See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of July 11-17

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Events

July 11 – 15: “Tunes at Noon” Festival at Downtown Flint’s Willson Park, Located across the street from the Flint Farmers’ Market * 303 E. First Street * geneseefun.com

  • (Live music runs daily 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.) Enjoy lunch with an eclectic soundboard of musicians featuring U-of-M Jazz Combo (Monday), The Tom Tom’s (Tuesday/Variety), Standard Issue (Wednesday/Jazz), Quincy Dunn (Thursday/Contemporary Gospel) and Karley Davidson (Friday/Variety).

July 12: “Lunch on the Lawn Storytime” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) Families are welcome to spread out a blanket, bring a lunch and listen to stories, play some games and have loads of fun! In case of bad weather, meet indoors in the Children’s Learning Place. Recommended for toddlers, preschool and elementary school ages.

July 12: Clio Amphitheater presents a “Bob Seger Tribute,” 301 Rogers Lodge Drive, Clio * (810) 686-5850 * clio.govoffice.com

  • (Gates open 6 p.m. show begins 7 p.m.) Enjoy the sounds of old time Rock n’ Roll with this great premier tribute to Bob Seger.

July 14: “Read with Reptiles: For-Mar on the Road” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) Meet in the Children’s Learning Place as For-Mar on the Road naturalists and their scaly friends visit with stories about reptiles. Learn how to classify them and meet some live reptile animal-teachers.

July 16: “Paddle the Flint River” hosted by the Flint River Watershed Coalition
Holloway Dam to Irish Road * flintriver.org

  • (Event runs 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Enjoy this fun 3-hour paddle along an amazing stretch of the Flint River. Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent one, which includes insurance and shuttling fees. A limited number of canoes/kayaks are available for rent – early registration is suggested. To register and/or reserve a kayak/canoe contact Jaime Welch at [email protected] or call (810) 767-7140.

July 16: “Be A Tourist In Your Home Town,” Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District and Beyond * flintandgenesee.org

  • (Event runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) The Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau invites all to experience what Flint has to offer. For just $1 per person, tourists can visit and enjoy more than 20 different venues around Flint & Genesee. This “Passport”, which can be picked up at Flint’s Downtown Riverfront Banquet Center on the day of the event, is also valid for discounts at many restaurants in downtown Flint’s entertainment district. Complimentary transportation between venues provided by co-sponsor Mass Transportation Authority. So, we invite you and your family to come experience what Flint has to offer and See what’s possible. Visit the website above for details, early registration and a list of participating venues and routes.

July 16: “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.) Local, 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. Recommended for toddlers, preschool and elementary school ages.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of July 4-10

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Independence Day Celebrations

July 4: “Corunna 4th of July Celebration” at Hugh McCurdy Park, 560 W. Corunna Road, Corunna * (989) 723-1166 * corunna4th.org

  • (Event begins 7 a.m.) Enjoy this fun-filled family day with arts & crafts, children’s games, food vendors, a 5K and duck race, mini golf, live entertainment, car show, inflatable games, a Fire Cracker parade (11 a.m.) and more. Then end the day with a fireworks celebration at dusk.

July 4: “Fenton Freedom Festival” at Fenton Community & Cultural Center, 150 S. Leroy Street, Fenton * (810) 629-5447 * fentonchamber.com

  • (Event runs 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.) Enjoy this 26th annual celebration featuring a pancake breakfast, parade (10 a.m.), 5K race & fun run/walk, food vendors, rubber ducky race, classic car display, arts & crafts and more. A fireworks display, to music, will light up the sky at Silver Lake Park starting at 10 p.m.

July 4: Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARKS * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Three cheers for red, white and blue! Crossroads is commemorating the holiday with all kinds of fun games, an old-fashioned ice cream social, midway games, face painting and a flag retirement ceremony.

July 4: “Clio Family Fun Day” at Clio City Park, 402 N. Mill Street, Clio * (810) 686-5850 * clio.govoffice.com

  • (Event runs 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.) This 34th annual celebration begins with a Flag Raising ceremony and ends with a spectacular fireworks display at dusk.

