Children & Pet Parade

July 3rd  @ 6pm

  • Line up at Ferry/Loomis Streets at 6 pm
  • Step off at 6:30 pm.
  • You do not need to register for this parade. 
  • For more information, email

Grand Parade

July 4 @ 2pm

  • Line up begins at 12 pm, step off at 1:45 pm
  • Parade registration
  • For more information, contact or call 872-JAY-CEES (872-529-2337)



July 4th @ dusk

The Ludington Area Jaycees are currently collecting donations to fund the 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:
PO Box 411
Ludington, MI  49431

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

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter!