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!

A Guide to Bike Trails in Flint & Genesee

With summer in full swing, what better way to enjoy nature than on two wheels! Not only is it a fun activity, but it's a great way to get some exercise. According to Bicycle Guider, "cycling regularly can reduce the rate of all-cause mortality by 10%." Looking for a place to ride? Here are some of…

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5 Ways to Keep Cool in Flint & Genesee

With temperatures averaging in the 80s, there are many options for residents and visitors looking to keep cool while exploring Flint & Genesee. Here are a few ideas: Go for a swim Genesee County Parks & Recreation has three swimming beaches in Flint & Genesee including Bluebell Beach in Flint…

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‘Gus Macker’ is back: Here’s what you need to know

On July 30-31, the flat lot in downtown Flint will swap out its parking spots for basketball courts for the iconic Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. This particular tournament is a local favorite as it is open to players of all backgrounds and skills levels. Per the event website, the…

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Celebrate Fourth of July in Flint & Genesee

With the Fourth of July weekend approaching, many people in Flint & Genesee are planning ways to celebrate the holiday. From boat days to barbeques, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Independence Day in the area. Although some traditions may have changed this year, locals and visitors can still…

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Celebrate Juneteenth in Flint & Genesee

Juneteenth is an annual celebration marking the day when federal troops marched into Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War had ended and that all enslaved people were free. This took place in 1865 – two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Last year…

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Celebrate Pride in Flint & Genesee

June is an important month for the LGBTQ+ community. It’s when – 53 years ago – the Stonewall Uprising occurred in New York City, inspiring the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement. On the first anniversary of this historic event, gay activists in New York organized the Christopher Street Liberation March…

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Explore the Murals of Flint & Genesee

Public art is a big part of the culture of Flint & Genesee. People who live in the area or have visited have fond memories of the famous Vernor’s Mural which was first painted in 1932. In 1979, the building on which the mural is painted, sitting across from the downtown Flint Halo Burger location…

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Summer is Festival Season in Flint & Genesee

As the birthplace of General Motors, Flint & Genesee knows cars. So, it is no surprise that one our largest annual events is an epic week-long classic car show called Back to the Bricks (Aug. 15-20). But Flint & Genesee isn’t just a one horse-power show – residents and visitors can choose year-round…

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Gear Up for Back to the Bricks

The annual car show, Back to the Bricks, is back this year in traditional fashion with its tune-up week and the main event. Classic car lovers will fill downtown Flint for the weekend to show off and see a variety of vehicles lining the historic bricks. Leading up to that day, other events will be…

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