St. Ignace Hosts First Michigan Lighthouse Festival

A brand new festival celebrating the lighthouse in Michigan starts a new tradition in the Upper Peninsula.

The first Michigan Lighthouse Festival will move every year, but it kicked off in St. Ignace Friday.

Different speakers will talk about the historic beacons in the area, and the historic preservation needed to keep them in shape.

Vendors, musicians and lighthouse cruises will also be a big part of the celebration.

Organizers say it’s a good way appreciate the over 100 lighthouses Michigan has.

“Each lighthouse is unique in itself, they bring so much historical information, and it will bring tourism to the state of Michigan,” says event director Marge Ellenberger. 

The only cost for the event will be a multimedia concert called “Storm” on Saturday for $20.

That explores the history of shipwrecks in the Straits.