EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18, 2020: The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a new emergency order that enacts a three-week pause targeting indoor social gatherings and other group activities in an effort to curb rapidly rising COVID-19 infection rates. Events will be updated as information becomes available. Please call ahead to verify if events are still able to be hosted.
Bars and restaurants will be open for outdoor dining, carry-out and delivery only. Casinos, movie theaters and group exercise classes will be closed. Parks remain open. Individualized activities with distancing and face masks are still allowed: retail shopping; public transit; restaurant takeout; and more. For additional information, please visit michigan.gov.
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.