Upcoming Events in the Greater Flint Area Thurs. Aug. 15 – Sunday Aug. 18


Thurs. Aug. 15

Flint Public Library: Superior Senses

Join in on this investigation of different animal skulls and explore their superior senses. Recommended for families of all ages. No pre-registration required. Free admission.  6:30-7:30pm.

Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley St., Flint


Fenton Concerts in the Park

Bring a lawn chair and/or blanket and enjoy a variety of free music concerts, on Thursday nights, at Fenton’s millpond gazebo with family and friends. Tonight, the band Arena Rock Detroit will perform some 70s and 80s Rock & Roll music. Rain location — Fenton Community & Cultural Center, 150 S. Leroy Street. 7-8:30pm. The concert is free!

Fenton Millpond Gazebo, 301 S. Leroy St., Fenton


Concerts at the Valley

Relax and enjoy live music by “Katrina Storm with Soul Storm” at Genesee Valley Center’s Outdoor Village. Arrive at 6:30pm and have fun with DJ Psycho before the concert. There is limited seating so, you may want to bring a chair. No outside food or beverages allowed, but food and drinks are available for purchase. 7-9pm. Admission is free.

Outdoor Village, 3341 S. Linden Rd., Flint


Creature Feature: Frogs

Join For-Mar on the Road Naturalists along with some really fascinating animal teachers for this interactive program featuring a live small animal encounter and hands on activities like a game or craft. Recommended for families with young children. Free admission. No pre-registration required. 7pm-8pm.

Blue Bell Beach, Pavilion 1, 5500 Bray Rd., Mt. Morris


Thurs. Aug. 15-Fri. Aug. 16

Applewood Estate: Book Event with Edward Renehan

Come out and meet Edward Renehan, author of The Life of Charles Stewart Mott: Industrialist, Philanthropist, Mr. Flint during this Lunch & Learn. Edward Renehan will talk about his book while signing books and answering questions. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Edward Renehan is the author of over 20 books, including Dark Genius of Wall Street; The Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould and The Lion’s Pride: Theodore Roosevelt and His Family in Peace and War. Please feel free to bring a lunch on Thursday Noon-1pm. Friday 12:30-1:30pm. Friday 7:30-9pm. Please RSVP for the Friday evening Book Event, which is required.

Applewood Estate, 1400 E. Kearsley St., Flint


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 on Monday through Friday.  Performing Thursday — Eddie Blues Barney & Blueshouse; Friday — the Isaac Ryder Band (Jazz). 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


Thurs. Aug. 15 – Sat. Aug. 17

Back to the Bricks Cruise and Car Show

Be part of one of the biggest car events that attracts more than 500,000 car enthusiasts yearly. This five-day extravaganza begins Tuesday with a family-friendly evening at US-23 Drive-In Theater. Wednesday through Friday, from 5-9pm, crowds line Saginaw Street, from Downtown Flint to Grand Blanc, for rolling cruises. Enjoy a free Motown concert Friday evening in Downtown Flint along with dancing and a car show. On Saturday, stroll the bricks Downtown Flint, from 8am-5pm and admire vehicles of every age and description. Admission is free.

Flint Downtown Entertainment District and Genesee County Saginaw Street


Fri. Aug. 16

Treehouse Story Time: Caterpillar Hunt

Sprout the love of reading while sharing books, singing songs and making a craft. Recommended for families with children two years and older.11am-12pm. Free admission. No pre-registration required.

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


Nutrition in the Treehouse

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., Burton


Late Night at the Flint Institute of Arts

Join the Flint Institute of Arts for Late Night with special drinks and fun events in the Palette Café, along with gallery tours, meditation or yoga in the museum and art projects for kids and adults. Enjoy trivia with George Kovacs, self-directed tours of the museum galleries with audio and printed guides, glassblowing demonstrations and a Fashion Film Series: Zoolander in the Theater. Activities are free. Special pricing on food and drinks. 5pm-9pm.

Flint Institute Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint


Fri. Aug. 15-Sun. Aug. 16

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad Day Out with Thomas 2019 Steam Tour


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. This weekend, everyone’s favorite blue engine will be visiting the village. Tickets include admission into the village, a 40-minute train ride with Thomas, a meet-and-greet with Sir Topham Hatt and Bob the Builder, Thomas and Friends themed activities along with more village fun. It is recommended that Huckleberry Railroad train tickets by purchased in advance as the train often sells out. Open 9am-5pm.

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Rd., Flint


Holly Hotel Comedy Club Presents: Andy Beningo & Chris Young

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 August: Van Haven.

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


Sat. Aug. 17

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


For-Mar Nature Preserve: Monarch Festival

Join For-Mar for a magical day filled with butterfly games, crafts and naturalist-led hikes through For-Mar’s Butterfly House and Gardens. Recommended for families of all ages. Pre-registration is required by August 16. $2 per person. 11am-2pm.

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


Stockton House Museum Historic Tours

Stockton House was constructed in 1872 by Thomas and Maria Stockton. In 1920, their grandson sold the property to the Archdiocese of Detroit for the establishment of a hospital, to be operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph. In 2002, the house was purchased by For Flint Investments. It was renovated in 2005 and designated as a Michigan Historical Site and State Historical Marker. Visit this hidden gem of Flint and learn about its unique history. 1-4pm.

Stockton House Museum, 720 Ann Arbor St., Flint


Edward Renehan Book Event at Back to the Bricks

Come out to the Back to the Bricks event and meet Edward Renehan, author of The Life of Charles Stewart Mott: Industrialist, Philanthropist, Mr. Flint. Edward Renehan’s table will be on the Bricks near the University of Michigan-Flint Pavilion. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase. Edward Renehan is the author of over 20 books, including Dark Genius of Wall Street; The Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould and The Lion’s Pride: Theodore Roosevelt and His Family in Peace and War. 10am-4pm.

Back to the Bricks, Saginaw Street, Flint


The Capitol Theatre: JJ Grey & Mofro and Jonny Lang

Musicians JJ Grey & Mofro and Jonny Lang will perform a night of blues, soul, and rock and roll. VIP packages available. Tickets range from $34.50-$79.50. 6:30-9pm.

Capitol Theatre, 140 E. 2nd St., Flint


Sat. Aug. 17-Sun. Aug. 18

Michigan Renaissance Festival: Pirates & Pets

Take a time-travel adventure into the 16th century where patrons will enjoy the sights and sounds of a 17-acre village complete with building reproductions of Renaissance shops, taverns and a beautiful castle. Continuous entertainment takes place on the streets and on 17 themed stages featuring comedy, theater shows and music. While strolling the village, enjoy a variety of adult and children games, people-powered rides and full-contact armored jousting tournaments. Also, enjoy fabulous food and browse the Crafter Marketplace where over 300 artisans display their gallery-quality works for sale. This weekend, bring your dog and pirate pals for “Pirates & Pets” weekend showcasing pet rescue groups, pet training demonstrations and contests for dogs. Not only are there activities for pets, toast your mates and enjoy the finest mead and beer. Open 10am-7pm daily, rain or shine! Free parking.

Michigan Renaissance Festival, 12600 Dixie Hwy. Holly


Sun. Aug. 18

Live Trivia at Blondie’s Food & Spirits

Join us 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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