Free Outdoor Festival Handicap Accessible and Leashed Pet Friendly! See our FAQ for more info. stars 2nd & 3rd May 2014, Friday & Saturday, 10am to 5pm and presenting our opening event, the Grand Victorian Ball at the Grand Ledge Opera House, Friday 2nd May, 6pm. 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.


We welcome dance prompter
Karen Dunnam!


We're thrilled to announce that the talented and very experienced Karen Dunnam will be leading several of our dances during this year's Grand Victorian Ball!

Ms. Dunnam, with her exceptional ability to put even the inexperienced dancer at ease, will be a truly wonderful addition to the Ball, and we feel honoured that she will be gracing us this year.

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.

Gilbert & Sullivan Song Books Now Available

Our exclusive, hand-crafted Gilbert & Sullivan Song Books are now available to order for only $10! Get ready for our Sing-a-Long with this lovely keepsake filled with their most popular operettas. Proceeds help support the Victorian Days festival.

Call 517.316.6694 to order your copy today!

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it!


The 2014 edition of the Gazeeater, the official newspaper of the Victorian Days festival, has the scoop on this year's festival! Packed with all the details you could want on the goings-on, events, and specials to be offered by local shops, this is your definitive resource for all things Victorian Days.

Visit our Gazeeater page to download the 2014 edition or browse previous versions.

This year's Gazeeater was so action-packed, we had to print our festival map separately — so visit our Map page for a comprehensive map of Saturday's happenings, as well.

Topics Announced for Chautauqua!

Our list of fascinating Chautauqua topics is now on our Chautauqua page and also on our Schedule of Events.

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, and range from the educational and the scientific to the fun, the obscure, and even sometimes the entertainingly ludicrous.

Announcing our second annual Grand Victorian Ball!

This year's opening event, and the society event of the summer season, our second annual Grand Victorian Ball will certainly be an event you'll not want to miss!

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

Grand Victorian Ball

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