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!

Experience the Holiday Season in Flint & Genesee

The holiday season has kicked off with Thanksgiving and now many are looking forward to celebrating the various holidays between now and the end of the year. In Flint & Genesee there are plenty of events to help get you in the holiday spirit. Here is what you can do to experience this holiday season…

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Celebrate Small Business Saturday in Flint & Genesee

The day after Thanksgiving is better known as Black Friday to shopping enthusiasts and deal lovers. Many people find sales at a variety of big box stores and other retailers. However, did you know there is a day dedicated to the small businesses in your community? Saturday, November 27 marks Small…

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Give Thanks in Flint & Genesee

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. A perfect time for families to come together and be thankful. This year, many families can celebrate in a more traditional way with Thanksgiving dinner surrounded by loved ones. However, there is still one key element to figure out – Who brings the turkey…

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Best Places to Get a Great Sandwich in Flint & Genesee

On #NationalSandwichDay, Explore Flint & Genesee asked its followers on social media, “Where is the best sandwich in Flint & Genesee?” After receiving some great responses, Explore Flint & Genesee compiled a list of where to go if you are craving a sandwich. Here is that list: Ruggero’s This Italian…

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Experience Live Theater in Flint & Genesee

Flint & Genesee has a long-standing history of theater and the performing arts. Troops like the Flint Community Players, the Fenton Village Players and Clio Cast & Crew have been performing live theater for decades providing arts enrichment to the community. Flint is also a place where theatrical…

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8 Kid-Friendly Halloween Events in Flint & Genesee

The leaves are falling, the weather is changing and everyone is getting ready for Halloween. Kids everywhere are picking out their favorite costumes, watching Halloween movies and listening to the Monster Mash. Flint & Genesee is booming with fall activities – apple orchards, hayrides…

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Support Hispanic-Owned Businesses in Flint & Genesee

We are nearing the end of Hispanic Heritage Month, but you can still celebrate Hispanic culture all year long. One way to celebrate is by supporting local Hispanic-owned businesses in Flint & Genesee. Hispanic-owned businesses make up three percent of Genesee County small businesses according to a…

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Flint Restaurant Week Kicks Off in Flint

Back this year, Flint Restaurant Week is happening in Flint from October 12 – 16. With 19 participating restaurants featuring specials, it is a great week to dine out downtown. For those who love to support local, the Flint Restaurant Week passport is a great way to do so. If you dine at one of the…

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