Michigan Lighthouse Festival
Big Sable Point Lighthouse celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2017 and a special weekend of events took place to honor the occasion.
The Michigan Lighthouse Festival was held August 25-27, 2017. This is a traveling festival, and next year's venue will be in Paradise, MI August 3, 4 & 5, 2018. The weekend began with a dinner and speaker Friday night. This was held at the Stearns Motor Inn with author Patricia Majher speaking about "Ladies of the Light."
Bus transportation was available from the Ludington State Park Office to Big Sable Point Lighthouse from 12pm-5pm on Saturday; fee is $5 for adults and $2 for children.
A Saturday night concert with Ric Mixter "The Storm" was at 7pm at Peterson Auditorium, Ludington High School.
Sunday featured a brunch for SPLKA members at the Maritime Museum.
Coordinating the anniversary events are the Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association (SPLKA), the Michigan Lighthouse Guide and the Ludington Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information, go to MichiganLighthouseFestival.com
Check out WestMichiganLighthouses.com for more information about lighthouses along Michigan's west coast.
Happening Now in West Michigan...
For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in West Michigan:
Have Fun in Manistee, Michigan -- Explore Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk, hike the Manistee National Forest, canoe on the Manistee River, and more.
Hamlin Lake -- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating, fishing and climbing dunes! The Hamlin Lake shoreline is also part of the Ludington State Park.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes -- Visiting the Silver Lake Sand Dunes makes for a terrific vacation because you can take your off-road vehicle for a spin on the scenic sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
Things to Do in Pentwater, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbortown village of Pentwater. Don't miss the popular Charles Mears State Park beach on Pentwater's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Lots of Activities in Scottville, Michigan -- Explore the Riverside Park along the National Scenic Pere Marquette River.
Canoeing or Fishing on the Pere Marquette River -- Many boat liveries offer canoe rentals.
Also, check out West Michigan Guides and our locally produced WestMichigan.MichBiz.com directory for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.