Fresh Flint FestivalFun, Fitness & Healthy Living


This day of fun is created to promote fitness and healthy living to help mitigate the effects of lead poisoning. According to a statement from the Fresh Flint Festival (FFF) team, “The festival is designed to unite our community in compassion and renew commitment and hope for our future together.”

Taking place Saturday, July 28 from noon to 6pm, the Dort Event Center will be open for city residents and filled with local sports celebrities, musicians and artists. Meet Kyle Kuzma, Monte Harris and Miles Bridges, all former Flint residents who have gone on to the NBA. The event features physical activities, as well as educational information.

The agenda includes a Celebrity All Star Basketball Tournament, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, NBA2k contest, a free athletic performance assessment conducted by the Michigan State University Spartans Performance Team, and a football skills contest. Kids can enjoy carnival games and bounce houses, and local musicians and artists will share their talents with performances and art activities. There will even be some local pups putting on a show! What’s a festival without some animal friends?

Exhibitors will have tables staffed with representatives who hope to connect attendees with health-related information, services and resources. The event is presented by FABE (Flint Athletes 4 Better Education) and First Presbyterian Church of Flint, with many community sponsors.

Admission is free and there will be giveaways throughout the day. A free shuttle service via MTA will take attendees to Dort Event Center from Transfer Center, located at the corner of Second and Harrison Streets. For more info, visit


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