See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of August 22–28

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

Events

Monday-Sunday, August 22 – 28: “Genesee County Fair” at the E.A. Cummings Center, 6130 E. Mt. Morris Road, Mt. Morris * gcf.org

  • (Open daily 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.) Come out and enjoy this family event that attracts over 150,000 visitors annually featuring live stock, carnival rides, an entertainment tent, monster truck and derby races, a baby animal tent and petting zoo, Bingo tent, Chases’s Racing Pigs, a hog calling contest, a dog show, Cornhole tournaments, tomato baseball, Pure Pro wrestling, an X-Treme chainsaw show and more. Grandstand events happen daily with Chris Janson performing Friday night, Three Days on Saturday and finishing up with a Rodeo on Sunday (Grandstand events begin at 7:30 p.m.). For a detailed list of scheduled daily events visit the above website.

Tuesday, August 23: “Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes” 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.) Come dressed in your fairy and gnome best for a story, a craft and a building adventure. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

Wednesday, August 24: “Made in Michigan” at Davison Roadside Park Pavilion, 6160 Davison Road, Burton * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Learn all about Michigan agriculture, recycling, organic farming, livestock and composting. Meet Violet the Dwarf Nigerian Goat, Kiki the Silver Appleyard Duck, Champ the Modern Game Chicken, Toffee the Pygmy Pigeon, Peanut Butter and Cinnamon the Silkie Chickens and Roy and Sammi the Japanese Phoenix Chickens. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

Friday, August 26: “Music in the Parks” at Downtown Flint’s Entertainment District, Saginaw Street, Flint * thefso.org

  • (Music begins 7 p.m.) Music in the Parks is a fun way to get out and celebrate Flint’s diverse cultural heritage through music. Tonight, enjoy a kickoff celebration to this year’s Crim Festival of races with the Flint Symphony Orchestra performing. In inclement weather, the concert will take place at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearlsey Street, Flint. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

Friday & Saturday, August 26 & 27: 40th Annual “HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races” at Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District, Saginaw Street, Flint * 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 Race along with a variety of other races, a Health & Fitness Expo, 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 with live bands, food vendors and more. For a detailed schedule of activities and times visit the above website.

Saturday, August 27: “Swartz Creek Art at the Park” at Elms Road Park, 4071 Elms Road, Swartz Creek * facebook.com/swartzcreekkiwanisart

  • (Event runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Known as one of the most successful annual art fairs in Mid-Michigan, browse and purchase fine art along with entertainment, local foods and engaging children’s activities while also enjoying the many comforts, joys and experiences of Swartz Creek’s Elms Road Park. This is a juried fine arts show that includes painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, mixed media and more.

Saturday, August 27: “Monarch Festival” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Enjoy a magical day filled with butterfly games, crafts and naturalist led hikes through the new butterfly house and gardens at For-Mar. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

Saturday, August 27: 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 Early Riser Club of Detroit. 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.

Saturday, August 27: “Blues on the Lawn” at the Flint Public Library – Main Branch, 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Music runs 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.) The Flint Public Library presents some sizzling, hot summer blues featuring Maurice “King of the Party Blues” Davis and his band. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Recommended for families of all ages.

Sunday, August 28: “Paddle the Flint River” hosted by the Flint River Watershed Coalition, Montrose Barber Memorial Park to Birch Run * flintriver.org

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Where to Catch the Rolling Cruise during Back to the Bricks

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Classic and collector cars of all makes and models will head to Saginaw Street this Wednesday through Friday as part of the Rolling Cruise, a fan favorite in the annual Back to the Bricks lineup of events.

Starting at Fifth Avenue in Flint and ending at Cook Road in Grand Blanc, the cruise runs about 10 miles, with spectators watching from lawn chairs and blankets along the way. The event will run from 5-9 p.m. each day.

While there are lots of places to catch the cruise, event organizers expect that car enthusiasts will gravitate toward three hot spots in particular.

  1. IINN, at Hemphill Road and Saginaw Street. This Flint Mega Site will have various vendors and food offerings all three days, and DJ entertainment on Friday evening.
  2. The Hot Dog Stand, at 11338 S. Saginaw St. in Grand Blanc. Why not enjoy a hot dog and cold root beer while watching the cars go by?
  3. The intersection at Bristol Road and Saginaw Street. Just bring your lawn chair and settle in!

“Non-cruise” traffic is asked to use the center lanes to provide spectators with a better view of the parade cars.

For more information about this week’s events visit, https://backtothebricks.org. For a map of the Rolling Cruises, click here.

