Big Sable Point Lighthouse

Big Sable Lighthouse
Open Daily 10am to 5pm
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
2022 Events at Big Sable Lighthouse:
Season May 10th  – October 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.

 

June 25 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 25 Afternoon Concert at Big Sable: featuring AsparaGrass.
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 14 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 14 Afternoon Concert at Big Sable: featuring the“ Grinder Gordie. 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.

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 Frank Galante and Ruthie Eilers
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

August 11th 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 11th  Afternoon Concert at Big Sable: Featuring Joe Irelan
Concert Time: 1pm to 3:00 pm
Come and enjoy the mellow sounds of local guitarist Joe Irelan as he plays popular cover songs and some originals as well. Well known in the area for his many area performances. 

August. 25 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 25 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."

September 24th 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 24th Afternoon Concert at Big Sable: Featuring High Lonesome
Concert time 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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 oot stompin’, high energy, real country music that'll make you wanna dance!    http://highlonesomeband.com/



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