Style and Tradition at the Woodward Dream Cruise

Start your engines! The Woodward Dream Cruise, Southeast Michigan’s premier classic car celebration, is back for its 22nd year. Automobiles of all ages and types will hit the road on Saturday, August 19 for the annual cruise, stretching from Ferndale to Pontiac. Although the festivities run from Friday, August 18, through Sunday, August 20, classic cars can be seen around Metro Detroit all week when the weather is nice.

Whether you own a souped-up hotrod or simply admire the classics, there’s a place for you at the Dream Cruise. Spectators can stake out spots along the cruising route to set up chairs and tents.* Younger cruise-goers will love special pop-up events, like the Kids’ Inflatable Zone, which will be open from 6 – 9 p.m. on cruise day. Other special attractions, like the Rock’n Live Entertainment Stage in Ferndale and the Tri-Community Coalition Street Dance in Berkley make Friday’s Dream Cruise a can’t miss Oakland County event.

*If you would like to set up a tent, be sure to check local ordinances, as a temporary permit may be required.

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Support Your Local Record Store

Record Covers On April 18, independent music stores across the United States and the world, will take part in Record Store Day, a celebration of local music stores that began in 2007, as a way to spread the word about the unique culture surrounding independently owned record stores. For U.S. stores to participate, they need to be a brick and mortar store in the community, whose product line is 50% retail music, with 70% ownership in the state of the stores operation. Continue reading

2014 Woodward Dream Cruise – Rollin’ On!

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Fear not, ‘Cruisers! The 2014 Woodward Dream Cruise is rollin’ forward amid this week’s flooding & severe rain – so rev your engines for a roaring good time this weekend!

The roads have been cleared, and all activities are proceeding forward as planned. The Cruise is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and over the years has evolved into the world’s largest one-day automotive event. It draws approximately 1.5 million visitors and 40,000 classic cars, which line Woodward Avenue from Pontiac all the way down to Ferndale.

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2014 Ferndale Restaurant Week

The spring edition of Ferndale’s Restaurant Week takes place April 21st-27th, 2014 and will have a eclectic array of food offerings from twenty different restaurants.

You will tastefully discover that Ferndale Restaurant Week is not like other area restaurant weeks as it has not only menu’s for diner or lunch , but at some of the eateries, breakfast too. Another big difference is the range of price points on the menu. Continue reading

National Main Street Conference Coming to Michigan

This year, the National Main Street Conference is coming to Michigan! For the very first time, the national conference will take place in Detroit, and Oakland County is a participating sponsor and partner.

The conference, sponsored by the National Main Street Center and hosted by Michigan’s Main Street Center and Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), is expected to bring in over 1,500 downtown development professionals from across the U.S. to Michigan.

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