Calling all bookworms! Enjoy a day filled with spectacular stories, creative activities and fun performances at our first-ever Story Festival!

We are sorry, but tickets for the Story Festival have sold out.

Our festival is a partnership with the Grosse Pointe Public Library and the ECHO Library and Resource Center and promises to be a fun day out with a lot of learning mixed in.


  • Free for kids ages 5 and under
  • $5 for everyone ages 6 and up.

Tickets are available in advance here, or by calling (313) 884-422.

At the festival, you’ll find stations around the estate with fun and immersive activities for the whole family, all meant to spark a love of reading. Story themes draw from the lakeside estate and include the water cycle, gardens, and sustainability, art, home, nature, and transportation.

We’ll have performances and activities from:

  • children’s singer-songwriter Jim Gill;
  • Company One, a dance company from Wayne State University, Maggie Allesee Dept. of Theatre and Dance;
  • Brenda Ban of Built to Thrive;
  • and Detroit’s Arts & Scraps.

Parents can bring blankets, folding chairs, strollers, and wagons to comfortably move from station to station. Masks are required indoors for all visitors ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status. Please review our current COVID-19 safety precautions before attending.

Thank you to the Ford Motor Company Fund for generously supporting this event.

Jim Gill

Company One