Michigan Lighthouse Festival

August 4 - 6, 2023

Featuring New Presque Isle Lighthouse


New Presque Isle Lighthouse


Presque Isle, Michigan

Michigan Lighthouse Festival
2023 Schedule!


Friday August 4

  • 6:30 PM  GREAT LAKES MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER
    500 W. Fletcher Street, Alpena, Michigan
  •       Drinks and Hors d'Oevures
  •       Guest Speaker - Jeff Shook, "Lil Red"
  •       Entertainer - Dan Hall, Maritime Musician
  •       Presentation - Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

  • MLF Get Together

Saturday August 5

  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM  NEW PRESQUE ISLE LIGHTHOUSE
  •             4500 East Grand Lake Road, Presque Isle, Michigan
  • MLF Mari-time Market

  •       Mari-time Market   Vendors Free

  • Brian Lijewski<

  • 10:00 AM  Guest Speaker - Brian Lijewski, Architect Specialist, S.H.P.O.
  •       Topic - Grants for Lighthouses and Historical Places

  • Ginger Schultz<

  • 11:15 AM  Guest Speaker - Ginger Schultz, Manager - Mission Point Lighthouses
  •       Topic -  How to be a Lighthouse Keeper

  • Patricia Majher

  • 1:00 PM  Guest Speaker - Patricia Majher, Author - Ladies of the Lights

  • Roger Hulett

  • 2:15 PM  Guest Speaker - Roger Hulett, Author - A LOT MORE TO DO. . .


  • GREAT LAKES MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER
        500 W. Fletcher Street, Alpena, Michigan

  • Augustin Fresnel<

  • 4:30 to 5:30 PM   Guest Speaker - Augustin Fresnel

  • Special Lighthouse Cruise<

  • 5:45 PM  Board the Lady Michigan for a "Special Lighthouse Cruise"
  • 6:00 PM  Lighthouse Cruise on the Lady Michigan
  • NOTE: Michigan Lighthouse Festival Lighthouse Cruise has limited seating, please book asap.

Sunday August 6

  • 9:00 - 11:00 AM  FARE SAILINGS BRUNCH
  •       Meet and Say "Farewell" to Your Lighthouse (New & Old) Friends!
  •       Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 W. Fletcher Street,Alpena, Michigan

Fare Sailings Brunch

Updated January , 2023


Michigan Lighthouse Festival 2023 Sponsors



Michigan Lighthouse Festival
2023 Event Passes

Passes can be securely purchased online by clicking the appropriate links below. Seating on the Michigan Lighthouse Festival Lighthouse Cruise is limited; order your passes (Silver or Gold) as soon as possible. Retain your order receipt and pick up your passes at the GREAT LAKES MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER.


BRASS MLF VIP PASS

  • Cost: $45.00
  • Includes MLF PASS ID
  • Entrance to SAT MLF Events
  • * 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Mari-time Market
  • *10:00 am Guest Speaker - Brian Lijewski
  • *11:15 am Guest Speaker - Ginger Schultz
  • *1:00 pm Guest Speaker - Patricia Majher

MLF Brass VIP Event Pass

MLF BRASS VIP EVENT PASS

$45.00

Buy BRASS PASS

SILVER MLF VIP PASS

  • Cost: $95.00
  • Includes MLF Pass ID
  • *FRI 6:30 PM Meet & Greet
  • *SAT  9:00 am - 5:00 pm Mari-time Market
  • *SAT 5:45 PM Lighthouse Cruise on Lady Michigan
  • MLF Silver VIP Event Pass

    MLF SILVER VIP EVENT PASS

    $95.00

    Buy SILVER PASS

  • GOLD MLF VIP PASS

    • Cost: $130.00
    • Includes MLF VIP WEEKEND PASS ID
    • All Inclusive
    • *FRI Meet & Greet
    • *SAT Vendors, Guest Speakers, Lighthouse Cruise
    • *SUN Fare Sailings Brunch

    MLF Gold VIP Event Pass

    MLF GOLD VIP EVENT PASS

    $130.00

    Buy GOLD PASS