Fall celebration set for October

August 31, 2012 by  

The Color Cruise and Island Festival is one way to celebrate another beautiful Michigan fall among the falling leaves and crisp air. It takes place in Grand Ledge, which is a small city located close to Lansing.

Marking its 30th annual festival this year, there will be fun, fashion, vendors, apple cider pressing, food, and riverboat rides in downtown Grand Ledge. The festival admission for adults is $3 and includes all three days of the event, while children can get the same offer for $1. Pumpkin painting and a petting zoo will be available for kids.

The sandstone ledges that gave the city its name stand approximately 60 feet tall and can be seen on the Princess Laura riverboat for those people taking the riverboat ride. Fall colors can be seen on the boat rides, as well, which will cost $8 for the adults and only $3 for children.

Other activities will be bicycle tours, airplane or helicopter rides, and candle dipping. The Capital City Car Club’s car show will be held on the Saturday morning of the event until 2:00 pm along Scott and Bridge Streets. The Historical Society Museum at 118 S. Lincoln St. will open each of the days from 12:00 until 4:00 for exploring travel and history pertaining to Michigan and Grand Ledge. Print companies have probably completed flyer printing for the festival.

Taking place on October 12 – 14 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, those who want to find out more information on participating in the event as a vendor or being a participant in the car show should call 517-627-5170.