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August Calendar of Events for Oakland County Michigan

August Calendar of Events for Oakland County Michigan

Wednesday, August 1st

Downtown Lake Orion Free Summer Concerts – Come out at 6:30 pm to listen to the Whiskey Charmers. Location: The Children’s Park at 175 S. Broadway Street, Lake Orion, MI.

Thursday, August 2nd

Centennial Park Oxford MI Summer Concerts 2018 – Enjoy Billy Mack and the Juke Joint Johnnies. Time: 7p-9p. Location: Downtown Oxford.

Friday, August 3rd

Big Rig Gig Orion Township – Big Rig Gig Orion Township – Experience dozens of trucks, tractors, diggers, dozers, buckets, and back-loaders first hand. Time: 5 pm to 9 pm. Location:  Friendship Park, 3380 W Clarkston Rd, Lake Orion, MI.

Saturday, August 4th

Tons of Trucks at Clintonwood Park – Tons of trucks and other vehicles of all shapes and sizes will be on display to climb on, admire, and sit in. Price includes a wagon ride, trackless train ride, kids activity, and more. Time: 10 am to 3 pm. Location: Clintonwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, M.I  

Sunday, August 5th

Troy Traffic Jam Car Show – The annual Troy Traffic Jam is a classic and modern car show that combines all the fun and excitement of a traditional car show with entertainment. More than 300 cars featured at the annual car show. Time: 10 am to 3 pm. Location: Troy Columbia Center, 201 W Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI

Monday, August 6th

Visit your local library today – Check out a local library with the kids today and find a program that you can engage them in. The provided link has a list of all Oakland County libraries courtesy of the Oakland Co. Moms blog.

Tuesday, August 7th

Tunes on Tuesday Northville – Tunes on Tuesday Northville Summer Concerts for kids 2018- Schedule Northville Parks and Rec hosts free Tunes on Tuesday concerts. Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am. Location: Genitti’s Hole-in-the-Wall Theatre, 108 East Main, Northville, MI

Wednesday, August 8th

Wild Summer Nights – The Detroit Zoo gets even wilder on Wednesday nights during July and August with its annual Wild Summer Nights concert series. Concerts take place in the Main Picnic Grove from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wild Summer Nights features a variety of live music from local bands, including children’s, classical, pop, folk, and blues. Concert-goers are invited to bring a blanket and pack a picnic. Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Location: Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Thursday, August 9th

Open Late! Join in on the fun for shopping, dining, weekly themed music and more! Time: Until 8 pm Location: Downtown Rochester

Friday, August 10th

Milford Memories Festival – Milford Memories Festival is an annual 3- day event that brings summertime fun!  Milford Memories Summer Festival is a weekend filled with art, musical entertainment, great food, and family fun.  Time: 10 am to 7 pm Location: Milford Village

Saturday, August 11th

Berkley Made in the Mitten Festival – This event will feature artists, vendors and Michigan businesses. Also, enjoy live entertainment and kids make & take crafts. Time: 10 am to 6 pm Location: Berkley Ice Arena, 2400 Robina, Berkley, MI

Sunday, August 12th

Oakland County Airport Airshow and Open House – See exciting planes up-close as you tour the grounds. There is a special play area for kids during the Open House. You can purchase rides in airplanes and helicopters during the open house. Time: 10 am to 4 pm Location: Oakland County International Airport, 6500 Highland Road, Waterford, MI.

Monday, August 13th

Kids eat free – Take the kids out for lunch today by visiting this website to find a participating local restaurant.

Tuesday, August 14th

Marshmallow Fly and Fry at Heritage Park – Time to have some family fun and see the City’s largest campfire ever at the annual Marshmallow Fly and Fry at Heritage Park. Time: 5 pm to 8 pm Location: Heritage Park Farmington Hills, 24725 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI.

