac Area Honor Guard presents our colors, readings for all three bonfires, Taps Bugle and thoughfulness. Bonfire #1 is set ablaze in tribute to our Past Military, Bonfire #2 is set ablaze in tribute to our Current Military, and Bonfire #3 is set ablaze for peace for the future. This is a peaceful military tribute, please keep children quiet, reduce adult conversation and allow our veterans and current serving best view and seating. Lawn chairs are highly encouraged. This event was established in 2011 by Mrs. Joy Liptak VanDrie, in tribute to our military who we often forget have given us the freedom to celebrate this Independence Day. Gratitude to Cadillac Fabrication, AAR Mobility, the Cadillac Area Honor Guard and friends for helping bring her dream to life.
We encourage everyone to decorate their float, car, etc. Show everyone how proud we are to be free Americans!