Things To Do
Oakland County is home to recreation, entertainment, shopping, and more year-round! Check out our different lists to find an event or activity near you.
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St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Oakland County
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in and around Oakland County using our list of festivals, fun events, and more. Check it out to find a festive activity for everyone!
Outdoor Winter Fun in Oakland County
Don’t let the cold weather keep you from enjoying the outdoors this winter. Find a fun activity in Oakland County with the interactive map.
Winter Festivals and Fun in Oakland County
Explore all Southeastern Michigan has to offer during the winter with seasonal festivals, fun events, and more. Use our list below to the best winter activity for you and your family in and around Oakland County.
Ski and Snowboard in Oakland County
Hit the slopes at these three ski resorts across Oakland County! Learn about their terrain features, amenities, and more on each of their detailed pages before you head out. They’re only a short drive away for hours of fun and excitement.
Coffee Shops in Oakland County
Whether you like your coffee black or light and sweet, chances are it’s an important — and energizing — part of your morning routine. Start your day with a delicious cup of coffee from one of Oakland County’s many coffee shops.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Black History Month Events in Oakland County
February is Black History Month! Check out our list of events being held including musical and dance performances, interactive workshops, and more throughout the month of February in and around Oakland County.
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.
Oakland County Dog Parks
Dog parks offer exercise and fresh air to canines and owners alike. Use our Dog Park list to find one near you!
Oakland County Nurseries and Greenhouses
Help your garden grow with plants and expert advice from the many local greenhouses and nurseries in Oakland County.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Pride Events in Oakland County
Throughout the summer, many Oakland County cities, villages, and townships, along with many communities nearby, are hosting Pride events. Use our list to find a celebration near you!
Summer Camps & Outdoor Family Fun In Oakland County
Summer time in Oakland County means boating, hiking, arts, crafts, and more! Searching for a way to make your summer fun? Check out our master list of awesome activities across the county all summer long.
Juneteenth Events In and Around Oakland County
Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, marks the anniversary of the day in 1865 when news of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas – nearly two years after the proclamation had been issued. The holiday is a celebration of the freedom and liberation of the last of the enslaved people in the United States. Here is a list of events in and around Oakland County to celebrate Juneteenth.
Spring Events in Oakland County
Get in the spring spirit at one of the many holiday events hosted in Oakland County. Check out our list of egg hunts, holiday celebrations, and more to discover the best event for you!
Oakland County Earth Day Events
Environmental sustainability is a top priority in Oakland County. Earth Day should not just be celebrated on April 22 — it should be an everyday fight for the climate. Many Oakland County cities, villages, and townships are hosting Earth Day events to help ensure a safe, healthy and clean environment. Use our list below to … Continue reading Oakland County Earth Day Events
Pickleball Courts in Oakland County
As pickleball popularity soars, Oakland County communities are now offering many pickleball court locations for residents to enjoy.
Oakland County Veterans Day Events
Oakland County cities, villages, and townships host Veterans Day events to honor America’s armed forces. Use our list below to observe Veterans Day 2022 and pay tribute at an event near you.
Oakland County Memorial Day Events
Many Oakland County communities have planned events for Memorial Day, check out our list of parades and events in your area here.
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.
Independence Day Fireworks in Oakland County
Celebrate Independence Day at one of the many fireworks displays throughout Oakland County. Most of these events take place at dusk, but times may vary.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observations in Oakland County
Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. this upcoming MLK Day on Monday, January 16, by attending an event or participating in a day of service. Browse the list of observations and commemorative events happening in and around Oakland County.
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.
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.
Outdoor Festivals in Oakland County
Warmer weather means it’s time to enjoy the many outdoor festivals and fairs that showcase the vibrancy of Oakland County. Check out our full list of festivals and fairs throughout the county from June to October.
Haunted Oakland County Fun
Calling all ghosts and goblins to Oakland County! There are plenty of spooky thrills and attractions in and around Oakland County to get your Halloween fright fill.
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.
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.
Family Friendly Fall Fun in Oakland County
The leaves are changing, providing the perfect scenery for Fall festivities and Halloween activities. Take a hayride to pick the perfect pumpkin, make your way through a corn maze or hang out with the animals at a petting farm. Oakland County is full of Fall and Halloween family fun for all ages throughout the season.
7 thoughts on “Things To Do”
I want to enter the Oakland County Shopper Contest but cannot find the registration form on the internet. Where it it???
Hi Barbara, you can enter by smart phone, website, or hand delivery. Here is a link to the form: http://forms.oakgov.com/58. Please visit http://www.AdvantageOakland.com/ShopSmall for additional contest details. Have a great day!
I have a blues band. Who can I contact for these events?
Hi Dianna, thanks for your question. If you’re interested in a particular event, we recommend clicking the link for the website to obtain contact info and then sending an email or calling. Have a great day!
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.
Jennifer Ginther, HVCA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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