Wednesday, June 26, 2013

July 4th Celebrations

Next to Thanksgiving and Christmas, July 4th must be one of the most celebrated holidays in the Sodus Bay area. There will be no shortage of activities this holiday and throughout the extended weekend. For as long as I can remember the celebrations have begun on July 3rd with the Kiddie Parade and fireworks on the bay.  This year it will be no different. However, this patriotic holiday tends to have a deeper and more meaningful connotation to me as both of our sons are Marines and have fought for our freedoms both in Iraq and Afghanistan. So now, when I think about Independance Day, July 4th, not just because it's my youngest son's 31st birthday this year, I think about the sacrifices both he and his brother have made and continue to make to maintain our freedoms.

Please check-out the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum July 4th Extravaganza of events and share them with
1870  Sodus Bay Lighthouse
your circles and friends.

July 3, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. Red, White and Blue Kiddie Parade starts at the Sodus Point Fire Hall on Bay St. and ends at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum on North Ontario St.

July 3, 2013 at sunset the annual extravaganza of Fire Works on Sodus Bay.

Original site of the lighthouse tower 1824

July 4, 2013 at 7:00 am the popular Breakfast on the Bluff at the Lighthouse Museum. Visitors enjoy eggs, sausage, potatoes, biscuits, coffee. juice  while overlooking Lake Ontario.
July 4, 2013 at 9:00 am the annual Lighthouse 5-K Run begins. 
July 4, 2013 at 8:00 am visitors can browse the annual Artisan Show on the Lighthouse grounds. One of a kind original handcrafted
Overlooking Lake Ontario-Sodus Bay channel pier light

pottery, jewelry, photographs, paintings and more.

Celebrations continue at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  FREE Outdoor Concert in the park at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum with Gap Mangione Big Band.  Audience should bring lawn chairs.

There will be FREE admission into the museum all day on Thursday July 4th.  Visitors can climb the lighthouse tower and imagine what it was like to be a lighthouse keeper. The latest exhibition at the museum is the "War of 1812: Battle of Sodus Point".

July 6, 2013 at 6:00 pm Sunset Tastings at Thorpe Vineyard.

SEE MAP for directions.

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