Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats

Crowded street of people with vendor booths at Arts, Beats and Eats

Soaring Eagle Arts Beats & Eats, the annual festival filled with artwork, live music, and mouth-watering cuisine, is back for its 25th year this Labor Day weekend in Downtown Royal Oak. From September 2nd through 5th, festival-goers will be treated to the 2022 Juried Fine Art Show, live performances across several stages, and a variety of food trucks and restaurant booths featuring unique cultural dishes, classic American cuisine, summer fun food, desserts and more.

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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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Ephemeral Wildflowers of Tenhave Woods

WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY

They emerged right on schedule in the small window of time that starts soon after wild turkeys began to gobble, but will end before trees leaf out, creating patterns of dappled sunlight on the forest floor. For that’s the way it is for ephemeral wildflowers that add spectacular beauty to the woodlands of Oakland County. This year I did not miss the spectacular and still ongoing southern Oakland County show.

Signs of spring creep slowly but steadily from the southern end of our county to the ever so slightly colder and higher elevation of the more heavily wooded northern hills of Oakland County. With that in mind, last Saturday I headed to Tenhave Woods in the highly developed “flatlands” of the City of Royal Oak in the southern part of our county to greet the wildflowers of early spring that thrive in our midst. The word ephemeral, meaning transient, fleeting, or short-lived is almost always used when describing early spring woodland wildflowers. Their delicate blossoms don’t last long, but their appearance signifies that spring is firmly entrenched. Continue reading

Arts, Beats & Eats Festival in Oakland County was Fun for All!

Crowds of people walk the streets of Royal Oak at the 2018 Arts, Beats & Eats Festival.

330,000 people attended the 21st Annual Ford Arts, Beats & Eats Festival in Royal Oak over Labor Day weekend. It was jam-packed with art, food, music, and more. If you didn’t make it, mark your calendars for next year – this is an event that truly has something for everyone. You won’t want to miss it!

Check out some of the highlights in our video and see for yourself.

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Fun at the Ford Arts, Beats & Eats Festival

The 21st Annual Ford Arts, Beats & Eats is almost here! On Labor Day Weekend, the streets of downtown Royal Oak will be bustling with activity, from musical performances and art shows, to food from your favorite local eateries and fun events just for kids. Attendees will enjoy events that include the 2018 Juried Fine Art Show, over 200 performances across nine stages, a Silent Disco, and more. Arts, Beats & Eats is a celebration you won’t want to miss! 

See what’s new at Arts, Beats & Eats for 2018 and check out our video for a glimpse of what you can expect. 

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