Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.
August 18 – 24: “Genesee County Fair” at E.A. Cummings Event Center, 6130 E. Mt. Morris Road, Mt. Morris * (810) 687-0953 * gcf.org
- (Fair runs daily 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.) Come out and enjoy this family event that attracts over 150,000 visitors annually featuring live stock, a 4-H horse show, carnival rides, an entertainment tent, monster truck and derby races, Grandstand performances, hog calling contest, pickle putting tournament, a Ronald McDonald magic show, Cornhole tournament, Sunday Rodeo and much more. For a detailed list of scheduled activities visit the above website.
August 19 (Rain Date August 20): “The Country Legends Tour” at Clio Amphitheater, 301 Rogers Lodge Drive, Clio * (810) 686-5850 * clio.govoffice.com
- (Gates open 6 p.m. show begins 7 p.m.) Enjoy an evening dedicated to Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Willie Nelson.
August 20: “Honeybee KIDS: Harvesting the Honey” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org
- (Event runs 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.) Join beekeeper, Jim Withers, at For-Mar’s observation hive for a fun and interactive honeybee program. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.
August 20: “Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes” at Davison Roadside Park Pavilion, 6160 Davison Road, Burton * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org
- (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Fairies and gnomes need houses and homes. Come dressed in your fairy and gnome best for a story and building adventure! Recommended for families of all ages.
August 22 & 23: 38th Annual “Crim Festival of Races” at Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District, Saginaw Street, Flint * (810) 235-3396 * crim.org
- Enjoy two-days of family fun as the city of Flint welcomes over 15,000 runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts to participate in this annual event featuring the Crim 10-Mile Road Race along with a variety of other races, a Health & Fitness Expo and a Friday evening Crim Pasta Party and the Michigan Mile Race Series. Races begin Saturday at 7:30 a.m. followed by an afternoon entertainment tent, live bands, food vendors and more. Race awards will begin at 12 p.m. For a detailed list of scheduled activities visit the above website.
August 22 & 23: “Flint Free City” at Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District * freecityflint.org, Locations: Chevy Commons (Stevenson Street between University Avenue & Kearsley Street), Spring Grove (2nd & Ann Arbor Streets) and 605 Stone Street
- (Event runs Friday 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Saturday 2 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.) Free City 2014 returns to Flint’s Chevy Commons for its 2nd annual public event. This two-day festival of art, design and technology opens up the former industrial site for emergent uses in architecture, art, design, new media and civic engagement. The festival highlights the use of novel social and material practices to re-purpose vacant and underutilized spaces.
August 23: “Silly Saturday” at Bluebell Beach Bath House, 5500 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org
- (Event runs 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.) Whipped cream hairdo’s, pudding tossing, bubblegum blowing, Cool Whip painting… Come play with food! Be prepared to get sticky, messy and gooey, and then wash off in Bluebell’s splash pad. Wear old clothes or a bathing suit and bring a beach towel. Recommended for families all ages.
August 23: Flint’s “Lumber City Vintage Base Ball Club” at the William S. White Building (U-of-M Flint Campus), 509 Harrison Street, Flint * whaleyhouse.com
- (Game runs 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) The Lumber City Vintage Base Ball Club will play against the Walker Wheels. This baseball club of Flint is part of the Whaley Historic House Museum’s History Everywhere initiative and the University of Michigan-Flint Department of History and combines contemporary features with elements of the game as it was played in the nineteenth century. Bring lawn chairs.
August 23: 5th Annual “Greg Yost Memorial – Top Speed Modified Race” at Auto City Speedway, 10205 N. Saginaw Road, Clio * (810) 687-7484 or 686-9500 * autocityspeedway.com
- (Gates open 4:30 p.m. races begin 7 p.m.) Experience a fast-paced, fun filled night at the tracks featuring the Byrider Prolate models racing in the 3rd Triple Crown race along with the Tiger Auto Salvage Street Stocks, Spectator Drags and Kiddy Stocks. The first 100 children, ages 6 to 12, will receive a free backpack filled with school supplies.
August 23: 7th Annual “Blues on the Library Lawn” at the Flint Public Library – Main Branch
1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info
- (Event runs 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.) Enjoy some sizzling, hot summer blues on the lawn of the Flint Public Library featuring Maurice “King of the Party Blues” Davis and his band.
August 23 & 24: “Good Times in Goodrich Festival” at Goodrich Village Park, Downtown Goodrich Entertainment District * gtig.info
- (Festival runs Saturday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) The fun begins with a Saturday morning pancake breakfast and does not stop until Sunday evening featuring a parade, art & craft vendors, live entertainment, Goodrich walking tours, food vendors, children attractions, a Demonstration Pavilion with events such as Moo Cow’s pie eating contest and more. For a detailed list of scheduled activities visit the above website.