Heritage Day celebrates the history of the Grass Lake Community as a farming community and one of the thousands of communities that grew up around a key mode of transportation in the 1800’s: the railroad.
From its initial beginning as a small arts and crafts day that started on the grounds of the Depot, Heritage Day has evolved into a major arts and crafts show which closes two blocks of downtown Grass Lake to include a car show and an open house at the Coe House Museum, where the community can find much of its heritage in antiques, photo albums and records that have been maintained since the Coe House became a museum. Horse and wagon teams move people back and forth between the Coe House and the Depot while various styles of entertainment highlight the festivities at both locations. In addition, with the opening of the Lost Railway Museum visitors gain knowledge of the Interurban Railway that was integral to the Grass Lake area from 1901-1927.
Originally held on the first weekend after Labor Day, that tradition continues each year on the same weekend.