Upcoming Events in the Greater Flint Area Thurs. Aug. 1 – Sunday Aug. 4

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Thurs. Aug. 1

Fenton Concerts in the Park

Bring a lawn chair and/or blanket and enjoy a variety of free music concerts, on Thursday nights, at Fenton’s millpond gazebo with family and friends. Tonight, the Ghost Town Blues Band performs. Rain location – Fenton Community & Cultural Center located at 150 S. Leroy Street.7-8:30pm. The concert if free!

Fenton Millpond Gazebo, 301 S. Leroy St., Fenton

 

Concerts at the Valley

Relax and enjoy live music by “An Evening of Worship” at Genesee Valley Center’s Outdoor Village. Arrive at 6:30pm and have fun with DJ Psycho before the concert. There is limited seating so, you may want to bring a chair. No outside food or beverages allowed, but food and drinks are available for purchase. 7-9pm. Admission is free.

Outdoor Village, 3341 S. Linden Rd., Flint

 

For-Mar Nature Preserve: Creature Feature – Bats

Join For-Mar on the Road Naturalists along with some really fascinating animal teachers for this interactive program featuring a live small animal encounter and hands on activities like a game or craft. Recommended for families with young children. Free admission. No pre-registration required. 7pm-8pm.

Linden County Park, Clover Beach Pavilion, 15349 S. Linden Rd., Linden

 

Ferris Wheel Idea Pitch Competition

Visit the Ferris Wheel in Downtown Flint to hear the amazing new ideas Flint has to offer in an idea pitch competition. These ideas could change the world! You’ll never know how these ideas could help others until you witness it yourself!  Whether you have an idea to pitch of your own, or want to support your community, come join in on the fun! 5:30pm-7:30pm.

The Ferris Wheel. 615 Saginaw St., Flint

 

Thurs. Aug. 1 – Fri. Aug. 2

Tunes at Noon

Bring your lunch and experience some of Michigan’s most talented musicians in a relaxing, family-friendly Flint city park on the grounds of the University of Michigan-Flint, next to the Flint Farmers’ Market. Live music runs from 11:45am-1:15pm on Monday through Friday. Performing on Thursday, Phil Young (R&B); Friday, Raphael Banks Set (Jazz). Rain location: Greater Flint Arts Council, 816 S. Saginaw St., Flint. Admission is free.

Willson Park, U of M-Flint Campus,  549 Wallenberg St., Flint

 

Fri. August 2

For-Mar Nature Preserve: Nutrition in the Treehouse

Join trained nutrition instructor from the Hurley Community Wellness team and learn all about nutrition and wellness in the treehouse. Recommended for families of all ages. 2:30-3:30pm. Free admission. No pre-registration required.

For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Rd., Burton

 

Late Night at the Flint Institute of Arts

Join the Flint Institute of Arts for “Late Night” with special drinks and fun events in the Palette Café, along with gallery tours, meditation or yoga in the museum and art projects for kids and adults. Enjoy giant games on the patio, self-directed tours of the museum galleries with audio and printed guides, glassblowing demonstrations and a Fashion Film Series: Iris in the Theater. Activities are free. Special pricing on food and drinks. 5pm-9pm.

Flint Institute Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint

 

Longway Planetarium presents: Monarchs: A Vanishing Species

Monarch Butterflies are one of the most iconic species you can find in your own backyard. These beautiful orange visitors have enchanted us as children and into our adult years. Unfortunately, these awesome creatures of change are facing incredible population losses. With around 90 percent having vanished in recent years, we can play our part by raising young caterpillars in our own homes. This hour-long lecture will focus on the life cycle of a monarch butterfly and how you can start raising and, eventually, releasing them back into the wild. Admission includes the 7 pm showing of Oceans: Our Blue Planet. 6-7pm.
Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley St., Flint

 

Late Night at the Flint Institute of Arts

Join the Flint Institute of Arts for “Late Night” with special drinks and fun events in the Palette Café, along with gallery tours, meditation or yoga in the museum and art projects for kids and adults. Enjoy giant games on the patio, self-directed tours of the museum galleries with audio and printed guides, glassblowing demonstrations and a Fashion Film Series: Iris in the Theater. Activities are free. Special pricing on food and drinks. 5pm-9pm.

Flint Institute Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint

 

 

Fri. Aug. 2– Sat. Aug. 3

Holly Hotel Comedy Club Presents: Sal Demillio & Kate Brindle

Since 1983, the Holly Hotel Comedy Club has been one of the best venues for professional stand-up comedians from Los Angeles to New York. 8:30pm and 10pm shows. $15 cover charge, $12 for dining guests. For reservations, call 248.634.5208.

Holly Hotel, 110 Battle Alley, Holly

 

Fenton Hotel Tavern & Grille: Live Entertainment

Join the Fenton Hotel Tavern & Grille for Live Entertainment at the Piano Bar. Featured entertainers in August: Van Haven.

