August 2018


Downtown Stakeholder's Meeting

Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM at the Royal Oak Public Library
This month, we will be visited by Julie Law of 360 Event Productions who is managing the Spooktacular and Holiday Glow events. Come learn about the exciting things we have planned for Downtown Royal Oak during the 2018 holiday season! 

Join us the morning of Thursday, August 9th for our monthly downtown stakeholders' meeting. Are you a property owner, business owner, employee, or resident of downtown? If yes to any of those, we consider you a stakeholder and invite you to participate in building a strong Downtown Royal Oak community!

Lyft Code promo

Get $5 for your Ride

The Royal Oak DDA is continuing the $5 Lyft promotion! 

        Lyft riders will receive a $5 credit to their rides to and from Downtown Royal Oak by using the code ROSUMMER18. The promotion applies to any ride going to and from Downtown Royal Oak between 5:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. midnight on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for a six-week period, ending September 1.

      Drop-off points may be anywhere within 0.2 miles of the intersection of Third and Main Streets. This is the heart of Downtown Royal Oak, surrounded by many popular weekend destinations. Whether you are going to dinner, seeing a concert, or visiting your favorite shop, this service will help you get there.
    This promotion is being funded by the Downtown Development Authority who is implementing several measures to make travelling to downtown easy, safe, and fast. Ride sharing is a great way to reduce congestion and improve the experience of coming into Downtown Royal Oak.

   The code can be used up to a maximum of six times over the next six weeks, ending Saturday, September 1. The maximum number of applications is limited to the first one-thousand people who apply the code to their Lyft accounts.
The code can be applied by visiting 


Arts, Beats, & Eats

This popular signature event is taking place from August 31st through September 3rd, 2018. Last Wednesday, a major press conference held at the Royal Oak Taphouse announced the 2018 line-up for the event. Find out more...

Summer Concert Series

The Summer Concerts are organized by the Royal Oak Commission for the Arts. Join us for the final concert of the season on Thursday, August 9th at 6:00 pm, on Center Street near the intersection of Fourth Street. Gusoline Alley will be serving drinks on their outdoor patio, and Oakland County Parks and Recreation are bringing fun activities.

August 9th Concert Schedule:
  • 6:00pm - Pre-Show with The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music
  • 7:00pm - Luis Resto - (Amalgamated World Internationalistic Fusion)
  • 8:00pm - The Reefermen - (Rock and Soul)
summer concerts

Stagecrafters: Rapture,Blister, Burn

By Gina Gionfriddo
A finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, Rapture, Blister, Burn is a witty and engaging exploration of the feminist premise that a woman can have it all. 
August 4-5, 2018
Staged Reading Rated PG-13
Visit or call 248-541-6430 for tickets

Stagecrafters: The Wild Party

Originally performed Off-Broadway, this show was written by former Oak Park resident and University of Michigan Alumni, Andrew Lippa
September 7-30, 2018
Main Stage Musical Rated M
Visit or call 248-541-6430 for tickets

Announcement: Please Don't Park in the Alleys

      In this very busy time in Downtown Royal Oak, please be sure that vehicles are not parked for long periods of time in the alleys. Many businesses rely on the alleys for trash pick-up and deliveries. Recently, some dumpsters were not emptied due to parked vehicles obstructing access for garbage trucks.

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