Things To Do

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

Spring Running Events

A list of Spring running events in and around Oakland County. Grab your shoes and run in the fresh air!


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!

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.

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!

Oakland County Sheriff and partners standing next to an Operation Medicine Cabinet drop-off box.

Operation Medicine Cabinet Drop-off Locations

Don’t let unwanted prescriptions sit in the medicine cabinet. Dispose of them at one of the 34 drop-off locations at the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and their partners around the 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.

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.

Farmers Markets

A continually updated listing of the many Farmers Markets in Oakland County. Most markets run May through October.

Outdoor Art Fairs in Oakland County

Here in Oakland County, We Love Our Art! We want it in our homes, our communities and as a enhancement to the experience of our day to day life. The list of Outdoor Art Fairs will be updated as we discover them.

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.

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.

Cruising Southeastern Michigan

Love, like or just a casual observer, Oakland County and all of the Motor City owe a lot to the automobile. Check out our list of driving events in and around Oakland County.

Concerts & Movies in the Park

Get outside and enjoy the sounds of the season with a Concert or Movie in the Park. Find one near you with our list of Oakland County communities hosting Summer Concerts and Movies in the Park.

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 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.

Summer Running Events

A list of the Summer running events in and around Oakland County. Grab your sunscreen and run in the sun!

Labor Day Events

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.

Independent Toy Stores

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.

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.

Fall Running Events

A list of the many Fall running events in and around Oakland County. Grab your coat and hit the course!

Two boys in the park with Halloween costumes

Family Friendly Halloween Fun

The leaves are changing, providing the perfect scenery for Halloween activities all month long. Although it’s considered the spookiest of holidays, Halloween doesn’t have to be all fright. Your little ghosts and goblins will love some scare-free activities. Oakland County is full of Halloween family fun for all ages throughout the entire month of October. … Continue reading Family Friendly Halloween Fun

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!

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. Make sure to verify hours and locations for the day before you head out! ARMADA … Continue reading Haunted Oakland County Fun

Family Sledding

Play Outside this Winter

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.

Christmas - tree cutting family.

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.

Big Bright Lights Show in Rochester.

Holiday Happenings

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!

Holiday Lights Map

Helping you find the best of the best Oakland County holiday light displays! One of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit is to enjoy all of the beautiful, glimmering holiday lights that fill the streets of Oakland County, Michigan. Whether you want to show off your decked-out property, or take a drive … Continue reading Holiday Lights Map

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

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

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.

4 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???

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