With its many attractions, wonderful dining, and lovely cities and towns, the Flint & Genesee region is the perfect place to hold an event or gathering, large or small. The area is a hub for transportation with the option to drive, fly, or take a plane and easily reach anywhere in the county. Add to that the accessibility to several major highways makes getting to and from places a breeze. From urban to rural and even to the very rural, Flint & Genesee has it all.

Flint & Genesee features many large parks offering pavilions, grills, water access, trails, and easy transportation points for guests making this area perfect for family reunions. If that isn’t enough, there are many attractions near every park to keep everyone busy before and after the reunion. The county features the recreation of a turn of the last century town at Crossroad’s Village and Huckleberry Railroad, the Sloan Museum of Discovery offers opportunities to learn more about the region, while For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum is the perfect place to get away and enjoy nature with the ones you love. Throughout the warmer months, there are also many events and fairs to attend as well as concerts in the park. From Mundy to Flint, Swartz Creek to Linden, there is no better area to welcome family and friends.

For those looking for space for sports tournaments, there are many options to choose from. For bowling, there is Galaxy Lanes in Grand Blanc, B’s Bowling Center in Flint, Colonial Lanes in Flushing, Fenton Lanes in Fenton, and many more. Outside of the lanes, each space offers food and entertainment when teams aren’t playing. When it comes to baseball and softball there are many options available like the Clio Youth Sports Complex, Creasey Bicentennial Park in Grand Blanc, Union City Fields in Flint, and other fields at many of the county parks. For those into soccer, there are several to choose from as well. Court-based sports can look to Cage Sports as a possible venue with Berston Field House in Flint serving as a hub for the city’s sports. With easy access to any of the fields or alleys, plenty of hotels, and a wide variety of restaurants, this is a great area to bring your tournament or team.

Someone with bigger ideas needs to look no further than Flint & Genesee to create their perfect event. For something like a convention, there is the Dort Financial Center, which has plentiful space and amenities to host large gatherings, or perhaps one of their smaller spaces for growing events. The event center is the home of the OHL hockey team the Flint Firebirds, and has also welcomed large-scale concerts, conventions, niche dealer events, and more. This venue is the easiest space for a large event but there are other options as well.  Flint & Genesee has local halls and meeting spaces at hotels. For mid-sized gatherings, the Flint Farmers' Market has event spaces available and on market days offers guests the option of staying within the facility to get a snack or a meal. They have hosted everything from weddings to retirement parties to comic conventions and handled all of them well. You may even want out the Mott Community College Conference & Event Services.

There are many options for weddings in the area, such as the University of Michigan-Flint's Northbank Center, and their Riverfront Conference Center, and with the current work being done on the historic Flint Masonic Temple that will re-open another option moving forward. Looking further out there is Bella Birches in Flushing, Fenton Winery & Brewery, Genesys Conference & Banquet Center in Grand Blanc, and there are other options available as well.

With four major colleges near downtown Flint and several satellite campuses around the county, there are amazing opportunities to connect with young people to tap into their fandoms as well as the interests of older hobbyists and fans as well.

With straightforward travel options and routes to parks and event spaces, fine and casual dining, entertainment throughout the county, and the infrastructure in place to support everything from small reunions to large conventions, Flint & Genesee is the perfect place to bring everyone together and with the Explore Flint & Genesee team available to help you along the way, it couldn’t be easier.


Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad

Beginning in late November and continuing through December each year, visitors are welcomed to the... Read More

For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum

Genesee County Parks and Recreation managed, For-Mar is a 383-acre nature preserve and arboretum... Read More

Galaxy Lanes

The center offers 40 lanes with 42-flat screen monitors, a lounge, snack bar and game room. Also,... Read More

B's Bowling Center

The Center offers 24 lanes, a lounge, Glow Bowling, billiards, a game room, and more. Group rates... Read More

Fenton Lanes Family Fun Center

This fun center offers 24 bowling lanes of Brunswick's newest Pro Lane with frameworks automatic... Read More

Clio Area Youth Sports Complex

Clio Youth Sports Complex has eight baseball/softball fields, two football fields, up to 10 soccer... Read More

Berston Field House

Berston Field House was built in 1923 and is located just north of downtown Flint. Berston is... Read More

Creasey Bicentennial Park - Grand Blanc Parks & Recreation

Grand Blanc Parks and Recreation managed, families can enjoy Creasey Bicentennial Park year-round... Read More

Dort Financial Center

Dort Financial Center offers a variety of indoor recreation and sports as well as large spaces for... Read More

Flint Farmers' Market

Browse and shop at one of the state's largest and most complete markets with a variety of fresh... Read More

Mott Community College Conference & Events Services

Mott Community College has many venues that range from standard classrooms to ar high capacity Event... Read More

University of Michigan-Flint's Northbank Center

The Grand Ballroom located in the historic Northbank Center on the University of Michigan-Flint... Read More

University of Michigan-Flint's Riverfront Conference Center

Genesee County’s largest conference center is located in the heart of downtown Flint and on the... Read More

Bella Birches

Bella Birches is a full service Peanut Free catering and cake company located in Flushing, MI that... Read More

Fenton Winery & Brewery

Fenton Winery & Brewery's unique, standalone cedar building can host up to 300 people. With inside... Read More

Genesys Conference & Banquet Center

The Genesys Conference & Banquet Center can seat groups from six to 600. Our 10,000-sq.-ft. ballroom... Read More