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Summer Concert Series Starts Thursday, July 10

The Royal Oak Commission for the Arts will bring its summer concert series – Art Explored “Live” - to the heart of downtown Royal Oak with weekly performances by some of the area’s top bands on Thursdays in July and August.

Art Explored “Live" will take place on Center Street between Third and Fourth Streets beginning July 10. Check here for a schedule of bands performing. Read more »

Election Inspectors Needed for Election Day

The City of Royal Oak is looking for election inspectors for the election on August 5. If you meet the general qualifications and are able to work on election day, please fill out an application! Read More »

Voting Location Changed for Churchill Community Education Building

The voting location for Precinct 12 & 18 has temporarily moved to the Oakridge Elementary School building for the August 5, 2014 election. Check here for location map. Where do you vote? Check here for a complete list of voter precinct locations.

City Highlights

» Up To $500 Fine for Violating Royal Oak’s Fireworks Ordinance
» City Commission Discusses Deteriorating Roads
» Service Line Warranties of America FAQs
» Royal Oak Introduces Pothole Repair Tracking Map
» 2014 Sidewalk Improvement Program Information
» SkyWarn 2014 - Free Classes Available!
» National League of Cities’ Water and Sewer Utility Warranty program
» Oakland County Road Commission - 2013 Strategic Planning Report
» Citizen Survey Reports Presented at the 2014 Strategic Planning Session
» Open Positions on Boards and Committees - Apply Now!
» Public Art Pops Up In Downtown RO!
» Mayor Delivers State of the City Address!
» City Completes Pavement Management Analysis
» Woodward Ave Complete Streets Project
» Home Improvement Program Grants Announced
» Online Registration for Recreation Programs is Now Open!
» Updated Cooperation, Collaboration and Consolidation Plan
» Do Not Knock Registry Information and how to sign up
» Public Hearing Notices

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Upcoming Events

Nature Walk: Mushrooms

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 10:00am

The Royal Oak Nature Society Friends of Fungi, is holding a “Mushroom” walk Saturday, July 26 at Cummingston Park beginning at 10:00 am.  Park & meet at Leafdale & Torquay. Mary Fredricks, a member and botanist/mycologist of the Royal Oak Nature Society, will lead the walk. This event is free and open to the public!

Ice Arena Customer Appreciation Day

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Royal Oak Ice Arena will be doing a Customer Appreciation Day Saturday, July 26th between 12:00pm and 3:00pm.  All events during this time will be free of charge and the doors are open to the public! There will be an Open Skate event, a New Edge Figure Skating Club event, and two sessions of Sticks & Pucks for the hockey players (13 & under and 14 & over age groups).  Also, we will have all of our clubs and programs represented as well in our lobby.  All youth hockey players will be able to register for the Royal Oak Hockey Club on this day!Read more »

Royal Oak Police Charity Golf Outing

Event - Date & Time: 
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 1:00pm

The Royal Oak Police Department is hosting its Annual  Charity Golf Outing on July 28 at Red Run Golf Club. The event is a wonderful way to show your support for Royal Oak's finest and help the Boy's & Girls Club, too. Last year the charity outing raised nearly $10,000 for the Royal Oak-based club, which has been focusing on area youth since 1958.Read more »

State of the City

Event - Date & Time: 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Mayor Ellison will be delivering his annual State of the City address at the Red Run Golf Course on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at noon. Tickets for the event and luncheon are $15 and are available to anyone. The speech immediately follows the luncheon. To reserve your tickets, email or call 248-246-3050. Red Run does enforce a dress code so gentlemen must wear a collared shirt (ties are optional) and absolutely no denim is allowed in the clubhouse.Read more »

Nature Walk: Meadow of the Arboretum

Event - Date & Time: 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 7:30pm

"Meadow of the Arboretum” is being held at the Royal Oak Nature Society Arboretum on Wednesday, July 30 beginning at 7:30 pm.  Meet at the Royal Oak Senior/Community Center (3500 Marais) parking lot-north end. 

