Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Participants can sample wine and appetizers and take advantage of special retail discounts during event Saturday in downtown area.
Tickets are on sale now for the 9th annual Wine Stroll in Downtown Royal Oak, Saturday, May 18, 2013 from noon – 5 p.m. Wine Stroll offers patrons the opportunity to sample a variety of wines and signature dishes from more than 20 participating restaurants and retailers. Participating restaurant locations include: 526 Main, Andiamo Royal Oak, BlackFinn American Saloon, Fifth Avenue, Gemmayze Lebanese Kitchen & Lounge, Mr. B’s Pub, Oak City Grille, O’Tooles, Oxford Inn, Pronto!, Red Fox English Pub, Rock on Third, Star Lanes at Emagine Royal Oak, Tom’s Oyster Bar, Vinotecca and Woody’s Diner. Participating retail locations include: Cloverleaf Fine Wine & Craft Beer, Creative Arts Studio, Infinity Jewelers, Metals in Time, and Stella …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Here's a guide of things-to-do, from exploring downtown to playing at one of the city's 50 parks, in Royal Oak.
Last summer we wrote a little daytrip guide to Royal Oak for a series called Patch Passport. With summer around the corner, we thought we'd update the guide with events happening in 2013. Here's what Patch readers came up with for our daytrip guide. Have more suggestions? Add them in the comments. You may have heard of downtown Royal Oak and its dozens of restaurants and unique retail shops. It's famous for Harley bike night, sidewalk cafes, wine strolls, edgy shops, such as Noir Leather, and parking tickets - so bring along plenty of change or a credit card for parking meters. Parking is plentiful, sidewalk cafes offer topnotch people watching opportunities, and there are dozens of flat screens dotted around town to catch your favorite …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
From the parade to the tree lighting ceremony, Patch is helping you plan your holiday season.
The holiday season in Royal Oak has begun. Here's a guide to some of the popular community events celebrating the Christmas season. Help us make this list all-inclusive by adding details of your own events in the comments section attached to this story. What: The half-mile run along Washington Avenue in downtown Royal Oak is open to all walkers, joggers, and runners. The noncompetitive event takes place just ahead of Royal Oak's Holiday Magic Parade. Registration includes a race number, Santa hat, McDonald’s coupon and hot chocolate after the run to enjoy while watching the parade. When: 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18 What: Get into the holiday spirit along Washington Avenue in downtown Royal Oak with over 80 parade units, including marching…
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The fifth annual World Zombie Day took over the streets of downtown Royal Oak on Saturday afternoon.
Grant Park was the meeting place Saturday for more than 300 zombies willing to endure the drizzling rain while roaming the streets of downtown Royal Oak for a good cause. Gleaners Community Food Bank puts the Zombie Walk together every year to collect donations of funds and nonperishable foods. In 2011, zombies donated 2,551 pounds of food and more than $5,400, according to the Zombie Walk Detroit website. The Walk Against Hunger is a part of World Zombie Day. If you have photos from the zombie walk that you would like to share, simply click on "Upload Photos and Video" or e-mail them to email@example.com.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
The season is changing and so is Royal Oak. Here's a look at how some places have changed this year.
On Friday, Royal Oak Patch told you about some new businesses popping up around town. Today, we thought it would be fun click through some before and after photos showing the ever changing Royal Oak. For the latest Royal Oak news and information, "like" Royal Oak Patch on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Retail, a gallery and new places to eat are projects planned to open (or already have) this fall.
Lots of businesses are popping up around downtown Royal Oak. Here's a quick look at what's new and what's coming:
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Students from the Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School in Sterling Heights try to make Royal Oak a better place today - and it's working.
Juan Garza, of Shelby, and Kayla Smith, of St. Clair Shores, say they are trying to make the world a better place by offering free hugs in downtown Royal Oak today. Garza and Smith, along with a couple dozen students from the Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School in Sterling Heights could be found up and down Main Street with arms wide open. It's all part of Paul Mitchell school's 4th Annual Free Hugs Day, which is taking place across the country. "I lost count of how many hugs I given," said Garza. Laura Eagin and Ali Jafargholi both recently moved to Royal Oak from California. "I've gotten about 20 hugs today," Eagin said. "We just moved to Royal Oak a couple of days ago and we're getting a great welcome." The free hugging continues through …
Friday, August 31, 2012
With ten stages and 200 performers, there's no way you'll miss any of the music this weekend - but here's some humble recommendations (heavily leaning local) you should highlight on your ABE itinerary.
It's Friday, welcome to the last long weekend of season and a traditional amped-up send-off to the Summer; there's no Labor Day celebration like the Arts Beats & Eats (in size/scope alone). Hopefully you catch this post before you're lunch break, let's get started: 12:30 p.m. - Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Stage: Dragon Wagon - Break out the banjos! This burgeoning bluegrass sextet sets the toe tapping and the heart swooning with rustling percussion, sweet see-saw strings and hearty, honky-tonk-tinged harmonized balladry. Listen: Dragon Wagon - "One Less Wife" (Stream/MP3) 2:00 p.m. - Oakland County Parks Kids Stage: Detroit School of Rock and Pop - This troupe of talented students will be performing regularly throughout the festival …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The Festival will be held Aug. 31 - Sept. 3 in downtown Royal Oak.
The Ford Arts Beats & Eats is back for its 15th year, and come day Labor Day weekend, the streets of downtown Royal Oak will be completely transformed into one all out fun-fest. The community will come alive as thousands of visitors from across the state make their way to the Festival. With so much going on, it might be easy to become overwhelmed. That's why Patch has compiled a complete guide of what to expect at the 2012 event. Over 140 booth spaces will house artists from across the nation, highly skilled in media including ceramics, fabric and fiber, painting, leather, photography, sculpture, drawing, wood, digital art, graphics and printmaking, glass, jewelry and metal. The much-talked about Juried Fine Arts Show will feature these …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The festival, which runs Aug. 31 - Sept. 3, will feature over 150 artists.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson joined Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison and event producer Jon Witz at the Royal Oak Farmers Market to announce this year's Ford Arts, Beats & Eats music lineup. Here's the list of the much-anticipated entertainment. Aug. 31 5:30 p.m. - Stewart Francke (Singer/Songwriter) 7 p.m. - Sean Forbes (Hip-Hop/Rap) 8 p.m. - Mayer Hawthorne & The County (Soul) 10 p.m. - G Love & Special Sauce (Alternative) Sept. 1 5 p.m. - 50 Amp Fuse (Cover Band) 7 p.m. - Beatlemania Live (Beatles Cover) 9:30 p.m. - R.E.O. Speedwagon (Soft Rock) Sept. 2 4 p.m. - Kelleigh Bannen (Country/Soul) 5 p.m. - High Valley (Country) 6 p.m. - Travis Tritt (Country) 8 p.m. - The Dunwells (Acoustic Rock) 9:30 p.m. - The Guess Who (Rock) …