Supporting businesses and the community in working together to make Grand Ledge
a great place to live and do business
Generations of children and families have attended the Color Cruise and Island Festival for 40 years!
Join us this year as we mix it up and add more vendors, crafters and demonstrators and also celebrate the history and heritage of this family celebration in Island Park.
There will be more than 70 different displays including painting, blacksmithing, broom making, yarn spinning, balloon twisting, bullet making, butter making, candle dipping, cider pressing, civil war re-enactments, corn shelling, dream catchers, glass blowing, cookie decorating, fur traders, petting zoo, kettle corn, maple syrup, mining, painting pumpkins, canoes and kayaks to rent, rope making, rug twining, sauerkraut making, a model steam engine, nature center displays. Along with lots of fall games by several of our event sponsors!
If cruising down the Grand River strikes your fancy, the Grand Princess Riverboat will be taking passengers up and down the Grand River. A horse drawn carriage will also be strolling through town offering rides.
There will be lots to eat all weekend from hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken wraps, sausage sandwiches as well as tasty treats of elephant ears, funnel cakes and apple pie.
Entertainment by local community groups will be featured all weekend long!
Thank you to the 36 chamber business who attended our first business expo last week! We were thrilled that so many got to network with one another and share information with residents who came by to learn more about resources in Grand Ledge!
Wednesday October 9th is our next monthly chamber meeting. Our featured speaker is Abraham Garcia from Workhorse Staffing Company. Make plans to join us at 9am in the community room of city hall at 310 Greenwood Street. Come learn something new and meet new people!
Trick or Treaters unite! Bridge Street Trick or Treating is October 25th from 5:30-7pm. Businesses, the plaza and both sides of Bridge Street will be bustling with kids! If you are a chamber member and want a spot in the plaza, let us know as quick as possible.
Come get your fall veggies and handmade items at the market!
Market on the Grand continues each Saturday at Jaycee Park from 9am-1pm through October 26th.
Sept 26- Painting Class Sept 26- Painting Class Sept 26- Medicare Enrollment Workshop (Registration Req.) Sept 27- Beginning Drawing Class Sept 27- Children 6-12 Classic Art Classes Sept 27- 5:30 PM Homecoming Parade and Football Game Sept 27- 2019 GLPS Homecoming Parade Sept 28- Kiwanis Club of Grand Ledge Super Hero 5K Sept 28- Basic Finances & Cops 101: a workshop for teens and young adults (Registration Req.) Sept 28- Clay Sculpture & Glazing Workshop Sept 28- Harry Potter Quidditch Party (Registration Req.) Sept 30- Alcohol Ink Workshop Sept 30- Alcohol Ink Workshop Sept 30- Painting Class Sept 30- Homeschool Study Group Oct 1- Painting Class Oct 1- Preschool Storytime Oct 1- Paws for Reading Oct 2- Painting Class Oct 3- Painting Class Oct 3- Painting Class Oct 3- Crafting for a Cause Oct 3- PJ Storytime (Sensory Friendly) Oct 4- Beginning Drawing Class Oct 4- Half-Day Game Play Oct 4- Children 6-12 Classic Art Classes Oct 5- Walk for the Animals Oct 5- Create, Play, and Learn Saturday Storytime Oct 7- Painting Class Oct 7- Homeschool Study Group Oct 7- Clay Play (Registration Required) Oct 7- Stress Management in a Busy Life Oct 8- Painting Class Oct 8- Preschool Storytime Oct 9- Painting Class Oct 9- 32nd Annual Grand Ledge High School Marching Band Exhibition Oct 10- Painting Class Oct 10- Painting Class Oct 10- Scarecrow Contest Oct 11- GLPD Garage Sale Oct 11- Beginning Drawing Class Oct 11- Children 6-12 Classic Art Classes Oct 11- Oktoberfest Oct 12- Clay Sculpture & Glazing Workshop Oct 12- Sing, Dance, and Move Saturday Storytime Oct 14- Alcohol Ink Workshop Oct 14- Alcohol Ink Workshop Oct 14- Homeschool Study Group Oct 15- Painting Class Oct 15- Preschool Storytime Oct 15- Paws for Reading Oct 16- Painting Class Oct 16- UMW Rummage & Bake Sale Oct 17- Painting Class Oct 17- Painting Class Oct 17- Crafting for a Cause Oct 17- PJ Storytime (Sensory Friendly) Oct 18- Children 6-12 Classic Art Classes Oct 21- Painting Class Oct 21- Homeschool Study Group Oct 21- Homeschool Study Group Oct 22- Preschool Storytime Oct 23- Painting Class Oct 24- Painting Class Oct 24- Painting Class Oct 25- Children 6-12 Classic Art Classes Oct 26- Clay Sculpture & Glazing Workshop
Did you know that even if you don't own a local business that you can still show your support for Grand Ledge by helping the Chamber build a stronger community? The chamber hosts several large festivals and your "friendship" helps make those events happen!