Rock ‘n’ Ride Summer Carnival in Royal Oak


The first official weekend of Summer kicks off in Royal Oak with its annual Rock ‘n’ Ride Festival, happening downtown June 16 – June 19, 2022.

Fifth Street between Washington and Center Streets will be transformed into the Fifth Street Block Party with live music, beverage booths, and of course all your favorite carnival snacks.

The 18-ride carnival is the largest downtown Royal Oak has seen, featuring favorites such as the Cliffhanger, Ring of Fire, Scrambler, Tilt-A-Whirl, and more.

The festival also includes a kids’ stage with family-friendly musicians, magicians, puppet shows, and performances from local school and community groups.

Admission to the festival is free until 5 p.m. After 5 p.m., admission is $10/person ($5 if you’re a Royal Oak resident).

All-day bands for the carnival are $20 on Thursday and $30 Friday through Sunday; individual rides range between $3 and $6.

Festival Hours:
Thurs, June 16: 4-11 p.m.
Fri, June 17: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sat, June 18: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sun, June 19: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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