Honor and celebrate America’s founding principles during Patriot Week. Started by Circuit Court Judge Michael Warren and his daughter in 2009, Patriot Week is a time to reflect upon the ideals, documents, and historical figures who represent the best of the United States. Patriot Week is bookended by two key dates. The week begins on September 11th, honoring the nearly 3,000 Americans who lost their lives in 2001, and ends on September 17th: Constitution Day.
Special events, ranging from solemn remembrances and intellectual discussions, to joyous festivities, will take place throughout the week. Patriot Week events culminate on September 16th with the 8th Annual Patriot Festival held at Bower’s Farm in Bloomfield Hills. The free Festival will feature wagon rides, animals, and music. Food will also be available for purchase. Continue reading
As the summer months heat up in Oakland County, outdoor events pop up just about everywhere! Some particularly special staples of the summer calendar are the many local art fairs. Use our Outdoor Art Fair list to find one near you!
In recognition of June as National Safety Month in Oakland County, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners will host their annual Gun Safety Awareness press conference, Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. The press conference will focus on the importance of safe gun ownership in preventing gun violence and will kick-off the Board’s annual gun safety lock giveaway, a program that promotes safe gun ownership by distributing free gun locks to the public via local police departments.
Members of the public are invited to attend Tuesday’s press conference at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Auditorium at 1200 N. Telegraph Road in Pontiac, Michigan. Join the online conversation during the event by following @OakGov on Twitter and by using #OaklandCounty. Continue reading
Three singers take the stage at the LaFontaine Family Amphitheater in Milford.
When it comes to music, there’s no time like summertime in Oakland County. As the weather warms, parks across the county bring out the bandstands and fill the air with strains of Jazz, Rock, Bluegrass, and more. Visit our list of Concerts in the Park to plan your next night out.
Spring has blossomed and the flowers have too!
If you are in need of front yard foliage or a colorful oasis for weekend barbecues, then take your wishlist to any of the greenhouses and nurseries in Oakland County. From ‘Sugar Baby’ Forsythia at Steinkopf Nursery, to Petunias at Telly’s Greenhouse, your perfect plants are just around the corner.