Anchor Day Schedule of Events


Sponsored By Empire Area Community Center (EACC)

A Michigan Registered 501 (C) 3 Public Charity



Friday, July 18th.

What:  Anchor Day Movies

Where:Empire Town Hall

Sponsored By:  Empire Museum

Time:  7:00 p.m.


Saturday, July 19th.

What:  Fishing Contest

Where:  All Local Inland Lakes

Sponsored By:  Empire Outdoors / Soni Aylsworth 231-326-5433

Time:  6:00 A.M. till 12:00 Noon

Species:  Bass & Pike (Please use live wells or stringers to keep the fish alive)


What:  Anchor Day Run

Where:  Empire Beach Park Pavilion

Sponsored By:  Darby Trapp

Time:  8:45 A.M. Registration, 9:00 A.M. Race


What:  Anchor Day Parade

Where:  Front Street

Sponsored By:  EACC / Questions Call Gerry Shiffman 231-326-2509

Time:  2:00 P.M.

Line Up:  1:30 @ Apple Barn


What: Lions Club BBQ Chicken Dinner

Where:Town Hall

Sponsored By:  Empire Lions

Time: 2:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M.


What:  Street Dance with live music by “Streaker”

Where:  Union Street Between Front & Alley Beside Town Hall

Sponsored By:  Sleeping Bear Surf and Kayak Shop

Time:  7:00 P.M. till 11:00 P.M.

*The Sleeping Bear Surf and Kayak Shop are funding the entire cost of the band*