2023 Events

After a delightful season of welcoming our visitors, Museum Society members, and loyal volunteers, the Old and New Presque Isle Lighthouses and the 1905 Keeper’s House are now closed for the season. Please remember that, while the buildings are closed, the New Lighthouse Park is open all season. Weather permitting, you can still enjoy the trails and the opportunity to witness our stunning sunrises and sunsets over the waters of Lake Huron and North Bay. We do ask that you keep our park clean by taking all trash and debris with you when you leave. 

When we open for the 2023 season (around the Memorial Day weekend), we will look forward to welcoming you--our visitors, Museum Society members, and loyal volunteers--for another exciting season. There will be many events and activities, check back often for the most up-to-date information. And to plan your visit, see our hours and directions.

New Presque Isle Lighthouse in the distance. In the foreground a tree with a sweeping tree branch.

Protection by Elisa Schulz

Second Place Juror’s Award, 2022 Presque Isle Lighthouses Photo Contest

Adopt-A-Highway

Saturday, July 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Help us keep Presque Isle beautiful and clean! 

We’ll be doing a roadside cleanup of E. Grand Lake Rd. from Rt 638 to the New Lighthouse Park. Meet in the parking lot at Presque Isle Harbor Marina. 

Annual Meeting of the Presque Isle Township Museum Society

Saturday, August 5

More information to be posted in July.

Aerial view of New Presque Isle Lighthouse Park with the 1870 Presque Isle Lighthouse and 1905 Keeper's House on a fall day with colored leaves on the trees.

2023 Michigan Lighthouse Festival -- Featuring New Presque Isle Lighthouse

August 4 - 6, 2023

Schedule and Tickets are available HERE


There will be a craft fair at the New Presque Isle Lighthouse Park on Saturday, August 5. We are looking for vendors for the craft fair. There is no charge for booths. If interested email Sherry Milstein at maritime.market@presqueislelighthouses.org.

Friday, August 4

NOAA’s GREAT LAKES MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER

500 W. Fletcher Street, Alpena, Michigan

6:30 pm

Ticket Required

Drinks and Hors d'Oevures

Guest Speaker - Jeff Shook, "Lil Red"

Entertainer - Dan Hall, Maritime Musician

Presentation - Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

 

Saturday, August 5

NEW PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE PARK

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Free Admission

Mari-Time Market


NEW PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE PARK: GARRITY HALL

Guest Speakers

Ticket Required


10:00 AM

Brian Lijewski, Architect Specialist, S.H.P.O.

Topic - Grants for Lighthouses and Historical Places

 

11:15 AM

Ginger Schultz, Manager - Mission Point Lighthouses

Topic -  How to be a Lighthouse Keeper

 

1:00 PM 

Patricia Majher, Author - Ladies of the Lights

 

NOAA’s GREAT LAKES MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER

500 W. Fletcher Street, Alpena, Michigan

Ticket Required


4:30 to 5:30 PM

Guest Speaker - Augustin Fresnel


6:00 PM

Lighthouse Cruise on the glass bottom boat Lady Michigan

5:45 PM  Board the Lady Michigan

6:00 PM  Depart on Lady Michigan

 

Sunday, August 6

NOAA’s GREAT LAKES MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER

500 W. Fletcher Street, Alpena, Michigan

Ticket Required

 

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Fare Sailings Brunch

Meet and Say "Farewell" to Your Lighthouse (New & Old) Friends!

Adopt-A-Beach

Saturday, September 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Help us keep Presque Isle beautiful and clean! 

The Museum Society is participating in the Adopt-a-Beach program sponsored by the Alliance for the Great Lakes. Every year, thousands of Adopt-a-Beach volunteers come together to keep our Great Lakes beaches clean. Check in at Garrity Hall at New Presque Isle Lighthouse Park. 


Presque Isle Community Events and Historical Dates Calendar

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