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National Lighthouse Day

August 7

Lighthouse Lawn – 11a.m. – 3 p.m. – Join us under the shaded canopy tents to learn about National

Lighthouse Day commemorating the anniversary of the federal lighthouse establishment in 1789 – a

day to celebrate lighthouses and commitment and service of those who tended America’s lights.


Come as you are and enjoy a fun, open house style walk around event – Our visitors and Girl Scouts working on

their lighthouse badges will enjoy the day learning about Tawas Point Lighthouse and other Michigan

lighthouses, picking up a lighthouse location map, learning lighthouse terminology, and about

Michigan women lighthouse keepers.


Learn about our specially designed Virtual Tower Tour.  (Our Lighthouse tower is currently undergoing an

exciting restoration and renovation project which will not allow visitors inside for tours quite yet, but this is a unique way to “travel” up and learn history)


Pick up “The Visitor” – our free Tawas Point State Park and Lighthouse newspaper full of information about the

Lighthouse and State Park.  Visit the new restaurant, “Thyme At The Point”, near the festivities for some tasty

and unique meals and snacks to re-energize you – the best view of Lake Huron from their canopied deck!


It isn’t too early to think about holiday, birthday, or anniversary gift giving!!!
  ***Give a unique gift of a Friends membership to support our Lighthouse and State Park

***Order specially made brick lighthouse pavers inscribed In Memory or Honor of someone, or

commemorating an event such as a marriage, birth, anniversary, etc.

***Browse Friends group’s unique selection of lighthouse and state park notecards and/or matted prints

from award winning Michigan artists and photographers, and special edition Tawas Point Lighthouse

holiday ornaments, sun catchers and other gift items.


How about trying our Brick Paver Pathway Scavenger Hunt?  Or challenge your family and friends at

the free cornhole bag tossing area nearby – we supply the boards and bags – you get to have the fun!


These interactive opportunities brought to you by volunteer efforts of Friends of Tawas Point Lighthouse

and State Park.


This events is planned rain or shine; however, if there is weather that would make utilizing tents impractical,

some events may be held in the State Park Day Use Beach Pavilion just across the parking lot by the beach.

Check the Friends website or Facebook page for the latest updates.  Like Us on Facebook:  Friends of Tawas

Point Lighthouse and State Park, or our website: http://www.tawaslighthousefriends.com.
Reminder:  A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into all Michigan State Parks.  Get those at your local Secretary of State office, or at the DNR Contact Station as you enter the State Park.  Funds from the Recreation Passport are used to fund a variety of projects and events at Michigan State Parks.


August 7
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Tawas Point State Park
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**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.