A family takes a photo near the rose garden at Applewood Estate in Flint, Michigan.

The Explore Flint & Genesee blog features local attractions, restaurants, and weekly things to do in and around the county. Here you'll be able to learn more about our area to help you plan your next trip or discover your next favorite attraction or restaurant in Flint & Genesee!

Shopping Specialty Stores in Flint & Genesee

Throughout Flint & Genesee, there are wonderful stores and markets that can take you around the world, offering goods and foods unlike anything you can find anywhere else. You will find food, gifts, and drinks you can only find at these markets. You can sample a little of the world’s many flavors…

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Summer is Festival Season in Flint & Genesee

Flint & Genesee is home to many great festivals and events and the summer is full of fun for the whole family. Whether you are looking for food, music, art, or something to get the heart racing, there’s something for everyone right in the heart of Michigan. Check out this sampling of local community…

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Enjoy Barbecue in Flint & Flint Township

When it comes to barbecue, everyone has their own preference. Do you prefer your barbecue heavily sauced or dry rubbed? Do you like a certain region’s style of barbecue? Do you prefer pork to beef or maybe chicken? There are so many varieties of the beloved summer staple that sometimes the hardest…

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Enjoy the Rodeo and Country Fun in Flint & Genesee

If you have a love for all things rodeo, then Flint & Genesee is the place to be this summer. With two rodeos coming to the Genesee County area, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy. You can even take the experience beyond the rodeo with opportunities to learn to ride horses, learn about farming, and…

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May Festivals and Fun in Flint & Genesee

With spring in full swing and summer slowly approaching, it means that festival season is upon us. There are many options to stay busy during the latter half of May, and you can do so in Flint & Genesee. Covenant Hills welcomes the return of Lumberjack Days May 17-18. There are several Lumberjack…

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Discovering Sweet and Salty Treats in Flint & Genesee

While everyone may love a good meal, sometimes a snack is where it’s at. Something sweet, something salty, or something perfect for those times when you just need a light bite while relaxing. When it comes to finding snacks in Flint & Genesee, you have a wide range of options and whatever your…

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Dining in Swartz Creek

With a quaint downtown, friendly stores, and a feeling of home, dining in Swartz Creek will remind you of being at your favorite bar or restaurant where you already know everyone there. Whether you are in town to see friends, shopping at one of the stores, or coming out for Hometown Days, you are…

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Spend an Evening at US 23 Digital Drive-In Theater

Flint & Genesee’s US 23 Drive-In has set its 2024 opening day for Friday, May 3. It is the region’s only drive-in movie theater and one of few remaining in the state. Going to the drive-in has become an ingrained part of Americana that signifies the return of warm weather and the beginning of…

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Spend a Night Out Under the Stars in Flint & Genesee

The warmer months are something many look forward to as they make spring and summer plans. For campers, it’s the arrival of spring and summer that lets them put long-held plans into motion as they head out to sleep under the stars. Whether your preference is to rough it in a tent, bring your RV, or…

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Exploring the Flint Children’s Museum

There is a place in Flint & Genesee where the turrets of a castle can be seen from miles away. A place where wonder and magic walk hand in hand with learning and fun. One that teaches with play and experience. And it’s not far from the heart of downtown Flint. The Flint Children’s Museum is a…

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