July 4: “Lapeer Fireworks Celebration” at Rolland-Warner Middle School, 3145 W. Genesee Street, Lapeer * lapeerareachamber.org

  • (Event begins at dusk) The city of Lapeer will celebrate Independence Day with a colorful fireworks light show.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of June 27–July 3

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Events

June 27: “Junk Box Wars: Battle of the Boats” at Linden County Park, 15349 S. Linden Road, Linden * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Whatever floats your boat! Family teams will be given a box of stuff and 45-minutes to create a boat and then compete to see which boat floats the farthest. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

June 28: “Lunch on the Lawn Storytime” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) Families are welcome to spread out a blanket, bring a lunch and listen to stories, play some games and have loads of fun! In case of bad weather, meet indoors in the Children’s Learning Place. Recommended for toddlers, preschool and elementary school ages.

June 29: “Honeybee KIDS: Beekeeper Basics” 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 For-Mar at their observation hive for a fun and interactive kid-friendly honeybee program. For-Mar beekeeper, Jim Withers, will be on hand to answer questions. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

July 2: “Honeybee Hive Inspection” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.) Join For-Mar’s beekeeper, Jim Withers, as he opens some learning hives to check on some busy bee friends. Meet at the apiary in the Arboretum, weather permitting. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

July 2: “Paddle the Flint River” hosted by the Flint River Watershed Coalition, Richfield Park to Mott Lake * flintriver.org

  • (Launch time 10 a.m. with arrival time no later than 9:45 a.m.) Enjoy this 2½ -hour refreshing paddle down the Flint River that will make you feel as though you were up north. This trip will give you a new perspective of the Flint River. Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent one, which includes insurance and shuttling fees. A limited number of canoes/kayaks are available for rent – early registration is suggested. To register and/or reserve a kayak/canoe contact Jaime Welch at [email protected] or call (810) 767-7140.

July 2: “International Mud Day” at Bluebell Beach (North end of the park), 5500 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.) What do you get when you mix 30-yards of dirt with 7,000 gallons of water? Mud, glorious mud! Wear something old, bring a towel and come prepared to slip, slide and wallow in a mud pit. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

July 3: “National 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.) Enjoy a sunny summer Sunday complete with bounce houses and live music with the funk, groove and soul sounds of Genesee County’s own Rev. Right-time & the 1st Cuzins of Funk. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of June 20–26

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Events

June 20: “Mindfulness and Body” at Max Brandon Park (Pavilion #2), 3606 Dupont Street, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) Learn about mindfulness and a technique called the Body Scan, which is helpful in calming and emotion recognition. Together, adults and children can explore mindful games and movement in the form of yoga. No mats are required, but comfortable clothing suggested. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

June 21: “Nutrition in the Parks” at Davison Roadside Park Pavilion, 6160 Davison Road, Burton * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.) Enjoy this fun interactive way to teach kids about healthy eating and best practices to fill their plates with healthy, nutrient dense foods. Kids can also participate in fun games that will teach them about hydration, best foods to eat and foods to limit in their diet. A healthy lifestyle is being active, so after each nutrition lesson, kids will take part in different physical activity games and challenges. Recommended for ages 4-18. Free admission.

June 21: “Lunch on the Lawn Storytime” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) Families are welcome to spread out a blanket, bring a lunch and listen to stories, play some games and have loads of fun! In case of bad weather, meet indoors in the Children’s Learning Place. Recommended for toddlers, preschool and elementary school ages.

June 21: “Orlando J. Roberts Concert: Catbird Seat” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Concert runs 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) Take a sentimental journey, folk/pop musical stroll through the decades. From the 1800s to the 1980s enjoy Swing songs, Cowboy songs, Billboard’s Top Ten songs and Love songs. Lyric sheets for sing-alongs will be provided. Wanda & Kay combine rich vocal harmony with a lively blend of instruments featuring an autoharp, dulcimers, flute and Guitar.

