Explore attractions in north Oakland County
Stag’s Leap Farm recommends the following area attractions in north Oakland County. From fabulous restaurants, to seasonal events, and exquisite boutiques —there’s something for everyone!
20 Front Street
20 Front Street
Lake Orion, MI 48362
Regarded as one of the top independent venues in the country, 20 Front Street engages guests with an intimately immersive sonic experience unlike any other. In 2016 several families joined together to transform this old antique shop in Lake Orion, Michigan into a beautiful, intimate music venue. Artists from all over the world have shared their gifts in this divine, up close and personal listening room.
Meadow Brook Music Festival and Amphitheater
3554 Walton Blvd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
This intimate outdoor pavilion, nestled in a ravine on the Meadow Brook Estate and located on the campus of Oakland University, opened in 1964 as the summer residence of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. It since has become a well-known venue for contemporary music and popular artists, welcoming some of music’s biggest emerging stars.
The Meadow Brook Estate, also located on the Oakland University campus, was constructed between 1926 and 1929 for $4 million. It is the fourth largest historic home in the country. The museum and cultural center are open for tours throughout the year.
Pine Knob Music Theatre
Ranked among the top amphitheaters in the world for live concerts, Pine Knob Music Theater was ranked #1 in the world in Pollstar’s 2019 year-end rankings. It boasts state-of-the-art audio and lighting systems and has a seating capacity of 15,000, one of the largest in the country. The venue features four main seating areas covered with a large, fixed canopy, and a smaller rear outdoor lawn area. It also is equipped with three video screens for lawn patrons and on outdoor beer garden. In the winter, skiers will enjoy the slopes of Pine Knob on this site (the original name of the music theatre).
Rochester Big Bright Light Show
Since 2006, the light show illuminates the night sky of downtown Rochester every evening from mid-November through mid-January. Two crews, working seven days a week for eight weeks, decorate the town’s building with some 1.2 million lights. Giant snowmen, a Santa train, carolers, nutcrackers and an ice skating family also line the streets. It definitely is a show stopper.
Holly Hotel Comedy Club
Since 1984, the Holly Hotel Comedy Club, situated in the lower level of the historic Holly Hotel, has been known as one of the best venues for professional stand-up comedians – from Los Angeles to New York. Local comedians Soupy Sales and Tim Allen, and national names like Bill Mahar, Judy Tenuta and Pat Paulsen have performed on the comedy club’s stage. Every Friday and Saturday evening the comedy club is open for two shows.
Oxford Concerts in the Park
Grab a lawn chair, a blanket, and the family and head to Centennial Park in downtown Oxford for free summer concerts on Thursday evenings from 7 pm to 9 pm all summer long. You will enjoy a huge variety of family music, folk music, blues, rock, country and more – some of the very best musicians in the region. All these attractions in north Oakland County, and more!
Olde Town Canterbury Village
A designated historical landmark in Michigan, Canterbury Village covers more than 21 acres of the old Scripps farm from the 1870s. The Village is home to 14 specialty shops, including Aldridge’s Always Christmas store, one of the largest and most unique Christmas stores around. The Village hosts many events and festivals throughout the year including open air markets, Michigan Hippie and Veggie Festival, the International Taste Festival, a haunted house, Halloween Stroll and Holiday Stroll.