Royal Oak Area Events

This Section contains information of interest to the Grant Park Townlofts Condominium Association Members.

Holiday Magic Parade 2015

posted Nov 5, 2015, 2:55 PM by President Grant Park   [ updated Nov 5, 2015, 3:02 PM ]

Royal Oak Holiday Magic Parade 2015 – The 2015 Holiday Magic Parade kicks off the Christmas season in Royal Oak on Sunday, November 22, 2015 from 2p-3p.

Over 80 parade units will include marching bands, floats, musical performances, circus acts and more. Visits with Santa are after the parade from 3-5pm! This is a free event.

Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Royal Oak

posted Mar 7, 2015, 6:06 AM by President Grant Park

The Norman O'Brien Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will host the Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Royal Oak at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 14. The parade celebrates Irish family traditions, pride and heritage. 

Floats, clans, step dancers, bagpipers and community groups will leave Royal Oak Middle School, 709 N. Washington, and proceed south on Washington to Seventh Street. 

Lucky Dash 5K

A great way to kick off the parade is to run in the the Lucky Dash, which starts at 10 a.m. on Fifth Avenue and heads north up Washington Avenue. Thousands will on the sidelines cheering you on. For more info, visit  

Royal Oak Restaurant Week 2015

posted Feb 7, 2015, 9:00 AM by President Grant Park   [ updated Nov 5, 2015, 3:12 PM ]

Royal Oak Restaurant Week Returns

Royal Oak Restaurant Week returns Feb. 27 – Mar. 8 2015

More than 25 of downtown Royal Oak’s top restaurants and venues will feature three-course lunch and dinner menus at $15, $25, and $35 a person. No tickets or passes are necessary, but reservations are strongly recommended!  

New this year, Royal Oak Restaurant Week is partnering with Forgotten Harvest for opening night on Friday, Feb. 27. Forgotten Harvest volunteers will be on hand at five featured locations throughout downtown to accept donations from Restaurant Week patrons including: Ale Mary’s, Café Muse, Lockharts BBQ, Rock on Third, and Tom’s Oyster Bar.  

For a complete list of venues go to:

Royal Oak - Clay, Glass & Metal Show

posted May 29, 2013, 7:11 AM by President Grant Park   [ updated Nov 5, 2015, 3:15 PM ]

The 19th Annual Clay, Glass & Metal Show is one of the jewels of Royal Oak taking place Saturday, June 8 from 10am-7pm and Sunday, June 9 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 for additional information.

2013 Oak Apple Run

posted May 23, 2013, 2:16 PM by President Grant Park   [ updated May 23, 2013, 2:27 PM ]

Saturday June 1, 2013 - 
Main Street, Downtown Royal Oak

The Oak Apple Run is for all ages, groups and families. We welcome you to gather your family, friends and/or coworkers and spend some time having fun getting fit.

10K Race (7:30a.m.)
5K Race (7:30a.m.)
Race Walk 10K (7:30a.m.)
Race Walk 5K (7:30a.m.)
2 Mile Fun Run/Walk (8:45a.m.) 
1/4 Mile Kids Run (9:30a.m.)

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GRANT PARK TOWNLOFTS - will be hosting a water station on 4th Street across from Grant Park!  See you along the route.

Adopt A Park For A Day - April 27th & 28th

posted Mar 29, 2013, 10:07 AM by President Grant Park   [ updated Mar 31, 2013, 6:43 AM ]

The Department of Parks and Recreation is partnering with Ford Arts, Beats, and Eats for the 2013 Adopt-A-Park Park Cleanup Weekend on April 27 and 28. Volunteer and Join in the Fun and Celebrate Park Fest with us on April 27, 2013 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. The city is looking for volunteers and groups to adopt a park for a day and clean up any debris and leaves they can find.

Ford Arts, Beats & Eats - Labor Day Weekend

posted Jun 23, 2012, 1:16 PM by President Grant Park

Oakland County’s Favorite Summer Festival Celebrating Art, Music, Cuisine and Humanity returns August 31-September 3rd, 2012.

Now in its 15th year, Ford Arts, Beats & Eats Presented by Citizens Bank takes place in Downtown Royal Oak. The festival will offer more than 200 performances on ten stages, a highly ranked Juried Fine Arts Show, local restaurants with some of the finest cuisine in metro Detroit and international, regional and local attractions that will make the city of Royal Oak the premier destination for Labor Day weekend 2012.

For additional information:

Woodward Dream Cruise

posted Jun 23, 2012, 1:03 PM by President Grant Park   [ updated Jun 23, 2012, 1:09 PM ]

The Annual Woodward Dream Cruise will be in Royal Oak on Friday and Saturday, August 17 & 18. 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 Dream Cruise website at:

Royal Oak Fireworks - Red Run Golf Course

posted Jun 23, 2012, 12:46 PM by President Grant Park

Date:  June 28, 2012 at Dusk
Rain Date:  June 29, 2012 at Dusk

Where: 2036 Rochester Road
City/State/Zip: Royal Oak, Michigan 48073

For addition locations, dates & times in other Michigan cities go to the following site

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posted Jun 23, 2012, 12:27 PM by President Grant Park   [ updated Jun 23, 2012, 12:30 PM ]

The 42nd Annual Outdoor Art Fair will be held Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8, in the beautiful setting of Memorial Park, at the corner of Woodward Avenue and 13 Mile in Royal Oak. Fair hours are 10 am to 6 pm 
Saturday, and 10 am to 5 pm Sunday.

Over 100 Michigan and out of state 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.

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