Things To Do

Whether you live, work or play in Oakland County, there’s a lot to do and love here! Explore our lists of things to do and get the most out of each season. Find fun at farmers markets and cider mills or auto shows, community parks, and more.

Oakland County Holiday Lights Map

Celebrate the season with a tour of holiday light displays in and around Oakland County! Show off your decorated property or visit one of the many holiday light displays using the Oakland County Holiday Lights Map.

Big Bright Lights Show in Rochester.

Holiday Happenings in Oakland County

It’s time to get in the Holiday spirit with local performances, parades, tree lightings and more. Use our list and find the perfect holiday event for you and your family.

Christmas - tree cutting family.

Oakland County Tree Farms

If you’re on the hunt for that perfect Christmas pine this Holiday Season, check out the farms in Oakland County offering fresh pre-cut and “u-cut” trees.

Independent Toy Stores in Oakland County

Oakland County is home to several independent toy shops that offer a variety of specialty toys and events that will fill you and your little ones with childlike wonder. Use our list and interactive map to find one near you.

Indoor Activities in Oakland County

Stay active this winter by enjoying Oakland County’s large variety of indoor activities. From swimming to skating, art shows to aquariums, there’s plenty of fun for family and friends of all ages. Find activities near you with our interactive map or list.

Downtown Birmingham Theatre at night.

Theatres in Oakland County

From the Silver Screen, to Community Theatres, Comedy Clubs, and even Concert Venues, Oakland County is home to many theaters for your entertainment!

Brewed Local in Oakland County

Oakland County is home to many craft breweries, distilleries, meaderies and wineries. Together they help propel Michigan as a national craft beer leader and up and coming foodie destination. Use our Brewed Local map to find a craft cocktail, beer, glass of wine or mead near you.

Fire & Ice Festival fireworks.

Winter Fun in Oakland County

Don’t go crazy sitting inside the house all winter. Get out and explore all Oakland County has to offer, both indoors and out!

A winding cement path in the midst of trees turning fall colors of oranges, reds, yellows, and greens. A doe is almost hidden near a turn in the path.

Nature Trails in Oakland County

No matter the season, Oakland County and its surrounding areas offer miles and miles of trails for your enjoyment. Whether you want to saddle up on a horse, jog through a park, snowshoe, or take a stroll to absorb the simple wonders of nature, there’s a perfect trail for you. View our interactive trail viewer map to find the trail that’s right for you!

Oakland County Dog Parks

Oakland County is home to seven dog parks. Dog parks offer exercise and fresh air to canines and owners alike. Use our Dog Park list or interactive Pet Resources map to find one near you.

Oakland County Cider Mills

Tis the season of Apple cider! Find locally grown apples, apple cider, donuts and other goodies at a cider mill in Oakland County with our interactive map.

A woman smiles at the camera while she snuggles up against a white horse's neck. In the background, leaves are beginning to turn fall colors.

Equestrian Locations in Oakland County

Equestrian Enthusiasts of all abilities and skill levels can find a number of local resources using Oakland County’s interactive map and list. The county is home to more than 70 equestrian locations for boarding, training, feed and supplies, saddleries, veterinary care, and trails.

Farmers Markets in Oakland County

Farmers markets are a great way to eat healthy and support your Oakland County produce providers. This page contains a map and listing of all the markets in the area; most run from April to October.

Concerts & Movies in Oakland County

Get outside and enjoy the sounds of the season with a concert or movie in one of the many parks across Oakland County. Find one near you with our list of communities hosting summer Concerts and movies in the park.

Outdoor Art Fairs in Oakland County

Here in Oakland County, we love our art! We want it in our homes and our communities to enhance and enlighten our daily lives. On this page you will find a list of art fairs across the county.

Cruising Oakland County

An up-to-date listing of automobile shows, cruises, and events in and around Oakland County. Most car events run from May to October.

Labor Day Events in Oakland County

Looking to make Labor Day plans? Spend the holiday weekend at any of the Labor Day events taking place in and around Oakland County. Events include parades, races, fairs and festivals.

Nature Centers in Oakland County

Oakland County is home to a variety of wonderful nature centers. Check out this page to learn about them using our interactive map and list.

Astronomy and The Night Sky in Oakland County

You don’t have to travel far for an “Out of this World Experience!” Use our Night Sky map to find the perfect spot for stargazing, or a local observatory, planetarium, club or event in and around Oakland County.

Camping in Oakland County

Camp in Oakland County at a local campground or campsite near you. Find one using our Interactive map or full list of locations.

Oakland County Farms

Whether you are looking for farm fresh produce for your kitchen, or a place to take the kids, look no further than Oakland County! From U-picks, to dairy and honey farms, it’s easy to support local Oakland County farmers and bring the farm right to your table. Find a farm near you using our interactive map and extensive list.

Oakland County Swimming Spots

Stay cool this summer at one of many public outdoor swimming spots in Oakland County! Make a splash and have some fun in the sun at the county’s waterparks, beaches, pools and splash pads.

St. Patrick's Day parade participants walking in Royal Oak.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Oakland County

Don your cap and your best green shirt to celebrate the Irish in Oakland County this St. Patrick’s Day! Parades and family friendly events can be found throughout the county in the month of March to celebrate the Irish.

Halloween Pumpkin

Haunted Oakland County Fun

Calling all ghosts, and goblins to Oakland County! Halloween is the one time of the year when it’s acceptable to scream your heart out. Use our interactive map and the list below to find the perfect haunted destination near you.  2018 dates are being added. Make sure to check the event websites for changes. Make sure … Continue reading Haunted Oakland County Fun

7 thoughts on “Things To Do

  1. I want to enter the Oakland County Shopper Contest but cannot find the registration form on the internet. Where it it???

  2. To Whom It May Concern:

    I am the media communications volunteer representative for the Huron Valley Council for the Arts and would like to have our arts and humanities events and happenings listed in the Oakland County community calendar. Please let me know the details for submission and the deadlines for publication. We consider inclusion in your calendar an invitation to the public to attend our events and experience the arts in Oakland County. Thank you for your help.
    Sincerely,
    Jennifer Ginther, HVCA

    • Hello Jennifer,

      Thank you for reaching out to us. Would you like to submit events to Oakland County’s Things to Do blog page? If so, please email us at socialmedia@oakgov.com. If that is not what you are requesting, can you please send us a link to the calendar you mentioned, or additional information about it, so we can direct you to the appropriate department?

      • Yes I am interested in posting our events with you. However, there is a date change for the HVCA VanGO Tour to Greenfield Village Holiday Lights-the date should be November 16th not 17th. Please make the appropriate changes. Thank you! Jennifer

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