DETROIT -

The big one is Saturday, August 17 but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until then for the fun to start. There’s plenty of things going on Friday. Here's a rundown of events happening around Metro Detroit.

Berkley:

6pm-9pm Kid's Inflatable Zone --12 Mile Road & Tyler

6:30pm-7:30pm Berkley’s Annual Classic Car Parade --12 Mile Road between Coolidge & Greenfield

7:30pm-9pm Tri-Community Coalition Street Dance

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/BerkleyCruisefest

Bloomfield Township

5:30pm-8pm Dream Drive -- An opportunity to take a spin in a replica of a Shelby Cobra, Daytona Coupe or a GT40 on the night before the Woodward Dream Cruise.

For more information, visit www.bloomfieldtwp.org/events/Events/2013/DreamDrive.asp

Ferndale:

12pm-9pm Ferndale Dream Cruise -- Rock’n Live Entertainment, Kids Play Zone, Cruis’n Food Court and Vendors

1pm-8pm 13th Emergency Vehicle Show

5:30pm Lights & Sirens Cruise, 

For more information, visit http://www.ferndaledreamcruise.com/

Pontiac:

"Cruise The Loop"

Car Show 11am-9pm

Motorcycle Cruise Parade 6:30pm

Live music & other attractions

Royal Oak:

6pm 11th Annual Champagne Cruise

10am-9pm Chevrolet Performance

If you feel like cruising north, Back to the Bricks runs from August 13-17. Make sure to read our preview here.

Will you be cruising Woodward? Do you have a classic ride you'd like to share with everyone? Make sure to use the hashtag #CruiseTheD on Instagram and Twitter to share your pictures and thoughts. Your pictures will show up on our Cruise The D app!

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