Ortonville CreekFest 2015


  Our 12th Annual River Day Event*,

June 20th  & June 21st

Outstanding Special Event plaqueHonored in 2011 as Oakland County’s Most Outstanding Event

CreekFest, a River Day event*, offers the opportunity to acquaint Brandon township residents and those in neighboring townships with their water resources while enjoying a day of fun with their families and friends.

*Every year towns across America celebrate their rivers on River Day. Ortonville will celebrate our Kearsley Creek, Paint Creek, and the Clinton River.

Kearsley creek

CreekFest: Fun for Everybodyfisherman3

Initiated in 2003 by the North Oakland Headwaters Land Conservancy, and then adopted in 2006 by the Ortonville DDA, CreekFest offers residents a unique day for families and friends, jam-packed with fun activities for all ages, including… educational exhibits down by the Kearsley, tours and food put on by the Ortonville Historical Society at the Old Mill, a bounce house, Joe Rogers’ Bird of Prey Show with music by Evie Boss, the Minnow Race hosted by Jake Baker, and the Yacht Race put on by the Ortonville Rotary down on Kearsley Creek.

Just to name a few.




 CreekFest Educates Residents About Water Quality

“Most property owners have no idea that their individual actions might be having an adverse affect on the water in our creeks, and, eventually, the water in our wells. CreekFest, with its emphasis on Brandon’s water resources and family fun, is an unparalleled opportunity to reach local property owners with the message that their individual actions do make a difference.


Attendees are encouraged to visit the Exhibition area “under the big-top” behind the Old Mill, next to our Cool Jewel and designated trout stream, Kearsley Creek.” Lois Robbins (Founder of CreekFest)

 Lois Robbins


We, the volunteers and sponsors, are proud to have collaborated with many, many organizations and sponsors in years past and and we’re always very interested in welcoming new folks to come be a part of what makes Ortonville fun! Please contact Molly Lalone about becoming a sponsor or collaborative partner of this wonderful, family-friendly event!

Saturday June 20th starts @ 10am until 5pm and then Sunday June 21st runs from 12pm until 6pm.

The Fire Department and Ortonville Chamber of Commerce will be putting on the Fireworks display behind the Middle School Saturday night.

Once the schedule of everything that is happening has been finalized, it will be posted here, on posters all through downtown Ortonville. Make sure to click the link and Friend us on FaceBook!

BB&E LogpThe Beets, Beats & Eats on that Friday the 19th is going to be a Kids night theme, featuring Michigan’s Family Funnyman, Joel Tacey!  It’s going to be a really great time for everyone, so bring your friends and family and come on out!!! You won’t want to miss it!! :) )

Joel Tacey @ BB&E

For information about becoming a part of CreekFest, as a vendor, sponsor, volunteer, or patron, please contact…

Ortonville DDA Executive Director Molly Lalone at 248-627-8070/ director@downtownortonville.org or

 CreekFest Coordinator Allison Brauer @ e-mail allisonabrauer@gmail.com,

Thanks to everyone involved for helping give Ortonville something fun to look forward to!! Thank you for sharing your energy and being a part of this wonderful blessing. :)