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.Continue reading
Labor Day Events in Oakland County
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.
Looking to get outside and enjoy the fresh air? Try the 15th 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 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!
Be sure to check out our list for Labor Day weekend events below:
Treasure! Exhibit – open every day until Sept. 4
Cranbrook Institute of Science
Art in the Village – Sept. 5
Michigan Renaissance Festival – weekends Aug. 20 – Oct. 2
12600 Dixie Highway, 48442
Morning Munchkins – Sept. 2
Red Oaks Nature Center
Michigan State Fair – Sept. 1-5
46100 Grand River Avenue, 48374
Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk and Run – Sept. 5
Paint Creek Trail
Arts, Beats & Eats – Sept. 2-5
Downtown Royal Oak
Dinosauria – Daily through Sept. 5
Labor Day Bridge Walk – Sept. 5
Corn Roast – Sept. 3
Oakland County Farmers Market
Harvest Fairy Houses – Sept. 4
Indian Springs Metropark
Do you know of any other Labor Day events in the Oakland County area? Let us know via Facebook or Twitter, contact us at email@example.com, or leave a comment below.
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Nature’s Way on a Summer Day
WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY
Despite the heat waves that swept across Oakland County, it’s hard not to think about the chillier nights that will soon turn into even chillier days. Early August was sizzling hot with the temperature soaring into the upper 90s. Some of us hunkered down in air-conditioned worlds. But for those of us that wandered the woods, meadows, and lakeshores of our county, the world of nature’s way was very much alive. What was there to see? Here’s just a small sampling from a few short treks on the wilder side of Oakland County.Continue reading
As Summer Sizzles On
WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY
“The ordinary citizen today assumes that science knows what makes the community clock tick; the scientist is equally sure that he does not. He knows that the biotic mechanism is so complex that its workings may never be fully understood.” –Aldo Leopold
I take great pleasure in observing common place “little things” of nature’s way, even when I do not fully understand their every changing biotic mechanism. Perhaps, you, like me, also appreciate our small wonders of nature that draw our attention or just make us smile as the “clock” of the sizzling days of summer ticks on. I’m sharing a few from this past week.Continue reading
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As the summer months heat up in Oakland County, outdoor events pop up just about everywhere! Some particularly special staples of the summer calendar are the many local art fairs. Use our Outdoor Art Fair list to find one near you!