Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association - 231-845-7417

Big Sable Point Lighthouse

SEASON DAYS HOURS
MAY 8 - NOVEMBER 4 MONDAY - SUNDAY 10 AM - 5 PM


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 LIGHTHOUSE

JUNE 24:
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.

JULY 13:
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 13:
Afternoon Concert at Big Sable: featuring “Wyatt and Sherri Knapp” 

Known for their sparkling vocals, lush harmonies, and tasteful blend that sets them apart, this personable and engaging husband-wife duo are a must see.  1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
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JULY 29:
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 29:

Afternoon concert at Big Sable: Featuring “Bob Hausler”

Come out and join in a sing along with Bob. He knows it’s all about being in the moment. Most of all he wants to please his audience and let them experience the music in their own unique way. 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
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AUGUST 5:
Afternoon Concert at Big Sable with Small Group Therapy: Small Group Therapy is a versatile and entertaining musical duo based in the Grand Rapids, MI area, comprised of Jay Fortier and Al Swanson. Their performances typically feature keyboard and guitar, but both are very talented multi-instrumentalists and vocalists who have a long and diverse performance history together, going back to their high school days.

Their repertoire is wide-ranging, with touches of various genres, such as rock and blues, jazz and swing, folk and country. Songs from several eras of popular music will evoke fond memories of where and when, as only music has the power to do.

A Small Group Therapy session is fun for all concerned. After a long day at work this is just what the doctor ordered.

AUGUST 12:
Afternoon Concert at Big Sable: Featuring “Chloe Kimes”
Local favorite acoustic guitar player with the voice of an angel.
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AUGUST 26:
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 26:
Afternoon Concert at Big Sable: Featuring “Oceania Drive Trio”

This local trio brings years of musical experience to our venue. You will enjoy a wonderful afternoon of acoustic blues, country, jazz and folk. 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

VISIT WEBSITE

SEPTEMBER 23:
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 23:
Afternoon Concert at Big Sable: Featuring Jim Novak & Paul Cerny

60’s Folk guitarist original from the Chicago area. Unique blend of soft rock, blues folk and hauntingly beautiful ballads that will touch you heart. 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm


OCTOBER 28:
Halloween at Big Sable (Details TBA)

NOVEMBER 1:
Big Sable’s 150th Birthday Party (Details TBA)

 

Shining Light Award

Purpose: To honor and recognize someone who has made an outstading contribution in helping SPLKA to fullfill its mission. This award will be given out at the SPLKA annual meeting each year.
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Contact Us

  • Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association
    P.O. Box 673, Ludington, Michigan, 49431
    231-845-7417,
    splkadirector@gmail.com