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Oakland County’s Favorite Summer Festival Celebrating Art, Music, Cuisine and Humanity returns August 29-September 1, 2014.

Now in its 17th year, Ford Arts, Beats & Eats Presented by FirstMerit Bank takes place in Downtown Royal Oak. The festival will offer more than 200 performances on ten stages, a highly ranked Juried Fine Arts Show, local restaurants with some of the finest cuisine in metro Detroit and international, regional and local attractions that will make the city of Royal Oak the premier destination for Labor Day weekend 2014.

In 2013, over 355,000 visitors attended the festival and $386K was raised for local charities.  Festival admission is $3 until 3pm and $5 after 3pm on Saturday, Sunday & Monday.  Ford Arts, Beats & Eats is free to enter until 5pm on Friday only.