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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Happy Michigan Trails Week, Oakland County!

Celebrate Michigan Trails Week, Sept. 18-25, on an Oakland County trail. The county and its surrounding areas offer miles and miles of trails for your fitness and enjoyment. Fall is the perfect time to get outside to see the changing colors on the trails. Take a stroll, jog through a park, bike with friends, kick up some dirt at Holly Oaks ORV Park, saddle up on a horse, or paddle down a river. Whether you’re looking to get some vitamin D, exercise, or just want to enjoy some quiet time with nature, there’s no shortage of trails to meet your needs in Oakland County.

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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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Pickleball Courts in Oakland County

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Pickleball. Have you heard of it? This trending sport takes inspiration from other racket sports such as tennis, badminton, and ping pong and has become one of America’s fastest-growing sports according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA).

As the popularity of this paddleball game rises, Oakland County communities are now offering many pickleball court locations for residents of all ages to enjoy. Take a swing at pickleball and check out our list to find a court near you! Ready, set, pickle!

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Auburn Hills

City of Auburn Hills Community Center
1827 N. Squirrel Road, 48326
248-370-9353

Birmingham

Birmingham Next
2121 Midvale Street, 48009
248-203-5276

Crestview Park
North of Southlawn between Southfield and Shipman Roads
248-530-1800

Clarkston

Deer Lake Athletic Club
6167 White Lake Road, 48346
248-625-8686

Farmington Hills

Costick Activities Center
28600 Eleven Mile Road, 48336
248-473-1800

Farmington Hills Community Center
29995 W. 12 Mile Road, 48334
248-699-6700

Independence Township

Clintonwood Park
6000 Clarkston Road, 48348
248-625-8223

Milford

Carls Family YMCA – membership needed
300 Family Drive, 48381
248-685-3020

Orion Township

Friendship Park – pickleball courts coming soon
3380 Clarkston Road, 48362
248-391-0304  x 3500

Jesse Decker Park
4080 N. Squirrel Road, 48359
248-391-0304  x 3500

Pontiac

Wessen Indoor Tennis Club – membership needed
121 Branch Street, 48341
248-253-9300

Rochester Hills

Oakland Fieldhouse
2139 Austin Avenue, 48309
248-807-7650

Royal Oak

Jack & Patti Salter Community Center
1545 E Lincoln Avenue
 248-246-3180

Upton Park
Nakota Road & Mandalay Avenue, 48073
248-246-3000

Whittier Park
Farnum Avenue & Alexander Avenue, 48067
248-246-3000

Waterford

Waterford Recreation Center
5640 Williams Lake Road, 48329
248-674-3111

West Bloomfield

Drake Sports Park
6801 Drake Road, 48322
248-451-1900

Do you know of any additional pickleball courts in Oakland County? Send us an email and let us know at socialmedia@oakgov.com.


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