Programs & Events
The Headlands is open 24 hours a day, every day, at no charge. There is no camping allowed. Programs take place rain or shine! Visitors are welcomed to stay out through the night for dark-sky viewing opportunities (camping units like tents and campers are not permitted; the Headlands is not intended as an overnight sleeping destination but a place to stay awake and view the stars!). You may bring blankets, sleeping bags, chairs, food, beverages, etc. Plan accordingly and dress for temperatures 10 degrees below what you expect.
Please use red-filtered flashlights only during your visit to the Headlands. Learn more here
Of special note for 2016 …
- Construction on our waterfront program and observatory facility is well underway at the site of the former Beach House. Since Headlands remains open during construction, this portion of the property is closed to public access. Abide by the signage within the park to ensure the safety of all of our guests and to allow us to complete the project in a timely manner. All events listed on this brochure will take place at Headlands shoreline viewing, the Guest House, or at the Heritage Village, which is directly across the street from Headlands entrance. CONSTRUCTION UPDATES
- Programs take place rain or shine and no reservations are required unless otherwise noted.
- Register for email blasts about programs by contacting email@example.com or (231) 348-1713.
Our annual Headlands Challenge will bring you through the dark from the park entrance to the dark sky viewing area, along a dimly lighted path! Do you dare??!!
One of our most popular events of the year takes place on the eve of the second New Moon this month, a rare phenomenon known as “black Moon,” which stirs up the perfect mood of spooky fun and drama. Take the one-mile, candlelit walk through the Headlands, designed to celebrate the courage it takes to be in the dark.
We know it’s football season, but it’s also the peak of the lion’s meteor shower, and you’re invited to join us for a beautiful night under starry skies.