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!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Flint & Genesee

March 17 marks St. Patrick’s Day, a day to celebrate Irish culture and commemorate the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. The day has been observed as a holiday by the Catholic Church, Church of Ireland, Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church since the 17 century and is typically celebrated…

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Spend a Night at the Theater in Flint & Genesee

Get out of the cold and get into the warmth of live theater productions. In Flint & Genesee, there are a number of local community theater companies as well as larger institutions that bring touring shows to the area. Local and visitors are not at a loss for performing arts in Flint & Genesee. Here…

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Support Black-Owned Businesses this Month

February is Black History Month and a great way to celebrate the month is to support Black-owned businesses in Flint & Genesee Black entrepreneurship is deeply rooted in Flint’s culture. In Flint & Genesee, the oldest running Black-owned business, the Golden Leaf Social Club, opened in 1921 and is…

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Spend Valentine’s Day in Flint & Genesee

Arguably the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. In Flint & Genesee, there are a number of restaurants, small businesses and attractions celebrating the day. Whether you plan to celebrate with your significant other, your little ones or with some friends, there…

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Black History Month in Flint & Genesee

February marks National Black History Month in the United States – a month honoring the history and achievements of Black Americans. In Flint & Genesee, there are some longstanding events in the community that locals and visitors can enjoy. Additionally, local institutions are holding events or…

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New Exhibits to Visit in Flint & Genesee

Looking for a fun way to spend time with friends and family or just a good way to get out into the community? Check out these new gallery and museum exhibits in Flint & Genesee. Flint Institute of Arts Located in the Flint Cultural Center, the Flint Institute of Arts has the second largest fine arts…

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Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Flint & Genesee

Photo courtesy of Flint Public Art Project, mural artist: Kevin Burdick January 17 marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday marking the birth of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement. On the day, schools and some…

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Celebrate the New Year in Flint & Genesee

The holidays are coming up quickly and at the end of the line is New Year’s Eve, a night to celebrate the old and welcome in the new. In Flint & Genesee, there are a variety of places around the county where individuals can go and ring in the new year. Here are the events happening on December 31…

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