Fri. Aug. 3
Stop in at the General Reading Room and build a roller coaster, a windmill or a building that lights up from various building materials. Recommended for families with preschool to elementary school ages.
Flint Public Library/Main Branch, 1026 E. Kearsley St., Flint
Swing into summer with Friday Night Happy Hour on the FIA patio! Every Friday night in August from 5-9pm. There will be games including Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, Corn hole, Frisbee and FREE samples.
Flint Institute of Arts 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint
Sat. Aug. 4
The Flint Institute of Arts and the Ruth Mott Foundation are partnering to host Plein Air artists of all media as they draw inspiration from the 34 acres of Applewood Estate’s beautiful gardens, grounds and historic buildings. The public is welcome to tour the grounds and view these artists at work. There will also be strolling tours of the house, performances and kid’s painting activities. The completed paintings will be framed onsite and then installed at the Flint Institute of Arts’ Art School. Admission is free. 10am-5pm.
Applewood Estate, 1400 E. Kearsley St., Flint
Flint River Flotilla
The Flint River Flotilla returns for its fourth year as the best river party in Flint! This year, the party is floating to paradise with an island theme, so come in your finest island attire and decorate your ride to match. Bring your inner tube, paddle board, kayak, canoe, or anything that floats and join the party on this relaxing and fun journey down the Flint River from Tenacity Brewing to Mott Park Recreation Area. Stay for the after party at Mott Park Landing, featuring food trucks, music and photo ops. 12-4pm.
Tenacity Brewing, 119 N. Grand Traverse, Flint
Come out for this yearly event featuring a car show with over 200 cars on display, a corn hole tournament, kid’s zone, crafts, vendors, Fenton Adopt-a -pet, a quilt show, pie eating contest, beer tent, live entertainment all day and more. 10am-11pm.
Downtown Goodrich Entertainment District, Goodrich
Keep on, Keep’n on, The African American Festival
Hosted by United Afrikan Movement, come out to Ballenger Park on Saturday from 11-8pm to celebrate with the community at this annual festival. This family-fun festival will feature bounce houses, face painting, fun children’s activities, and live entertainment. Admission is free.
Ballenger Park, Flint.
The Flint Monarchs at the Dort Federal CU Event Center 4-6pm. The Flint Monarchs are an American women’s professional basketball team in Flint. The Monarchs compete in the Global Women’s Basketball Association (GWBA) as a member club of the Northern Conference.
Dort Federal CU Event Center, 3501 Lapeer, Flint
Experience a fast-paced, fun-filled family night at the tracks featuring PS on the 1/2 mile, Figure 8’s, All American Trucks and Michigan Back 2 School Bash – Gold Rush, for kids 4 to 14 years old. The first 100 kids get a school back pack. 4:30-10pm
Auto City Speedway, 10205 N. Saginaw St., Clio
Sat. Aug. 4-Sun. Aug. 5
Browse and purchase from a variety of juried vendors featuring original art and fine crafts representing all media including: metal, sculpture, glass, paintings, photography, wood and jewelry. 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. Fair held rain or shine.
Grand Blanc Physician’s Park, 218 Reid Rd., Grand Blanc
Sun Aug. 5
Relax with nature with Todd Robinson, a mindfulness and meditation master, while learning useful, everyday stress relieving techniques from 1-20m. Bring something comfortable to sit on and dress for the weather. Recommended for families of all ages.
For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Rd. Burton