Discover Presque Isle

Official Dates: July 29, 30 & 31


Discover Presque Isle (DPI), is an annual three day celebration of Presque Isle State Park and serves as the Presque Isle Partnership’s largest annual fundraiser. The primary purpose of the weekend is to bring awareness to the diverse natural ecosystems throughout the park and the numerous recreational opportunities it offers, and to educate visitors on the importance of preserving our natural environment. During DPI 2015, our attendance was estimated to be more than 115,000 throughout the three days.

The celebration occupies key points throughout the 3,200 acre peninsula such as Waterworks where one will encounter the Art’s & Craft Show, take part in family friendly nature awareness activities, experience live music on the beach and a sand sculpture competition, and enjoy a giant bonfire. Visitors can tour the Presque Isle Lighthouse, take a free boat tour of the lagoons and learn about the plants, animals and fish that inhabit the park.

This is an exciting year for us as DPI 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the three day celebration of Presque Isle State Park. The official dates and exhibit times for Discover Presque Isle Craft Show 2016 are as follows:

  • July 29, 2016: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • July 30, 2016: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • July 31, 2016: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM