What to do in the Greater Flint Area Sept. 14-Sept. 16


Fri. Sept. 14  

2nd Friday ARTWALK

Enjoy delicious foods, tasty beverages, live music and the works of various artists on display throughout a variety of downtown Flint art galleries and businesses including: The Local Grocer, 601 Martin Luther King Ave., which hosts an evening of social crafting, with Flint Handmade, along with a display of framed prints and handmade goods from local artists. Stop by the Greater Flint Arts Council, 601 S. Saginaw St., for this month’s walking map, while supplies last. 6-9pm.

Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District, Saginaw Street, Flint 



Flint Institute of Arts 90th Anniversary Celebration

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Flint Institute of Arts, the Members Exhibition Preview will be open to all, free of charge. Come and learn about the history of the FIA, listen to some music, enjoy light refreshments, and cake! Enjoy the benefits of membership with a discount at the Museum Shop and Café. And if you like what you see, buy a membership for yourself or someone else at a discounted rate. 6-9pm.

Flint Institute of Arts 1120 E. Kearsley St. Flint, MI 48503



Buick City Event Center: Whiskey Fixx & Eddy T Band

Put your dancin’ boots on and rock out with these two great Country Bands! 7-11pm.

Buick City Event Center, 812 Leith St., Flint



Fri. Sept. 14- Sun. Sept. 16

St. John Parish Applefest Fenton

Enjoy this four-day Applefest in Fenton that attracts over 35,000 visitors featuring great food, live entertainment, games, rides, children activities, Bingo, Farmer’s Market, Apple Fest Road Race and lots of apples – apple dumplings, apple cider, apple crisps, apple pie and more.

St. John the Evangelist, 600 N. Adelaide St., Fenton



Ally Golf Challenge presented by McLaren

Don’t miss the excitement as professional golf returns to Grand Blanc. Come out and enjoy the social scene at one of Genesee Counties largest sporting events. Attendees will have a variety of experiences to choose from!

Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club, 9057 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc





Flint Institute of Arts’ Film Theater: The Rider

Based on a true story, after suffering a near-fatal head injury, a young rodeo rider searches to redefine himself in America’s Heartland. Rated R. Friday and Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2 pm.

Flint Institute of Arts’ Film Theater, 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint



Sat. Sept. 15

Harvest Festival at Spicer Orchards

Enjoy two-days of family fun celebrating fall with wagon and train rides, an antique tractor display, a cider playground, donuts, a corn maze, bounce houses, Zip Lines, a craft fair and a variety of harvest wines.

Spicer Orchards, 10411 Clyde Rd. Fenton



Saturday Morning Community Yoga

Please join your friends and neighbors for Saturday Yoga at the Ferris Wheel Building. The donation-based community yoga class, will meet in the lobby of the Ferris Wheel. If the weather is nice the class will be held outside. This 45-minute class is open to all levels. 8:15-9am.

Ferris Wheel Building, 515 S. Saginaw St., Flint



Longway Planetarium presents: The Life of Trees

A cheeky ladybug named Dolores and a quirky firefly called Mike take the audience on a fascinating journey into the wondrous world of trees. From the perspective of insects, this film reveals the magic of the microcosm. Zip around a tree with Dolores and Mike and discover its secrets: How do plants get food from the sun? How do they grow? How does water get from the roots to the top of the crown? And, how does all of this make life on earth possible? Recommended for ages 6-10. 4pm.

Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley St., Flint



Donuts and Dinosaurs

Visit with a friendly T. Rex, enjoy donuts and milk and explore the Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit. Price includes admission to Sloan’s exhibit: Dinosaurs Unearthed. The museum is accessible through the main mall entrance near El Cozumel Mexican Restaurant. 9-10am.

Sloan Museum at Courtland Center Mall, 4190 E. Court St., Flint



For-Mar Nature Preserve: Berry Hike

Enjoy a guided hike through For-Mar Nature Preserve and find out what is and what is not safe to eat during this forest adventure. Recommended for ages 16 and older. 10-11:30am.

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



Flint Institute of Arts: Huntington Free Saturday

Huntington celebrates the Flint Institute of Arts by providing everyone access free of charge every Saturday 10am-5pm. Huntington’s “Welcome” philosophy is a perfect fit for Free Saturdays at the Flint Institute of Arts and an open invitation for all to come, see, and experience art. Throughout its 150-year history, Huntington has committed to a full scope of community investments from business growth, affordable housing and financial education to sustaining a better quality of life through support of arts and education.

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



Flint Public Library Joel Tacey: Nerf Games

Run, dodge and dive to out-wit and out-blast the competition during Mobile Nerf Games. From Capture the Flag to Eliminator to the Zombie Strike Gallery, players will put their physical and mental strength to the test. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Limited space. Call (810) 249-2170 to register. Depending on the weather, this event may be moved indoors. 2-3pm.

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


Buick City Event Center:  Blue Hawaiians & Ramble On

Come out and enjoy an evening of two of Flint’s best Classic Rock Bands! 7-11pm.

Buick City Event Center, 812 Leith St., Flint




Sat Sept. 15-Sun. Sept. 16

Michigan Renaissance Festival – Shamrocks & Shenanigans

Take a time-travel adventure into the 16th century where patrons 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 a variety of themed-stages featuring comedy, theater shows and music. Enjoy 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.  Come out and celebrate “Shamrocks & Shenanigans” this weekend featuring race for the rattle, the Irish Heavy games, performances by the Flint Scottish Pipe Band, a men in kilts competition and more.

Michigan Renaissance Festival, 12600 Dixie Highway, Holly 



Sun. Sept. 16

For-Mar Nature Preserve: Nature Mindfulness & Meditation

Join mindfulness and meditation master, Todd Robinson, for some relaxation with nature while learning useful, everyday stress relieving techniques. Please bring something comfortable to sit on and dress for the weather. Recommended for families of all ages. 1-2pm.

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



Golden Memories Car Show

This automobile gathering is exclusively for original or authentically restored vehicles produced in 1968 or earlier. No visual modifications are allowed. This event is non-competitive, so there is no judging, just enjoy a relaxing day with friends and fellow car enthusiasts who love well-preserved and restored automobiles. The event includes a lottery drawing for the dash plaque vehicle of the 2019 show, as well


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