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Oakland County has a world-class selection of professional theatres, art museums, cultural destinations and historical sites. It is home to Cranbrook Educational Community (which includes the Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Art Academy and Cranbrook House & Gardens), Detroit Zoo, Walter P. Chrysler Automotive Museum, and Meadow Brook Hall.  

No matter the season, Oakland County has plenty of fun and entertaining events – Fire & Ice Fest, Uptown Film Festival, Woodward Dream Cruise and Arts, Beats & Eats.

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Palazzo Di Bocce

Palazzo di Bocce to host International Bocce Tournament

On July 20 and 21, Palazzo di Bocce in Lake Orion will host the International Bocce Invitational, making it only the second time this world tournament of bocce has been hosted in the United States.

Lake Orion fireworks

Fourth of July fireworks celebrations in Oakland County

From the last week of June through the first week of July, the skies all throughout Metro Detroit will light up with fireworks large and small from townships and cities hosting their own displays as part of their annual Independence Day celebrations. There are well over a dozen in Oakland County alone, so get your coolers ready and mark your calendars because it's time to get into the full swing of summer!

LEO Kite Fest

The Lyon Township Kite Festival brings in professional kite flyers from all over the world

The 10th Annual Lyon Township Kite Festival, organized by the nonprofit Lyon Events Organization (LEO), is expected to be its biggest year yet, and has expanded to also include Friday night for the first time ever. 

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Jessica Schatz of Expressions Music Academy on the power of systems in growing a business

Jessica Schatz went from three students at her first music academy business to now an estimated 1,400 students in three locations across Metro Detroit.

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Pontiac-born artistís tunes, apparel line grows from family, friends and love of music

Sometimes really good things grow out of love when you least expect it.
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Featured Videos

Featured Video: Epiphany Studios

Move over Chihuly, Epiphany Studios is out to eat your lunch. Okay, not really, but this Pontiac-based glass studio produces some incredible work, employing techniques developed and mastered by Italian glass blowers over hundreds of years.

Fire and Ice

Featured Video: Fire and Ice

This year's Fire & Ice Festival in Rochester will be held from January 19-21. Enjoy dog sledding, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, tubing, and a variety of other family-oriented winter activities absolutely FREE! Check out this video for more of what's in store for you at the Fire & Ice Festival.

Take Root video

Featured Video: Take Root

Calling Rochester, Michigan their home, Take Root resides at Oakland University under the direction of its founders and fellow company members, Ali Woerner and Thayer Jonutz. In addition to being a modern dance company, Take Root also works for the health and wellness of the community through programs like their Dance for Parkinson's Disease classes, designed for Parkinson's patience and addressing PD-specific concerns like balance, coordination, and depression. 

Legoland video

Featured Video: LEGOLAND

Oakland County Prosper takes you on a tour of the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan, a Lego-themed indoor playground located inside the Great Lakes Crossing shopping center in Auburn Hills that features a "miniland" of the city of Detroit's most iconic landmarks, carnival rides with laser guns, hands-on activity areas, and a "4D" cinema.  This video was produced by Hendrickson Video Productions Detroit.  

Comedy Castle

Featured Video: Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle

Laughter is truly the best medicine, and Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle is your favorite doctor's office. Since 1979, the Comedy Castle in Royal Oak has been a staple for stand-up comedy in Metro Detroit, helping to launch the careers of folks like Tim Allen and Dave Coulier and seeing some of the biggest names in stand-up of the last 40 years come through its doors, while also allowing new talent the opportunity to take the stage with its popular weekly open mic nights. 
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