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!

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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 of our largest annual events is an epic week-long classic car show called Back to the Bricks (Aug. 14-19). But Flint & Genesee isn’t just a one-horse (power) show – residents and visitors can choose…

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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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Where to #ShopSmall on Nov. 24

Planning to #ShopSmall this holiday season? Get a head start by participating in this year's Small Business Saturday, which falls on Nov. 24. There are several local events and promotions that will be taking place throughout the day. You might, for instance, check out Flint Handmade’s 12th Annual…

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Flint & Genesee Gift Ideas: Made in Flint & Genesee County

This holiday season, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce is offering personalized gift recommendations to shoppers who submit their requests at flintandgenesee.org/holidayshopper . Here’s one question we received: My sister moved to the east coast five years ago, but is still a Michigander at…

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Flint & Genesee Chamber Welcomes New Members in August

(FLINT, Mich., Sept. 15, 2017) –The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce today announced continued growth in its membership, with 18 area businesses joining the organization in August. These new members represent a wide range of industries, and are actively contributing to the success and economic…

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5 Flint Must-Sees for Locals and Visitors Alike

Flint and Genesee County are home to countless restaurants and attractions – but how many have you visited? “I’ve lived in Swartz Creek for 90 percent of my life, and there are still so many places I haven’t been to in Genesee County,” said Dréa Jewell, who visited Applewood for the first time…

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Beating Summer Boredom: Kid Friendly Fun in Flint

School may be out for summer, but there’s no need to cry boredom just yet. After all, Flint is home to several venues and organizations that offer a variety of creative and engaging activities for youth of all ages. Here are a few ideas for those of you on the lookout for some family friendly fun:…

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