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EVENTS

Our events, activities and gatherings are organised by the EBPA to bring together our community from all walks of life and provide opportunities for participation, volunteering and involvement for all ages.

New event ideas please email.

ANZAC DAY

Each year the Empire Bay Progress Association organises an Anzac Day Commemoration Ceremony at the Empire Bay Cenotaph at 11am. Everyone  is welcome to attend the event. 

Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during WW1. 

We acknowledge the extraordinary bravery of Australian service men and women who fought  in the war to preserve the freedom we now enjoy. We also remember those who came home with mental and physical pain.

The Service includes a flag and wreath laying ceremony as well as several speeches, bugle and singing the National Anthem.  Federal, state and local government local representatives attend, along with children from Empire Bay Public School and the Coast Christian College who join the Rural Fire Brigade in the march to the Cenotaph.

In 2022 the National Service 1951-72 Re Enactment Unit participated in the event and the RAAF flyover concluded the ceremony.

After the service a BBQ is organised by the Fishing Club with all proceeds donated to the Vietnam Vets in Ettalong. The service has been a tradition in Empire Bay for over 20 years.

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FOOD & FUN FAIR

The Fair is all about community. Held the third Saturday in October, it has been part of our Empire Bay's event calendar for many years.

Bring a picnic blanket, enjoy delicious food from a variety of food trucks and artisan makers and bakers, sip a glass of wine, be entertained by local talent and enjoy the community spirit of the Fair. Plenty for the kids to do too. 

The Empire Bay Food and Fun Fair is the perfect event to bring neighbours and newcomers together along with friends and family, to enjoy a day out with the community.

Interested in a stall, or as an entertainer or volunteer to help organise the event, please email empirebayprogress@gmail.com

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XMAS EVE

Over 300 locals and their families and friends descend on the Hall to celebrate the community spirit of the Bay.

Enjoy a BBQ, bring your kids to welcome Santa who arrives at 6.30pm with free lollies for the children.  Jingle Bells and Christmas songs will sound loud and clear from the old pianola played by Warwick Homer, a long time volunteer of the EBPA who is always available to lend a hand.

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