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Upcoming Special Events in Birmingham
Each summer the City welcomes those from near and far who come to enjoy our wide variety of stores, restaurants and outdoor activities. Expect to see large crowds at the following upcoming events:
Movies under the Stars in Booth Park
The Birmingham Shopping District's popular Movie Night events offer pre-show entertainment at 7:30 p.m. followed by a movie at dusk. Upcoming Movie Night events are as follows:
- Friday, July 14 - Featured presentation: Finding Dory
- Friday, August 11 - Featured presentation: Ghostbusters (Original from 1984)
Families will head to Booth Park (located on the west side of North Old Woodward, just south of Harmon Street) and enjoy movies under the stars!
Shopping Extravaganza at Day On The Town
Saturday, July 22, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Birmingham's biggest sale event of the year will draw thousands on Saturday, July 22 from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. If you have not yet registered for Day On The Town, it's not too late. Please download and submit the
2017 Day On The Town registration form
as soon as possible!
Birmingham Cruise Event
Saturday, August 19, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The world's largest one-day automotive event will roll into town on Saturday, August 19. The Woodward Dream Cruise attracts more than 40,000 classic cars and one million people from all over the world. Birmingham's historic downtown, award winning parks, retailers and restaurants will be on display for all to see and enjoy.
Take Advantage of Parking Technology in Birmingham
The City's new parking widget tells drivers the number of available spaces at each parking structure in real-time. Now, visitors can go to the city's website at
or the Birmingham Shopping District's website at
to access the mobile-enabled feature. Drivers simply click on the green and white parking logo at the top right corner of the screen and gain access to current parking space availability and Google maps to the city's parking structures.
All parking meters located in the City of Birmingham now offer payment by credit card as an option.
The new parking meters still have a coin slot for payment using nickels, dimes or quarters. T
he City of Birmingham is absorbing the processing costs associated with use of credit cards. Parking rates will be the same regardless of payment type - coin or credit card. The new meters will accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
Prefer to pay using Parkmobile? Another great option! The new Liberty meters will reflect Parkmobile payments on the meter and on your mobile phone.
Also, the new vehicle detection sensors will allow parking patrons to utilize mobile phones, computers or vehicle apps to locate convenient parking close to Birmingham destinations for business, shopping, dining or recreation.
You're Invited to Oakland is Open for Business Workshop
The Oakland County Board of Commissioners invites you to explore the many resources Oakland County offers to help businesses grow and thrive.
The Oakland is Open for Business workshop is for local business owners and entrepreneurs. The event is free and will take place on Wednesday, August 9 at 2 p.m. in the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center at 2100 Pontiac Lake Road (Building 41W) in Waterford, Michigan.
The program is designed to provide business owners, entrepreneurs, vendors, suppliers and contractors with information about the many free business services and resources the County offers.
- Learn how to become a registered vendor with Oakland County
- Access the One Stop Shop Business Center's counseling and data sources
- Explore business financing options
- Connect with Oakland County Michigan Works! offices to find and train talent
This workshop - with tabletop exhibits - has been organized in response to inquiries from the local business community. Oakland County Commissioners Janet Jackson, Michael Spisz and Gary R. McGillivray will host the event.
To register, visit
and click on the "Register Today!" link under the "Oakland is Open for Business!" section on the home page. For more information, please contact Connie Srogi at 248-858-4078 or
Valet Parking Continues in Birmingham
To ensure an advanced level of service to Birmingham customers, the Birmingham Shopping District contracts with In-House Valet to offer valet parking services in Birmingham. The service is located near the north east corner of Old Woodward and Maple. Drivers pay $8 for valet parking for up to four hours, then $5 per hour for each additional hour. A $5 Short-Term option is also available for those who park for 30 minutes or less. The service is offered Monday - Saturday (excluding holidays) from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. For more information, call 248-530-1200.
Volunteer for the Birmingham Cruise Event
Tell your employees, family and friends: volunteers are needed for the Birmingham Cruise Event! All volunteers will receive free event t-shirts, snacks and hydration all day long! Select from convenient 2 or 2 1/2 hour time slots. Volunteers are a valuable part of the Birmingham Cruise Event. Download the
volunteer registration form
and sign up today. Thank you in advance for your support!
Reminder: Changes to Retail Flower Watering Program
In 2006 the City of Birmingham began
merchants' private flower displays. At that time, there were only 12 concrete planters and few hanging baskets throughout town. Over the years, the flower program has expanded to more than 32 planters and 200 hanging baskets, in addition to more than 100 flower troughs around the tree wells. In addition to the increasing demands throughout the City, several merchants request specific, customized care for their private flowers and plants that the City is not able to provide. Due to the expansion of the public flower displays, please remember the City is no longer
merchants' private flower displays. Hanging baskets and City planters located outside of your store will continue to be
. Thank you for understanding.
Park SMART This Summer
During the hot summer it's important shoppers find a quick and easy parking space! Please remind your employees to park in the parking structures, and encourage your customers to use Parkmobile.
Birmingham's parking meters are intended for short term use. When your employees use metered spots, it makes it hard for the quick shopper to find a spot and less likely they'll stop at all. The parking decks are designed for people who plan to be in town longer, whether it's employees or visitors.
All meters in Birmingham are Parkmobile enabled, which means your customers can easily use their cell phones or smart phones to pay for parking. Learn more here:
Send Us Your News & Promotions
The BSD will help promote your store news, events and promotions via social media! Simply e-mail your information to
and we'll help you spread the word via the Birmingham Shopping District Facebook page. Like or follow the Birmingham Shopping District on Facebook and via Twitter and Instagram (@BhamShopping).
Tell Your Employees - Discounts in
Be sure your employees know they're eligible for an Employee Discount Card! The card provides discounts at participating Birmingham stores. Show them the complete list with participating merchants and discount information at
Vote for Birmingham - 2017 Community Excellence Award
The City of Birmingham has entered its
Multi-Modal Transportation Board
in the Michigan Municipal League's 2017 Community Excellence Award competition.
The purpose of the Birmingham Multi-Modal Transportation Board is maintaining the safe and efficient movement of motorized AND non-motorized vehicles and pedestrians on the streets and walkways within the City and to advise the City Commission on the implementation of the Birmingham Multi-Modal Transportation Plan. This unique board consists of ex officio members and seven community members appointed by the City Manager.
Vote and learn more about the board at
. You can vote once a day through July 30. The City appreciates your support!