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!

Savannah Turbett

Celebrate Pride in Flint & Genesee

June is an important month for the LGBTQ+ community. It was when 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 as part of the…

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Dine Al Fresco in Flint & Genesee

Borrowed from the Italian phrase for “in the cool/fresh air,” al fresco dining became increasingly popular in the last few years as an alternative way to dine while maintaining social distancing practices. Since 2020, throughout the county outdoor dining options have gained traction with places with…

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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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Discover an Accessible Outdoors in Flint & Genesee

Flint & Genesee is filled with places to enjoy nature. But did you know that Flint & Genesee also has a number of fully accessible nature spots to accommodate people of varying abilities? According to the CDC, 1 in 4 adults live with a disability and from that, the most common is mobility which…

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Explore Easter in Flint & Genesee

Easter is April 9 this year and in Flint & Genesee there are plenty of events leading up to the big day for families and friends to enjoy the holiday. See how you can celebrate Easter in Flint & Genesee: Visit the Easter Bunny Head to Genesee Valley Center where the Easter Bunny will be taking…

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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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Where to get a Paczki in Flint & Genesee

Marti Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is coming up next week, and with it comes everyone’s favorite polish treat Paczkis! Many cultures celebrate the day before Ash Wednesday differently, but in the Midwest, the love for Paczkis is universal. Celebrate the day your way at one of these great places in Flint &…

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Support Black-Owned Businesses

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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5 Unique Date Ideas for Couples in Flint & Genesee

When you think of date night, you might think of dinner and a movie. But in Flint & Genesee, there are several activities couples can do to shake up date night. Here are five unique date ideas for couples in Flint & Genesee. Throw an Axe A recent trend, Axe Throwing facilities have been popping up…

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