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Halloween at the Tawas Point Lighthouse

October 13, 2023 - October 14, 2023

Press Release – 2023 Harvest Festival Celebrates Fall at Tawas Point State Park and Lighthouse Area.  For more information, check out the DNR Website at Michigan.gov/Dnr, or call Tawas State Park at 989-362-5041 with questions.

2023 Harvest Festival Celebrates Fall at Tawas Point State Park and Lighthouse Area

September 23, 2023, East Tawas, Michigan – Another favorite annual event is right around the corner Friday, October 13, and Saturday, October 14, so mark your calendars and join us for the fun, brought to you by the Michigan DNR, Michigan History Center, with assistance from the Friends of Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park.

This will also be a great time to view birds, check out Fall colors, hike to the end of Tawas Point and see the Sandy Hook, walk the beach, take your dog to the special dog friendly beach section on the Bay side, snap great photos, and make your own special memories at this fabulous State Park!

***The Lighthouse area Gift Shop will be open from 11am to 5pm both Friday and Saturday for you to peruse through their merchandise, purchase drinks and snacks, and pick up The Visitor newspaper to gather a lot of information about our popular State Park, Historical Lighthouse and other historical buildings.

Free events and activities for children, and adults are as follows:

Friday the 13th ! (BOO!)

5 – 9 pm – Free Hayrides around the State Park and Lighthouse area

Pick up Points will be near the Lighthouse Gift Shop Area and at the Campsite Host area near the Campground – Come in your favorite costume, or just your most comfortable clothing, to enjoy a beautiful ride through the Park area and see the decorated campsites, etc.

Saturday, October 14:  12 pm – 5 pm

FUN!  Many free games of chance and skill will be scattered around the Lighthouse yard area, including sets of cornhole boards and bags.  Start your own tournament, or learn the game for the first time!

Pick up a free pumpkin and a free apple for all children, while supplies last. Don’t miss the scary ghostly graveyard!

12 – 5 pm – Free Hayrides around the State Park and Lighthouse area

Pick up Points will be near the Lighthouse Gift Shop Area and at the Campsite Host area near the Campground – Come in your favorite costume, or just your most comfortable clothing to enjoy a beautiful ride through the area, see the decorated campsites, etc.

7 – 9 pm – Lighted Pathway and Monster Mash Dance!!!

From 7pm to 9pm, join the fun and music in the decorated Lake Huron Beach Area Pavilion.

Due to the exciting Lighthouse Tower restoration project, and for your safety, the Lighthouse Tower and the Lighthouse Museum are still closed and will NOT be open for this Fall Event.   Thank you all for your patience as we make these many improvements!

Reminder:  A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into all Michigan State Parks.  You may purchase those at your local Secretary of State office, or at the DNR Contact Station at the State Park.  Funds from the Recreation Passport are used to fund a variety of projects and events at Michigan State Parks. 

Details

Start:
October 13, 2023
End:
October 14, 2023
Website:
https://www.michigan.gov/mhc/museums/tawas/visitor-information

Venue

Tawas Point State Park
East Tawas, + Google Map
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Organizer

Friends of Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park

 
**Events listed on the Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce website may change due to unfavorable weather conditions and/or unforeseeable events. Therefore, dates and times may be subject to change, please call the event coordinator to verify calendar information.