ROYAL OAK (WWJ) – Over 400,000 visitors have come through Royal Oak this Labor Day weekend for the annual Arts, Beats and Eats Festival.

Residents like Anthony Moore say the event fits his hometown like a glove:

“I don’t see nobody really bent out of shape about it, I’ve been around Royal Oak for a while … and I think they are welcome,” says Moore.

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Dusty Connelly who lives near downtown Royal Oak “Honestly living in Royal Oak – Main Street, whether it’s Arts, Beats and Eats is happening or not can be a challenge – so if I need to get to the freeway I just head out to I-75.

Connelly says the city gives out parking permits for residents ahead of time and that helps to keep the overflow crowds out of the neighborhoods and into the parking structures.

This year’s headlining musical acts include Cheap Trick, Puddle of Mudd and Neon Trees.

Parking updates all weekend on WWJ during traffic and weather on the eights.

Check out the GUIDE TO LABOR DAY EVENTS. 

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