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It’s a huge week in Birmingham! Day On The Town starts Saturday, and it seems like the events keep coming through August.

For me, one of the best parts of summer is all the fairs, festivals and outdoor events. It just seems the street food tastes more vibrant, the adult beverages are colder, and everyone looks radiant. (Looking back at that sentence, you can see where my priorities are.)

Get out and enjoy Birmingham. And don’t forget to email me at with any tips or upcoming events!

~ Rebecca

Sale Extravaganza During Day on the Town in Birmingham

Birmingham’s largest sale event of the year will have the town jumping on Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Day On The Town offers bargain-hunters an opportunity to indulge in retail therapy for discounted high-end merchandise in stores and on the streets and sidewalks throughout downtown Birmingham.

Birmingham merchants will place their discounted merchandise on display in the streets and sidewalks around the Maple and Old Woodward area from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Old Woodward will be closed to traffic from Willits to Brown; Maple will be closed from Bates to Peabody. Attendees will enjoy free parking in all parking structures and at meters throughout the event.

Yee-haw! Police Host Bike Rodeo for Kids

Saddle up for the Birmingham Police Department Bike Rodeo, at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 27, at 151 Martin Street.

This event is free for children ages 4 through 12. Kids can learn new skills and practice on challenge courses, visit the bike wash station and get a personalized bike safety license. Bike inspections will be offered by the Birmingham Police Bicycle Patrol Unit and the Birmingham Fire Department. Be sure to bring your helmet. For additional information, call 248-530-1863.


Who Done It?

It’s time to register for the Golf Murder Mystery Dinner taking place Saturday, July 27, at 5 p.m. Amateur sleuths first play nine holes, followed by a buffet dinner and then they will have to figure out “Who Done It.” This evening of mystery and fun is $45 per person. Margaritas are served at 5 p.m., so don’t be late. Register today by calling 248-530-1670.

Don’t Miss Adventure Mini Golf and Ray’s Ice Cream

Nothing says summer like mini-golf with a little friendly smack-talk and ice-cream. Get together with some friends through Birmingham NEXT and hit the links at this completely redesigned par 40, 18-hole championship course at the Royal Oak Golf Center.

After golf the group will head to Ray’s Ice Cream (not included in trip cost) and choose from over 50 flavors.

Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members

Tuesday, July 30 – Registration required

Bus departs Next at 11:30 a.m., returns about 2:15 p.m.

Click here to register


Volunteer for the Birmingham Cruise Event

Tell your family and friends: volunteers are needed for the Birmingham Cruise Event Saturday, Aug. 17. All volunteers will receive free event T-shirts, snacks and hydration all day. Select from convenient 2.5 hour time slots. Download the volunteer registration form and sign up today.


Become an Election Inspector

The city clerk’s office is seeking election inspectors to work the polls on Aug. 6 and Nov. 5. Election inspectors work from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and are paid $10 per hour.

Election inspectors are required to attend a paid training session before each election and must have strong computer skills. All election inspectors must be a registered voter, a resident of Michigan and at least 18 years of age or older. Student inspectors must be at least 16 years of age or older.

For additional information, contact the city clerk’s office at 248-530-1880 or Applications are also available at the city clerk’s office, or at


Learn the History of the Blues with Joey Leone

On Saturday, July 27, at 7 p.m. blues man Joey Leone is back by popular demand for more history of blues music at this special after-hours event that will rock your socks off.

There won’t be any shushing at the Baldwin Public Library on this night. For more information visit or call 248-647-1700. Registration is required.


Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

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