Our 2019 Community Events
Sunday, May 12, 2019
The 26th Annual Royal Oak in Bloom will transform the 6th & Main and 7th & Main parking lots into a host of color, presenting a full-scale lawn, garden, landscaping and plant show. Part of its ongoing initiative to beautify Royal Oak, the Royal Oak Chamber holds this much looked forward to event on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12 from 7a – 3p.
Presented by Genisys Credit Union, Royal Oak in Bloom is a Mother’s Day tradition. Growers arrive in the wee hours of the morning, long before sunrise, to unload semis full of hanging plants, vegetables, perennials, annuals, and even small trees. Local farmers include Bill Stahl – who has been in the event since its inception 25 years ago – Weig’s Greenhouse, Martin Farms and Bielat’s Greenhouse as well as the Wenz, Gaier, Gracia, Uhlianuk and Van Houtte families. Each of these vendors maintains their own following with regular shoppers returning annually to restock and add new selections to their own gardens.
In addition, lawn décor has become a popular addition to the event. Clover Stones and Farmbrook Designs will bring their unique creations. Long-time vendors Bad Axe Iron and Michigan Made Metal will be on site. Presentability will bring its unique plant hangers. And, landscapers such as Lawn Doctor will be on hand to support homeowners seeking lawn care services.
Saturday, June 8 from 10 am-8 pm
Sunday, June 9 from 11 am-5 pm
Clay, Glass and Metal has a new look and a new name. This award-winning art show features works created from heat using fire and earth. Held in the heart of the downtown, the only mediums presented in this June show are Clay, Glass & Metal pieces, ranging from jewelry to large, decorative pieces. Entrees are juried by a group of artists to ensure only the best of the best are presented.
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Saturday, September 14 from 11 am-6 pm
Sunday, September 15 from 11 am-6 pm
The Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce invites you to discover Barktoberfest, a fall festival for dogs and their people. Centered around locally-brewed craft beer and music, this is the most dog-friendly event in town!
Barktoberfest encourages you to leash up your pooch pal and come out to enjoy a locally brewed beer, food and live music while you browse vendor booths with everything from pet-related products to locally made crafts to bottlecap creations and cool wearables for craft beer collectors. Dogs can compete in the Howl-a-ween Costume Contest, Weiner Dog Race, and More.
So bring your BFF -- human or canine -- for an afternoon of food, shopping, fun, music, and oh yeah ... locally brewed beer. $5 per person (kids under 10 free). IDs are required. Live entertainment, food, dog contests and shopping -- centered around locally-brewed craft beer -- make this a fun event for all ages!