Lake Orion Lifestyle

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in Downtown Lake Orion

Visit Downtown Lake Orion

Whether you’re looking for a night on the town, some family fun or a unique shopping and dining experience, Downtown Lake Orion has what you’re looking for.

Shop, Eat, Repeat

Start the day with breakfast at CJ’s Lakeside Grill. Then pop into Ed’s Broadway gift & costume right next door. Across Flint street, you’ll find Green Hippo Gifts, Prime Time Comics & Cards or Hanson’s Running Shop. No matter which direction you choose, you’re sure to find something to fit your taste and budget. Speaking of taste, you can’t go wrong with lunch at Sagebrush Cantina, or maybe dinner at Valentino’s Italian Grill or any one of the other fine restaurants in Downtown. Explore our Shops and Restaurants on find your way to the perfect gift and download our Downtown Shopping & Dining Guide.

Live Music & Art

Start at Accent on Art where you’ll find prints made by local artists. Next head over to the Orion Art Center gallery to see their latest exhibit. You’ll find shows featuring musicians from around the world at 20 Front St. If you want a more casual atmosphere, head over to Lockhart’s BBQ, CJ’s Sandbar, Valentino’s Italian Grill, ABeanToGo Coffee Roasters, Wine Social or Fork N’ Pint and listen to local musicians playing most every Friday or Saturday night. Looking for that hard-to-find album? Head over to Broadway Records. Thinking about learning how to play an instrument? Go to the Orion Music Studio. Visit our Art and Music directory for more information.

Light Up Your Life at a Lake Orion Event

Lake Orion is home to one of the only nighttime holiday lighted​ ​parades in Michigan. In fact, it’s the second largest lighted holiday parade in the nation!! The event—sponsored, planned and​ ​coordinated by the Orion Area Parade Group (OAPG) —​ ​takes place starting at dusk, the first Saturday of December. Lake Orion is a special place. A downtown filled with radiant​ ​restaurants, blissful boutiques, and incomparable shopping experiences.  Feel good about where you shop this holiday season! You can be entered to win prizes from Oakland County when you shop locally the Saturday after Thanksgiving for Shop Small Saturday.​ Find more information on our Events page.​