The end of summer signals one last festival to help us transition into fall. The 21st Annual Arts, Beats and Eats is billed as Oakland County, Michigan’s favorite summer festival. Dedicated to the celebration of art, music and fine cuisine, this massive street fair kicks off Friday, August 31, and runs thru Labor Day evening with nearly 400,000 visitors taking to the streets of Royal Oak for the festivities. In 2017, Arts, Beats and Eats was proud to announce that they raised $350,000 for local charities! This year is expected to attract even more attendees, bringing more money into the community and the much-needed charitable component.
With a juried art show located on the southern edge of the festival, artists from across the country showcase their wares at prominent intersections. Enjoy everything from ceramics, glass blowing, printmaking, wood carving and even leather goods. Items can be viewed leisurely or purchased for your permanent entertainment...
World renowned bands and artists offer a diverse mix of contemporary music for the enjoyment for the throngs of attendees. From Everclear to Eddie Money, from AwolNation to Ben Folds, these esteemed artists take the stage each night to a packed house. Arrive early for a good spot!
Sample your way thru some of the Detroit Metro Area’s finest eateries, serving up street-fair-friendly versions of some of their signature dishes. Bring an appetite… and your wallet. The smells and flavors seem to permeate every block of Royal Oak.
Come see us…
While you’re there, don’t forget to pay The Great Lakes State and Ink Detroit a visit. Their team will be on hand and set up selling the most popular items! They’ll be debuting all new Cropped Hoodies for fall as well as some classic standouts to celebrate the greatest of the Great Lakes States. You’ll find Detroitish and South Detroit t-shirts, MI Plaid in every shape and size and more from their highly-sought after lineup of stickers, bottle openers and other crowd-peasing Michigan swag.
Where to find us
Find them on Fifth Street between Center and Washington (near O'Tooles) all weekend. Celebrate the place you live and love by putting on something that says I Love Michigan!