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Join festivities at Tawas Point State Park and lighhouse

EAST TAWAS – Help celebrate 100 years of Michigan State Parks at Tawas Point State Park and Lighthouse – enjoy another free family-friendly event on Wednesday, Aug. 7, beginning at Noon and continuing throughout the afternoon under the tent on the Lighthouse Lawn.


Bring your family along to marvel at Lake Huron and Tawas Bay, take advantage of historical Tawas Point Lighthouse tours, bicycle, view astonishing kite boarding, peaceful kayaking, tasty picnicking, hiking, premiere bird watching, stand up paddle boarding, corn-hole games, free ice cream floats, and so much more. 


Noon – 4 p.m: (Lighthouse and Event Tent Area)


Free self-guided lighthouse historical museum tours, including a trip up the tower to the lantern room, if you like, where you can view the entire breathtaking area, and see the beautiful 4th Order Fresnel lens in all its glory.


Share Your State Park Story:
We want to hear the positive impact State Parks have had on you, and your family. Share your favorite story/stories of Tawas Point State Park, or any other Michigan State Park you have visited, as a part of the Centennial Celebration. Your video snippet or written story could end up on the Michigan DNR State Park and/or the Friends of Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park Facebook pages or websites. (with your permission, of course!) You ARE part of our history!!


Free Corn-hole activities:
Always wanted to learn to play? Just want to toss some bags to see what all the fuss is about? Want to challenge friends and family to a fun time together making memories? We will have our new corn-hole boards set up for your enjoyment. Come one, Come all! 


4 p.m: (Event Tent Area) 

Meet and Greet Tawas native and award winning watercolor artist, Mary Lou Peters, along with natural photography artist, Renee Kaiser Bird! 


Mary Lou designed and painted art prints of Tawas Point Lighthouse, which she donated to the Friends of Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park organization to use as note cards and holiday cards for a fundraiser to help with projects and events at the lighthouse and state park. Mary Lou just painted a new watercolor to be used for this year’s note and/or holiday card printing….and will be unveiling that print at the Event for all to see!



Mary Lou started this popular trend to help the Friends group raise funds …..and now Renee Kaiser Bird, whose photograph of the lighthouse has garnered the most Likes on our Facebook page recently, is also kind enough to do the same thing with her photograph of the Lighthouse through the pines, which will be utilized in an upcoming note card printing. Stop by to meet both special artists and see their work.



Did someone say FREE Ice Cream Floats??? Back by popular demand, these delicious floats will be available in the event tent on the Lighthouse lawn, while supplies last. Through a special partnership with Friends of Historic Walker Tavern, you can taste the special root beer brew they have made famous…all while supplies last. 


Please be sure to participate this entire year in the Michigan State Parks Centennial Celebrations. Learn more

about exciting events going on around Michigan in 2019 at Michigan.gov/stateparks100.

Like us on  Facebook at Friends of Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park, check out our website at 

www.tawaslighthousefriends.com, or contact us at info@tawaslighthousefriends.com. 

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