Wednesday, August 15th

Franklin Movies on the Green –  Enjoy a FREE movie under the stars this summer on select Wednesday evenings in August. Time: Starting at Dusk. Location: Franklin Community Center/Kreger House, 26201 Carol Ave, Franklin, MI

Thursday, August 16th

Free Summer Outdoor Movies Ferndale 2018 with Get Reel – Bring your lawn chairs and snacks and enjoy a memorable evening under the stars in Downtown Ferndale. Time: 8 pm to 11 pm Location: Downtown Ferndale

Friday, August 17th

Fuerst Park Novi Family Fun Fridays – Movies start at dusk. Novi Family Fun Fridays 2018 are hosted by the City of Novi. In case of inclement weather, Novi Family Fun Fridays will be held at Novi Civic Center. Tonight’s movie – Coco. Time: 7 pm Location: Fuerst Park, Taft Rd and W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI

Saturday, August 18th

Junk in the Trunk – Rochester’s community-wide “Junk in the Trunk” Resale Event. Time: 9 am to 1 pm. Location: At the Farmers’ Market Upper Lot located on E. Third Street. Our Blog about this event, “Rochester’s Junk In The Trunk”

Sunday, August 19th

Troy Restaurant Week – Choose from seasonal prix fixe menus at 20 fabulous restaurants in Troy, Michigan. A great time to try someplace new or visit an old favorite to see what wonderful items they have cooked up for this special week. Running August 19th through the 24th. Location: Downtown Troy

Monday, August 20th

Heritage Park Splash BashA good time for family fun. You can beat the heat and have some family fun at Splash Bash in Heritage Park. Families can enjoy the splash pad, bouncer, games, nature hikes, and a whole lot more! Time: 6 pm to 8 pm Location: Heritage Park Farmington Hills, 24725 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI

Tuesday, August 21st

Southfield Summer Concerts Series 2018 –  Southfield Gazebo Summer Concert Series presents Gabriel Brass Band. Time: 7:30 pm Location: Southfield City Centre, 20300 Civic Drive, Southfield, MI 

Wednesday, August 22nd

TreeRunner West Bloomfield Adventure Park –   A premier aerial adventure park in East Michigan. With over 165 exciting obstacles and zip lines, five difficulty levels, and 10 different courses, there is plenty to explore! Time: 9 am to 8 pm Location: 6600 W Maple Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI

Thursday, August 23rd

Lake Orion Dragon on the Lake – Dragon on the Lake kicks off with a Lighted Boat Parade on Lake Orion – where decorated boats in dragon theme follow the fire-breathing dragon, while dozens of spectator boats follow and create a festive start to the weekend. Location: Downtown Lake Orion

Friday, August 24th

Farmington Hills Full Moon Night Hikes – Enjoy the night air at Heritage Park, listen to the night animals and observe the night beautiful night sky while you heighten your senses! Time: 9:30 pm to 10:30 pm Location: Heritage Park, 24725 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI

Saturday, August 25th

Ferndale Parks & Rec Mom to Mom Sale – The Kulick Community Center will host Ferndale’s Mom to Mom Sale. Strollers allowed all day. Light refreshments will be provided. Time: 1 pm to 5 pm Location: Kulick Community Center, 1201 Livernois, Ferndale, MI

Sunday, August 26th

Dog Day at the Oak Park Pool – Each registered dog receives a gift and a 55-minute dog-only swim session. The owners must provide proof of current vaccinations and a dog license before the dog is allowed entry. All dogs must be at least four months old. Time: 12 pm to 3 pm Location: Oak Park Pool, 14300 Oak Park Blvd, Oak Park, MI

Monday, August 27th

How about visiting some “Interesting Historic Places In Oakland County Michigan” Recently we wrote a blog about this. Take a look.

Tuesday, August 28th

Oakland County Parks – Take the kids to a local park today. This is a great list provided by the Oakland County Moms.

Wednesday, August 29th

Downtown Lake Orion Free Summer Concerts – Come out at 6:30 pm to listen to Drew Schultz and the Bad Habits. Location: The Children’s Park at 175 S. Broadway Street, Lake Orion, MI.

Thursday, August 30th

Michigan State Fair Novi – 4-day event! The Michigan State Fair brings fun for the whole family…rides, music/entertainment, Shrine Circus Tents, exhibitors, Farmer’s Market, agriculture/livestock, racing pigs, and more. Time: Check website. Times vary. Location: Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI  

Friday, August 31st

Art Beats and Eats – Ford Arts, Beats, and Eats returns to Royal Oak MI this Labor Day Weekend for four days of fun beginning today. Times: Friday – Sunday, August 31st – September 2nd – 11:00AM – 11:00PM Monday, September 3rd:  11:00AM – 9:30PM. Location: Downtown Royal Oak

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