The Friday Five — Aug. 4-6

Your guide to the weekend's events

Metro | Published August 2, 2023


1. Royal Oak Pride
Aug. 4-5 • Royal Oak

Featuring performers Brooke Lynn Hytes and Alyssa Edwards from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” singer-songwriter VINCINT and Puddles Pity Party, also vendors, food trucks, family fun area and more, 5 p.m. Aug. 4 and 3 p.m. Aug. 5, downtown Royal Oak,

2. Car shows
Aug. 5 & 6 • Various locations

Troy Traffic Jam
Also pedal car race and tech talks by members of auto industry, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 6, Columbia Center, corner of Big Beaver and Livernois roads,

Read the story: Troy Traffic Jam to return Aug. 6


Muscle & More
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 5, Royal Oak Historical Society Museum, 1411 Webster Road,

Read the story: Royal Oak museum car show back for 12th year


Clinton Township Gratiot Cruise
Noon-5 p.m. Aug. 6, Gratiot Avenue from 14 Mile Road to Harrington Blvd., also activities in parking lots of McLaren Macomb and AMC Star Gratiot 15,

3. Chic & Unique Vintage Market
Aug. 6 • Shelby Township

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 6, Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave. in Shelby Township, also Sept. 23 in Livonia, Oct. 22 in Shelby Township and Nov. 18 in Warren,

4. Free Family Fun Fair
Aug. 6 • Oak Park

Inaugural event to raise awareness for mental health and rehabilitation, includes food, live music, shows, face painting, bounce houses and prizes, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 6, Life Skills Village, 25900 Greenfield Road in Oak Park, visit the event page on Eventbrite

5. Belle Isle Art Fair
Aug. 5-6 • Detroit

Featuring 100 juried artists, food trucks, beer tent and more, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 5 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 6, Belle Isle State Park, 1 Fountain Drive in Detroit,


Highland Games
Aug. 5 • Livonia

174th event hosted by St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit, features Highland dancing, piping and drums, heavy athletics competitions, whisky tasting, kids activities and more, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 5, also live music by Ceilidh 5-11 p.m. Aug. 4, Greenmead Historical Park, 20501 Newburgh Road in Livonia,


Open House & Air Show
Aug. 6 • Waterford Township

Presentations on aircraft, vehicles, pilots and more from World War I and II and Vietnam War, inflatables, face painting, health and safety fair and dozens of vendors, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., air show featuring all-women skydiving team The Misty Blues, 1:30-3 p.m., Oakland County International Airport, 6500 Patterson Parkway in Waterford Township, free admission and parking, plane and helicopter rides cost $45,


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