Big Sable Point Lighthouse

May 1st, 2019 - October 20th, 2019
Monday - Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Nestled among jack pines, just a quick two mile walk along a breathtaking trail, stands Big Sable’s noble black and white tower. At over one hundred feet tall, this historic beacon is a huge attraction for its owner, Ludington State Park.  The1867 lighthouse and grounds are operated by SPLKA, (Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association) a non-profit which proudly manages three historic lighthouses within a thirty mile stretch of Lake Michigan’s shoreline.  Since 1987, their mission has been the restoration, preservation, education and accessibility of their lighthouse charges.  SPLKA also operates a Volunteer Keepers program which allows its members the opportunity to live and work within the lighthouses completely free of charge during the seven month season, May-October.  Visitors are welcome to explore the grounds, tour the original Keeper’s Quarters which have been converted into a Gift Shop, stroll along the sand dunes or climb the tower.

EVENTS AT BIG SABLE POINT

2019 Events at Big Sable Lighthouse:
Season May 1 – October 20


June 22 Bus Day to Big Sable: Round trip bus transportation, from 12 pm to 5pm, is offered from the building next to the park office to the Big Sable Lighthouse. An additional charge of $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children 12 and under will be collected on these days from visitors who take advantage of the bus transportation.

June 23 Afternoon Concert at Big Sable: featuring AsparaGrass with Ruthie Eilers.
Concert time is 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Back for bus day by visitor request is AsparaGras. Local bluegrass/folk band complete with guitars, fiddle, mandolin, upright bass and a truly fine blend of vocal harmonies.

July 11 Bus Day to Big Sable: Round trip bus transportation, from 12 pm to 5 pm, is offered from the building next to the park office to the Big Sable Lighthouse. An additional charge of $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children 12 and under will be collected on these days from visitors who take advantage of the bus transportation

July 11 Afternoon Concert at Big Sable: featuring the “Rough and Tumble" Concert Time: 1:30pm -3:30 pm
Prolific song writers, performers and born travelers; Pennsylvania-born Mallory Graham and California-born Scott Tyler have lived in their 16’ camper since 2015, making tire tracks nationwide since 2011 as a traveling Folk-Americana duo. Their history goes back as far as New England in the fall of 2007 and as close as going from friends to bandmates to married bandmates. The story is as linear and circular as any. This Americana duo is excited to be part of our lighthouse concert series.
http://www.theroughandtumble.com 

July 27 Bus Day to Big Sable: Round trip bus transportation, from 12 pm to 5 pm, is offered from the building next to the park office to the Big Sable Lighthouse. An additional charge of $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children 12 and under will be collected on these days from visitors who take advantage of the bus transportation.

July 27 Afternoon concert at Big Sable: Featuring “High Lonesome" 
Concert Time: 1:30pm -3:30 pm
Serving up 'Classic Country With A Kick' along with old favorites and a touch of rock, High Lonesome is getting audiences fired up across Michigan! Originally established in 1994 and re-launched in 2016, High Lonesome has been turning heads with energetic arrangements featuring multiple lead vocalists and rich three-part harmony! This four-piece band employs guitar, keys, bass and drums to entertain audiences with plenty of boot stompin’, high energy, real country music that'll make you wanna dance!     http://highlonesomeband.com/

Aug 8 Bus Day to Big Sable: Round trip bus transportation, from 12 pm to 5 pm, is offered from the building next to the park office to the Big Sable Lighthouse. An additional charge of $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children 12 and under will be collected on these days from visitors who take advantage of the bus transportation.

Aug. 8 Afternoon Concert at Big Sable: Featuring Jim Novak and Paul Cerny
Concert Time: 1:30pm -3:30 pm
60’s Folk guitarists Jim Novak and Paul Cerny reunite to bring their unique blend of soft rock, blues folk and hauntingly beautiful ballads that will touch you heart.

Aug. 17th Bus Day to Big Sable: Round trip bus transportation, from 12 pm to 5 pm, is offered from the building next to the park office to the Big Sable Lighthouse. An additional charge of $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children 12 and under will be collected on these days from visitors who take advantage of the bus transportation.

Aug 17 Afternoon Concert at Big Sable: Featuring “Fremont John"
Concert Time: 1:30pm -3:30 pm
A distinctive acoustic guitar style with resonate growl of a baritone voice is reason enough to listen to the music of Fremont John.  Whether it’s a remake of a classic or an original selection, the guitar work is sure to please and the stories surrounding the songs are delightfully entertaining.
http://www.fremontjohn.com/

Sept. 21st  Bus Day to Big Sable: Round trip bus transportation, from 12 pm to 5 pm, is offered from the building next to the park office to the Big Sable Lighthouse. An additional charge of $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children 12 and under will be collected on these days from visitors who take advantage of the bus transportation.

Sept. 21st  Afternoon Concert at Big Sable: Featuring  the Oceana Drive.
Concert Time: 1:30pm -3:30 pm
Oceania Drive is a hard-driving West Michigan band known for its rockin’ blues, country and original tunes. The group features musicians Ruthie Eilers on vocals, piano and mandolin; Mark Smith on vocals and guitar; Andy Henley on bass: Frank Galante on vocals and guitar and Hank Cupp on drums. Favorite group at all our lighthouses.

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