Upcoming Events in the Greater Flint Area Friday July 12 – Sunday July 14


Fri. June 12



Tunes at Noon

Bring your lunch and experience some of Michigan’s most talented musicians in a relaxing, family-friendly Flint city park on the grounds of the University of Michigan-Flint, next to the Flint Farmers’ Market. Live music runs from 11:45am-1:15pm. Performing on Friday — Larry B & The Boomers. Rain location: Greater Flint Arts Council, 816 S. Saginaw St., Flint. Admission is free.

Willson Park, U of M-Flint Campus, 549 Wallenberg St., Flint


For-Mar Nature Preserve: Nutrition in the Tree House

Join a trained nutrition instructor from the Hurley Community Wellness in For-Mar’s treehouse and learn about nutrition and wellness. Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission. No pre-registration required. 2:30-3:30pm.

For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Rd., Flint


Grand Blanc Friday Food Truck Festival

Enjoy this family-friendly event featuring live entertainment, a market place, kid’s activities and 20-plus food trucks serving up the best of Flint and Genesee County. Outdoor seating is available. 4-9pm.

Grand Blanc High School Parking Lot, 12500 Holly Rd., Grand Blanc


Flint Second Friday ARTWALK

Partake in delicious food, tasty beverages, live music and the works of various artists on display throughout a variety of Downtown Flint galleries and businesses. Stop by the Greater Flint Arts Council, 816 S. Saginaw Street, for a copy of this month’s walking tour, while supplies last. 6-9pm.

Flint Downtown Entertainment District, Saginaw Street


Ice Cream Social at the Ferris Wheel

Live painting, live music and ice cream! Mix and mingle with people in the community and meet the people that reside in the Ferris Wheel.6-9pm.

The Ferris Wheel, 615 S. Saginaw St., Flint


For-Mar Nature Preserve: Firefly Hike

Learn about fireflies and the evil villain light pollution that is harming them. Then build firefly holders and take a night hike to catch and view fireflies. Recommended for families of all ages. 8:30-10pm. Pre-registration is required by July 10.

For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Rd., Flint


Fri. July 12 – Sat. July 13


Comedy at the Holly Hotel

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 July: Sean Caldwell & Friends.

Fenton Hotel Tavern & Grille, 302 N. LeRoy St., Fenton


Fri. July 12 – Sun. July 14


Fenton Village Players presents: Crazy for You

A zany rich boy meets hometown girl romantic comedy. This musical tells the story of New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, NV to foreclose on a rundown theater. He falls for spunky Polly Baker, the theater owner’s daughter. Polly takes an instant dislike to city slicker Bobby so he resolves to win Polly’s heart and save the theater. Memorable Kershwin tunes from the score include: I Got Rhythm, Embraceable You and Someone To Watch Over Me. Friday and Saturday 7-9pm. Sunday 2-4pm.

Fenton Village Players, Fenton Village Playhouse, 14197 Torrey Rd., Fenton


Sat. July 13


Saturday Morning Community Yoga

Join your friends and neighbors for Saturday Morning Community Yoga at the Ferris Wheel Building. The donation-based community yoga class, will meet in the lobby of the Ferris Wheel. This 45-minute class is open to all levels.

Ferris Wheel, 615 S. Saginaw St., Flint


Flint and Genesee History Tour

For history buffs and curious residents alike, this tour will feature iconic spaces and places throughout the county. You will learn about some of Genesee County’s unique assets while touring cherished relics of days past: Frances Willson Thompson Library – Genesee Historical Collections Center – guided tour, Whaley Historic House Museum – guided tour, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – guided tour,

Durant Dort Carriage Headquarters – presentation on mid-century modern architecture in Flint and Genesee County — self-guided tours, Glenwood Cemetery – guided walking tour. A lot of walking will be taking place on this tour and requires that you take the bus to all locations. One bus will go to each stop on the tour. Buses will load, depart and let off at First Street, on the side of the Mott Foundation Building at the corner of First and Saginaw streets. 8am-12pm. The event is free, with bus transportation provided by MTA. Register online at https://www.flintandgenesee.org/be-a-tourist-in-your-home-town-series/


For-Mar Nature Preserve: Grandparents Day: Fairy and Gnome Homes

Bring your grandma and grandpa and join For-Mar on a hunt for fairy and gnome homes hidden throughout the preserve. Then, travel back to the Visitor Center and design your own fairy or gnome home to take with you. Recommended for families of all ages. Pre-registration is required by July 11. 10am-12pm.

For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Rd., Flint


Fenton Art Walk

Hosted by the Southern Lakes Parks & Recreation, the Fenton ArtWalk is a fun, family-friendly community event celebrating the arts and showcasing local and regional talent with the visual art, music, entertainment, technology integrated art and children’s activities. Artists will display their work along the streets of Downtown Fenton. Visitors can also enjoy Fenton’s beautiful downtown offering excellent restaurants and boutique shopping. 10am-7pm

Downtown Fenton Entertainment District, LeRoy Street, Fenton


Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad — Living as the Past

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. Come dressed as your favorite 19th Century icon and celebrate Living as the Past. There will be period costumed guests on display, a costume contest, make-and-take crafts and more. It is recommended that Huckleberry Railroad train tickets by purchased in advance as the train often sells out. 10am-5pm.

Crossroads Village, 6140 Bray Rd., Flint


Flint Alley Fest

Join in on the fun at the 9th Annual Flint Alley Fest held in Brush and Buckham Alley, featuring live bands on a variety of stages, dancing, crafts, food & drinks, street performers and so much more. 4-10pm. Admission is free.

Flint Downtown Entertainment District, Buckham and Brush Alley, Flint


Longway Planetarium: Second Saturday Trivia Night

Team up with friends in groups of six or less and compete against other challengers in six common categories including: Science, History, Geography, Literature, Pop Culture and more. Battle it out for bragging rights and small prizes for the top three teams. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Admission includes 7pm Laser Show. 6-8pm.

Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley St., Flint


Flint City Bucks vs. the Dayton Dutch Lions

Flint’s new USL League Two, the Flint City Bucks, will play against the Dayton Dutch Lions. The Flint City Bucks is part of the USL League Two Pre-Professional Soccer in the United States and Canada and provides the elite platform for those pursuing professional soccer careers domestically and internationally. 7-9pm.

Atwood Stadium at Kettering University, 701 University Ave., Flint


Sunday July 14


Live Trivia at Blondie’s Food & Spirits

Join Blondie’s Food & Spirits in The Tap Room for Live Trivia! Every Sunday from 6-8pm

Blondie’s Food & Spirits, 2520 W Hill Rd, Flint


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