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Cadillac Freedom Festival

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Freedom isn't Free

Fire on Water Military Tribute - Cadillac Area Honor Guard

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 ParkThunder on the Lakeshore

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 info@toytowncadillac.com

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.

Freedom Parade

We encourage everyone to decorate their float, car, etc.   Show everyone how proud we are to be free Americans!

2013 Freedom Fest

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