Independence Extravaganza

Our Independence Extravaganza is fun for the whole family!

In 2017, our Independence Extravaganza events run from Saturday, July 1, through Tuesday, July 4.  The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each of these days (with free admission on Sunday, July 2).

For a printable Independence Extravaganza Schedule, CLICK HERE.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.       Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum Is Open

Wear red, white, and blue, and receive a free gift with admission.  Admission is $5/Adults; $2.50/Students K-12; Preschool Children and SBHS Members are FREE. 

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.    Early Bird Check-in for the Lighthouse 5-K Run (presented by Fleet Feet Sports)

Runners who registered by June 29 can pick up their bibs and t-shirts in the lighthouse pavilion.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.     Breakfast on the Bluff

Enjoy a hot breakfast of pancakes; eggs; sausages; coffee, tea, or juice outdoors under a tent on the Lighthouse bluff overlooking Lake Ontario.  Cost is $8 with proceeds helping to maintain our beautiful lighthouse.

7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.       Registration for the Lighthouse 5-K Run

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.       Art & Craft Show

Artists and craftspeople sell pottery, jewelry, clothing, paintings, photographs, greeting cards, and much more on the Lighthouse Lawn.  

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.     Lighthouse 5-K Run

This popular 5-K Race, presented by Fleet Feet Sports, draws almost 700 runners to its USA Track & Field certified course.

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.       Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum Is Open

FREE admission all day. 

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.       FREE Outdoor Concert

The first concert of the summer season features Gap Mangione Big Band playing swing and Big Band favorites. This is Gap's 25th consecutive year opening our Summer Concert Series!  Bring your own seating and sun protection.  Refreshments are available.  Free shuttle bus available from Newark, Lyons, Sodus, and designated parking areas in Sodus Point.

Monday, July 3, 2017

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.       Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum Is Open

Wear red, white, and blue, and receive a free gift with admission.  Admission is $5/Adults; $2.50/Students K-12; Preschool Children and SBHS Members are FREE. 

Please note that due to unusually high water levels on Lake Ontario and Sodus Bay, the Fireworks Display and Sunshine Auto Parade have been rescheduled for Saturday, September 2, 2017.  For more information, contact the Village of Sodus Point at (315) 483-9881.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.  Red, White, and Blue Kiddie Parade

Children in costume march from the Sodus Point Fire Hall, 8364 Bay Street, to the Pavilion of the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, 7606 North Ontario Street. Participants receive gifts and refreshments.  Entertainment (made possible by Martha and Tom Lightfoot) includes a juggling clown and face painting.

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.       Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum Is Open

Wear red, white, and blue, and receive a free gift with admission.  Admission is $5/Adults; $2.50/Students K-12; Preschool Children and SBHS Members are FREE. 

 

 

Please show your appreciation by supporting the wonderful businesses that support us and make our events possible:

DIAMOND SPONSORS

Fleet Feet Sports

PLATINUM SPONSORS

Peak Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat

Finger Lakes Radio Group

GOLD SPONSORS

Krenzer Marine

Reliant Community Credit Union

SILVER SPONSORS

Bonnie Castle Farm Bed and Breakfast

Captain Jack's Goodtime Tavern

Cathy Contant

Docker's Seafood and Grille

The Heights Restaurant and Banquet Facility

Marshall Farms Group

Northwind Harbor

Wegmans

BRONZE SPONSORS

A Gentle Breeze Therapeutic Massage

Boerman Tax Accounting and Payroll

Burnap's Farm Market and Garden Cafe

Concord Ford

Fowler Farms

Lyons National Bank

Lyons Veterinary Clinic

Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast

Mengel Metzger Barr & Co. LLP 

P.A.T.I. Fire & Safety

Paton’s Market Place

Q's Landscape Enterprises Inc.

South Shore RV Park

 

Additional generous support comes from the following:

C. H. Stuart Foundation

Claude G. and Geraldine A. Wright Family Fund

Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants

New York State Council on the Arts

Robert G. Boehmler Community Foundation

Sodus Bay Historical Society Members

Town of Sodus

Village of Sodus Point

Wayne County Community Endowment Fund