June 22: “Paddle the Flint River” hosted by the Flint River Watershed Coalition, Riverview Canoe Landing, Mitson Blvd., to River Road, 1-mile west of Elms * flintriver.org

  • (Launch time 5 p.m. with arrival time no later than 4:45 p.m.) Enjoy this 2-hour refreshing paddle down the Flint River and get a chance to spot our famous Bald Eagles. Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent one, which includes insurance and shuttling fees. A limited number of canoes/kayaks are available for rent – early registration is suggested. To register and/or reserve a kayak/canoe contact Jaime Welch at [email protected] or call (810) 767-7140.

June 23: Flint’s Monthly “JazzNite,” Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District * (810) 238-ARTS * geneseefun.com

  • (Event runs 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Stroll Flint’s downtown entertainment district while listening to highly talented Jazz musicians. Participating venues include The White Horse Tavern (621 W. Court Street – (810) 234-3811), where Pat Cronley & Friends will perform, and Knob Hill Bed & Breakfast (1105 South Drive – (810) 424-3888) with Paul Joseph Owsinski taking the stage.

June 24: Movies Under The Stars “Little Giants” at Atwood Stadium, 701 W. University Avenue, Flint

  • (Event runs 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.) Enjoy this summer outdoor movie played on a 30-foot movie screen. The evening also includes games, activities and snacks in a safe and family-friendly environment. The pre-party starts at 7:30 p.m. with the movie beginning at dusk. Little Giants is about nerdy Danny O’Shea who has always felt inferior to his brother, Kevin, a former college football star. Danny runs a gas station, while Kevin coaches the local youth football team. When Kevin’s team rejects Danny’s daughter, because she is a girl, she convinces her dad to start a rival team, though the city can support only one. To prove himself against his brother, Danny begins coaching his team of misfits for a playoff game.

June 25: “Storybook Hayride” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Experience the adventurous world of the Jungle Book. Hayrides leave every 45 minutes and are loaded on a first-come-first-serve basis. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

June 25: “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.) Local, 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. Recommended for toddlers, preschool and elementary school ages.

June 25: Music In The Parks Summer Concert Series at Crossroads Village, 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * thefim.org

  • (Music runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Join in and celebrate Flint & Genesee’s diverse cultural heritage during this summer concert with the Flint Symphony Orchestra performing. Bring your picnic basket, a blanket or lawn chairs and the whole family for a fun and casual time!

June 25 & 26: 44th Annual “Sloan Museum Auto Fair” on the grounds of the Flint Cultural Center, 1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3450 * sloanlongway.org

  • (Fair runs Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Enjoy this exciting 2-day car show with music, exhibits, family fun, kids activities, entertainment, Treasures in the Meadow, craft vendors, food, vehicles for sale and a display of over 700 great automobiles representing all years, makes and models. Registration available during show days. Awards presented on Sunday.

June 26: “Paddle the Flint River” hosted by the Flint River Watershed Coalition, Irish Road, just north of the Richfield Park entrance, to Mott Lake * flintriver.org

  • (Launch time 10 a.m. with arrival time no later than 9:30 a.m.) Escape the heat and enjoy a refreshing 3-hour trip down the Flint River home to several Bald Eagles. Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent one, which includes insurance and shuttling fees. A limited number of canoes/kayaks are available for rent – early registration is suggested. To register and/or reserve a kayak/canoe contact Jaime Welch at [email protected] or call (810) 767-7140.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of June 13–19

Events

June 13: “Mindfulness Through the Senses” at Linden County Park (Pavilion #2), 15349 S. Linden Road, Linden * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) Children will learn about mindfulness and ninja or slow movement. Adults will learn about mindfulness and gratitude. Together, they will use mindfulness to explore the senses of listening and seeing. Wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

June 14: “Lunch on the Lawn Storytime” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.) Families are welcome to spread out a blanket, bring a lunch and listen to stories, play some games and have loads of fun! In case of bad weather, meet indoors at the Children’s Learning Place. Recommended for toddlers, preschool and elementary school ages.

June 16: “Read with Reptiles: For-Mar on the Road” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) Meet in the Children’s Learning Place and learn how to classify reptiles and meet some live reptile animal-teachers. Recommended for toddlers, preschool and elementary school ages.

