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 2, Thursday
7pm UpBeat Cadillac, at the Pavilion, bring your own chair and enjoy lakeside live music...
July 3, Friday
• Pork in the Park BBQ Cook-off -Cooking begins at 9 am, contest from 3-7pm (Lake St) You won't want to miss this new event. Bring an appetite and vote for you favorite BBQ, and BUY your dinner
7-9pm Street Dance with DJ Shawny D
8:30 pm Blessing of the Boats 8:30 pm (City Docks)
9pm Fire on Water Military Tribute (Program Starts at 9 Fire pits lit beginning at 9:30 Lake Cadillac & City Dock, see below for details)
All day Carnival (All Day in Lot behind Amvets post 110 )
All day Food and Merchandise Vendors
11am - 12 midnight Beer Tent Hours
July 4, Saturday
10 am Parade (Staging from Lake and Harris & Elk Alley) see application below
12 Noon- 3:30 Thunder on the Lakeshore Motorcycle show (Registration starts at 11 Harris & Lake Street) This is a judged show with 10 different categories. Trophies award in all categories. There will also be motorcycle enthusiast vendors on site.
7am to 1:30 pm Mike Townsend Memorial Fishing Tournament Registration from 7am to 8 am at the Carl T Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center. Fishing from 8 am to Noon, Fish must be weighed in by 12:30 Awards at 1:30 at the Carl T Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center.
Disc Golf Tournament (Time TBD) Kenwood Park
Live Entertainment all Day Rotary Pavilion
11 am – Midnight Beer Tent (City Park)
11-8 Kids Activities Emmanuel Lutheran Church will have face painting, kids games, for the kiddos to enjoy.
Carnival all day weather its rides for the little ones or obstacle courses for the tweens, you don't want to miss the opportunity to enjoy the day on the beautiful shores of lake Cadillac.
FIREWORKS (Dusk over Beautiful Lake Cadillac) - 1st time in over 2 decades Cadillac has had fireworks on the 4th!! Donations still being accepted! Drop off to CAVB office, mail to: CAFE/ FF, 201 N. Mitchell St, Cadillac, MI 49601
July 5, Sunday
10am—3pm Food and Merchandise Vendors in the City Park
11am Community Church Service at the Pavilion ( Joel Hess Emmanuel Lutheran)
12 Noon- 2 pm Community Picnic, free lunch, first come, first serve (Limit 1 per person) Donations Accepted
Carnival 11 am to 4 pm
1pm - 3 pm Live Entertainment at the Cadillac Rotary Pavilion.
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.