Every festival ticket includes entry to the Festival, Souvenir Tasting Glass and tasting tickets. Each liquor pour is 1/2 oz, Beer pours are 3 oz, and wine pours are 1.5 oz. Most pours are one tasting ticket, but more expensive alcohols are multiple tastings tickets. See the Bourbon List page for a breakdown of how tasting tickets are priced. Additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase at the festival; GA Ticket for $2 & VIP Ticket for $4. Royal Oak Bourbon Fest is an indoor bourbon festival that features 200+ whiskeys and bourbons, store picks, classic cocktails and high-end bottle section. Friends of the River is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit that works to improve water quality, access, and awareness on the Rivers in Michigan. We implement these goals in several ways. A few examples would be by getting our hands dirty and hosting regular river clean ups. Or when we work with communities to help provide docking for recreational boats of all sizes from kayaks to larger power boats. We also host and attend events regarding the rivers to help keep communities aware of just how important our rivers and water resources are.
Royal Oak Bourbon Fest is an indoor bourbon festival hosted at Royal Oak Farmers Market (316 E Eleven Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067). This festival will feature 200+ whiskeys and bourbons, store picks, classic cocktails and high-end bottle section. Most of the list is bourbon but there will be a few non-bourbon options such as beer, wine & non-alcoholic options. In addition to the great beverage selection, we will have food trucks, live music, vendors and more!Regardless of your brand preference, or how you generally enjoy vodka (shaken’ or stirred, mixed or neat), Royal Oak Vodka Fest promises to be an exploration of all of your senses as Vodka suppliers from all over the globe for one night only. RoyalOakVodkaFest.comAttendees can meet brand ambassadors that will offer their unique descriptions and insight on many different products, and food available for purchase with a live musical performance by Cosmic Groove and dancing round out the evening in grand fashion, providing entertainment – and Vodka– for all!
The event takes place on Saturday, Nov 11, running from 7:00-10:00pm, with a limited-quantity VIP session beginning at 6:00pm. General Tasting tickets are $45 and include a tasting glass, 10 half-ounce sampling tickets and a keepsake photo. VIP Tasting tickets are $65 and allow for a one-hour relaxed atmosphere in which to sample before the Grand Tasting admission begins, plus 15 half-ounce sampling tickets. “Designated Driver” tickets are available for $10 and must accompany a paid attendee.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Eastern Market, 2934 Russell St. in Detroit. General admission is $5 (6 and younger are free). $10 beat the crowd tickets, sold online in advance include early entry at 9:30 a.m. and shopping from 10-11 a.m. prior to general admission and a complimentary All Things Detroit tote bag.The expo runs 2-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi. Tickets for adults and children 12 and older are $12; tickets for ages 4-11 are $7; children 3 and younger are free. Pets admitted free and must be leashed and proof of pet vaccinations must be provided. This event sponsored by Chase Bank and founded by Jennyfer Crawford-Williams of Ask Jennyfer will bring together 200 small businesses that will sell a variety of locally made goods and food. Visitors can enjoy free daily park entry with access to natural areas, trails, dog parks and park amenities at Addison Oaks County Park in Rochester, Highland Oaks County Park in Highland Township, Independence Oaks County Park in Clarkston, Lyon Oaks County Park and Dog Park in Wixom, Orion Oaks County Park in Lake Orion, Orion Oaks Dog Park in Lake Orion, Red Oaks Dog Park in Madison Heights and Rose Oaks County Park in Holly.
As temperatures continue to cool, more indoor experiences for children, adults and pets are available around metro Detroit this weekend. But there are still outdoors options in the mix.
This sampling festival will offer more than 100 vodka tastings, and attendees can meet brand ambassadors who offer descriptions and insight on products. The event will also have food and live musical performances by Cosmic Groove.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R in Detroit. Visitors are encouraged to make reservations in advance at mi-sci.org.
Pets of all kinds, shapes and sizes will be on hand at this expo that will include demonstrations, tutorials, pet adoption, a bounce house zone for kids and more.
Food trucks will be available, and a new collection of artists have been added to the event. Participating artists were chosen and curated by Detroit’s Colibri the Artist.
On the fourth floor of the science center is a special traveling exhibit called “Electric Playhouse Travels,” connecting games to problem-solving and potential careers.
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Michigan Science Center will host this free community weekend with various activities that include “Build the Change,” a Lego event that challenges kids to solve problems, and unique experiences in Spark!Lab and on the Science Stage at this event sponsored by Ford Motor Company FundCommercial distilleries began introducing whiskey made from wheat and rye in the late 18th century. All around the world, this gorgeous amber spirit has captivated humans for centuries. Fermented grain is the starting point that all the types of whiskey have in common – aside from the fact that they are adored the world over.And while flavor can range from smokey and earthy to bold and spicy, it is beloved as a drink served neat, but easily just as appreciated with your favorite mixer or in a new cocktail.Building relationships with top whiskey brands. Create memories with friends while sampling Japanese whisky, Kentucky bourbon, Scotch whisky, Rye, flavored whiskies – no matter its place of origin.
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Sushi Rolling Workshop at Great Lakes Culinary Center: Join Dr. Sushi in learning how to make three styles of sushi rolls. Class includes supplies and ingredients. You get to eat your creations and take home a sushi-rolling mat. Vegan and gluten-free materials available. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 16. $50; must purchase by Feb. 13. 24101 W. Nine Mile, Southfield. (248) 286-3102 or glculinarycenter.com.
