Arts, Beats & Hats in Royal Oak, photo in 2018.

Arts, Beats & Hats in Royal Oak, photo in 2018.

Arts, Beats & Eats is back – and is removing a feature that was a thorn in the side for many present.

Officials with the state’s largest Labor Day festival, officially known as the Eagle Arts, Beats and Fast Foods Presented by Flagstar Bank, confirmed on Tuesday that the event will return September 3-6 to the streets of Royal Oak.

It comes a year after AB&E hosted a hybrid fest with online shows and car concerts by local musicians as the Detroit subway continued to grind through the pandemic.

This year’s festival will look, sound and taste like Arts, Beats & Eats that has been a staple of the Oakland County calendar since 1998: more than 200 national and local music operates in nine stages, with offers from dozens of restaurants and area foods. trucks, family attractions and a fine arts show.