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Oakland County has a world-class selection of professional theatres, art museums, cultural destinations and historical sites. It is home to Cranbrook Educational Community (which includes the Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Art Academy and Cranbrook House & Gardens), Detroit Zoo, Walter P. Chrysler Automotive Museum, and Meadow Brook Hall.  

No matter the season, Oakland County has plenty of fun and entertaining events – Fire & Ice Fest, Uptown Film Festival, Woodward Dream Cruise and Arts, Beats & Eats.

Features

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Date Ideas Around Oakland County

This Valentine's Day, skip the old dinner-and-a-movie – not that we don’t love both dinner and movies, but why not mix it up a bit? There are plenty of activities and events going on all around Oakland County so you can make this special day a little more, well...special!

Cross country skiing at Rochester Fire & Ice Festival

9th annual Rochester Fire & Ice Festival will be held January 22-24 in downtown Rochester

The 9th annual Rochester Fire & Ice Festival, presented by Oakland County Credit Union, runs Jan. 22-24 at East Water and Third streets in downtown Rochester with fireworks, ice carving, tube sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing, dogsled rides, cross country skiing, carriage rides, food trucks and face painting.

Portrait of an American Family

Cellarmen's: Beards, Bees, and Booze in Hazel Park

The Hazel Park buzz (get it???) is real, and for further proof check out Cellarmen's, a new meadery, cidery, and brewery brought to us by four majestically bearded B. Nektar alumni. 

View of New York City from One World Observatory

Yessian Gets Behind the Music at One World Observatory

Yessian Music is a music and sound production company headquartered in Farmington Hills that works on high-profile projects with major clients all over the world. Their latest triumph is the Old World Observatory in New York. 

Weatherly Stroh

MI Great Artist Weatherly Stroh found her inner painter after coming home to Michigan

Weatherly Stroh is yet another Michigan returnee success story. The Birmingham artist spent 20 years living in Colorado before finally returning home, where she began painting full time and has since received prestigious recognition for her work along with a warm Michigan welcome. 
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Featured Videos

Featured Video: Epiphany Studios

Move over Chihuly, Epiphany Studios is out to eat your lunch. Okay, not really, but this Pontiac-based glass studio produces some incredible work, employing techniques developed and mastered by Italian glass blowers over hundreds of years.

Blossoms

Featured Video: Beauty Blossoms In Metro Detroit

Norm Silk and Dale Morgan are all about aesthetics -- whether it's the explosion of flowers that fill their Birmingham boutique or the restoration of the only home in Detroit to be designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Koontz Guitar Repair

Fixing Detroit's Rock: Koontz Guitar Repair

Detroit is the home of rock and roll. Period. No other city can claim the innovation and influence the Motor City has had on contemporary music. From Motown to electronica to punk this region makes music like no other. And keeping a guitarist's main weapon to wage rock is an essential part of what keeps Metro Detroit (and the rest of the rock world) strumming.

Featured Video: Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Doctor Kill-r-watt! The Great Chopandoff! Marvin's is a coin-operated wonderland of blinking, buzzing, and clattering machines. Every square inch is crammed with animatronic dummies, model airplanes, video games, and sideshow posters. From boardwalk-style gypsy fortune telling machines to the "Sing-Sing prison electric chair" to a custom-made automated orchestra, this one-of-a-kind arcade doubles as a museum unlike any you've ever visited.

Palazzo di Bocce

Featured Video: Palazzo di Bocce

Palazzo di Bocce is every bit as palatial as the name promises. At 32,000 sq.ft., the Palazzo is home to 10 total indoor bocce courts, with three on each side of the dining room and four more in the back “courtyard.” There is also an excellent traditional Italian restaurant inside, and it's less than a mile north of the Palace of Auburn Hills, making this a great spot for dinner with a little bit of bocce before or after a Pistons game or concert. 
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