Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.
July 6: “Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes” at Linden County Park (Clover Beach Pavilion) 15349 S. Linden Road, Linden * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org
- (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Come dressed in your fairy and gnome best for stories, crafts and a building adventure. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.
July 7: Clio Amphitheater presents a “Tribute to Johnny Cash,” 301 Rogers Lodge Drive, Clio * (810) 686-5850 * clio.govoffice.com
- (Gates open 6 p.m. show begins 7 p.m.) Relax and enjoy an evening dedicated to Johnny Cash.
July 7: “Oobleck, Goop and Glurch” 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.) Rain, always rain. Why can’t we have something different for a change? Oobleck is a fictional form of green precipitation invented by children’s author Dr. Suess. Dress for a mess and come make some oobleck, goop and glurch! Recommended for families all ages. Free admission.
July 10: Movies Under the Stars presents “The Sandlot” at Flint City Hall’s Back Lawn, 1101 S. Saginaw Street, Flint * communitiesfirstinc.org
- (Movie begins at dusk) Bring lawn chairs and blankets and spend a family-fun evening, under the stars, watching the movie The Sandlot. Also, enjoy a visit with Flint’s Lumber City Vintage Base Ball Club and practice at some batting cages. Wear your favorite team jersey.
July 10 & 11: Sloan Museum presents “Movies in the Courtyard”, 1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3450 * sloanlongway.org
- (Doors open 8 p.m. and movie begins at dusk) Bring a blanket and settle in for a relaxing evening, outside, watching a movie. “In My Dreams” plays Friday and is about a girl and a boy who each tosses a coin into a fountain and starts dreaming about each other. But, according to fountain mythology, they only have a week to turn their dreams into reality (rated TV Movie). The movie “Despicable Me” plays Saturday and is about a criminal who uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme and finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better (rated PG). Concessions and a cash bar will be available both nights.
July 11: “Fenton ArtWalk” at Fenton’s Downtown Entertainment District, Leroy Street, Fenton * fentonbecloser.com
- (Event runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Enjoy this community event celebrating the arts and showcasing local and regional artists. Artists will display their work inside participating businesses and at local organizations. Visitors can circulate through the storefronts to see and shop for artwork. Also, enjoy live entertainment, sculptures, dining, storytelling, art at the river, family fun, an Artzy Hat Prize competition and more.
July 11: “Strolling Saturday” at Applewood, 1400 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 233-3835 * ruthmottfoundation.org
- (Event runs 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Explore the beauty of Flint’s Applewood Estates in a casual setting. Free admission.
July 11: “Tell-a-Tail” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info
- (Event runs 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.) Friendly therapy dogs will accept any and all petting as children practice their reading skills using their favorite book or one selected from the Library. Those children waiting to read can complete a craft. Recommended for toddlers, preschool and elementary school ages.
July 11: “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 begins 2 p.m.) The Lumber City Vintage Base Ball Club will play against the Richmond Bees. This Flint baseball club 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. Games are played on a unique space nestled along the Flint River on the U-of-M Flint Campus. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.
July 11: “Buckham Alley Festival” at Buckham Alley Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District * buckhamalleyfest.com
- (Festival runs 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.) Come be a part of this 5th annual downtown Flint event featuring live bands on 2 stages, dancing, crafts, food & drinks, street performers and more. Free admission.
July 11: Auto City Speedway presents “UAW Night” at the Race, 10205 N. Saginaw Road, Clio * (810) 687-7384 or (810) 686-9500 * autocityspeedway.com
- (Gates open 4:30 p.m. and races begin 7:30 p.m.) Experience a fast-paced, fun-filled family night at the tracks featuring a classic car show.
July 12: “Park & Recreation Month Celebration” at Bluebell Beach, 5500 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org
- (Event runs 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) It’s all about dancing, singing and bouncing! Come celebrate 30 years of Park and Recreation Month, Genesee County Parks’ style, with live music from the Jim Cummings Band, bounce houses and more! Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.