June 16: “After Dark” at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-7333 * thewhiting.com

  • (Event runs 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.) Experience The Whiting in a new, unique way during this monthly casual celebration with Happy Hour from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and free food (while supplies last). The Whiting is pairing with Flint’s Pride Festival and Pride at UM-Flint to host their first ever drag show. Guests are welcome to dress and participate in the runway show.

June 18: “Paddle the Flint River” presented by the Flint River Watershed Coalition, Dodge Road, east of Seymour, to Montrose Barber Memorial Park * flintriver.org

  • (Launch time 10 a.m. with arrival time no later than 9:30 a.m.) Enjoy a leisurely float down the Flint River and explore its surrounding beauty including Bald eagles, great blue herons, kingfishers, dragonflies, turtles, walleye, bluegills, smallmouth bass and more. Bring your own canoe/kayak or rent one, which includes insurance and shuttling fees. A limited number of canoes/kayaks are available for rent – early registration is suggested. To register and/or reserve a kayak/canoe contact Jaime Welch at [email protected] or call (810) 767-7140.

June 18: Stevens Puppets presents “Rumpelstiltskin” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.) Enjoy this fast paced, action filled rhyming rendition of the classic tale Rumplelstiltskin as it follows the Miller as he weaves a web of lies to convince the King that his daughter can spin straw into gold. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school ages.

June 19: Historic House Tours at Stockton Center at Spring Grove Museum, 720 Ann Arbor Street, Flint * (810) 238-9140 * stocktoncenter.weebly.com/tours.html

  • (Tours run 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Stockton House was constructed in 1872 by Thomas and Maria Stockton, a prominent and influential couple of Flint & Genesee. In 1920, the grandson of Thomas and Maria sold the house and its surrounding property to the Archdiocese of Detroit for the establishment of a 52-bed hospital, operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph. In 2002, this 2½-story house was purchased by For Flint Investments, renovated and designated as a Michigan Historical Site and State Historical Marker. Come tour this beautiful building with a fascinating history.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of June 6-12

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Events

June 7: “Lunch on the Lawn Storytime” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.) Families are welcome to spread out a blanket, bring a lunch and listen to stories, play some games and have loads of fun! In case of bad weather, meet indoors at the Children’s Learning Place. Recommended for toddlers, preschool and elementary school ages.

June 7: “Be a Birder: Summer Residents” at For-Mar Nature Preserve/DeWater’s Building, G-5360 E. Potter Road, Burton * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Explore some less travelled paths at For-Mar while looking for summer and year-round long feathered residents. Meet at the DeWater’s building by using the Potter Road entrance to For-Mar. Recommended for ages 12 and older.

June 7: “WERQ” at Linden County Park, 15349 S. Linden Road, Linden * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) WERQ™ (pronounced “work”) is a fiercely fun, dance fitness class based on today’s pop, rock and hip-hop music taught by Certified Group Fitness Professional Katie Slaughter! All the moves used in the dances are inspired by current song lyrics and music videos. Recommended for ages 14 and older. Free admission.

June 8 – 12: Davison Festival of Flags – Celebrating 70 Years, Davison’s Downtown Entertainment District * (810) 653-6266 * davisonchamberofcommerce.com

  • (Check website for a detailed schedule of events and times) Come out for one of Genesee County’s largest parades along with live music, sports tournaments, carnival rides, a storybook pancake breakfast and much more.

June 8 – 12: Flushing Summer Festival, Flushing’s Downtown Entertainment District (Main Street) * (810) 659-4141 * flushingchamber.com

  • (Check website for a detailed schedule of events and times) Enjoy this summer kickoff with a parade on Wednesday, beginning at 7 p.m., followed by five days of marketplace shopping, carnival fun, stage performances, an entertainment tent with music, food, a teen tent, a family-fun fish tournament and more.

June 9: “Know Your Nature: Foraging for Morels” at E.A. Cummings Event Center, 6130 Mt. Morris Road, Mt. Morris * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Take to the trails looking for Michigan’s favorite mushroom, the Morel, and a variety of other forest foods. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

June 9 – 12: 10th Annual Grand Blanc Family Fun Fest, Grand Blanc’s Downtown Entertainment District (Physicians Park) * (810) 695-4222 * grandblancchamber.com

  • (Event runs Thursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Check website for a detailed schedule of events and times.) Come out to Grand Blanc for some summer family-fun featuring carnival rides, vendors, a nail driving contest, rising star competition, an adult entertainment tent, live music, fireworks and more.

