Summer in Oakland County: A Roundup of Local Events

This is just a sampling of the many events compiled by the Oakland County Arts, Culture and Film happening across Oakland County this summer, including everything from hanging out at the zoo to watching hydroplane boat races and Shakespeare in the park. So slather on some sunscreen, get outside and enjoy all that Oakland County has to offer! To stay informed of all the cultural events happening through the summer, become a fan of their Facebook page to receive all the latest updates.

June

 
June 2 – 3
Art on the Grand, Farmington    
248-473-1856
 
June 2
Lyon Township Kite Festival, New Hudson
248-437-2240
 
June 2 — 3
Peacefest, Waterford 
248-623-1648.
 
June 2 – 3
Flower Fair and Home & Garden Marketplace, Lake Orion
248-693-9742
 
June 15 — July 20                
Clarkston Concerts in the Park, Clarkston 
248-625-8055
 
June 16 – 17
Michigan First Summer in the Village, Lathrup Village  
248-557-2600
 
June 22 – 23
Auburn Hills Downtown Summerfest, Auburn Hills
248-370-9353

June 22 — 24
Green Living Festival, Rochester
 
June 22 — 24        
Arts and Acts/Art in the Sun, Northville   
248-344-0497
 
June 23 – 24
Log Cabin Days, Waterford 
248-683-2697
 
June 24 — July 4
Clawson Fourth of July Celebration, Clawson
248-288-0926
 
June 30 — July 1
Scottish American Society of MI Highland Games, Lake Orion
248-399-1101
 
June 28 – July 2
Freedom Fireworks Weekend Fun, Oakland County Parks & Recreation
 

July

 
July 7 — 8
Outdoor Art Fair, Royal Oak
248-246-3180
 
July 10 — 15
Oakland County Fair, Davisburg 
248-634-8830
 
through  July 20
Clarkston Concerts in the Park, Clarkston 
248-625-8055
 
July 19 – 21
Downtown Farmington Founders Festival, Farmington 
248-477-1199

July 21
“Art of the River Festival,” Fine Art & Craft Market, Commerce Twp.
248-889-8660 

July 21 — 22
“Quake on the Lake” featuring the National Hydroplane Championships!, Waterford/White Lake Twp. 
 
July 26 – 29
Detroit Bike Week, Commerce Twp.
248-202-4662
 
July 27 – 29
10th Annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show, West Bloomfield
248-684-2613

August

 
Aug. 2 — 12
Water Works Theatre: Shakespeare in the Park, Royal Oak 
248-399-3727
 
Aug 3 – 5
Buy Michigan Now Festival, Northville
248-390-0974
 
Aug. 3 – 5
Celebrate Oxford, Oxford 
248-770-8587
 
Aug. 10 – 12
Milford Memories Summer Festival, Milford 
248-685-7129
 
Aug. 18
Woodward Dream Cruise
 
Aug. 18 — Sept. 30
Michigan Renaissance Festival, Holly
248-634-5552

Aug. 24 — 26
Dragon on the Lake, Lake Orion 
248-693-4986
 
Aug. 31 — Sep 3
Arts, Beats, and Eats, Royal Oak 
248-334-4600
 

September

 
Sept. 3
Franklin Roundup Family Fair/Art in the Village, Franklin 
248-626-2231
 
Sept. 7 — 9
Art & Apples Festival, Rochester
248-651-4110.
 
Sept. 8 – 9
Highland HeyDays, Highland 
248-887-7200
 
Sept. 13 – 16
Troy Family Daze Festival, Troy 
248-740-7600
 
Sept. 14 — 16
DYI Street Fair, Ferndale
 
Sept. 18
Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak 
 
Sept. 21 – 23
Our Shepherd Lutheran Church 8th Annual Oktoberfest, Birmingham 
248-646-6100
 
Sept.  21 — Nov 3
Erebus Haunted Attraction, Pontiac 
248-332-7884
 
Sept.  21 – 23
Northville Victorian Festival, Northville 
248-349-7640
 
Sept. 23
Taste of Clarkston, Clarkson
248-625-8055
 
Sept. 29
Great Lakes Bat Festival, Bloomfield Hills 
248-645-3232
 
Sept. 30
Brooksie Way Half Marathon, 5k & Mile, Oakland University/Rochester Hills/Rochester 
248-858-1892
 
 
The list is only a sampling of the events and activities available in our communities. Please visit their websites or call ahead for event details.