The Friday 5 — Aug. 2-4

Your guide to this weekend's events

C&G Newspapers | Published July 31, 2019

1. Gratiot Cruise
Sunday, Aug. 4 • Clinton Township

Classic car owners and enthusiasts will flock to Gratiot Avenue in Clinton Township this Sunday, Aug. 4, for the annual Gratiot Cruise

Festivities will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the cruise route runs between 14 Mile Road and Wellington Crescent. Registration for the cruise’s classic car show will begin at around 8 a.m., with opening ceremonies commencing at around 11:10 a.m. and the classic car parade kicking off at about noon.

New this year is a craft and vendor fair and a “Touch-A-Truck” opportunity for kids at the Dorian Ford Family Fun Zone at 15 Mile Road and Gratiot. For a complete cruise schedule and more information, visit

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2. Troy Traffic Jam
Sunday, Aug. 4 • Columbia Center, Troy

Nearly 300 classic cars and rods will roar into the Columbia Center, 201 W. Big Beaver Road in Troy, for the Troy Traffic Jam from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4. 

Classic car owners may preregister vehicles for $20 or pay $25 to enter a car on the day of the show. Other highlights include hands-on activities at the Kiwanis Kids Zone Fuels Education tent; food and beverages from local restaurants; and musical entertainment by DJ Bill Young, of Young’s Entertainment. 

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Troy Historical Society, which sponsors events and educational programs at the Troy Historic Village. For more information,visit or call (248) 524-3570.

3. Car show and ‘Woodward Memories’ exhibit
Saturday, Aug. 3 • Royal Oak Historical Society Museum, Royal Oak

The Royal Oak Historical Society Museum will host its eighth annual car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3.  

Along with the car show, museum volunteers will curate a “Woodward Memories” exhibit inside the museum, as well as an automotive concept art display, which will both run Aug. 3-Sept. 22.

There is no cost to attend the car show. To register a vehicle, the cost is $15, and car owners can do so online or on the day of the show. Registration includes a chance to win a $100 cash prize, dash plaques to the first 100 entrants and goodie bags to the first 75 entrants.

The Royal Oak Historical Society Museum is located at 1411 W. Webster Road, west of Crooks Road. It is open from 1 to 4 p.m.Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

For more information, call (248) 439-1501 or visit

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4. St. Clair Shores Yardeners Garden Tour
Saturday, Aug. 3 • St. Clair Shores

Six residential gardens will be on display during the St. Clair Shores Yardeners’ 26th annual Garden Tour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 3. This year’s tour will also feature the St. Clair Shores Community Garden.

Tour maps with garden descriptions will be available for $5 at the Selinsky-Green Farmhouse Museum, located on 11 Mile Road behind the St. Clair Shores Library, 22500 11 Mile Road. There will also be vendors at the Farmhouse Museum where visitors can purchase garden-related items.

For more information, call (586) 415-7110 or find the Yardeners on Facebook.

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5. Movies in the Moonlight
Saturday, Aug. 3 • Rochester

The Rochester Downtown Development Authority will present a free Movies in the Moonlight event at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, in the parking lot at the corner of East Third and Water streets in Rochester. 

This week's movie is the 2018 Pixar film "Incredibles 2," which is appropriate for viewers of all ages. Movie watchers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. 

For more information, call (248) 656-0060 or visit

Staff Writers Nick Mordowanec, Terry Oparka, Sarah Wojcik and Kristyne Demske contributed to this report.