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 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.
Returning: Civil War Sunday!
Visit both the North and the South all weekend long on beautiful Island Park, 30 April & 1 May 2016. 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.
EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it!
We're currently in the planning phase for 2016, and the new Gazeeater is still in the works.
In the meantime, you can get the scoop on last year's festival in the 2015 edition of the Gazeeater, the official newspaper of the Victorian Days festival.
Visit our Gazeeater page to read the 2015 edition or browse previous versions.
Arrive at the Ball in Grand Victorian Style — by Horse-Drawn Carriage!
The Common & Gentry Carriage Co. will be on hand to give rides during the Grand Victorian Ball and, as a special treat, you may now also reserve your exclusive arrival to the ball in their beautiful vis-à-vis carriage for only $25 for a party of up to 6 small adults.
This is a very special and period-appropriate start to an elegant evening out, but reserve early — spaces are limited!
Call 616.204.3190 to reserve your arrival time.
Announcing our fourth 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, 30 April 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).
Copyright © 2002–2015 Victorian Days Festival & Grand Ledge Historical Society. All rights reserved.
Site designed and maintained by Sylvania Dye. All images used with permission.
For more information or to participate as a demonstrator, vendor, performer, or re-enactor, see our Re-enactor HQ and Vendor & Demo HQ pages.