Local Artisan Holiday Market
Saturday November 25th
Empire Township Hall
Expect to find truly unique, quality, handcrafted items—across many mediums. Created and offered by local artists. There will be a broad price range on everything from wall art to housewares to wearables and more—truly something for everyone!
*A community raffle with an item donated by each artist. ALL Proceeds to benefit the Glen Lake Family Christmas
Tree lighting at Dusk
Enjoy Leland’s Fall Frenzy!
‘End of Season’ Sales & Refreshments ~
Saturday, October 21, 2017 • 10am-6pm
Great shopping deals Downtown and in Fishtown, with many businesses offering free refreshments! This is the ‘last chance’ for a few Fishtown businesses that close for the season after the 21st – Plan to have lunch, dinner or just grab an awesome cup of coffee at our dining and specialty food establishments, walk the beach, take in the seasonal color and perhaps see one of our amazing Leland Harbor sunsets. See you on Saturday!
Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail gives you the getaway with your girl friend or other to enjoy a glass of wine!
$10 per person includes a signature wine glass, a complimentary red wine pour at each winery and a $5 donation to the American Red Cross.
Special wine glass pick up and tickets see www.lpwines.com for more information.
EMPIRE HOPS FESTIVAL | SATURDAY OCTOBER 7th, 2017
– 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
Great Mac & Cheese Bake-Off
Nov 25, 2017 – 10am-5pm
Tickets: $45 advance (typically sells out), $40 for designated driver tickets
America’s favorite comfort food gets an upgrade with help from celebrated Northern Michigan chefs. Area restaurants partner with one WOMP winery each to create a perfect mac & cheese and wine pairing. Participants get to vote for the best pairing, cheesiest, and people’s choice. This annual event boasts friendly rivalries and has created its own loyal following. Don’t hesitate to purchase tickets, this event sells out every year! Tickets go on sale 60 days prior to the event.
Looking for some Mac and Cheese Recipes go to www.wineriesofomp.com under the Bake-off!
Annual Leland Heritage Festival
Saturday, Sept 16, 2017
11-3 ~ Free
Live Music, Dining & Shopping Specials!
Leland Classic Car Show
Don’t miss Van’s annual “invitation only” automobile exhibition! The show continues to grow since it’s inception and now numbers about a hundred vehicles from many eras. ~ Sponsored by Van’s Garage
12th Annual Wood Boats on the Wall
100 years of vintage wood boats from the region, including Chris Craft, Century, Lyman and Garwood. ~ Sponsored by Leelanau Historical Museum
Join us down in Fishtown for exhibits, presentations and tours. Stop by the Fishtown Welcome Center to see interesting and educational interpretive displays. ~ Sponsored by Fishtown Preservatio
Empire Hill Climb in Empire, MI
2014 marked the revival of a Northwest Michigan classic, The Empire Hill Climb. The race was run from 1964 and 1980 and at long last it is back! The course will be a short but challenging .5 miles and 8 turns just a short walk from the shores of Lake Michigan. Parc Expose will be in the downtown of Empire letting spectators get up close to the race cars before they make their way up the hill.
During its original running all sorts made their way up the hill in some of the best cars of their time, such as Austin Healey’s, Jaguar E-Type’s, AMC Gremlin’s, Formula Ford and V’s, Triumph’s, Corvette’s, Porsche’s and even a Ferrari or two.
The scenic hillside offers fantastic spectating as the cars wind their way up the hill spectators can sit nearly above the racecars – close, but safe from the action.
The action starts at 10am and ends at 6pm. Cars from all genres of racing will be present so come camp out in the woods and watch as the Empire Hill climb Revival gets underway!
Check http:www.empirechamber.com for updates to register
Friday, Aug 25, 2017 1pm – Sunday, Aug 27, 2017 4pmLocation:517 Main StreetContact:231-352-7251Website:http://www.tournamenttrail.net/tournaments…fort/
3-day salmon fishing tournament.
Check with the Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of commerce for registration
Leelanau Peninsula Wineries Harvest Stompede
Annual weekend features a great race through the vineyards followed by a self-guided wine tour along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail featuring wines and culinary delights along the way.
Tour time is 11am-6pm on Saturday and 12pmto 5pm on Sunday
Tickets are $40 include wine glass, special wine pour and food pairing at each of the 23 participating wineries.
Tickets do not include the race registration. more info @ www.lpwines.com and tickets.