Artist rendering of the Flint Farmers' Market's new location.

There will be a lot to do in Flint & Genesee according to the Convention and Visitors Bureau. From Maestro Enrique Diemecke celebrating 25 years conducting the Flint Symphony Orchestra to the grand opening of the Flint Farmers' Market at its new location downtown, to kayaking adventures through the Flint River Watershed Coalition and sampling the fare from Flint’s growing Foodie Movement, 2014 will offer something for everyone.

Here is just a sampling:

The Fenton Winery and Brewery recently opened a new brew making facility and store. If you love craft beer now there is a place to get the equipment and tips and pointers to brew your own.

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Flint is “Festival Central” – if you can think it up, Flint will celebrate it! Starting with the second weekend in June is the Flint Art Fair, followed by the Sloan Summer Fair and the Flint July 4th Celebration. July continues with the Buckham Alley Festival , Flint Folk Music Festival and Michigan Storytellers Festival. In August the festivals range from Flint Drop Fest to the Crim Festival of Races. As the year winds down, Indie Film fans look forward to the Flint Film Festival  in October and those early Christmas shoppers eagerly await the First Frost Arts and Fine Crafts Fair. This is a short list of the Flint Festival Season – more information on local festivals is available from the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Take a ride through the past at Crossroads Village. From a Mississippi-style paddle boat and Venetian swings to a turn of the century carousel and one of the last narrow gauge railroads, Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad delivers 100 years’ worth of fun. Opening Day is May 24.

Find out more about what’s possible in Flint & Genesee during the second annual “Be a Tourist in Your Hometown” tour July 19.

For a calendar of events in Flint & Genesee, visit the Convention & Visitors Bureau calendar.