See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of August 8 – 14

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

Events

Monday, August 8: “Edible Weeds” 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.) Weeds are everywhere! Come view some of the common weeds found in the earth that can also become part of your diet. Recommended for ages 16 and older.

Monday-Friday, August 8 – 12: “Tunes at Noon Festival” at Downtown Flint’s Willson Park, 303 E. First Street (located across the street from the Flint Farmers’ Market) * geneseefun.com

  • (Live music runs daily 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.) Enjoy lunch with an eclectic soundboard of musicians featuring The Greyhounds (Monday/House Rockin Music), Free2B (Tuesday/Variety), Gary Grooves (Wednesday), Reichlin Small (Thursday/Jazz) and Sherri Burau (Friday/Celtic Harpist).

Tuesday, August 9: “Bat Walk” at Flushing County Park – Pavilion #1, 4417 N. McKinley Road, Flushing * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.) Investigate the myth and mysteries of one of the most misunderstood creature, the Bat! Listen in on their secret calls and learn how these nocturnal super heroes protect us and our food from a variety of pests. Then walk the grounds and watch their super powers in action. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

Tuesday, August 9: Clio Amphitheater presents “The Rock Show” a Tribute to the 80’s, 301 Rogers Lodge Drive, Clio * (810) 686-5850 * clio.govoffice.com

  • (Gates open 6 p.m. show begins 7 p.m.) Enjoy an evening listening to those great “hair-band” songs of the 1980’s.

Wednesday, August 10: “Things That Make You Go EWWW!” at Davison Roadside Park Pavilion, 6160 Davison Road, Burton * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) It’s time to gross everyone out! Learn how to make fake boogers, pretend barf and phony blood. They are all disgusting and so easy to make! Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

Friday-Sunday, August 12 – 14: “Flint Jazz Festival” at the Flint Cultural Center Meadow, 1231 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 238-ARTS * geneseefun.com

  • (Event runs Friday 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) Relax to the cool sounds of jazz at the 35th Annual Flint Jazz Festival. Enjoy an eclectic mix of international, regional and local performers, artistic and food vendors and more. Friday’s headliner is Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express, Saturday is the Christian Sands Trio and Sunday showcases the Dave Bennett Quartet.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of August 1–7

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

Events

Monday-Friday, August 1 – 5: “Tunes at Noon Festival” at Downtown Flint’s Willson Park, 303 E. First Street (located across the street from the Flint Farmers’ Market) * geneseefun.com

  • (Live music runs daily 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.) Enjoy lunch with an eclectic soundboard of musicians featuring Jymi Dill (Monday/Song Stylist), Randym Cyrcumstance (Tuesday/Variety), Stephanie Monear (Wednesday/Jazz Vocalist), the Blue Mykals (Thursday/Jazz) and Ovcaciir (Friday/Jazz).

Tuesday, August 2: Clio Amphitheater presents “Magic Bus” a Tribute to Woodstock, 301 Rogers Lodge Drive, Clio * (810) 686-5850 * clio.govoffice.com

  • (Gates open 6 p.m. show begins 7 p.m.) Enjoy the songs, the look and the feel of the Woodstock Era…Magic Bus replicates the music of this historic time in the late 60’s.

Friday, August 5: First Friday’s at Longway Planetarium – “Become a Citizen Scientist,” 1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3409 or 237-3400 * sloanlongway.org

  • (Doors open 5:30 p.m. and event begins 6 p.m.) Have you ever wanted to be a scientist? A wildlife biologist? An entomologist? For-Mar’s Park Naturalist, Nicole Ferguson, will visit Longway to discuss the many educational and volunteer programs at Genesee County Parks that can help you become a Citizen Scientist. Learn how you can help real scientist combat environmental issues and make local habitats healthier and more diverse.

Saturday, August 6: “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.) Meet at the apiary in the Arboretum, weather permitting, and watch as Jim Withers, For-Mar’s favorite beekeeper, opens up some learning hives to check on some busy bee friends. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

Saturday, August 6: Flint River Corridor Alliance 3rd Annual Flotilla, Tenacity Brewing – 119 N. Grand Traverse Street, Flint * (810) 241-6966 ext 2 * frcalliance.org

  • (Event runs 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – flotations launch at 12 p.m.) Float down the Flint River on whatever flotation device you can think up such as a kayak, boat, inner tube or even a 30-foot raft! If you have a smaller flotation device the day of the event, drop off your car at Mott Park Golf Course (enter off Sunset Drive) and a shuttle will transport you to registration and launch site (Tenacity Brewing). Those with a larger device, such as a kayak or canoe, should drop it off at Tenacity Brewing before going to Mott Park Golf Course to be shuttled back for registration. Online registration available. Event will occur rain or shine.

