Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.
July 29 (Rain date July 30): “Hot Rods & Rock-N-Roll” at Clio Amphitheater, 301 Rogers Lodge Drive, Clio * (810) 686-5850 * clio.govoffice.com
- (Gates open 6 p.m. show begins 7 p.m.) The Fabulous Oldies But Goodies, a favorite 50′s & 60′s band of The National Hot Rod Association, will transport back in time when Rock-N-Roll was new, the malt shop was the place to be and crusin’ was the thing to do. Bring your ride out for a muffler rap contest. Prizes for the Best of Show, Pre-1960′s & 70′s, best dressed 50′s costume and Twist & Limbo contest.
July 29: “Everyday Energy in Action” at Flushing County Park (Pavilion #1), 4417 N. McKinley Road, Flushing * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org
- (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) What is “energy” and why is everyone talking about it? Join Mark Tripp and learn all about energy and how we can conserve it to save money and protect our planet. Using physics and chemistry, witness a sugar fire, a paint can explosion and other exciting experiments. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.
July 30: “The Man Who Was Houdini” at Davison Roadside Park Pavilion, 6160 Davison Road, Burton * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org
- (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Houdini! Everyone knows his name, but who was he? Join Mark Tripp as he separates fact from fiction and brings the Great Houdini to life once more! Using his skills as a storyteller, scientist and, of course, magician, Mark will demonstrate many of Houdini’s actual tricks and weave them into a true story of a Jewish immigrant who came to America and realized the American Dream, Houdini lives again! Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.
August 1: “Flint Youth Theatre Acting Workshops” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org
- (Event runs 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.) Working with a FYT educator, create amazing characters and stories from literature and your own imagination, while working on acting techniques, teamwork, confidence, self-worth and responsibility. Class will be held outside, weather permitting. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.
August 1: Dixie Motor Speedway, 10945 Dixie Hwy, Birch Run * (989) 624-9778 * dixiemotorspeedway.com
- (Gates open 5 p.m. races begin 7:30 p.m.) Enjoy nonstop, live entertainment on one of the premier short tracks in the Midwest. Tonight’s family event features three great shows along with school buses and figure 8’s.
August 2: Flint’s “Drop Fest”, Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District * facebook.com (Drop Fest 2014)
- (Event runs 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Partake in this 3rd annual electronic music festival featuring 3 stages of entertainment at Flint’s U-of-M Pavilion Ice Rink, the Rutherford parking ramp and the Riverbank Park Amphitheater.
August 2: “Critters of Alice in Wonderland” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org
- (Event runs 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.) Learn all about the many animal friends who take part in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Meet these fascinating animals and create a mini mushroom garden to take home. Recommended for families of all ages.
August 2: 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 Northville Eclipse. 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 2: “Octane Beauty Studio Maximum Destruction Show” 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 family night at the tracks featuring pure stock, figure 8’s, boat & trailer races, buses, endoro and more. Wear Star Wars gear and get $2 off admission.
August 2 & 3: “Grand Blanc Art Fair” at Physician’s Park, 218 E. Reid Road, Grand Blanc * grandblancartscouncil.org
- (Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Browse and shop during this 16th annual fine arts festival featuring metal sculptures, wood carvings, paintings, drawings, photography, textiles, glass, jewelry, pottery and ceramics as well as live entertainment, food, prizes and more. Grand Blanc’s Farmers’ Market will also be open on Sunday.