Whiskey Experience at Eastern Market: A benefit for the Luella M. Harden Foundation (which raises money for college scholarships and contributions to the Leukemia Society), this whiskey-lovers event includes tastings, industry experts and strolling appetizers. 5:30-9:30 p.m. March 31. $80 before Feb. 2, $100 for VIP before Feb. 2. Shed 5, 2934 Russell, Detroit. facebook.com/luellamhardenfoundation.Tasting Tuesday at Michigan Beer Co.: Sample four beers from Royal Oak’s Roak Brewing Co., paired with food from chef Jeff Krulikowski. 6:30-9 p.m. Tues. $25. 42875 Grand River, Ste. 104, Novi. (248) 308-2717.
Walk Through the Forest dinner at Kung Food Market Studio: This multi-course menu inspired by the woods includes smoked fish, rabbit, sweet soup and more. 6 and 9 p.m. Fri. $65. 1568 Winder #2, Detroit. kungfood.kitchen.
Michigan Brewery Bus Tour: Start from Royal Oak and get bused to Dark Horse Brewery in Marshall, Bifferhaus Brewing in Jackson and Jolly Pumpkin’s Dexter taphouse. Tickets include transportation, guided tours, beer samples at each stop and lunch. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 11. $75. 514 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. motorcitybrewtours.com.
Flavors of India at Royal Oak Farmers Market: A festival of Indian food and shopping bazaar featuring food and desserts from eight restaurants. 6-9:30 p.m. Thurs. $10 admission includes $5 voucher toward food. Free admission for 12 and younger. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. myfavoriteshowsandevents.com.
Vodka Vodka at Royal Oak Music Theatre: One of the largest vodka tasting events, this party has a nightclub feel with a sexy fashion show and DJs. The VIP ticket includes early access to the Tito’s Handmade Vodka VIP Terrace. 7:30-11 p.m. Sat. $40, $55 VIP. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (313) 961-4060.The Pleasure of Port at Grosse Pointe War Memorial: Learn about six varieties of this sweet wine from Portugal with expert Michael Schafer. Class includes light appetizers. 7-9 p.m. Thurs. $35. 32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms. warmemorial.org.
Flowers of Vietnam pop-up at El Club: This all ages music venue will lend its pizza kitchen, Pepe Z, to chef George Azar of Flowers of Vietnam. 6, 7:30 and 9 p.m. seatings Mon.-Tues. $35. 4114 Vernor, Detroit. Purchase tickets in advance at elclubdetroit.com.
Wines for Lovers at Grosse Pointe War Memorial: Sample and learn about a selection of alluring wines with romantic food pairings. 7-9 p.m. Feb. 10. $35. 32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms. warmemorial.org.Pappy vs. Weller at Sugar House: An educational blind tasting featuring Pappy Van Winkle and Weller Whiskies. Tasting includes Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year 107 Wheated Sazerac and Weller 12 12 Year 90 Wheated Sazerac. Noon-2 p.m. March 18. $95. 2130 Michigan, Detroit. eventbrite.com.
Mina’s Liberian/Mediterranean Dinner at Brooklyn Street Local: Start with lentil soup, kala (a Liberian-style doughnut) and diced plantains, followed by chuck rice, peanut butter stew and burgul-lentil pilaf. 7-10:30 p.m. Jan. 29. $25. 1266 Michigan, Detroit. eventbrite.com.
Bubble Fest at Blackfinn Royal Oak: This sparkling wine tasting event includes 10 samples, appetizers, music and giveaways. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Jan. 27. $20. 530 S. Main, Royal Oak. (248) 582-9460.North American Belgian Beer Festival at Ashley’s Westland: The largest beer festival in the United States that showcases exclusively Belgian beers. 7-11 p.m. July 14, and 2-6 p.m. July 15. $40, $70 both days. 7525 N. Wayne, Westland. NABBF.com.
Greater Detroit VegBash at Royal Oak Farmers Market: A celebration of vegan and vegetarian cuisine, this family-friendly event features restaurants, caterers and food trucks. 6-9:30 p.m. Feb. 9. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Admission includes a $5 voucher toward food purchase. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. myfavoriteshowsandevents.com.
Michigan’s Firkin Birthday Celebration at Bavarian Inn Restaurant’s Michigan on Main Bar and Grill: Rochester Mills Beer Co. has produced a special Chocolate-Covered Cherry Flavored Milkshake Stout to celebrate Michigan’s 180th birthday. They’ll tap the firkin (a small cask of beer) and the restaurant will also serve other food and drink specials. 6 p.m. Jan. 26. 713 S. Main, Frankenmuth. (800) BAVARIA.
The Vodka Rox fest takes place on Friday, October 9 at Royal Oak Farmers Market. Valid from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., general admission includes 10 tasting tickets. VIP admission includes early entrance at 7 p.m. and 15 tickets. Guests will have a choice of more than 50 different vodkas and all attendees will receive a commemorative glass & keepsake photo..
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𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲, or how you generally enjoy vodka (shaken’ or stirred, mixed or neat), Royal Oak Vodka Fest promises to be an exploration of all of your senses as Vodka suppliers from all over the globe for one night only.The Royal Oak Vodka Festival includes tastings of more than 100 vodkas from makers creating specialty cocktails just for you. Vodka suppliers from all over the world converge in Royal Oak for one night to provide you with a bit of education and tidbits on vodka.How do you like your vodka? Do you like it shaken, mixed, stirred, or neat? Well, you can have it any way you want at this incredible Michigan festival. Take a trip to the Royal Oak Vodka Festival, and you can enjoy your vodka in a myriad of ways.