Take time this Memorial Day weekend to honor the lives of those who sacrificed everything for our freedom. Use our list of Memorial Day 2023 observances and pay tribute at a parade, ceremony, or service near you. From Troy to South Lyon 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
2023 Black History Month Events in Oakland County
February is Black History Month! To learn more about Black history and culture, or gain awareness of the past, check out our list of events being held including musical and dance performances, interactive workshops, and more throughout the month of February in and around Oakland County.
This originally began as Negro History Week in 1926. In 1976, following the Civil Rights movement, the weekly observance transformed into a month-long celebration. Since then, every U.S. president has issued a proclamation honoring the spirit of Black History Month.
Listen to Oakland County Executive David Coulter share his thoughts on Black History Month in the video below.Continue reading
Radon Test Kits Half Off During the Month of January
In honor of January being National Radon Action Month, Oakland County encourages residents to take action and test their homes for radon by offering radon test kits half-price ($5) all month.
What is radon you ask? Radon is a naturally occurring invisible, odorless, and tasteless gas that is usually harmless outdoors. It is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer overall.Continue reading
Swimming Under the Oakland County Sun
Oakland County is home to a huge variety of perfect swimming spots to cool off during the hot summer weather. Plenty of parks are lakeside and house beautiful beaches, such as Groveland Oaks County Park in Holly or Independence Oaks County Park in Clarkston.
If you prefer pools, you can find a pool at Waterford Oaks Waterpark in Waterford or Red Oaks Waterpark in Madison Heights. If you are looking for adventure, you can find splash pads and water obstacles at Normandy Oaks Park in Royal Oak and the WhoaZone at Heron Beach in Holly.
Being out on the water is one of the best parts of summer, but it is vitally important to stay safe while you are swimming. Take a look at these swimming safety tips before taking a dip in your favorite lake or pool.
To find a beach, swimming pool, splash pad, or waterpark near you, check out our our recently updated interactive map or list below.
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Fireworks Light Up the Sky in Oakland County
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 25: Lake Orion Jubilee
July 2: Lake Orion Fireworks
June 26: Festival in the Park
July 2: Fireworks at Kensington Metropark
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
July 3: Oakland County Boat Club Fireworks
June 25: Walled Lake Summer Festival
July 2: Lake Oakland Fireworks
July 2: Maceday-Lotus Lakes Association Big Bang Fireworks
July 3: Otter Beach Fireworks
July 15: Elizabeth Lake Fireworks
July 2: White Lake Fireworks Display
June 23: Lite the Nite Fireworks
July 3: Wolverine Lake Tiki Night and 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.
Do you know of any other firework displays in the Oakland County area? Let us know via Facebook or Twitter, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a comment below.
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