Join the Jubilee at the 2016 Michigan Renaissance Festival

It’s time travel in the most realistic sense. A short jot down Dixie Highway to Holly, Michigan will drop you right off in the 16th Century.

Complete with armored jousting, comedy, games and a little heckling, the 2016 Michigan Renaissance Festival is sure to pack a Queen Elizabeth size punch.

It’s one of Oakland County‘s most unique annual festivals and it’s back for the 37th year. Running weekends from August 20-October 2, the Michigan Renaissance Festival attracts more than 250,000 visitors from across the state, Canada and surrounding areas.

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Fetchin’ Fun, Pawesome Play at the Oakland County Waterparks

It wasn’t just another day at the park.

Oakland County Waterparks are officially closed for the summer. The closed sign prominent at the front gate, but last weekend families and their dogs were invited in for a little fetch and a lot of fun.

Tennis balls littered the pool as dozens of dogs dove in from all sides, using their best doggy-paddle to reach the closest one.

Oakland County Parks and Recreation‘s Waterford Oaks Waterpark and Red Oaks Waterpark hosted the 11th annual dog swim on September 10th and 11th; and it was clear, all dogs were in heaven dipping and diving into the blue water of the park’s wave pool.

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Cruising with the Classics

For a classic car enthusiast, it’s what dreams are made of. A collection of Motor City’s best, glistening in all their glory.

Every year, one hot August day, history is re-made when classic cars, muscle cars and hot rods line 16 miles of Woodward Avenue. More than 40,000 cars, varying in year, make and model, roll in one-by-one to cruise the congested multi-lane highway.

The Woodward Dream Cruise, considered the world’s largest one-day automotive event, starts in Pontiac and ends in Ferndale.

With more than 1.5 million people in attendance, the suburban streets of Metro Detroit are transformed into a historic throwback to when Motor City ruled the highway and Motown ruled the radio.

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Snag Some Airtime at the Oakland County International Airport Open House and Air Show

From flips and rolls, to dips and dives, the event boasts high flying entertainment and historical aviation.

Follow the tailwind to the 30th Annual Oakland County International Airport (OCIA) Open House and Air Show6500 Highland Rd. Waterford, set to take off Sunday, August 28th from 10 am. to 4 p.m. The Air Show will start at 2 p.m.

The Airport Open House and Air Show is a free community event with aviation entertainment and exhibits that include Cold War-era military trainer jets and aerobatic planes.

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