It's another Food Truck Rally! On Wednesday, March 12, from 5-9pm, a gathering of Metro Detroit's finest food trucks will be setting up inside the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Bring the whole family for a great variety of affordable food and wonderful music! This event is brought to you by the Michigan Mobile Food Vendors Association (MMFVA).
The Mahany/Meininger Senior Community Center is having a fundraiser on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 4 to 7 pm at the Sign of the Beef Carver which is located at 27400 Woodward Ave in Royal Oak. The Royal Oak Sign of the Beef Carver will be donating 15% of all food purchases to Mahany/Meininger Senior Community Center. Please present your fundraiser flyer when you go!
The following nature walks are scheduled for eitherCummingston Park or Tenhave Woods. The walks are scheduled for March 21 & 22, and April 6 & 12. These events are free and open to the public. Visit the Nature Society online for the complete nature walk schedule.Read more »
The 16th Annual Dream Home Expo sponsored by the City of Royal Oak and the Royal Oak School District, will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Royal Oak Middle School, 709 N Washington. Read more »
Take a break and enjoy live music at the Royal Oak Public Library. Join us in the Friends Auditorium on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 3:00pm for Woodward Corridor Musicians, a clarinet quartet and a flute ensemble will perform classical chamber music. WCM was organized to present chamber music concerts to diverse communities along the Woodward Corridor.Read more »
The 3rd Annual Bestest Concert Ever will benefit the Royal Oak High School Band &
Orchestra Instrument fund and Live the Music Foundation – which provides scholarships for music lessons at the Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music. The benefit event will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Royal Oak Farmers Market and will feature local food, beverages & fun activities. Concert performances by: Amy Gore and her Valentines, Candy Band, Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music, Royal Oak High School Jazz Combo. Activities
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The annual Royal Oak Guns & Hoses Charity Hockey Game will be on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014. The Police and Fire departments will face-off at 7:00 pm in the John Lindell Arena (1403 Lexington Blvd, Royal Oak MI ). Proceeds from this year's event to benefit the Canine Advocacy Program (capmich.com). Advance tickets are $10 each and are available at the police station or any of the three fire stations.Read more »
Join the Nature Society at Royal Oak Middle School on March 26th as they welcome Dr. Orin Gelderloos, Professor of Biology/Environmental Studies at the University of Michigan, Dearborn and learn how the animals have found marvelous adaptations to flourish with the extreme physical environments found in this south polar region of our planet. This event is free & open to the public.
The Royal Oak Commission for the Arts' (ROCFA) first annual signature fundraiser "Dance Party" will be held on March 28, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Dress in the styles of your favorite era and dance the night away to a live band playing music from across the decades. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Proceeds support ROCFA programs like the Art Explored public art program and the Art Explored "Live" summer concert series, among others.
Earth Hour is the single, largest, symbolic mass participation event in the world. Born out of a hope that we could mobilize people to take action on climate change, Earth Hour now inspires a global community of millions of people in 7,001 cities and towns across 152 countries and territories to switch lights off for an hour as a massive show of concern for the environment. This event is sponsored by the Royal Oak Environmental Advisory Board.
Take a break and enjoy live music at the Royal Oak Public Library. Join us in the Friends Auditorium on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 3:00pm for Seven-time “Outstanding Jazz Vocalist” winner, Detroit native Sheila Landis interprets the classic repertoire of Ella Fitzgerald. Sheila Landis has a voice steeped in jazz that is guaranteed to entertain. This activity is funded in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Culture, and the Michigan Humanities Council.Read more »
Grand Circus Media &The Ark announce Gardenia Bluegrass & Roots festival on April 11th, 2014 at the Royal Oak Farmers Market Featuring - Keller & the Keels, The Ragbirds, Catfish Mafia & The Crane Wives. The bluegrass and brew festival will benefit Royal Oak charity, Camp Casey, a horseback riding program for children with cancer. Through generous donations & amazing volunteers, Camp Casey has spread the healing power of horses for over eight years.Read more »
Join advocates, families, friends, and fit-minded people on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10 AM for the 9th annual MOM race for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. The 5K run/walk starts and ends at Starr Jaycee Park and takes place in the residential neighborhoods between 12 & 13 Mile and Crooks & Main St. in Royal Oak. The MOM Race is a USATF certified 5K offering same-day registration, age group awards, refreshments, raffle prizes, live music and more!Read more »
Take a break and enjoy live music at the Royal Oak Public Library. Join us in the Friends Auditorium on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 3:00pm for Baroque, Broadway & Beyond. Surveying western music from the 1600s to today, historical and humorous anecdotes make this an entertaining experience for listeners of all generations and musical tastes.Read more »
On Sunday, May 11th, 2014 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., over 70 vendors with bring everything from flowers to landscaping décor and participate in the 21st Annual Royal Oak in Bloom. This open-air market is filled with a spectacular selection of garden treasures and color, taking place in the Williams Street parking lot located in front of City Hall.Read more »
The Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra will hold a concert on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm in the Dondero Auditorium, Royal Oak Middle School, 709 N Washington, (¼ mile North of 11 Mile Rd.) Royal Oak, Michigan 48067. This performance includes Ralph Vaughan Williams' Quick March from Sea Songs, Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov's Symphony No. 6, and the winner of the Soloist Competition. John Robertson - Conductor. Tickets are available at the door.Read more »
The Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 26th, beginning at 9:00 am. The parade route starts at South Main Street and Harrison, heading North to 2nd Street, then East to the Veteran's Memorial Plaza where the Annual Memorial Service will be held. Read more »
The Royal Oak Optimist Club and First United Methodist Church announce the 2014 Oak Apple Run, presented by Health Alliance Plan, to benefit the South Oakland Boys and Girls Club. The 37th Annual Oak Apple event in downtown Royal Oak will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014. The Oak Apple Run is for all ages, groups and families. It is our desire that you gather your family, friends and/or coworkers and spend some time having fun getting fit. Whether it's the 10K, 5K, 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk, or the 1/4 Mile Kids Run, there's an event for you!Read more »
Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 10:00am - Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 5:00pm
The 20th Annual Clay, Glass & Metal Show is one of the jewels of Royal Oak taking place Saturday, June 14 from 10am-7pm and Sunday, June 15 from 11am-5pm on Washington Avenue in downtown Royal Oak. One of the country's top art shows, the event features 125+ of the finest artists in clay, glass and metal work, who are selected by a jury process. The event also includes demonstrations and some specialty food choices. Contact www.royaloakchamber.com for additional information.
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 10:00am - Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 5:00pm
The 44th Annual Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair will be held at Memorial Park (Corner of Woodward Avenue & 13 Mile Road) on Saturday, July 12, 10am - 6:00pm & Sunday, July 13, 10am - 5:00pm. Juried artists will be selling original art work for your home, office, or as a gift. An exciting variety of art offered by these juried artists include ceramics, painting/prints, fiber arts, jewelry, photography, sculpture, wood, glass, leather, and mixed media. A variety of food items will be available.Read more »
The Annual Woodward Dream Cruise will be in Royal Oak on Saturday, August 16. The event attracts thousands of classic cars, hot rods, custom, collector, and many other vehicles to the nostalgic cruising lanes of Woodward Avenue. Visit the official "newly designed" Dream Cruise website at http://www.woodwarddreamcruise.com/ for more information.Read more »
Friday, August 29, 2014 - 11:00am - Monday, September 1, 2014 - 9:00pm
Mark your calendars for Labor Day Weekend, Friday through Monday, August 29 - September 1, 2014, for fine art, fabulous music, great tasting food and lots of family fun! Please visit the Arts, Beats and Eats website for events details.