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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Festivals and Fairs in Oakland County

Warmer weather means it’s time to enjoy the many outdoor festivals and fairs that showcase the vibrancy of Oakland County. You won’t want to miss SummerFest in Auburn Hills, Arts, Beats, and Eats in Royal Oak, or Milford Memories to name a few. 

Use our list below to find festivals and fairs that are happening June through September:

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Brandon Township’s Crown Jewel

Brandon Township Community Park entrance sign

WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY

A common misconception exists that one must travel “up north” to enjoy a few hours of nature’s way or just escape life’s daily hustle and bustle. Not so. The splendor of exploring easily accessible nature is never far away; a fact I encounter over and over no matter where I am. Sometimes you just need to know where to go!

In early May, I shared my nature-embracing adventure at the Red Oaks Nature Center in Madison Heights. Today, I’m highlighting my visit from the middle of May to a lesser-known park with a “Living Tree Library” in northernmost Oakland County that’s located just shy of the Genesee County line.

The Brandon Township Community Park encompasses 33 acres and is managed by Brandon Township Parks and Recreation. Just like Red Oaks Nature Center, the park has an easily accessible paved trail. I look at it as the township’s crown jewel, a site hidden away in plain sight that’s open to the public free of charge.

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