Upcoming Events

2024 Meetings and Events

Volunteers for these events must be members of the Friends of Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park.  The DNR requires a background check for all volunteers; contact us at tawaslighthousefriends@gmail.com for the paperwork.

A recreation passport is required for entry into the park.

There is an volunteer website that displays information on events and allows you to sign up online;  just click the link under the event for which you want to volunteer.  You can also volunteer by calling 989-545-1421 or sending an email to tawaslighthousefriends@gmail.com.

Thursday, March 14 - Board Meeting

Thursday, March 21 - General Membership Meeting

Join us in the Zion Lutheran Church at 3p to plan upcoming events and discuss the status of our ongoing projects.

Saturday, March 30 - Easter Egg Hunt

This is an event put on by the staff at Tawas Point State Park and supported by the Friends.  Volunteers are needed to help with monitoring the children and parents and giving out prizes.  We'd like to have six volunteers so that there are two in each of the "egg fields".  The hunt lasts only a few minutes so total time involved is about an hour; most of the time is spent keeping kids and adults from jumping the gun! 

Click HERE to sign up. 

Thursday, May 2 - Celebrate the reopening of the lighthouse

Join us in a celebration of the reopening of the lighthouse after a yearlong restoration of the tower!  Food trucks, music, art, and free visits!

Multiple volunteers are needed to help with this event. Click HERE to view options and sign up. 

Saturday, May 18 - Native Plant Sale

Once again, we will hold our Native Plant Sale during the AuSable Valley Audubon Birding Festival! Details will be added closer to the event.

Thursday, May 16 - Board Meeting

Thursday, May 23 - General Membership Meeting

Join us in the Zion Lutheran Church at 3p to plan upcoming events and discuss the status of our ongoing projects.

Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 - Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Show

The Friends have a booth at this event to sell branded merchandise and offer information to the public.  Multiple shifts are available each day.

Every Tuesday in June, July, and August - Tuesdays at the Lighthouse

The Friends offer tours by donation at the lighthouse on the Keeper's day off.  There are two shifts, noon to 2p and 2p to 4p.  No experience necessary!  Friends help with the flow through the museum and controlling the traffic in the tower.

Click HERE to sign up. 

Saturday, July 20 -Third Annual Golf Scramble

This popular event is held at Knoll View Golf Course in Au Gres.  Details will be added closer to the event.

Wednesday, August 7 - National Lighthouse Day

Details will be added closer to the event.

Thursday, August 15 - Board Meeting

Saturday, August 24 - Summer General Membership Meeting

Join us in our brand new Lighthouse Pavilion at 10a to plan upcoming events and discuss the status of our ongoing projects.

Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12 - Harvest Festival

Please note that posted on the DNR website is the following notification:

Tawas Point State Park modern campground closed Sept. 3, 2024 to April 30, 2025

Due to planned park enhancements, the park's modern campground will close Sept. 3, 2024 to April 30, 2025 for electrical upgrades. A proposed $3.097 million in federal relief funding from Gov. Whitmer's Building Michigan Together Plan made these and other renovations possible. (updated 11/15/23)

Details will be added closer to the event.  The event will take place on the lighthouse grounds but there will be no campground activities.

Thursday, October 31 - Board Meeting

Thursday, November 7 - General Membership Meeting and Potluck Supper

Join us in the Zion Lutheran Church at 4:30p to review our year and discuss plans for 2025.

Saturday, November 30 - Christmas at the Lighthouse

Details will be added closer to the event.

Interested in helping at any of the events?  Click HERE to view the list of volunteer activities on SignUpGenius.  When you sign up online, you will receive a confirmation as well as an email reminder  prior to the event.  

If you would prefer to volunteer by phone, call 989-545-1421.  Or email us at tawaslighthousefriends@gmail.com and we'll register you online.