Monday: Your Guide to Arts, Beats & Eats
Here's a guide to everything Monday at the Labor Day weekend festival in Royal Oak.
The Arts, Beats & Eats Festival, now in its third year in Royal Oak, continues today with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 86 degrees.
Here's what's on tap Monday:
Eat something good for you: If you've been avoiding Arts, Beats & Eats because you are watching your waistline, relax. Sure, ABE has fair food - burgers, pizza, fudge, ice cream - but there are also dozens of healthful options, including vegetarian grape leaves, turkey chili and spinach salad.
Bring the kids: Arts, Beats & Eats has a special Kids Zone with crafts, inflatibles, kiddie rides and a special stage geared for children with magic shows and music.
Michigan Lottery National Stage
3 p.m.: Pistol Day Parade (Grunge Rock)
4:30 p.m.: Saving Abel (Rock)
5:15 p.m.: Theory of a Deadman (Rock)
7:15 p.m.: Larry Lee & Back in the Day Band (Funk)
8:15 p.m.: Morris Day & The Time (Funk/Pop)
If you go
Parking: There are four parking structures and several lots in the festival area. All downtown lots and structures cost $15 to park through Monday. If you are looking for a deal, Royal Oak High School located at 1500 Lexington, off of Crooks, and north of 13 Mile costs $10.
Where not to park: Residential side streets have barricades and are clearly marked “Permit Parking Only.” Violators will receive a $50 ticket.
All Royal Oak parking meters will not be available due to traffic concerns.
How much it costs: Before 5 p.m., festivalgoers will have to pay $3 to enter Arts, Beats & Eats; after 5 p.m. the cost to enter is $5.
When you pay to enter, you will receive a wristband with the day of admission on it. You are allowed to re-enter the festival on that same day provided that your wristband is still on, and shows no signs of tape on it.
Children under 3 are free at all times.
Ride prices will be between 4 and 6 tickets event tickets or $2.50 to $3.75 per ride.
Food and beverage tickets are available through out the festival at a cost of 16 tickets for $10.
Dog are not permitted: The large crowds make it too dangerous for pets, so please leave your furry friend at home.
Weather: A slight chance of showers after noon on Monday. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent, according to the National Weather Service.
Monday night there is a chance of showers, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
(See PDF for festival map.)