What to Do in June 2018

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There’s an endless variety of things to do in Greater Flint as the summer event season gets underway! Here’s a sample of the festivities and fun for everyone!


Flint

Open Shop

Factory Two, Downtown
1st & 3rd Tuesdays

Drop by and see what F2 has to offer.
No membership required.

The Moth Mainstage in Flint

Capitol Theatre Building, Downtown
June 7, 7:30pm
Tickets: $30/$40

Beyond theater, The Moth Mainstage is a community where entertainment and enlightenment merge. This is the very first Moth Mainstage in Flint! Presented by The Whiting in partnership with Michigan Radio.

Storytime at Applewood Applewood Estate

June 8
Every Friday, 11:30am-12:30pm

Young children are invited to join in the fun at these lively readings, each followed by a hands-on activity connected to the book’s theme. No reservation required.

Second Friday Art Walk

Downtown Flint FREE
June 8, 6-9pm

Organized by the Greater Flint Arts Council Public Relations Committee, this program is a collaboration between over 20 Downtown Flint businesses and cultural organizations that promotes the diversity of Downtown gallery offerings. Maps are available at GFAC.

FOMA Flint Art Fair

Flint Institute of Arts
June 9-10
Sat. 10am-6pm/Sun. 11am-5pm
$5/Kids 12 and under FREE

Enjoy this award-winning, family-friendly event celebrating art and music on the grounds of the FIA in the heart of the beautiful Flint Cultural Center! Food vendors, free parking behind FIA.

Children’s Storytime

Totem Books
Every Saturday, 11am

Come listen to stories, create a fun craft and enjoy shared refreshments.

Stop the Violence City-wide Field Day FREE

Cook Park
June 9, 3pm

Free food and games for kids, 5-on-5 basketball tournament, kickball. Sponsored by Stop the Violence League.

Rainbow Connection Walk for Kids

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, Flint
June 10, 9am
$5 Registration fee includes park admission & lunch.

The Rainbow Connection grants the wishes of Michigan children who are battling a life-threatening medical condition and offers support services to their families. Families, donors and volunteers raise crucial funds to continue the program.

Expressions! Inclusive Art Class

Flint Institute of Arts, Flint
June 13, 10:30am
Class (room for 25) FREE
RSVP Carrie Gerdeman 810.742.1800

This collaboration between the FIA and The Disability Network provides an inclusive opportunity for individuals to express themselves through creative arts. Various artistic techniques and mediums will be explored in a group setting instructed by a Certified Recreational Therapist. All materials provided.

Youth Art Dance Experience

West Court Street Church of God
June 16, 4-6pm

Showcasing the arts through dance for youth ages 4 to 19. The event is a partnership of Flint-area dance organizations with the purpose of empowering and inspiring community youth. Hosted by Heart of Worship Dance Studio.

“Alice in Wonderland”

Flint Youth Theatre
Hosted by First Position School of Dance
June 16, 3pm

28th Annual City-wide Juneteenth Celebration

University Square Flint FREE
June 17-19

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery in the U.S. A festival to celebrate freedom, this five-day event features a parade and a cookout.

80s in The Hole

The Park at Atwood Stadium (2nd Ave. & Stone St.)
June 22, 4-11pm

Benefitting Flint River Watershed Coalition, this 80s party features a car show, food trucks, vendors, beer tent and live 80s music by Jedi Mindtrip.

Summer Youth Expo

Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village, Flint
June 22, 3pm FREE

This free event helps families with children from birth to college age connect with local organizations providing free and low-cost summer activities, including arts and music programs, science and sports camps, jobs training, community service opportunities and more. Parents and kids can learn about each opportunity and enroll for some onsite! Music, bounce-houses, snacks, prizes and more! Hosted by Priority Children.

8th Annual Flint Pride Festival

Riverbank Park, Downtown
June 23, 2-8pm
$5 Suggested Donation

Celebrate diversity in our city! Pride events are a positive stance against discrimination and violence toward the LGBTQ+ Community. Featuring entertainment and vendors.

