Independence Extravaganza

Our Independence Extravaganza is fun for the whole family!

In 2019, our Independence Extravaganza events run from Wednesday, July 3, through Sunday, July 7.  The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each of these days (with $1 admission on Thursday, July 4).

For a printable Independence Extravaganza Schedule, CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.     Packet Pick-up for the Lighthouse 5-K Run

Runners can pick up their bibs and t-shirts at Fleet Feet, 155 Culver Road, Suite 110, Rochester, NY  14620.

7:00 p.m.       Sunshine Auto Parade

A must-see every year, this popular parade begins on Sentell Street, goes up Route 14, down Bay Street to "The Loop," and ends at the Oscar Fuerst Ball Field.

10:00 p.m.    Village of Sodus Point Fireworks

The lawn of the Sodus Bay Lighthouse provides a perfect location to watch the fireworks, which are set off on the Sodus Bay channel pier.  For more information, contact the Village of Sodus Point at (315) 483-9881.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.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 $10 with proceeds helping to maintain our beautiful lighthouse.

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.  Registration is now open, for more information or to register, CLICK HERE.

10:00 a.m.       Red, White, and Blue Kiddie Parade & Fun Festival

Children and their families in patriotic costume march from the Sodus Point Fire Hall, 8364 Bay Street, to the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, 7606 North Ontario Street.  Music will be provided by the C. A. Palmer Drum & Fife Corps.  Participants receive gifts.  Refreshments are available.  Entertainment (made possible by Martha & Tom Lightfoot) includes a magician who makes balloon animals and a face painter.  Lawn games and other activities, including craft projects and a coloring station, will be held until 12 p.m.  Museum admission is just $1 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.  Refreshments are available.  This year marks Gap's 27th performance at the lighthouse!  Museum admission is just $1 during the concert!

Friday, July 5, 2019

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.       FREE Gift from the Sodus Bay Lighthouse

Wear red, white, and blue, and receive a free gift with admission.  Admission is $6/Adults; $3/Students (K-12); Preschool Children and SBHS Members are FREE. 

1:00-5:00 p.m.     Packet Pick-up for the Lighthouse 5-K Run

Runners can pick up their bibs and t-shirts in Sodus Point at Captain Jack's Good Time Tavern, 8505 Greig Street.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

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

9:00 a.m.       Sodus Bay Lighthouse 5-K Run

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

Sunday, July 7, 2019

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

The second concert of the summer season features Ross Hollow!  Refreshments are available.  Museum admission is just $1 during the concert!


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


Fleet Feet

Sodus Rotary Club


Classic Hits 99.3

Peak Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat


Fowler Farms

The Heights Restaurant and Banquet Facility

Krenzer Marine

Sodus Bay Canvas Company


Captain Jack's Good Time Tavern

Cathy Contant

Marshall Farms Group

Northwind Harbor

Reliant Community Credit Union



The Alton Coffee Cup

Bonnie Castle Farm Bed and Breakfast

Burnap's Farm Market and Garden Café

Concord Ford

Franklin House Tavern

A Gentle Breeze Therapeutic Massage

Lyons Veterinary Clinic

Maître D' at Trombino's

Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast

P.A.T.I. Fire & Safety

PJ's Unisex Salon

Paton’s Market Place

Phelps Veterinary Hospital

Sodus Bay Heights Golf Club

South Shore RV Park

Steger Haus Restaurant

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

Peter C & Mabel Browne Family Charitable Fund

Robert G. Boehmler Community Foundation

Sodus Bay Historical Society Members

Sodus Bay Improvement Association--East Shore, Inc.

Town of Huron

Town of Sodus

Village of Sodus Point