June 10: “Summer Shindig Craft Fair” at Sloan Museum, 1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3450 * sloanlongway.org

  • (Fair runs 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Kick off the summer with a fun night out in the Sloan Museum Courtyard. Enjoy a craft fair provided by Flint Handmade, live music, food and drinks.

June 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.) Local, 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. Recommended for toddlers, preschool and elementary school ages.

June 11: “Natures Superheroes vs. Invasive Species” 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.) Find out what makes a plant or animal invasive and then head out on the trails of For-Mar to identify and fight those evil doers. Dress to be outside and get muddy. Recommended for ages 7 and older. Free admission.

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See What’s Happening in and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of May 30–June 5

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Events

June 2 – 5: Swartz Creek Hometown Days, Swartz Creek’s Downtown Entertainment District, Miller Road * hometowndays.org

  • (Festival runs Thursday 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., Friday 6 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) This annual festival “Where Everyone Feels at Home” features carnival rides, a car show, live entertainment and expo tent, a parade, fireworks display and much more. Check website for a detailed schedule of daily activities.

June 2 – 5: Holy Redeemer Community Festival, 1227 E. Bristol Road, Burton * (810) 743-3050 * hrfestival.com

  • (Festival opens Thursday & Friday 5 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m.) Enjoy this family-fun festival featuring games, food, trivia night, a Euchre Tournament, carnival rides, an adult tent, live entertainment and more. Check website for a detailed schedule of daily activities.

June 3 – 5: “Vehicle City Fest” in Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District *Churchill’s Food & Spirits @ 340 S. Saginaw Street * The Loft @ 515 Buckham Alley * Red Ink Flint Local 432 @ 124 W. First Street * vehiclecityfest.com

  • (Check website for a schedule of live entertainment and tickets) Vehicle City Fest is a punk and alternative music festival built around the decades of music and culture that have grown in Flint. Over the years, Flint has welcomed punk, hardcore and metal legends like ALL, Black Flag, Fugazi and GWAR, and current bands like The Flatliners, The Wild, Somos and dozens more. Flint has even watched locals reach levels of international success. Enjoy this weekend celebration as Flint’s DIY punk music community performs and raises dollars for the Flint Child Health & Development Fund established by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

June 4: “Honeybee Hive Inspection” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.) Join beekeeper, Jim Withers from Withers Mountain Honey Farm, as he opens up For-Mar’s learning hives to check on some busy bee friends. Meet at the apiary in the Arboretum, weather permitting. Recommended for all ages. Free admission.

June 4: “Ryan Bellows Bluegrass Bazaar” at Kearsley Park, 900-971 Kearsley Park, Flint * bluegrass-bazaar.org

  • (Event runs 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) Established in 2014, enjoy this free to the public, American Roots celebration of bluegrass music, culture, craft and family all set in Flint. Check website for a full lineup of bands, musicians and more.

June 4: Walk-In Crafts: Sun-Catchers” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Meet in the Children’s Learning Place and make a sun-catcher to hang in a home window and watch the colors glow in the sunlight. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school ages.

June 4: 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 Regular club of Mt. Clemens. This baseball club of Flint is part of the Whaley Historic House Museum’s History Everywhere initiative and the U-of-M Flint Department of History and combines contemporary features with elements of the game played in the nineteenth century. Enjoy watching the game at a unique space nestled along the Flint River on the U-of-M Flint Campus. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Free admission.

June 4: “Nash Bash Country for Life Festival” at Auto City Outdoor Event Center, 10205 N. Saginaw Road, Clio * (810) 687-7384 or (810) 686-9500 * autocityspeedway.com

  • (Times: TBA) Enjoy this one-day Nash Bash featuring Gunnar & the Grizzly Boys, Audrey Ray, Touch a Truck, a country band battle, bingo tent, bowling competition, petting zoo, monster truck rides, NASH Car Nuptials, fireworks and more. Free admission for children 12 and under.

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