Arts Beats and Eats brings 4 days of fun to downtown Royal Oak over Labor Day Weekend. Enter to win a 4-pack of general admission tickets to the festival and a swag bag from the Detroit Institute of Arts, where admission is always free for residents of Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties.
Explore the fine art festival, sample food from over 40 local restaurants and listen to over 100 artists take the stage on 9 stages featuring unique entertainment acts for music lovers of every genre from R&B to country. Stop by the Kids Zone for free arts and crafts, inflatable playspaces and a kiddie carnival for ages 3 to 13.
This year the Detroit Institute of Arts is bringing family entertainment to the Kids Zone and introducing guests to the fun family entertainment available (for free to residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties) all year long at the museum. Below is the stage schedule for the DIA’s signature performers but you can also watch demonstrations by the DIA’s Midtown neighbor, the Michigan Science Center, throughout the weekend.
Friday, August 30, 2019
4:30-4:50pm – Storyteller Ivory D. Williams
5:45-6:45pm – Kevin Kammeraad & the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe
Saturday, August 31, 2019
1:00-2:00pm – Kevin Kammeraad & the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe
4:45-5:45pm – Kevin Kammeraad & the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe
6:15-7:15pm – Kevin Kammeraad & the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe
Sunday, September 1, 2019
1:20-1:40pm – Storyteller Ivory D. Williams
2:00-2:45pm – School of World Music and Dance
3:00-3:20pm – Storyteller Ivory D. Williams
4:00pm – Carrie Morris Arts Production
5:00-5:45pm – School of World Music and Dance
Monday, September 2, 2019
12:40-1:00pm – Storyteller Judy Sima
2:00-2:30pm – Storyteller La’Ron Williams
4:40-5:00pm – Storyteller Judy Sima
HOURS + ADMISSION:
- Friday, August 30: 11am to 11pm (admission is free before 5pm)
- Saturday, August 31: 11am to 11pm
- Sunday, September 1: 11am to 11pm
- Monday, September 2: 11am to 9:30pm
Festival admission is FREE on Friday before 5pm, all other days admission is $3 until 3pm, $5 after 3pm, and $7 after 5pm. Food and beverage tickets are available 16 tickets for $10. Carnival rides cost between $2.50 to $3.75 per ride.
If you have a family member on the ASD spectrum you can register for free admission, lunch and parking. For more information click here.
PARKING: All Downtown parking lots and structure will be $15 (location addresses can be found here) and shuttle transportation is available from Royal Oak High School. Parking at the school costs $10 and the shuttle is free. Rides will be available Saturday – Sunday from 10:30am – 12:30am and Monday from 10:30am – 10:30pm.
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