National Lighthouse Day

Join us to celebrate National Lighthouse Day on August 7 from noon to 4 pm!

It was on this day in 1789, that Congress approved an Act for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys and public piers. Our new nation recognized the importance of keeping mariners safe in their journeys to send and trade goods all over the world. Lighthouses are some of the oldest permanent buildings in the US!

We will have interpreters outside the lighthouse to talk about its history and the growth of the Point since the first lighthouse was built in 1852. In addition there will be corn hole games and in the Beach Pavilion - free popcorn, a free craft bag (make your own lighthouse) for youngsters 6 to 12, and a raffle with some great prizes! Children must be accompanied by an adult to collect the craft bags.

From noon to 4 pm we will have a wonderful variety of baskets and other items on view ready for you to take a chance on. Tickets will be $1 each, 6 for $5, 12 for $10, or 24 doe $20 (cash or credit card).

The raffle will be a "tin can" auction - pop as many tickets as you want in the can in front of your desired prize. At 4 pm, a winning ticket will be plucked out of each of the cans. You do not need to be present to win but will need to pick up your prize in the Tawas area within 30 days or a new winner will be drawn. (Arrangements can be made for a hand-off.)

Please remember that a Recreation Passport is required to enter the state park.

Fun for Free

A "bouquet" of gift cards to Amazon, Staples, Lowe's, Home Depot, Bed.Bath.and Beyond, Target, Bath & Bodyworks, Red Lobster, Kohl's, and Best Buy in a custom-made vase.

Come Sail Away

Enjoy a two hour cruise on Tawas Bay!

Unique View of Our Unique Lighthouse

A stunning picture of Tawas Point Lighthouse by local artist Milt Kelsey. It measures 14x18 including the mat.

One of a Kind Michigan Mitt

A handmade, framed (10x13 including frame) 3D State of Michigan by Cindy Donnenwerth, created from treasures found along the Lake Huron shore - beach rocks, beach glass, and pottery.

Cheers to our Sister Lighthouse

A lovely picture of Tawas Point's "sister" lighthouse at Sturgeon Point by Milt Kelsey. It measures 16x20 including the mat.

Travel in Style

Two beautiful Vera Bradley bags! The Grand Traveler is the largest of the travel bags (21 inches long x 15 inches high x 9 inches wide) and has a long strap. The smaller companion is a matching travel cosmetic bag.

Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries

Delicious treats from Cherry Republic.

Rainy Day Fun

Fun for the family when it's an "inside day".

Just for the Kiddies

Something for all ages!

Tawas Bay Love

Who doesn't love our wonderful town?

On the Go

Travel accessories you can't do without!

Home Sweet Home

So much love for our beautiful area!

A Cozy Collection

Cuddle up under a quilted piece, have some toast and jam and write to friends or family.

Keeping it Cool

A Yeti brand lunchbox and mugs.

Colors of Spring

Beautiful wall hanging by fabric artist Mary Cox. Ready to hang using a beaver-gnawed stick from the Lake Huron shoreline.

Nature Adventure Fun

All kinds of tools to get out and explore!

Float a Lazy River

A tube for two - fun on any kind of water!.

A Taste of the Middle East

A wonderful assortment of foods and spices for some special dishes.

Nail Envy

Fun for fingers and toes!