Saturday, August 6: “Flint Drop Fest” at Buckham Alley, Downtown Flint’s Entertainment District * flinttown.com

  • (Event begins 12 p.m.) Enjoy this all ages Art and Electronic Music Festival unlike any other featuring over 40 DJs from across the Midwest on four open-air stages along with vendors, live art, workshops and more spanning the streets of Buckham Alley and on the Rooftop of the Rutherford Parking Ramp. This event is all about the community and bringing people together to enjoy electronic music, the community it creates and the history and impact it has made on the world. r this event FREE to the public as one of very few events that are truly an open door for expression, creativity and community with the hopes of spreading the ideas that anything is truly possible with teamwork,dedication and a little foot work.so… Come out and enjoy a great time in Downtown Flint and see what has been keeping us alive for 5 years in the making!

Saturday, August 6: “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.

Saturday, August 6: “Astro Nite” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.) Join For-Mar and the U-of-M Astronomy Crew for a night filled with astronomy activities, crafts, a campfire, telescopes and more. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

Saturday & Sunday, August 6 & 7: “Grand Blanc Art Fair” at Physician’s Park, 270-298 Reid Road, Grand Blanc * grandblancartscouncil.org

  • (Fair runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days) Browse and purchase from a variety of juried vendors featuring original art, fine crafts, music and more. All media will be represented including metal, sculpture, glass, painting, photography, wood and jewelry. Event held rain or shine. Free admission and parking. Physician’s park includes a pavilion, clean indoor restrooms and a children’s play area. Restaurants and the Sunday Farmer’s Market are within walking distance from the fair.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of July 25-31

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

Events

Monday, July 25: “Family Art Night” at Linden County Park (Clover Beach Pavilion), 15349 S. Linden Road, Linden * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecoutyparks.org

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Families will have a blast creating a collaborative family piece of art using things from nature with Anna from Heart Connected. Anna is a Certified Zentangle Teacher, a writer and mixed media artist. No artistic experience needed for this fun project. Free admission.

Monday-Friday, July 25-29: “Tunes at Noon Festival” at Downtown Flint’s Willson Park, 303 E. First Street (Located across the street from the Flint Farmers’ Market) * geneseefun.com

  • (Live music runs daily 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.) Enjoy lunch with an eclectic soundboard of musicians featuring the Glen Holcomb Project (Monday/Variety), Just in the Nick of Time (Tuesday/Jazz Fusion), Don Korth (Wednesday/Variety), the Mike Espy Group (Thursday/Blues & R&B) and Slice (Friday/Variety).

Tuesday, July 26: “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 at the Children’s Learning Place. Recommended for toddlers, preschool and elementary school ages.

Tuesday, July 26: Clio Amphitheater presents “SHOUT” a Beatles Tribute, 301 Rogers Lodge Drive, Clio * (810) 686-5850 * clio.govoffice.com

  • (Gates open 6 p.m. show begins 7 p.m.) Known as one of the most influential bands in history, come celebrate the many eras of a generation defining band.

Wednesday, July 27: “Honeybee Kids: How is Honey Made” 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.) Meet at For-Mar’s Observation Hive and learn about honeybees and how they make the honey we all love. For-Mar Bee Keeper, Jim Withers, will be on hand to answer questions. Free admission.

Wednesday, July 27: “Paddle the Flint River” hosted by the Flint River Watershed Coalition, M-15 to Richfield Park * flintriver.org

Wednesday, July 27: “Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes” at Davison Road Side Park Pavilion, 6160 Davison Road, Burton (at N. Belsay Road) * (800) 648-Park * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Come dressed in your fairy and gnome best for a story, a craft and a building adventure. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

Thursday, July 28: Flint’s Monthly “JazzNite,” Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District * (810) 238-ARTS * greaterflintartscouncil.org

  • (Event runs 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) Stroll Flint’s downtown entertainment district while listening to highly talented Jazz musicians. Participating venues include Totem Books (620 W. Court Street – (810) 407-6320), with Michael W. Gates & Friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., The White Horse Tavern (621 W. Court Street – (810) 234-3811), with Pat Cronley & Friends from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Knob Hill Bed & Breakfast (1105 South Drive – (810) 424-3888) with Paul Joseph Owsinski from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 28: “Children’s Music in YOUR Park: Joe Reilly” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) Singer, songwriter and educator, Joe Reilly from Ann Arbor, brings his talents to Flint for a playful, engaging and joyful evening. Joe’s songs always have something meaningful to say and an invitation to heal relationships with our selves, others and the earth. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

Saturday, July 30: “Warrior Dash” at E.A. Cummings Event Center, 6130 E. Mt. Morris Road, Mt. Morris * warriordash.com

  • (Event begins 8 a.m.) Warrior Dash is the world’s largest obstacle race series held on the most rugged terrain. Participants earn their Warrior medal, a sweet t-shirt, fuzzy Warrior helmet and an ice-cold beverage by tackling a fierce 3.3 mile course with 12 extreme obstacles. After the race, head to the post-race party for music, food, games and more.

