2015 Schedule of Events

Please note that this schedule may be
subject to change as planning continues.

Friday, May 15th

7:00pm to 10:00pm - Dance & Pig Roast 

ENTRY FEE $5.00 under 16 FREE

Front St. Empire - Click here for directions

Come Dance & Dine on Art's Taverns famous Pig Roast and wash it down with one of your favorite Right Brain Brewery Brew!! It will be a foot-stompin' butt swingin' good time with music from THE BENZIE PLAYBOYS!!!!

Saturday, May 16th

10:00 AM - 5K Kick Ass-paragus Fun Run/Walk
Registration for the run starts at 9.00am at Empire Public Beach
Click here for more info on the run!

11:00 am - Asparagus Recipe Contest Asparagas Cook-Off
Download the Recipe Contest Form
11.00am - Community Art at the Asparagus Festival on Front Street next to Sleeping Bear Gallery

Ann Arbor-based nonprofit The AartWorks Project will be presenting their community street art projects, called Why I Love Michigan (WILM). Which is traveling throughout Michigan this spring/summer asking people to describe and depict what they love about our state on postcards, which they are going to combined into an installation for ArtPrize 2015
1:00PM to 4:00PM -  Empire Area Museum is open.


Click here to visit our site

2.00pm ODE to ASPARAGUS POETRY Competition

Children, Youth & Adult Catergories with Prizes for esch.

Please send entries Including Name, Age and Contact info via email to info@glenlakelibrary.net


No Entry Fee But MUST Salute Asparagus, Walk, Pedal, Dance, Horseback etc…

For more info please contact Linda Payment LLKCR@aol.com


1pm thru 3pm  - BoBossa Swing Band

4pm thru 6pm - Slinky & The Stairs

7pm thru 9pm Billy Strings & Don Julin http://www.billystrings.com

Asparagus Eats plus Wine and Beer Tasting under The BIG TENT

11:00 a.m. thru 9:00 p.m. 

ENTRY FEE $5.00 under 16 FREE


Hearth & Vine Black Star Farms http://www.blackstarfarms.com/dining/hearth-vine/

Deerings Market

Scalawags Fish & Chips http://scalawagstc.com/

MI Grill (Baytown Kitchen) http://baytownkitchen.com/

Fire Dog Artisan Pizza

Art’s Tavern http://www.artsglenarbor.com/

Norconk’s Fresh Asparagus

Stonehouse Bread http://www.stonehousebread.com/

Blu http://glenarborblu.com/

Little Finger Eatery of Empire

The Manor on Glen Lake 




Right Brain Brewery http://www.rightbrainbrewery.com


Black Star Farms http://www.blackstarfarms.com


St. Ambrose Cellars http://www.stambrose-mead-wine.com


Left Foot Charley http://www.leftfootcharley.com


Accoustic Mead http://www.drinkacoustic.com


Sunday, May 17th

Sunday May 19th Empire Eagles Eagles Famous Breakfast

8am to noon at the Empire Township Hall