Annual Events & Festivals

As the birthplace of General Motors, Flint & Genesee knows cars. So, it is no surprise that one our largest annual events is an epic week-long classic car show – Back to the Bricks. But Flint & Genesee isn’t just a one horse-power show – residents and visitors can choose year-round from many annual festivals and events of all sizes and interests. 

Music festivals like Alley Fest, the Flint Jazz Festival, 80s in the Hole, and Flint Drop Fest offer great live entertainment and highlight local and national talent. Professional and semi-professional sporting events bring ice hockey, soccer, and golf fans together. The HAP Crim Festival of Races provides runners a unique opportunity to tour historic Flint neighborhoods and race down the bricks of Saginaw Street. Several art festivals, fairs, and shows give makers (and shoppers) plenty of opportunities to revel in unique handcrafted items. Community events like Montrose’s Blueberry Festival, Davison’s Festival of Flags, or Flushing’s Candlewalk showcase each town and welcome all to join in the fun. 

And just because the weather gets colder – the fun in Flint & Genesee doesn’t stop. Fall and winter bring an abundance of events, from the Fall Harvest Festival at Applewood to the Flint Cultural Center’s Holiday Walk and Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic.