The Friday Five — July 4-7

Your guide to the weekend's events

Metro | Published July 2, 2024


1. Red, White & Boom
July 4 • Clawson

Carnival from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., arts and crafts fair from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., live music from 2-10 p.m. and fireworks at dusk, Clawson City Park, 935 N. Custer Ave., plus Firecracker Mile at 9 a.m. and parade shortly after, both start near 14 Mile and Crooks roads in Clawson, all July 4, see more activities and band lineup at

2. Taco Fest
July 4-7 • Royal Oak

50-plus food trucks, taquerias and eateries, five stages of performers, lucha libre wrestling, tequila sampling, hot sauce challenges, taco eating contests, dog pageant, artisan vendors, ropes course, zip line, axe throwing, and kids area with inflatables, face painting and more, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. July 4-6 and 11 a.m-9 p.m. July 7, Centennial Commons in downtown Royal Oak,

Read the story: Taco Fest coming in hot for the Fourth of July weekend

Also in Royal Oak:

Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair
Featuring more than 100 artists selling ceramics, collage, drawing, jewelry, wood, fiber, metals, painting, pastels, photography, sculpture and more, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 6 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 7, Memorial Park, 13 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue,

3. Pizza Palooza fundraiser
July 7 • St. Clair Shores

Inaugural event hosted by Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores, vote for who has best round, square and gluten-free pizza in St. Clair Shores among 13 participating restaurants, money to benefit 2-year-old resident with level-three autism seeking stem-cell therapy, noon-6 p.m. July 7, Blossom Heath Park, Facebook

4. Fourth of July Celebration
July 4 • Huntington Woods

Parade at 10 a.m., starts at Salem and York roads and ends at Burton Park, near Nadine Avenue and Scotia Road in Huntington Woods, also hot dog roast at 11 a.m. and concert featuring The Love Junkies from 7-9 p.m., both at Burton Field, plus fireworks at dusk, Rackham Golf Course, 10100 W. 10 Mile Road in Huntington Woods, all July 4,

5. Oakland County Fair
July 5-14 • Davisburg

Rides, glassblowing demonstrations, saw artist, pig racing, petting zoo, competitive project exhibitions by Oakland County youth, offroad demolition derby, micro wrestling, “Figure 8 Races,” monster trucks, “SuperKicker Rodeo” and more, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-11 p.m. weekends July 5-14 (admission closes at 9 p.m. daily and fair closes at 7 p.m. final day), Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road in Davisburg,

Read the story: Oakland County Fair set to return

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