Big Sable Point Lighthouse

Tuesday - Sunday Open Daily 10am to 5pm Closed Monday
Season May 10th through October 24th
Standard Admission to tour Big Sable $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students 17 and under.

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

2021 Events at Big Sable Lighthouse:
Season May 10th  – October 24


June 26 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 26 Afternoon Concert at Big Sable: featuring AsparaGrass with Ruthie Eilers.
Concert time is 1:00 pm to 3:00 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 07 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 07 Afternoon Concert at Big Sable: featuring the “Rough and Tumble"
Concert Time: 1:00pm -3:00 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 back and part of our lighthouse concert series.
http://www.theroughandtumble.com 

July 22 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 22 Afternoon Concert at Big Sable: featuring the “Gordie the Grinder. Time: 1:00pm -3:00 pm Grinder Gordie’s street instruments provide for unique entertainment. Since 1993 Gordie has entertained in and around the Greater Kansas City Area. This is a family friendly event as Gordie encourages active participation from spectators of all ages.

 

August 5th 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.

August 5th  Afternoon Concert at Big Sable: Featuring Chris Kennedy and Eric Michaels
Concert Time: 1:00pm -3:00 pm
In the acoustic tradition, Eric and Chris perform a diverse repertoire of pop, folk, and country tunes. Whether singing in harmony or playing instrumentally, Eric and Chris are an engaging and dynamic duo."

August. 19 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.

August 19 Afternoon Concert at Big Sable: Featuring  Frank and Ruthie Concert Time: 1:00pm -3:00 pm
West Michigan duo known for its rockin’ blues, country and original tunes. The group features musicians Ruthie Eilers on vocals, bass and mandolin and Frank Galante on vocals and guitar.


September 19 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.

September 19th Afternoon Concert at Big Sable: Featuring Joe Irlan
Come and enjoy the mellow sounds of local guitarist Joe Irlan as he plays
popular cover songs and some originals as well. Well known in the area for
his many performances at the Fetch Brewery.

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