Buckham Alley In Downtown Flint Is The Place To Be This Saturday Night

buchkamNow in its fourth year, Buckham Alley Fest has quickly become one of the most interesting and anticipated events in all of Flint. Sure, there are the stalwarts downtown – Back To The Bricks, The Crim, and Bikes On The Bricks – which all draw thousands and thousands of people to the area but none of those events feel as Flint as BAF does. What those other events, great as they are, don’t do is embrace some of the things that make this modern Flint what it is – the art, the music, and the food. The event uses an alley in Flint where several local businesses reside – Pages Bookstore, The Torch Bar & Grill, The Loft, and 501 as well as some smaller businesses – with the small side street transformed into a music venue, an art showcase, and an area of outdoor seating and eating as thousands come out to this free festival.  Beginning at 4 p.m. this Saturday the festival fills not just Buckham Alley (which is in between First Street and Second Street downtown) but will spill into First Street and will fill the entirety of the alley itself. With two stages set up there will be ten music acts with different styles and from different genres playing through the evening which will set the soundtrack as people check out the dozens upon dozens of vendors selling food, clothing, crafts, and jewelry. In their own area will be local artists showing and selling their work. Since its inception the festival has become an amazing showcase for local artists and performers and this year will be no different with demonstrations and art performances slated for the evening as well.

With an event that’s still relatively ‘new’ Buckham Alley Fest has become an event that people look forward to all year and with great reason – this is a festival for and about Flint and which looks to add to the already busy summer calendar. If you have never made it to a Buckham Alley Festival then this is a great time to change that. There are a lot of wonderful events centered on Flint during the year but few of them are made from the fabric of the city and woven back into its eclectic tapestry highlighting the many things that that make the city so special.

Buckham Alley Festival
Saturday, July 12, 2014
4PM – 10PM
Buckham Alley, Downtown Flint, MI (between Second Street and First Street)

Help Spread Literacy Through Genesee County

Luigis flier 2014 jpg (1)On Saturday, March 8 the Genesee County Literacy Coalition is holding a fundraiser to help raise money for their organization.  The GCLC is an organization “dedicated to promoting adult literacy and supporting literacy throughout the county” and they do this through programs and events like this one.  The number of adults who cannot read is staggering and it’s through groups like the GCLC that these people are not left behind or forgotten by society.  This event will be held at Luigi’s Restaurant, one of the area’s most beloved places to eat and for the price of a ten dollar ticket you get all you can eat salad and pizza buffet with enough soda pop to wash it all down.  During the fundraiser there will also be a Silent Auction and a bake sale.  This is a fantastic way to support a great group all while stuffing your face and having fun!  How often does that happen?

Genesee County Literacy Coalition Fundraiser

March 8, 2014

Luigi’s Restaurant – 2132 Davison Road, Flint, MI, 48506

Noon – 4PM

$10 Adults – $7 for kids (Under 3 free)


Sample Some Of Downtown Flint’s Finer Flavors This Weekend

taste of downtownThis Friday Downtown Flint will be filled with the scents and flavors of local restaurants as the Downtown Development Authority rings in the first day of Summer with an event Foodies will be excited to attend.  Taste of Downtown will happen in the Downtown ‘Flat Lot’ parking lot Friday, June 21 from 6 – 10PM and will feature food from over a dozen of the downtown eateries as well as refreshments for adults and all ages.  The price for the event is $10 and tickets can be purchased at the DDA offices.  Food isn’t the only thing that will be on hand on Friday though as there will be entertainment as well from Magic 5, The New McCree Ensemble and Black Tie Productions will provide a DJ for the evening.  Taste of Downtown will be a great opportunity for you to sample some of the many wonderful restaurants and to check out the newest additions to Flint’s food culture so bring your appetite and some money for libations and get your weekend kicked off with a full stomach this Friday.



Friday, June 21

6PM – 10PM

Tickets $10

Tickets available at DDA Office M – F during business hours.

412 S Saginaw Street suite 206