Events

The Old and New Presque Isle Lighthouses and the 1905 Keeper’s House are now closed for the winter. Please remember that, while the buildings are closed, the New Lighthouse Park is open year round. 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. To plan your winter visit, see our directions.

Are you a local looking for events sponsored by Presque Isle community groups or a visitor looking for fun events during your vacation in Presque Isle?  Visit the Presque Isle Happenings calendar for all the fun and exciting events in Presque Isle!

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

Protection

Photographer: Elisa Schulz


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

Events

GivingTuesday

Tuesday, November 28

Make a donation to Presque Isle Township Museum Society at CFNEM.org from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm on November 28

Write a check made out to CFNEM, with “PITMS” in the memo line.

Christmas in Presque Isle

Saturday, December 9

Event Flyer

  10:30 am—11:30 am  |  Children’s Stories  |  Grand Lake Library

 

  11:30 am—1:30 pm  |  Lunch (hotdogs, chips, drink– free will offering)  |  EGL Fire Hall

  Noon—1:00 pm  |  Photos with Santa  |  EGL Fire Hall

  1:00 pm  | Santa rides the firetruck from EGL Fire Hall to the New Lighthouse

 

  1:00 pm—2:00 pm  |  Open House, Ornaments for Sale  |  Kauffman Homestead House

 

  1:30 pm—2:30 pm  |  Christmas Carol Sing-along  |  Grand Lake Chapel

 

  1:00 pm—4:00 pm  |  New Lighthouse Park

Story Walk (The Mitten)  |  Friends of Grand Lake Library

1905 Keeper’s House  |  Presque Isle Township Museum Society

1:00 pm—2:00 pm Photos w/ Santa  |  Decorated House Tours  |  Children’s Crafts

Garrity Hall  |  Presque Isle Community Women’s Club

2:00 pm The Grinch Play  |  Children’s Activities  |  Cookies and Cocoa

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides  |  Presque Isle Township Parks & Recreation

 

  6:00 pm  |  New Lighthouse Park

Christmas Tree Lighting  |  Campfire  |  Presque Isle Township Parks and Recreation

Caroling  |  Children hats, gloves, mittens collection  |  Museum Society


General questions– call Joni Rogers at 810-358-0454.

 

*** Activities at the PIHA Clubhouse are open to the community, call PIHA for more information at 989-595-2411.

2023 Contests

Summer Raffle  Winner

Out of the Woods 1870–New Light Presque Isle

Congratulations to Christie and Gabe Mulka from Presque Isle who won our summer raffle and will have Janet Hainstock Straley's  Out of the Woods 1870–New Light Presque Isle print hanging in their home! Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket and supported our fundraising efforts- $1100 was raised. And a heartfelt thank you to Janet for donating her beautiful artwork. The winning ticket was sold by PITMS Board Member Joni Rogers

If you didn't win but would like to buy a print (available in 3 different sizes), visit our Support page for information on how to purchase andsupport Lighthouse Restoration.

Photo (right to left): Mark Rutenbar, PITMS Board President, presenting Janet’s print to Gabe and Christie Mulka in the 1905 Keeper’s House parlor.

Raffle Permit Number: X08478

Late Afternoon at the Old Presque Isle Lighthouse, Photographer Timothy Payne

2023 Presque Isle Lighthouses Photo Contest 

We are very thankful to the 19 photographers who entered our Annual Photo Contest by submitting 47 entries. Photographers submitted their best shots of both the Old and New Lighthouses to help celebrate the beauty and history of these special places. During the judging process, the judges ranked each photo for its artistic creativity, lighting, composition, and point of view. The Society is pleased to announce the winners and congratulate the photographers. Winning photos may be viewed in the Gallery.


Old Lighthouse Division

Juror’s Award First Place: Anchored to the Trees by David Mix


Juror’s Award Second Place: Late Afternoon at the Old Presque Isle Lighthouse by Timothy Payne.


Juror’s Award Third Place: 1840 Presque Isle Postcard Perfect by Richard Gould


People's Choice Award: 1840 Presque Isle Pot-O-Gold by Richard Gould


New Lighthouse Division

Juror’s Award First Place: Bird's Eye View by Jamie Raab


Juror’s Award Second Place: The Signal and the Disc by Daven Sarikonda


Juror’s Award Third Place: Color Streaks by Josh Kunst


People's Choice Award: New Presque Airglow by Daven Sarikonda 

2023 Presque Isle Lighthouses Youth Art Contest

Join us in congratulating the winners of our Youth Art Contest!

 

Over the summer, young artists submitted their artwork of the lighthouses to help us celebrate the beauty and history of these special places. The Society is pleased to announce the winners and congratulate the artists.

 

4th grade – 5th grade Division

Juror’s Award 1st Place: Wildlife at the Light by Nora J.

 

Juror’s Award 2nd Place: Lighthouse at Dusk by Nora J.

 

2nd grade – 3rd grade Division

Juror’s Award 1st Place: Blake’s Sunny Day Presque Isle Lighthouse by Blake C.

 

Kindergarten – 1st grade Division

Juror’s Award 1st Place: Sunny Lighthouse by Katherine G.

 

Juror’s Award 2nd Place: Big Lighthouse by John G.

 

Juror’s Award Honorable Mention: Emma’s Sparkle Lighthouse by Emma C.

 

Winning artwork may be viewed in the Gallery


Presque Isle Happenings Calendar

Are you a local looking for events sponsored by Presque Isle community groups or a visitor looking for fun events during your vacation in Presque Isle?  You have come to the right place!

The calendar can be viewed by week, month or as an agenda. Click on a calendar event for details.

If you are using a Safari browser, you may see a "reCAPTCHA" validation rather than a calendar depending on your Cross Site Tracking setting, for those users the calendar may be accessed HERE.

To submit events to be published on the calendar, email the information to webmaster@presqueislelighthouses.org.

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