46th Annual Sloan Museum Auto Fair

VENUE CHANGE
Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, Flint
June 23, 9am-5pm
$7 General Admission 12 and up, under are FREE
Vehicle registration by June 15: non-judged $15/judged $20
Vehicles registered Day of Show non-judged $20/judged $25

This event is a great opportunity to enjoy rare, collectible cars in a beautiful, historic setting. All of the normal park activities will be open.

Relay For Life of Genesee County

Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, Flint
June 23, 10am-June 24, 10am

This 24-hour community event celebrates life, honors cancer survivors and remembers those we have lost to cancer. Teams from churches, schools, local businesses, social and civic organizations and more form teams to walk around the track for the entire 24 hours. Activities and special events are scheduled around the clock.

Fiesta Mexicana

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
June 23-24 FREE
Sat. 10am-10pm/Sun. 10am-8pm

Enjoy authentic Mexican food, music and dance at this popular festival celebrating Hispanic heritage.
Vendors, games, free parking.

STEM Discovery Camp for Grades 1-3

Longway Planetarium
June 25, 1-4pm
Fee: $90

Kids will explore science, technology, engineering and math topics.


Clio

81st Annual Clio Firemen

Homecoming Carnival & Parade
June 20 -June 23
Parade Thursday 7pm, Downtown Clio

Come out to the Clio Fire Department for carnival rides, monster truck rides, fireworks, bingo, raffle tent, corn hole tournament and car show. New this year will be craft vendors, a mini tractor show and much more.


Davison

Davison Festival of Flags

June 6-10
Lake Callis, Davison Township Parks & Recreation

Join Davison businesses and the Davison Area Chamber of Commerce for this fun-filled event with live music, sports tournaments, carnival rides, pancake breakfast, entertainment tent, great food and beverages and much more! Music and entertainment provided by Genesee Connects and Sinclair Entertainment.


Fenton

Fenton Concerts in the Park

June 14, 7-8:30pm
150 S. Leroy St., Downtown

On Thursdays through August, bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy great music with your neighbors on the Back Patio of the Fenton Community & Cultural Center. Combo Lajulé kicks off the June 14 concert followed by the Fenton Community Orchestra.

Sunday Bingo

Every Sunday Beginning June 3
The Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 3243
Doors Open at 1pm, Bingo at 3pm

Silver Lake Ski Club Ski Show

Tuesdays throughout the Summer
Silver Lake Park
Pre-Show 6:30-7pm, Main Show 7-8pm

This thrilling tournament-style ski show features nationally ranked skiers performing pyramids, bare-footing, ski-jumping, women’s ballet line and more!


Flushing

Summer Concerts in the Park

Wednesdays through August
Riverview Park, Downtown Flushing

Enjoy a concert with your family! Food is available at the Lion’s Tent, Teen Canteen and Roaring 20s Ice Cream.

Flushing Summer Festival

June 20-24
Downtown Flushing

Flushing’s largest family event of the year! Summer fun kickoff starting with the parade on Wednesday, June 20 beginning at 7pm, followed by Marketplace shopping, carnival fun, stage performances, entertainment tent with music, food, Teen Tent and more!


Grand Blanc

Grand Blanc Chamber Family Fun Fest

June 7-10
Grand Blanc High School North Parking Lot,
S. Saginaw Street

This four-day event brings 35,000-40,000 people to Grand Blanc for some outdoor fun! Enjoy over 22 carnival rides, yummy elephant ears and a festive beer tent. Fireworks on Friday night at 10pm.

Free Family Film Festival

June 20-23 & 27-30
NCG Trillium Theater
Doors Open 9am/Shows Start 9:30

Tickets available on day of show, first come, first served. For movie schedule, visit flintfamilyfun.com/events/free-family-film-festival-2018-06-23.


Holly

Classic Car Show

Wednesdays throughout the summer, 5-8pm
Downtown Holly

Fun for the whole family! See the cars of yesterday – anywhere from 90 to 450 cars will be on display.


Linden

Gus Macker Basketball Tournament

June 23-24
Linden Elementary School, 400 Bridge St.
Team Entry Fee: $148

Organized by the Fenton Regional Chamber of Commerce, this 3-on-3 tournament raises funds for Linden schools. Featuring many contests, food court.

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