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 find plenty of new and old traditions to participate in.
Here are some events you can attend to celebrate the Fourth of July.
Fenton Freedom Festival Experience
Fenton, which traditionally celebrates the holiday with the Fenton Freedom Festival is combining the event this year with their weekly Street Experience. On Friday, July 2, Fenton will have live music performances by the Laundry and Ciao Italian Bistro, a crowning ceremony for the Fenton Freedom Festival Queen and free ice cream from Uncle Ray’s Dairyland for the first 200 kids who arrive.
Independence Day Celebration
Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad is hosting an Independence Day Celebration at the historic park with an ice cream social starting at 1 p.m. on July 4. The cost to participate is admission to the park where visitors can enjoy 34 historic structures and a ride down the Huckleberry Railroad.
Fourth of July Celebration
In Burton, NtC Church is hosting a Fourth of July Celebration with fellowship, games and a large fireworks display on Sunday, July 4 starting at 5 p.m.
Fourth of July Fireworks
The Clio Area Community Council is hosting a fireworks display to celebrate the Fourth of July this year. Fireworks will begin at 10:15 p.m. on the evening of July 4.