Saturday, July 30: “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.

Saturday, July 30: 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 Midland River Hogs. 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.

Saturday, July 30: “Spoon Man: Catch the Rhythm of Reading” 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.) Meet in the General Reading Room as “Spoon Man” Jim Cruise explains how he fell in love with reading through music, comedy and plenty of audience participation. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten, elementary school and middle school ages.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of July 18-24

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

Events

July 18: “Worms, Glorious Worms” at Linden County Park (Clover Beach Pavilion), 15349 S. Linden Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Celebrate National Gummi Worm Day, which was July 15, with worm games, worm crafts and worm facts. Get the chance to try and charm worms out of the ground. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

July 18 – 22: “Tunes at Noon Festival” at Downtown Flint’s Willson Park, 303 E. First Street (Located across the street from the Flint Farmers’ Market) * geneseefun.com

  • (Live music runs daily 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.) Enjoy lunch with an eclectic soundboard of musicians featuring Sweet Willie Tea (Monday/Roots, Blues), Kevin Collins (Tuesday/Drums), Gwen Hemphill (Wednesday/Jazz), Corner Boys (Thursday/Jazz) and Greg Ellis (Friday/Blues & Rock).

July 19: “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 at the Children’s Learning Place. Recommended for toddlers, preschool and elementary school ages.

July 19: “Caterpillar Kids: Metamorphosis” 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.) Meet at the Butterfly Garden and explore how tiny caterpillars turn into beautiful butterflies through games and crafts. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

July 19: Clio Amphitheater presents “Persuasion” a Motown Revue Tribute, 301 Rogers Lodge Drive, Clio * (810) 686-5850 * clio.govoffice.com

  • (Gates open 6 p.m. show begins 7 p.m.) Considered to be one of the best semi-recurring shows at Clio Amphitheater, Persuasion will take all on a trip through the history of Motown, a genre of music near and dear to our wonderful state!

July 20: “Downtown Throwdown” at the Downtown Flint Farmers’ Market, 300 E. First Street, Flint * (810) 232-1399 * flinttown.com

  • (Event runs 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Join NASH FM 95.1, Z 92.7, CK 105.5, Super Talk 1570 and Sports Xtra 1330 for the first annual Downtown Throwdown with food, music, desserts and arts & crafts by Flint Handmade. Food vendors include BD’s Mongolian Grill, Blackstone’s, Bella Birches, Stelos Grill on Wheels, Hoffman’s Chop Shop and Hoffman’s Deco Deli Café. Come celebrate what Flint has to offer.

July 21: For-Mar’s Turtle Van visits the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 249-2170 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) Meet at the Children’s Garden as the Wildlife Safari Company takes audiences to a new level of excitement through this hands-on, multimedia, educational and entertaining wildlife production. See and touch incredible creatures from around the world and learn fascinating facts about animals and their Olympic abilities. Space is limited. Early registration is suggested. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school ages.

July 23: “Flint Folk Music Festival” at Kearsley Park, 900-971 Kearsley Park Blvd., Flint * flintfolkmusic.org

  • (Festival runs 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) Enjoy this 17th annual event with performances by Mike Vial, The Raising Pickers, Kitty Donohoe, Bill Bynum and Company and Mustard’s Retreat (the trio).

July 23: “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.

July 23: “Fresh Flint Festival” at Atwood Stadium, 701 University Drive, Flint * FreshFlintFestival.com

  • (Festival runs 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.) This free festival offers an afternoon of fun activities that will help promote healthy living for city of Flint residents, will encourage physical fitness and provide educational information about mitigating the effects of lead poisoning. There will be professional sports celebrities, carnival games, art activities, bounce houses and more. Take part in the Punt, Pass the Kick with NFL celebrities and shoot hoops with NBA players. Special appearances by Brandon Carr, Morris Peterson, Mark Ingram Jr. and Sr., Robaire Smith and Tito Horford among others. The Fresh Flint Festival is designed to unite Flint’s community in compassion and renew commitment and hope for a future together. In event of rain, the festival will be held at the Dort Federal Event Center located at 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint.

July 24: “Paddle the Flint River” hosted by the Flint River Watershed Coalition, Irish Road to Mott Lake * flintriver.org

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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

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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