Lucky To Have Huntington Lighthouse Here!
Huntington Lighthouse Musicfest 2023
September 2nd- 8am-10pm
The Annual Huntington Lighthouse Music Festival is one of the biggest fundraisers for the Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society. If you haven't been before, we promise you it will be a blast and one of the most memorable days of the summer. Extraordinary bands of all musical genres will perform, There is no fee to attend the Musicfest. Just drop anchor and enjoy an amazing full day affair with fun for the whole family! Be sure to look at for the pirates that cruise the harbor and throw goodie bags into your boat. Those ever-colorful pirates may also ask that you hand over some booty, so remember it's all for a great cause. So how does the HLPS make the majority of money from this event? Through sponsorships and journal ads. With over 5000 fans expected and 700 boats (from NY, CT, RI and NJ), a sponsorship or journal ad provides a fantastic far-reaching marketing opportunity for individual professionals and/or businesses.
Ps. Kayaks and other watercraft are welcome to!
Scroll for pictures from years past, a map for boating restrictions for the event, and the history of the Huntington Lighthouse's preservation.
History of the Lighthouse Preservation
In 1986 the lighthouse was scheduled for demolition. Fortunately, a non profit group saved the lighthouse. And the continued efforts of the Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society (with Pam Setchell at the helm) have thankfully continued to preserve it.
Over the past 100 years, since the lighthouse was built, the foundation has suffered serious damage. The rocks (aka...rip rap) have shifted dramatically especially in the past 25 years due to the ever increasing boat traffic. If the lighthouse is not repaired and continued to be preserved, it will fall in to disrepair and even possibly demolished. It is with community support along with wonderful events which keep the lighthouse standing.
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