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
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:
Art in the Village – Sept. 5
Michigan Renaissance Festival – weekends Aug. 20 – Oct. 2
12600 Dixie Highway, 48442
Michigan State Fair – Sept. 1-5
46100 Grand River Avenue, 48374
Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk and Run – Sept. 5
Paint Creek Trail
Arts, Beats & Eats – Sept. 2-5
Downtown Royal Oak
Labor Day Bridge Walk – Sept. 5
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.
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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.
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