Each Spring, Grand Ledge celebrates Michigan artists and artisans, 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 year marks our 21st annual Victorian Days festival, and we are hard at work planning many exciting events.
We invite you to join us for this wonderful opportunity to discover Grand Ledge, explore our unique geography, learn about our rich history, and meet our friendly residents and shop-keepers.
Demonstrators, Performers, Merchants, & Sutlers Needed!
We want to showcase your Victorian-themed talent, activity, or product during Victorian Days 2017! We're looking for artisans and craftspeople, performers and musicians, and other 19th-century demonstrations or merchants to participate in this year's festival.
There are no fees to apply, and you can do so easily online:
- Demonstrators & Performers sign up here
Fill out this form if you're not selling products
- Merchants & Sutlers sign up here
The deadline to register is fast approaching, so mark your calendar and register today!
Returning: Civil War Sunday!
Visit both the North and the South all weekend long on beautiful Island Park, 6 May & 7 May 2017. 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.
Each day also features a dramatic skirmish for control of the Island Bridge, during which the Union and Confederate Troops wage dramatic battles and fight to the death to capture the Island. Passage to the island closes 15 minutes prior to each battle for your safety, so secure your spot early!
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.
EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it!
We're currently in the planning phase for 2017, and the new Gazeeater is still in the works.
In the meantime, you can get the scoop on last year's festival in the 2016 edition of the Gazeeater, the official newspaper of the Victorian Days festival. Packed with all the details you could want on the goings-on, events, and happenings, this is your definitive resource for all things Victorian Days.
Visit our Gazeeater page to read the 2016 edition or browse previous versions.
Grand Victorian Ball Cancelled
It is with great disappointment and regret that we must inform the public that the Grand Victorian Ball has been cancelled for this year.
Several factors came together to make this year financially unviable, and while we have tried our best to address each one, ultimately the bills were there and the income was not. After much soul-searching, we have agreed that cancelling the Ball for this year is in our best interest.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this cancellation may have caused. We are truly grateful for your past and continued support, and we appreciate your interest in our event. We hope there is more interest in the Ball next year and that your continued interest will help us to make this wonderful event possible again.
Sincerely, the Grand Victorian Ball Committee.
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For more information or to participate as a demonstrator, vendor, performer, or re-enactor, see our Re-enactor HQ, Demonstrator & Performer HQ, and Merchant & Sutler HQ pages.