Oakland County Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

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The season of giving is well underway and that means many of us are scouring newspaper ads and checking the web for the best deals on holiday gifts. Several shops and stores are offering deals and deep discounts that make shopping trips and online shopping easier on the wallet, but be sure to take precautions to keep you and your accounts safe!

See our tips on special sales events, online shopping, and brick and mortar shopping to ensure safe shopping this holiday season and throughout the year. Continue reading

Labor Day Events in Oakland County

Though the summer is coming to a close and schools will soon be in session, there are still plenty of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy! 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. Be sure to check out our list for the full roster of Labor Day Weekend events below:

List of Labor Day Events in Oakland County

Looking to get outside and enjoy the fresh air? Try the 11th 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 40 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!

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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Celebrate the Season at the 2014 Holly Dickens Festival

2253757_origTurn back the hands of time, to Merry Old England, in the age of Charles Dickens. Downtown Holly, with its turn of the century buildings, celebrates the life and times of Charles Dickens in the 41st Annual Holly Dickens Festival.

Enjoy horse drawn carriage rides, caroling choirs, sledding, unique shops with welcoming shopkeepers, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and much, much more.


The 2014 Holly Dickens Festival will celebrate throughout three weekends, starting off with a 7 p.m. parade and tree lighting  on Friday, November 28, 2014.


Sat. Nov. 29, 1:00 – 8:00 PM
Sun. Nov. 30, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Sat. Dec. 6, 1:00 – 8:00 PM
Sun. Dec. 7, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Sat. Dec. 13, 1:00 – 8:00 PM
Sun. Dec. 14, 1:00 – 5:00 PM

For more information visit the event website  or the Holly DDA

Photos provided by the Terry Connell & the Holly Dickens Festival