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!

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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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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Experience Golf in Flint & Genesee

Home to over 20 public and private golf courses, Flint & Genesee is a golf lover’s dream. As the birthplace of the Buick Open, golf is a clear part of the history of the region. Now, with Warwick Hills Country Club as the host site for the Ally Challenge presented by McLaren, golf is tied to the…

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Flint & Genesee is the Future of Travel

This National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), there is more reason than ever to celebrate the collective strength and promising future of the U.S. travel and tourism industry. The 39 th annual NTTW, taking place May 1-7, recognizes the Future of Travel and the critical role our industry will play in…

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U.S. 23 Drive-In Opens for 2022 Season

Located in Mundy Township, the US 23 Drive-In Theater is one Michigan's few remaining drive-in theaters. And, later this week, the local landmark will officially open its gates for the 2022 season. According to a Facebook post, the theater will be open only on Fridays and Saturdays for the time…

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