Fun at the Oakland County Fair

Ferris wheel and food stands at Oakland County Fair

The annual Oakland County Fair is here! From July 8-17, 2022, people from all across Michigan will be arriving on the fairgrounds at Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg, Michigan to celebrate over a week of family-friendly fun. With a few new events, as well as many returning favorites, this year’s fair is surely going to be Oakland County’s hottest July destination spot.

Returning this year to the Oakland County Fair are the following fan-loved attractions:

  • The Big Rock Amusements Carnival, full of games, rides, and food.
  • Multiple barns of animals, daily presentations, and competitions.
  • The Safari Petting Zoo, populated with unique animals.
  • The Daily Pig Race, an exciting way to watch your favorite barnyard animals.
  • The High Dive, featuring springboard and tower diving with a pirate twist.
  • Monster Trucks, Figure 8 Racing, and Off-Road Derby for the motor enthusiasts!
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July is Park & Recreation Month in Oakland County

Two individuals using tube on River Ride at Red Oaks Waterpark in Madison Heights

Join Oakland County Parks and Recreation to honor National Park and Recreation Month and shine a light on the essential role parks play in building strong, vibrant, and resilient communities countywide. This has proven especially true during the pandemic, when parks have served as a lifeline for people seeking respite in nature and outdoor activities.

It is also an opportunity to recognize the many dedicated parks and recreation professionals who work hard every day to maintain our county and community parks and to provide excellent recreation programming, services, and activities for Oakland County residents and visitors.

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Outdoor Concerts and Movies Across Oakland County

Crowd watching performer on stage at Milford Amphitheater

The sounds and sights of music and film are set to be seen in parks across Oakland County this summer. From the pristine Riverside Park in Auburn Hills, to Shain Park in Birmingham, bands both local and well-known are prepared to play music of all genres from June through September. In addition, a multitude of parks such as Oxford Park and Jaycee Park in Berkley or Central Park in Milford are hosting movie nights for anyone to attend. 

Pick up a soft blanket, a pillow or two, a picnic basket of snacks, and use our list of outdoor summer concerts and movies to plan an evening of entertainment outdoors.

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Dinosauria at the Detroit Zoo

Life-like dinosaur on DinoTrail at Detroit Zool

This summer, the Detroit Zoo in Oakland County is going prehistoric with the famous Dinosauria exhibit. One of the largest outdoor dinosaur exhibits of its kind, Dinosauria features 29 enormous, life-like animatronic dinosaurs that shift, roar, and spit. The zoo’s most exciting summer attraction, presented by Michigan First Credit Union, began on May 28th and runs through September 5th, 2022.

Check out this video to see this zoorassic world in action!

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