Free Outdoor Festival Handicap Accessible and Leashed Pet Friendly! See our FAQ for more info. stars 2nd & 3rd May 2015, Saturday & Sunday, 10am to 5pm and presenting our opening event, the Grand Victorian Ball at the Grand Ledge Opera House, Saturday 2nd May, 7pm. Tickets are limited! Firing Demonstration, Civil War Encampment, Island Park, Grand Ledge, Michigan
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The first weekend in May, Grand Ledge celebrates Michigan artists, local culture, and our rich Victorian heritage by inviting visitors to join us for historical demonstrations and themed activities in our beautiful downtown, overlooking the river and picturesque ledges.

This is a wonderful opportunity to discover Grand Ledge, explore our unique geography, learn about our rich history, and meet our friendly residents and shop-keepers.

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Victorian Doll Outfit Sewing Contest for Children!

Doll Outfit Sewing Contest! Are you a child who loves to sew? Enter the Victorian Days Doll Sewing Contest to show off your design skills and win a great prize! Deadline to submit entries is May 1, 2015.

Are you a child who loves to sew?

Enter the Victorian Doll Outfit Sewing Contest to show off your design skills and win a great prize!

Sew a dress in the style of the Victorian Era (1837–1901) to fit an 18" doll, then display the finished project at this year's Victorian Days Festival.

Visit our Doll Outfit Sewing Contest page for more information.


Announcing our third annual Grand Victorian Ball!

The society event of the summer season, our third annual Grand Victorian Ball will certainly be an event you'll not want to miss!

The ball begins at 7pm on Saturday, 2 May at the beautiful and historic Grand Ledge Opera House.

To make your evening even more special, you can also arrive at the Ball by Horse-Drawn Carriage! (Arrangements must be made in advance through The Common & Gentry Carriage Co., details on our Ball page).

And to be at your dancing best, Our Dance Studio in Grand Ledge is offering a special 4-week series of Ballroom Dance Lessons to our attendees, beginning on Thursday, 2 April (details on our Ball page).

More information and where to get your tickets can be found on our Grand Victorian Ball page.

Grand Victorian Ball


Announcing: Civil War Sunday!

Civil War, Northern troops firing

Visit both the North and the South all weekend long on beautiful Island Park, 2 & 3 May 2015. You'll see living history re-enactors portraying all walks of life, military and civilian, with daily life, drills, and lively skirmishes going on throughout.

Among our valued Civil War guests, we're pleased to announce the return of our host unit, the 8th Arkansas/22 Michigan, and the 12th South Carolina/4th Michigan, we proudly welcome the 102nd USCT Co. B, and we giddily anticipate the Emerald Peacock Saloon!

We're actively recruiting more groups and planning many special events for Civil War Sunday, so mark your calendar and bring the whole family! We'll be announcing specifics here on this website and on our Facebook page as the festival date approaches.


Gilbert & Sullivan singers

Singers Wanted for Gilbert & Sullivan Sing-a-Long!

We're looking for lead singers and soloists of all persuasions: soprano, alto, tenor, bass.

You'll not want to miss this rare chance for fun in full harmony and sing along to some of history's most well-loved and popular works, including choice selections from The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, H.M.S. Pinafore, and others most cherished!

Visit our Gilbert & Sullivan Sing-a-Long page for more information.

Presented this year to celebrate the life and honour the memory of our dear friend and committee member, Miss Catherine Smith.


Presenters Needed for Victorian and Civil War Chautauquas!

Corset Presentation

We want to showcase your Victorian or Civil War topic of education, talent, or expertise!

This year, we will host two Chautauqua events: a Victorian Era themed Chautauqua on Saturday, and a Civil War Chautauqua on Sunday.
Visit our Chautauqua page for more information.

What the dickens is a "Chautauqua," you may ask? It's rather like a conference, with speakers, presenters, entertainers, and sometimes musicians and other performers. Topics can include pretty much anything Victorian or Civil War related, and range from the educational and the scientific to the fun, the obscure, and even sometimes the entertainingly ludicrous.