There is no pre-registration or cost for the nature walk. 

For more information on the Royal Oak Nature Society and its programs, please call 248-246-3380, e-mail us at or check out

Shakespeare in the Park 2014

Event - Date & Time: 
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 8:00am - Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 8:00am

Celebrating 14 years of Shakespeare in the park, the Water Works Theatre Company presents a series of shows this summer in Royal Oak's Starr Jaycee Park, July 31 through August 10. For additional information visit online at:

by William Shakespeare, Directed by Edward Nahat
July 31 through August 10Read more »

Easter Seals Michigan 'Walk With Me Detroit'

Event - Date & Time: 
Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 7:30am - 12:00pm

You can help set the pace to support people with disabilities, mental illness or other special needs so they can live, learn, work and play in their communities. Sign-up today and volunteer to walk side-by-side with other caring Detroit-area residents who have committed to participate in Easter Seals Michigan's Walk With Me Detroit 2014. This year's family-friendly event is being held at the Detroit Zoo on Sunday, August 3, 2014.Read more »

Woodward Dream Cruise

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 8:00am - 9:00pm

The Annual Woodward Dream Cruise will be in Royal Oak on Saturday, August 16. 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 »

Ford Arts, Beats & Eats

Event - Date & Time: 
Friday, August 29, 2014 - 11:00am - Monday, September 1, 2014 - 9:00pm

Mark your calendars for Labor Day Weekend, Friday through Monday, August 29 - September 1, 2014, for fine art, fabulous music, great tasting food and lots of family fun!  Please visit the Arts, Beats and Eats website for events details.
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Priority Health Arts in Motion 5k-10k Walk-Run Event

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 8:00am - 11:00am

Michigan Youth Arts is holding a 5k/10k Walk/Run on Saturday morning, August 30 in conjunction with Arts, Beats, & Eats in downtown Royal Oak. Family-friendly and suitable for both runners and walkers, the Arts in Motion event raises money to support arts education in Michigan schools. More than just a race, the day is a celebration of the arts! Registration and additional information can be found online at:

Gilda's Family Walk & Run

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

This event, being held at the Royal Oak High School, is for friends and family members of all ages and fitness levels. We invite you to enjoy a healthy walk or run and most importantly support families touched by cancer. Lace up your walking or running shoes and come join us in support of our great mission! Together we can provide free social and emotional support for men, women and children living with cancer and their families and friends.Read more »

Royal Oak Computer and Electronics Recycling Event

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

There will be a free Computer and Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, October 4th at the Royal Oak Department of Public Service located at 1200 N Campbell Rd, Royal Oak MI 48073. This event is open to the public. During the event, they will be accepting TVs, computers, consumer electronics, home office equipment, and large kitchen appliances at no charge! (Excluding items containing Freon (ie. fridges), biohazards, hazardous waste, liquids of any type; fluorescent bulbs or smoke detectors).

The time of this event is yet to be determined.Read more »

Royal Oak Community Awards

Event - Date & Time: 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The 67th Annual Royal Oak Community Awards hosted by the Chamber of Commerce will be on Tuesday, October 21 at Emagine Theatre. We are looking for nominations for the Best of Royal Oak in a variety of categories, including Citizen of the Year, Community Spirit, Commercial and Residential Beautification awards. Nes this year is the Outstanding Royal Oak Youth Award. Anyone can make a nomination!Read more »

Ghosts & Goblins Gala

Event - Date & Time: 
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

The Ghosts & Gobblins Gala charity masquearade at the Royal Oak Farmers Market is non-profit charity event for Kenya Relief. Enjoy the wicked sounds of the Aaron Vaughn Band, a photo booth, 50/50 raffle, prizes, tasty treats, exotic cocktails and more! Tickets are $50; designated driver tickets are $25.

Visit for more information and tickets.Read more »

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