- $63 for two general session tickets ($90 value)
General session tickets grant admission from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, February 21.
Whiskey Business II
From Scotland, across Tennessee, and straight up through Michigan, Whiskey Business collects more than 100 spirits from around the globe under one roof for a single day in February. Held at the Royal Oak Farmers Market, the event presents visitors with the opportunity to taste a wide selection of bourbons, scotches, and canadian whiskeys. Brand ambassadors can share descriptions of their different products, and local restaurants will have special, whiskey-inspired appetizers for sale. But being an educated drinker isn't just about drinking; that's where the event's speakers come in. A number of premium cigar vendors will also be on-site to sell and offer samples of their products.
Royal Oak Taste Fest
Per its name, Royal Oak Taste Fest celebrates some of the best local cuisine as well as the chefs behind each food sample on offer. But that might be the only traditional thing about this event. The dishes here hail from the Middle East, Mexico, Italy, and just about everywhere in between. In some ways, it's a Taste of Everywhere—except Greenland, where people only ever eat ice.
The festival extends beyond food too, showcasing art from local retailers and crafters, as well as musicians whose live shows add the soundtrack to the day.