Harrisville State Park

Harrisville State Park

Sailboat on Lake Huron

Sailboat on Lake Huron

Huron Shores Heritage Route


Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival Main Event

Friday, October 09, 2015
Sunday, October 11, 2015

The four day event provides activities for the young and old including lighthouse tours (aerial, boat or personal vehicle), entertainment, and vendors. The festival boasts over 100 maritime related vendors including lighthouse preservation groups, artists, authors and more.

The main site of activities occur at “The Sanctuary Inn and Conference Center”, 1000 US 23 North, Alpena, MI. Two Days of Shopping, Learning, Music, and Fun! Come join us Friday, October 9th, from Noon to 5 pm and then again on Saturday, October 10th, from 10 am until 5 pm. Plenty of chances to win prizes, learn about our Great Lakes Lighthouses, shop for unique nautical items, enjoy a live auction on Saturday, and much more! Plenty of Parking, Food and Drinks. Admission to this event is FREE so come Join Us!!

Many additional activities are held throughout the community from Tawas to Mackinaw, lighthouses will be open for tours and visits!

Tim Harrison, Editor in Chief & Publisher of Lighthouse Digest Magazine and President of American Lighthouse Foundation states: “There is no other festival like it in the United States. The organizers have done a fantastic job of drawing both vendors and lighthouse buffs from around the globe to what has become the largest and best lighthouse festival in the nation. October is a wonderful time of the year to visit Michigan, with the beautiful fall colors, close proximity to Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island and lots of lighthouses, what more could one ask for?”

The Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival encourages families and individuals to make their reservations early . . . dining events have limited seating.

Don’t Miss Out! Send your order in now to be on our Mailing List and receive 2015 information as it becomes available.  The information you receive will give details of our 20th Annual Event and offers you a chance to order tickets in advance.

The Sanctuary Inn and Conference Center

1000 US 23 North, Alpena MI






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