Flint Rocks with Cool Summer Festivals
If you’re looking for a spontaneous weekend getaway, summertime serves up the perfect opportunity to getaway to Flint and Genesee County communities. From taste fests to hometown fun and from vintage cars to obstacle courses, you’ll find a variety of affordable and accessible fun for families and friends of any age.
Get your taste buds ready to experience fresh, mouthwatering, succulent cuisine from Michigan’s fourth largest metropolitan area. On July 17, Flint's Taste of Downtown dishes out the sweet and savory flavors of summer. This event spotlights what your taste buds crave – a farmer's market serving some of the best food from all the Downtown Flint restaurants.
Round out the weekend at the 3rd annual 'Be a Tourist in Your Hometown' on July 18. This event encourages area residents (those who don't live in the area are also welcome and encouraged to participate) to visit and enjoy more than 25 venues and attractions. Attractions include: the historic Capitol Theatre, Whaley Historic House Museum, Flint Institute of Arts, Buick Gallery, Sloan Museum, Longway Planetarium, Applewood Estate and many others. You’ll need to purchase a $1 "passport" which will then grant you free entry to experience participating locations. The passport can also be used to access discounts at many businesses and restaurants in Downtown Flint.
As summer progresses, events continue throughout the area:
- Warrior Dash (August 1-2) --an innovative 3.2-mile race is the world's longest obstacle course
- ARTOMOTIVE "Raise the Hood" (August 8)—an Artomotive competition in which contestants convert auto hoods into works of art
- Back to the Bricks (August 11-15) -- a multi-day vintage car rolling cruise
- Crim Festival of the Races (August 21-22) -- more than 17,000 avid runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts
To see more great area possibilities, visit the Flint & Genesee Conventions and Visitors Bureau.