Happy National Coffee Day! Whether you like your coffee black or light and sweet, chances are it’s an important — and energizing — part of your day. Use our list of Oakland County coffee shops to find a delicious cup o’ joe today:Continue reading
The Fourth of July is nearly here! All across Oakland County, communities are putting on firework displays in celebration of our country’s Independence Day. Visit Highland for their Red, White and Blues Festival on June 25th and stay for the fireworks, starting at dusk, or celebrate July 4th on the day itself in Holly at Lakeside Park. Wherever you decide to go, grab a blanket, pack a picnic basket, and get ready to shout, “OOH” and “AAH” at any of the many shows in Oakland County.
Visit our “List of Fireworks in Oakland County” page or use the list below to find firework displays:
July 2: Independence Fireworks
July 4: Clawson 4th of July Festival
July 8: Oakland County Fair Fireworks
June 25: Red, White & Blues Festival
July 4: Holly Fireworks
July 1: Huntington Woods Fireworks
June 26: Festival in the Park
July 3: Ortonville Fireworks
June 11: Seymour Celebration
June 26: Cars Under the Stars
June 29: Festival of the Hills
June 30: Red Run Golf Course Fireworks
June 25: Walled Lake Summer Festival
July 2: Lake Oakland Fireworks
July 3: Otter Beach Fireworks
July 15: Elizabeth Lake Fireworks
July 2: White Lake Fireworks Display
June 23: Lite the Nite Fireworks
Celebrate without Fireworks
A fireworks-free experience around the Fourth of July is well-received by veterans, families with small children, pet owners, and others. There are plenty of ways to celebrate America’s birthday without fireworks:
- Visit a fireworks-free campground at Groveland Oaks County Park and Campground, Addison Oaks County Park and Campground, select state parks, and more.
- Attend a parade like the one in Clawson, Milford, or Northville.
- Enjoy one of the many festivals going on this weekend, like Summerfest in Auburn Hills, Taco Fest in Lake Orion, Victorian Strawberry Festival in Troy, or Art on the River in Commerce Township.
Warmer weather means it’s time to enjoy the many outdoor festivals and fairs that showcase the vibrancy of Oakland County. You won’t want to miss SummerFest in Auburn Hills, Arts, Beats, and Eats in Royal Oak, or Milford Memories to name a few.
Use our list below to find festivals and fairs that are happening June through September:Continue reading
Take time this Memorial Day weekend to honor the lives of those who sacrificed everything for our freedom. Use our list of Memorial Day 2022 observances and pay tribute at a parade, ceremony, or service near you. From Troy to Holly and Waterford to Ferndale, there’s an activity to help Oakland County remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom.Continue reading
Shopping small is a great way to support local businesses and find the perfect gift for anyone on your list this holiday season and throughout the year. Oakland County is home to several independent toy stores that offer a variety of specialty toys and gifts. Check out our full list of independently owned toy and gift stores:
Independent Toy Stores in Oakland County
Surprise the little ones in your life with something they’ll treasure from a local toy store. Find classic kid favorites as well as the latest and greatest toys at Adventures in Toys in Birmingham, The Village Toy Shoppe in Milford, and Funky Monkey Toys in Oxford.
For the hard to shop for on your list, check out unique stores featuring Michigan-made, whimsical, and lifestyle gifts at Catching Fireflies in Berkley or Rochester, Green Hippo Gifts in Lake Orion, or Leon and Lulu in Clawson.
Looking for something specific? Check out our interactive map of toy stores and use the legend to sort by different types of specialty shops: Collectibles; Comics; Dolls; Games; Hobby; Magic; Anime, Manga & Kawaii; Blocks & Robots; Toys; and Toys & Gifts.