Fenton Hotel Tavern & Grille, 302 N. LeRoy St., Fenton

 

 

Sat. Aug. 2 -Sun. Aug. 4

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad — Railfans Weekend

Travel back to a time when things were a whole lot simpler. Crossroads Village is a Great Lakes town from the turn of the century with 34 historic structures and a thriving community. Enjoy a 40-minute journey on an authentic Baldwin Steam locomotive, the Huckleberry Railroad, take a scenic ride on the Genesee Belle, a replica of the paddlewheel riverboats that were popular during Mark Twain’s time, catch a show at the Colwell Opera House or learn a trade from one of the village’s craftspeople. This weekend is dedicated to trains and train lovers. Celebrate the famous Huckleberry Railroad with shop tours, a hobo camp out, demonstrations and more. It is recommended that Huckleberry Railroad train tickets by purchased in advance as the train often sells out. 10am-5pm.

Crossroads Village, 6140 Bray Rd., Flint

 

Sat. Aug. 3

Saturday Morning Community Yoga

Join your friends and neighbors for Saturday Morning Community Yoga at the Ferris Wheel Building. The donation-based community yoga class, will meet in the lobby of the Ferris Wheel. This 45-minute class is open to all levels.

Ferris Wheel, 615 S. Saginaw St., Flint

 

Flint River Flotilla

The Flint River Flotilla returns for its fifth year as the best river party in Flint! The theme this year is Endless Summer, so come in your best surf/paddle attire and decorate your boat to match. Bring your inner tube, paddle board, kayak, canoe, or anything that floats (plus a life jacket!) and join in on this relaxing and fun journey down the Flint River from Tenacity Brewing to the Mott Park Recreation Area. The float will take about two hours.  Pre-registration ends Thursday, Aug 1. Registration and Launch at Tenacity Brewing. Registration begins at 11am. $10 per person. Age 12 and under is free. Launches will be in waves this year to avoid extended lines at the start. Parking and After-Party at Mott Park Recreation Area, Sunset Dr. just east of Ballenger Highway.

Tenacity Brewing, 119 N. Grand Traverse St., Flint

 

For-Mar Nature Preserve: Nature Discovery — Under the Sea

Take a trip under the sea and learn about the creatures that call it home. Recommended for individuals with cognitive disabilities. Pre-registration by 8/1.10:30am-12pm. $2 per person

For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Rd., Burton

 

The Good Times Festival in Goodrich

Enjoy a family fun day of music, vendors, crafts, kids’ zone, duck races, parade at 10:30am, a car and motorcycle show, an adult entertainment tent and more. Free admission. 10am-midnight.

Goodrich Entertainment District, State Road, Goodrich

 

Auto City Speedway: Midwest Super Modifieds

Experience a fast-paced, fun-filled family night at the tracks featuring the only time in Michigan Midwest Super Modifieds. Also enjoy racing Herald Pure Stocks, All American Trucks, Figure 8’s and Spectator Drags. 7-10pm.

Auto City Speedway, 10205 N. Saginaw St., Clio

 

Churchill’s Food & Spirits: Live music

Meet at Churchill’s and listen to BAVE at 11pm.

Churchill’s Food & Spirits, 340 S. Saginaw St., Flint

 

USL League Two National Championship: Flint City Bucks vs. Reading United

Flint has been chosen to host the USL League Two National Championship game! The Flint City Bucks will face Reading United at 7:30 pm at Atwood Stadium after beating FC Golden State 1-0. Reading beat South Georgia Tormenta 3-2 on Sunday. Flint City Bucks plays in USL League Two, the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.

Atwood Stadium, 701 University Ave., Flint

 

Sat. Aug. 3-Sun. Aug. 4

Grand Blanc Arts Fair

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. Fair held rain or shine. Physician’s Park includes a pavilion, clean restrooms and a children’s play area. Restaurants and the Sunday Farmer’s Market are within walking distance from the Fair. Free admission and parking. Saturday 10am-5pm. Sunday 10am-4pm.
Grand Blanc Physician’s Park, 218 Reid Rd., Grand Blanc

 

Sun. Aug. 4

Applied Nature Awareness-based Meditation

Relax with nature and learn useful, every day, stress relieving techniques with mindfulness and meditation master Todd Robinson. Bring something comfortable to sit on and dress for the weather. Recommended for families of all ages. 2-3pm. No pre-registration required. Admission is free.

For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Rd., Burton

 

Live Trivia at Blondie’s Food & Spirits

Join Blondie’s Food & Spirits in The Tap Room for Live Trivia! Every Sunday from 6-8pm

Blondie’s Food & Spirits, 2520 W Hill Rd, Flint

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