What to do in the Greater Flint Area July 6-8


Friday July 6

Grand Blanc First Friday Food Truck Festival

Grand Blanc High School, 12500 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc

Enjoy entertainment, bounce houses, music, kids activities and a car show. 5-9pm.



Happy Hour Patio Nights – Giant Lawn Games

Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley S.t, Flint

Swing into summer on the FIA patio every Friday night in July and August. Drink specials, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, Cornhole, Frisbee. Free samples: Angry Orchard Rosé, Truly Spiked & Sparkling. Members receive a 10% discount at the Palette Café. Free Admission. 5-9pm



First Friday Open Mic Buckham Gallery, 134 1/2 W. Second St., Flint

Gallery Open 6:45pm/Open Mic

Buckham Galley Open Mic showcases performances by area artists. Stop in and share your talent, or just sit back and be entertained. Hosted by Nic Custer, this monthly event at Buckham Gallery provides area musicians, songwriters, spoken word poets, dancers and more a space to perform in a creative setting. View the current exhibit while you are here and paint on our open canvas. Everyone welcome.

Performers sign in at the door. Complimentary coffee served..



First Fridays: Movie Science at Longway Planetarium

Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley St., Flint

While most action movies bend the laws of physics a little under the guise of artistic license, others turn an entirely blind eye to science. Join Planetarium Manager Buddy Stark as he critiques some of the particulary bad science found on the silver screen. Admission includes the showing of Stars: The Powerhouses of the Universe.



Saturday July 7

Davison Art & Music Fair

Downtown Entertainment District, Main St., Davison

Celebrate the arts with the works of local artists – paintings, jewelry, local authors, metal art, face-painting, bird feeders, sculptures, wind chimes, Shabby Chic Furniture, a scavenger hunt, sidewalk chalk art and more, including food vendors and live music from Bluegrass to Rock.



Saturday Family Programs: ARK Animal Encounters

Flint Public Library/Main Branch, 1026 E. Kearsley St., Flint

Enjoy this interactive, educational, live animal show with ARK Animal Encounters company. Recommended for families of all ages. For more info and a schedule of upcoming Library events.




Flint Monarchs v Illinois (Hoopville) Warriors

Dort Federal Event Center 3501 Lapeer Rd., Flint

The Flint Monarchs are an American women’s professional basketball team based in Flint. The Monarchs compete in the Global Women’s Basketball Association (GWBA) as a member club of the Northern Conference. Watch this face-paced game as the Flint Monarchs take on the Illinois Warriors. Tickets for home games are $10 and available at the Event Center box office.



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