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Is Royal Oak Michigan’s New Tech Center?

Is Royal Oak Michigan’s New Tech Center?

A wave of cutting edge technology companies continue to call Royal Oak home.

Meet Vectorm, a digital products design firm, which is moving into 20,000 square feet of office space in the former Barnes & Noble building;
Marvel Apps, recently named by Crain’s Detroit as one of the top five Michigan mobile app developers; and Crowdrise, which just raised $23 million in venture capital.

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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

» Summer Concert Series Schedule
» 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

Shakespeare in the Park 2014

Event - Date & Time: 
Friday, August 1, 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 (13 Mile Rd, Just E of Crooks), 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 »

Summer Concert Series Continues

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Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Summer Concert Series of Art Explored "Live" will take place on Center Street between Third and Fourth Streets starting at 6:00pm. Shows will open with student performances at 6 p.m. and at 7 p.m. the main acts will take the stage. Local retailers will host fashion shows during intermission.Read more »

Corn Roast & Country Fair

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Come out for a traditional family day of fun at the Royal Oak Corn Roast & Country Fair on Saturday, August 9th from 9am - 3pm, located at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Live music by Cello Bella & Mark Reitenga, a dunk tank which is manned and by the Royal Oak Police, moonwalk, games, food & a corn eating contest. It truly is a full day of family fun. All proceeds from this event will help with the improvements and renovations at the Royal
Oak Farmers Market

Summer Concert Series Performance

Event - Date & Time: 
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Summer Concert Series of Art Explored "Live" will take place on Center Street between Third and Fourth Streets starting at 6:00pm. Shows will open with student performances at 6 p.m. and at 7 p.m. the main acts will take the stage. Local retailers will host fashion shows during intermission.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 »

Park It Family Fun Nights

Event - Date & Time: 
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Join us for the 'Park It 4 Fun' event on Aug. 26 at Memorial Park. The FREE Family Fun Night includes live music, kid activities, giveaways, a movie under the stars and more! For more information and a complete schedule, visit
Location: Royal Oak Memorial Park - 31050 Woodward
Date: Tuesday, August 26
Event Starts: 6:00 pm
Music Starts: 6:30 pm George Brothers BandRead 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 »

Aids Walk Detroit

Event - Date & Time: 
Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

AIDS Walk Detroit provides financial support for programs in HIV prevention, education and services for HIV positive individuals. The organization promotes public awareness through events and activities to ensure people living with HIV/AIDS are treated with dignity and respect.

About AIDS Walk Detroit: 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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