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Lake Fest Brings STEAM Learning and Fun for Kids at Ford House

June 27, 2024

GROSSE POINTE SHORES, MI (June 25, 2024) – Get ready for a splashtastic day at Lake Fest at Ford House! Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 27th, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., for an afternoon of family fun and STEAM-based learning on the scenic shores of Lake St. Clair.

At Lake Fest, you’ll learn all about the cool animals that call the lake home, the people who live around it, and, most importantly, how we can work together to keep this vital resource healthy for everyone. This event is designed with families in mind! A boatload of activities is planned to keep everyone entertained, from curious kids to engaged adults. Get ready for hands-on experiences, exciting projects, and the chance to meet inspiring community partners who share our passion for protecting the lake.

Visitors will enjoy:

  • Meet the brave Coast Guard and learn about what they do to keep our waters safe.
  • Go on a super fun scavenger hunt around the estate and see what cool things you can find.
  • Try “fishing” and see if you can catch some fun memories!
  • Meet a live sturgeon from the DNR Adventure Center and discover why they’re so special.
  • Learn about the animals that live around Ford House and Lake St. Clair.
  • Hang out with cool science teachers from the Michigan Science Center and do some cool
  • Team up with the Clinton River Water Council to learn how we can help keep our water clean.
  • Learn all about walleye from the Lake St. Clair Walleye Association.
  • Hear about all the natural resources around us from the Six Rivers Land Conservancy.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to create lasting memories with your family while learning about the importance of protecting our precious environment.

Tickets for the Lake Fest at Ford House may be purchased online at Admission is $10 per adult and $7 per child (ages 4-12). Friends of Ford House enjoy discounts on tickets. To learn how to become a Friend of Ford House, visit
Ford House is grateful to its annual sponsors, including Ford Philanthropy, Landscape Services, Inc., Northern Trust, Henry Ford Health, Bodman Attorneys & Counselors, D Land Group Property Management, Frank Rewold & Sons, Wahl Tents, Brown & Brown Philadelphia Insurance, GrunwellCashero, Saros Real Estate Services, SmithGroup, Mary & Ron Lamperter, and PGS Dentistry.



For high-resolution images of Lake Fest at Ford House, visit

About Ford House

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and National Historic Landmark dedicated to preserving and sharing the legacy of the Ford Family. Ford House is located at 1100 Lake Shore Rd. in Grosse Pointe Shores. The historic lakeside estate was the family home of Edsel Ford –Henry and Clara Ford’s only son – where he lived with his wife Eleanor and their children beginning in 1928. Since 1978, Ford House has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors to share Eleanor Ford’s vision of preserving the estate for future generations through interpretive tours, family activities, lectures, exhibits, gardens, and grounds events. It inspires, educates, and engages visitors through the exploration of its unique connections to art, design, history, and the environment while celebrating family traditions and community relationships. For more information, visit or call (313) 884- 4222, and connect with Ford House on Facebook and Instagram.