Fall Fun in Oakland County

Kids in Halloween costumes

This fall, participate in the magical, mysterious, and spooky excitement of Halloween by attending any one of the family-friendly events across Oakland County! From hayrides and pumpkin-picking, to trick-or-treating and solving corn mazes, there’s no shortage of great activities for residents of all ages to enjoy this holiday season. To see the full list of events near you, click the button below:

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Labor Day Events in Oakland County

Graphic that reads "Labor Day" and "United State of America"

On Labor Day weekend, Americans across the country will be enjoying a break from work to celebrate America’s workforce and the American Labor Movement. Whether you celebrate with a backyard barbecue, or at the annual Michigan State Fair, Oakland County is full of Labor Day activities.

Looking to get outside and enjoy the fresh air? Try the 15th Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk and Run in Rochester. In the mood to pursue some fine art, sample tasty treats, and rock out? Arts, Beats, and Eats festival in Royal Oak will host their annual Juried Fine Art show, while offering food from local restaurants and have over 200 musical performances across nine stages. The Michigan Renaissance Festival in Holly will take you back to the time of knights, castles, and more. There are activities for everyone this Labor Day weekend!

Be sure to check out our list for Labor Day weekend events below:

Bloomfield Hills
Treasure! Exhibit – open every day until Sept. 4
Cranbrook Institute of Science

Franklin
Art in the Village – Sept. 5
Downtown Franklin

Holly
Michigan Renaissance Festival – weekends Aug. 20 – Oct. 2
12600 Dixie Highway, 48442

Madison Heights
Morning Munchkins – Sept. 2
Red Oaks Nature Center

Novi
Michigan State Fair – Sept. 1-5
46100 Grand River Avenue, 48374

Rochester
Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk and Run – Sept. 5
Paint Creek Trail

Royal Oak
Arts, Beats & Eats – Sept. 2-5
Downtown Royal Oak

Dinosauria – Daily through Sept. 5
Detroit Zoo

South Lyon
Labor Day Bridge Walk – Sept. 5
McHattie Park

Waterford
Corn Roast – Sept. 3
Oakland County Farmers Market

White Lake
Harvest Fairy Houses – Sept. 4
Indian Springs Metropark

Do you know of any other Labor Day events in the Oakland County area? Let us know via Facebook or Twitter, contact us at socialmedia@oakgov.com, or leave a comment below.


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The Woodward Dream Cruise is Cruisin’ in to Oakland County

Classic car

Get ready to rumble, Oakland County! The world’s largest one-day automotive celebration, bringing in over 1.5 million people and 40,000 classic cars from around the world to Oakland County, the Woodward Dream Cruise, is rolling back into town Saturday, August 20th. Travel along the 16-mile stretch of Woodward Avenue from Pontiac to Ferndale, and cruise through nine Oakland County communities: Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac and Royal Oak.

The Dream Cruise is a free, family-friendly event that has plenty to offer car owners, auto enthusiasts, and fans of all ages. Spectators can line up along the cruising route or even cruise with the classics, although those not driving a classic car are asked to stay out of the two right lanes to keep a clear view for the spectators. There will also be many restaurants and pop-up events scattered across the cruising route. In addition, bands and musicians will perform on the Rock’n Live Entertainment Stage on Friday and Saturday in Ferndale and a Kid’s Inflatable Zone and Face Painting will be available in Berkley.

Check out our video for a sneak peek at what’s to come:

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