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Washington Avenue Construction Update

Washington ConstructionThe east side of South Washington Avenue was milled June 24. The first layer of hot-mix asphalt base course will be placed beginning the week of June 29. During the week, structure adjustments will take place.

The contractor will be off for the Independence Day holiday weekend. The contractor will return on July 6 and begin preparation to switch traffic from the west side of the road to the east side of the road.

Golf With Royal Oak's Finest at Charity Outing

2015 Golf outingThe Royal Oak Police Department is pleased to announce its 2015 Charity Golf Outing will be held on Monday, Aug. 3 at Red Run Golf Club in Royal Oak. The event is open to everyone.

As in years past, 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated directly to the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Royal Oak. Most funds are raised through sponsors. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities call Lt. Mike Frazier line at 248-246-3521.

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City Hall to Close July 3 for Independence Day Holiday; Garbage Collection Not Affected

City offices will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. Emergency, police and fire services may be reached by calling 9-1-1.

Trash collection for the week of June 29 and July 6 will be on schedule. There will be NO delay for the holiday. The SOCRRA Recycling Drop-Off Center, however, will be closed on July 4.

The Royal Oak Public Library will be closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4.

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2015 Summer Concert Series

Summer Concerts SeriesThe Royal Oak Commission for the Arts brings its summer concert series to the heart of downtown Royal Oak with weekly performances by some of the area’s top bands on select Thursdays in July and August.

The summer concert series takes place at the Center Street Pop-Up Park on Center Street between Third and Fourth Streets beginning July 9.

All concerts begin at 6 p.m. with performaces by the Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music; headliners take the stage at 7 p.m.

Information For Royal Oak Water And Sewer Customers Regarding Class Action Law Suit

Certain Royal Oak residents may receive notice this month of a “class action” lawsuit against the city entitled “Schroeder v. City of Royal Oak.” This webpage provides you with some of the important details about this case. We hope that the information provided here will help you to better understand the background of the case, the complicated legal issues it raises and how the eventual outcome of the case may impact you.

If you qualify as a member of the class, you will receive notice from the law firm of Kickham Hanley, PLLC, which is representing the plaintiffs.

If you receive this notice and have additional questions regarding the lawsuit, please visit this firm’s website:

or email


'Embrace the Barrels' Kicks Off with Giveaways and Free Parking!

Embrace the BarrelsEmbrace the Barrels is a 10-week long promotion for Washington Avenue during the scheduled construction, beginning June 9 through Aug. 13. To help the businesses during these busy summer months, the Royal Oak Downtown Development Authority, in partnership with the City of Royal Oak, will be offering giveaways at featured Washington businesses and free parking on select days.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, a featured business will be giving away a signature product to the first 100 people to visit the business. See below for a complete list of giveaways.

On Wednesdays during construction, there will be free parking in the Center Street and Sixth & Lafayette Parking Structures with a purchase from a participating Washington Avenue business. These businesses will provide customers with a parking validation...

Upcoming Events

Food Truck Rally!

Event - Date & Time: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

It's another Food Truck Rally! On Wednesday, July 8th, 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).

Outdoor Art Fair

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 10:00am - Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 5:00pm

The 45th Annual Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair will be held at Memorial Park (Corner of Woodward Avenue & 13 Mile Road) on Saturday, July 11, 10am - 6:00pm & Sunday, July 12, 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 »

Woodward Dream Cruise

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 8:00am - 9:00pm

The Annual Woodward Dream Cruise will be in Royal Oak on Saturday, August 15. 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 for more information.Read more »

Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 8:00am - 11:00am

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the signature fundraising walk of the American Diabetes Association. Step Out has been taking place for more than 20 years and has raised more than $175,000,000 to Stop Diabetes! Join the Walk today! Registration starts at 8am and the walk will begin at 9:15am on September 12, 2015! All participants who are 2 years and older must raise at least $25 to enter the zoo!

Event Location and Address: Detroit Zoo, 8450 West 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067 Read more »

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