Arts Beats and Eats brings 4 days of fun to downtown Royal Oak over Labor Day Weekend (September 2nd to 5th) and here’s everything you need to know for visiting with kids.

Explore the fine art festival, sample food from local restaurants, listen to a variety of performers on one of 9 stages and have fun in the family zone. The Detroit News Kids Zone will host a variety of interactive, educational and fun performances throughout the weekend, crafting stations, inflatable bounce houses and kiddie carnival rides.

For another year, Delta Dental is sponsoring Family Fays for individuals on the ASD spectrum. Families can sign up to receive free admission for up to 5 guest, free convenient parking, free access to carnival rides and inflatables an hour before the festival opens and free lunch for the first 200 registrants per day.  Learn more about how to register here.


Festival admission is $5 before 3pm and $10 after 3pm

  • Friday, September 2nd: 11am to 11pm
  • Saturday, September 3rd: 11am to 11pm
  • Sunday, September 4th: 11am to 11pm
  • Monday, September 5th: 11am to 9pm

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. NO PARKING is allowed in the neighborhoods within a mile radius from the festival.

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