Explore Your Creative Side

During the spring, summer and fall months, local communities come to life at Oakland County Art Fairs, complete with colors, textures and styles unique to those who call Oakland County home.

Lined with white tents, one end to the other, local parks and downtown districts invite artists to showcase their work. Art fairs and craft shows provide a true creative experience from handcrafted goods, intricate jewelry, unique designs and talented musicians.

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In the truest definition of community, artists, local businesses and sponsors set up shop. Whether it’s abstract art, blown glass, or a handmade dish, there is passion and creativity behind every creation.

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Oakland County Cruises in Classics

Engines rev and mufflers roar. The summer sun reflects off of freshly waxed paint and chrome.

Each classic car, representing it’s own era, pulls into a designated spot – parked ever so delicately next to each other. Proud owners, with a wiping rag in hand, stand proud next to their vehicle.

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Hundreds, often thousands, of visitors stroll past each vehicle with a unique curiosity that so many car enthusiasts share.

Time machines in the form of 1930’s Chrysler models and 1960’s Corvette models are displayed at classic car shows and cruises all over the county from June to September, transforming any location into an instant historical museum.

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Purples, pinks and reds pop from the rich green foliage that surround them. Dripping in vibrant hues, greenhouses and nurseries give life, literally, to any garden or landscape.

Shop local. Choose from thousands of different plants, flowers and trees at any of the 22 nurseries or greenhouses located in Oakland County. Find one near you using our interactive map.

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Add some curb appeal to your home, dress up your landscape or create a lush oasis for your next barbecue. Oakland County nurseries and greenhouses provide options to help you complete any landscape or gardening project.

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Outdoor Winter Activities

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Exercise increases endorphins, relieves stress, provides energy and brightens a bad mood. If you’re looking for a reason to get active this winter, Oakland County has tons of outdoor activities for the whole family. Let our interactive map help you find a trail, hill or park to get outdoors and shake off those winter blues. Don’t let the cold weather keep you inside, get up and get healthy this winter.

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The Quest for the 2015 Michigan High School Football Playoffs

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Birmingham Groves playing Ann Arbor to remain undefeated before playoffs begin.

Twenty-four Oakland County High School football teams were slotted into the Michigan High School Athletic Association playoff brackets this week. This weekend area teams will be starting on the road to the state championship game, slated for Thanksgiving weekend (November 27 and 28) at Ford Field in Detroit. Over 200 teams will be competing, with four playoff games to win before making it to the State Championship game. Continue reading