Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association - 231-845-7417

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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

2018 Events at Big Sable Lighthouse:
Season May 7 – October 28


June 23 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 “High Lonesome”
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/

July 12 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 12 Afternoon Concert at Big Sable: featuring “Skoonie and Kly”
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. 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm           

July 28 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 28 Afternoon concert at Big Sable: Featuring “Bittersweet Highway”
Bittersweet Highway is the singer-songwriter duo of Rene’ Janiece and Wayne McKinzie. They hail from a thriving metropolis of 13 that scratches the border of Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico. Living and traveling along the edges of America, theirs is music that rises from the fringes, in place and in style. It crosses genres and blends the sounds that have influenced these two as individuals, combining to create something strikingly original.
https://www.bittersweethighway.com/home

Aug 9 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. 12 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     
http://www.wyattandshari.com/

Aug 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.

Aug 25 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.           
http://bobhausler.com/

Sept. 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.

Sept. 23  Afternoon Concert at Big Sable: Featuring “Fremont John”
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/


 

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