Empire Hops Festival October 7th Noon – 10pm



– updated schedule coming soon –

Noon - 10:00pm

Located in downtown Empire on Front Street between Union & La Rue Street

Tickets are $15.00 | Includes a complimentary glass & drink ticket

Kids under 16 are FREE | Free Parking located at Johnson Park, North of Front Street


Jackpine 12pm- 2:30pm

Andre Villoch 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Black Jake & the Carnies 4:30pm – 7pm

The Benzie Playboys 7:30pm – 10pm

Tickets Available http://www.empirechamber.com

Northport Dog Parade August 12

Northport Dog Parade

  • Mill Pond Northport, MI 49670 USA

Saturday, August 12th, 2017
Registration and parade line-up on 3rd street – beginning at 9:30 am.
Parade begins at 11:00 am
Awards to follow at approximately 11:45 am in Haserot Park
2017 theme: “Hairy Tails” (a take off on Fairy Tales!)

Northport Wine and Craft Beer Festival August 12

Northport Wine & Craft Beer Festival

  • Marina Park Northport, MI 49670 USA

Each year we celebrate the bounty of area vintners with the Northport Wine Festival. Our festival is our own special summer party showcasing area wineries and breweries. Join us from 1-6 in Marina Park. Coming for the dog parade? No problem. We’re Michigan’s only dog-friendly wine festival.

Empire Asparagus Festival May 19 -20

Live Music and Pig Roast 7-10PM $5 per  person under 16 free

10am Kick yer Ass-paragus 5k fun run  registar @ 9 am at the Empire Public Beach

Food and Beer Tent 12pm – 10pm

Arts Fair 10am-4pm  At the Methodist Church

Asparagus Parade 1:30PM

Empire Area Museum 1-5pm

Ode to Asparagus Poetry competition 2pm entries send to info@glenlakelibrary.net with name age and contact info

Music 1-3pm Andre Viloch & Friends

5-7 Benjaman James

7:30 -9pm The Benzie Playboys




Empire Hops Festival October 1, 2016 Marathon and Half Marathon same day

Lots of events planned! Huge turnout last year…looking forward to this year.
For a list of events and how to register for the Marathon visit www.empirechamber.com

8th Annual Traverse City Wine & Art Festival June 25, 2016

Located at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons.
Celebrate Wine, food, and the Northern Michigan culture.
Tickets at Traversecitywinefestival.com $55 $65 at the door!
4PM to 9PM
Commons also has Black Star Farms for wine tasting and Left Foot charley for Beer!
Commons 1200 W. 11th St
Traverse City MI 49684

Empire Asparagus Festival May 20-21

www.empirechamber.com for more details.
Parade, food entertainment…

Traverse City Restaurant Week Feb 21-27

3 course meals $25.00

reservations recommended.

There are over 30 restaurants participating in the area NOT just downtown.

Looking at the list they are all there and can’t see who isn’t …call for reservation.

3rd Annual Dark and Stormcloudy Film and Beer Series February – March

Thursday 2/16  7:30PM

Sunday  2/21  2PM

Thursday 2/25  7:30PM

3/10 @ Thursday 7:30 pm

3/13 Sunday 2PM

3/17 Thursday  7:30pm

231-352-0118 for information

The  series pairs award-winning films with small- batch dark beers handcrafted specifically for the movie by Stormcloud.

Music is the theme.

First Movie is Whiplash in February

First Beer in February  Caravan Stout.  A foreign  extra stout spiced with Cayenne, Coconut, Cumin, Curry and Kaffir Lime.

Continues through March…Each new Beer on tap for a month

Movie admission $7  = one $5 Stormcloud token.  Beer will NOT be served inside the Theater.

Empire Winterfest February 13, 2016

February 12th
• Empire Eagles Pool Tournament @ 6:30PM Sign Up – Empire Village Inn ◦ (50/50 Drawing)
◦ All Proceeds go to the Empire Eagle

February 13th
• Cross County Ski Race – Heritage Trail / Start of Race 10AM (?)
• Snow Sled Race Down Wilco Rd @ 12:30PM (Walk to top of the hill) 1:00 PM Race Starts ◦ Complementary Warm Drinks & Treats @ Beach following the race ◾ Coffee and Hot Chocolate Donated by Tiffany’s

◦ * Heated Pavilion @ Beach *
• Kids & Adult Games @ 2PM On South Bar Lake ◦ Tug Of War
◦ Parent – Child Ice Sled Race
◦ Ice Bowling ?
◦ Snow Coloring

• Polar Dip On South Bar Lake @ 3PM ◦ Best Costume Prize (Awards Following Polar Dip @ Empire Township Hall)
◦ After Polar Dip everyone is welcome at the Empire Township Hall

• Empire Township Hall @ 4:30PM or after the Polar Dip ◦ Soup Cook Off (Prizes will be given to the top 3) ◾ Appetizers Welcome
◾ Bread Provided by Deerings Market
◾ Ice Cream Provided by Tiffanys

◦ Stroblite Honey @ 5PM – ?
February 14th
• Empire Lions Club Pancake Breakfast @ 8AM – 12PM @ The Empire Township Hall

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