Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.
August 11: “Oobleck, Goop and Glurch” 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.) “Rain, always Rain. Why can’t we have something different for a change?” Oobleck is a fictional form of green precipitation invented by the children’s author Dr. Suess. Dress for a mess as you make Oobleck, Goop and Glurch! Recommended for all ages. Free admission.
August 12: “Comets & Shooting Stars” at Clio Amphitheater, 301 Rogers Lodge Drive, Clio * (810) 686-5850 * clio.govoffice.com
- (Gates open 6 p.m. show begins 7 p.m.) Bill Haley’s Youngest Drummer, Joey Kay & His Comets, will perform such hits as “Rock Around the Clock”, “Shake, Rattle & Roll” and “See Ya Later Alligator.” They tour the world and still perform to ensure that the music, as it was, will continue into the future for many generations to enjoy.
August 12: “Know Your Nature” 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.) Join a For-Mar naturalist on a nature hike through the park and learn about the wildlife that calls For-Mar home. See all the signs they leave behind! Recommended for all ages. Free admission.
August 12 – 16: 10th Annual “Back to the Bricks” Cruise and Car Show, Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District and Genesee County * backtothebricks.org
- Be part of one of the biggest car events featuring a rolling cruise, kick-off parties, automotive vendor displays, food, contests, a free drive-in movie at US-23 Drive-In Theater (Tuesday), an Artomotive “Raise the Hood” contest and auction (Wednesday), Swap Meet/Craft-Yard Sale, a live concert on Friday evening (in Grand Blanc) and Saturday afternoon (near Flint City Hall at 3 p.m.) and an amazing all-day Saturday car show. Free admission. Visit the website above for a detailed schedule of events.
August 14: “Goodies From The Garden” at Applewood, 1400 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 233-3835 * ruthmottfoundation.org
- (Event runs 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Experience a fun-filled family evening exploring the Applewood grounds decked out with activities and entertainment around every corner. Visit the orchard station, live food demo, scavenger hunt, live music, kids’ activities and more! Golf cart shuttles will be available for those with mobility challenges. Light and healthy local refreshments will also be provided. Free admission but, please consider bringing a food or personal care item for a local shelter donation.
August 14 – 17: Montrose Blueberry Festival, Montrose Downtown Entertainment District * montroseblueberryfestival.net
- (Festival runs Thursday 8 a.m. to 12 a.m., Friday & Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.) The 43rd annual Montrose Blueberry Festival is a family-fun event featuring a depot yard sale, Blueberry store, flea market, arts & crafts, carnival, food booths, entertainment tent, live music, a pig roast, parade, karaoke and so much more. Visit the website above for a detailed schedule of events.
August 15: “Bermudas on the Bricks” at Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District, Saginaw Street, Flint * facebook.com – Bermudas on the Bricks
- (Event runs 4:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.) Don’t miss downtown Flint’s first adult block party. Wear your Bermudas (long or short) and expect the unexpected. The 500 block of Saginaw Street will be filled with a tent, beer truck, a stage, musicians and other entertainers. Area restaurants will also be open. Must be 21 years of age to participate. Some proceeds will go to support the Flint Police Athletics League. Visit the FB page above for more information.
August 15: 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. Enjoy EOD for tonight’s family event.
August 16: “Beecher Music Festival”, North Saginaw Street, Beecher (between Genesee & Cornell – next to Roma’s Pizza) * beechermusicfestival.com
- (Festival runs 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.) Enjoy this 6th annual event featuring a free lunch, dunk tank, bounce house, car show, basketball competition, karaoke contest, food vendors, DJ and more. Live entertainment will be presented by Maurice Davis, The King of Party Blues, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
August 16: “Summer Tree ID” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org
- (Event runs 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) Come hike the trails at For-Mar and learn how to identify some of the many trees found on the grounds. Recommended for ages 16 and older.
August 16 & 17: Michigan Renaissance Festival, 12600 Dixie Highway, Holly * (248) 634-5552 * michrenfest.com
- (Festival runs 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) Come celebrate the Festival’s opening weekend with their “Royal Pet & Ale Fest” featuring disc dogs, animal rescues, a pet costume contest, a pet talent contest and pet supply vendors along with a micro beer tasting, hot wing eating contest, Press-A-Wench and free Vow Renewals starting at 11:30 a.m. Also, be sure to check out the Festival’s full-contact armored jousting tournaments, try a Festival turkey drumstick and browse the Crafter Marketplace offering over 50 unique shops of candles, toys, face and body art, jewelry, apparel and more. Visit the website above for a detailed schedule of daily activities and upcoming themed weekends. Always free parking – open rain or shine!