Last chance to visit Arts, Beats and Eats

Labor Day is the final day of the festival

ROYAL OAK, Mich. - Ford Arts, Beats & Eats presented by FirstMerit Bank is in its final day.  The festival has plenty of events to keep the entire family entertained.

Those who haven't witnessed the fun of Arts, Beats & Eats will head to Royal Oak Labor Day for this end of summer tradition.

For anyone trying to make it out before it's all over, it ends at 9:30 p.m.


Arts, Beats & Eats will include a Juried Fine Art Show featuring work from artists across the country. More than 140 artist booths will be part of the show with various media, including: jewelry, metal work, painting, wood and more, along with the work of photographers like West Bloomfield's Rod Carter.


Big named bands and smaller local groups will make up the "beats" portion of the festival.  Visitors can expect to see performances by Smash Mouth, Eddie Money, Montgomery Gentry, Soul Asylum, Guster, MC Hammer and others.


The festival wouldn't be complete without the great tastes of metro Detroit cuisine. More than 50 restaurants and caterers will line the streets of Royal Oak. The list includes: Prime 29, Green Lantern, Eskimo Jack's, Sisro's Cakery, Mitchell's Fish Market, Hamlin Corner, Polish Village Café, Pronto!, Palm Palace and many more.

Admission to Ford Arts, Beats & Eats is $3. It is $5 after 5 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit 13 local charities.

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