Thurs. Aug. 29
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 band Magic Bus will perform a tribute to the Woodstock Era. Rain location — Fenton Community & Cultural Center, 150 S. Leroy Street. 7-8:30pm. The concert is free!
Fenton Millpond Gazebo, 301 S. Leroy St., Fenton
Concerts at the Valley
Relax and enjoy live music by “Have a Cigar” 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
Fri. Aug. 30
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. Tonight, enjoy self-directed tours of the museum galleries with audio and printed guides, glassblowing demonstrations and a Fashion Film Series: Blow Up in the Theater. Activities are free. Special pricing on food and drinks. 5pm-9pm.
Flint Institute Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint
Fri. Aug. 30 – Sat. Aug. 31
Holly Hotel Comedy Club Presents: Gerrit Elzinga & Michael Bussler
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
The 2019 Vehicle City Gridiron Classic
It’s become a great tradition to open up the new school year and football season with the Gridiron Classic at Atwood Stadium. Support local teams as they go head to head to start the season. On Friday at 4pm, the Grand Blanc Bobcats take on the H. H. Dow Chargers and at 7pm, the Goodrich Martians battle the Flint Powers Catholic Chargers. On Saturday starting at 4pm, the Lakeville Falcons will play the North Branch Broncos and at 7pm, the primetime game will pit the Carman-Ainsworth Cavaliers versus the Port Huron Big Reds.
Sat. Aug. 31
For-Mar Nature Preserve: Foraging in the Forest
Join a For-Mar park naturalists for some grocery shopping in the woods and learn about some of the common edible and medicinal plants that grow in Flint and in Genesee County. Bring a notepad and a camera to take notes. Recommended for families of all ages. 10am-12pm. Pre-registration required by Aug. 30. $4 per person.
For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Rd., Burton
For-Mar Nature Preserve: Fairy and Gnome Day
Come dressed in your fairy or gnome best and hunt for fairy and gnome homes hidden throughout For-Mar. Then, design your own fairy or gnome home to take home with you. 1-3pm. Pre-registration required by Aug. 29. $6 perperson. Recommended for families of all ages.
For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Rd., Burton
Auto City Speedway presents: Maximum Destruction Back to School Bash
Experience a fast-paced, fun-filled family night at the tracks featuring Max D Monster Truck Rides, All American Truck Series, Lipstick Ladies, Spectator Drags and Destruction. 6:30-10pm. Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 1.
Auto City Speedway, 10205 N. Saginaw St., Clio
Sat. Aug. 31-Mon. Sept.2
Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad Say Goodbye to Summer
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. Join Crossroads Village this weekend and say goodbye to summer and cast your vote on the staff’s grange fair entries. It is recommended that Huckleberry Railroad train tickets by purchased in advance as the train often sells out. Open 9am-5pm.
Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Rd., Flint
Michigan Renaissance Festival: Vikings Invasion
Take a time-travel adventure into the 16th century where patrons will enjoy the sights and sounds of a 17-acre village complete with building reproductions of Renaissance shops, taverns and a beautiful castle. Continuous entertainment takes place on the streets and on 17 themed stages featuring comedy, theater shows and music. While strolling the village, enjoy a variety of adult and children games, people-powered rides and full-contact armored jousting tournaments. Also, enjoy fabulous food and browse the Crafter Marketplace where over 300 artisans display their gallery-quality works for sale. This weekend, all Vikings are invited to participate in pillaging the village, which will be filled with competitive spirit and new experiences. Do you have an awesome beard or mustache to showcase? Enter a contest to win some great prizes! Open 10am-7pm daily, rain or shine! Free parking.
Michigan Renaissance Festival, 12600 Dixie Hwy. Holly