LGBTQ+ Travel in Flint & Genesee

In Flint & Genesee, we celebrate the individuality and diversity of our history and residents, and we invite all visitors to experience the inclusivity of our region. Whether you are looking for a unique urban art experience or an outdoor adventure, take some time to explore Flint & Genesee. Downtown Flint offers a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere with murals, independent bookstores and galleries, plus great shopping and dining all within walking distance. Then stop by the Flint Cultural Center and see latest exhibition at the Flint Institute of Arts, the second-largest art museum in Michigan, and watch a free glass blowing demonstration in the Hot Shop. Or take in a show at The Whiting or The Capitol Theatre, our historic and newly renovated gem. Venture out of the city and wander the miles of trails and waterways. Whether your interest is in paddling the rivers, exploring the trails, or enjoying the beach – Flint & Genesee’s great outdoors invite you in. Great shopping and dining options greet you in the towns along the way.

Flint & Genesee is also home to year-round festivals and events like Flint’s annual Pride Festival. The festival began in 2010 and welcomed more than 3,000 attendees at the last in-person event in 2019. In 2021, the festival will host a community BBQ and smaller events throughout the year. As the festival has grown, so has recognition of the LGBTQ+ community with Flint officially declaring June as Pride Month in 2020 and Genesee County doing the same in 2021. So whether it’s an evening out or a weekend away, let Flint & Genesee surprise and entertain you.

 

Featured Events & Attractions
 

Free City Mural Festival

Free City Mural Festival

The Free City Mural festival is back and better than ever, with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, the C.S, Mott Foundation, and the Genesee County Share Arts Grant. Free...

Cause & Affect Gallery Presents "Identity"

Cause & Affect Gallery Presents "Identity"

Join The Cause & Affect Gallery and enjoy their newest exhibit titled "Identity", about how we identify ourselves (by race, religion, job, status, sexuality, etc.). This exhibit is curated in its entirety by the galleries high...

Alley Fest 2022

Alley Fest 2022

Alley Fest is back! Come join Friends of the Alley in Buckham Alley on July 9th for a great day of music, food, vendors, and more. Now accepting submissions for performers and vendors! Friends of the Alley is a 501c3 nonprofit...

Being Human: Contemporary Art from the Rubell Museum

Being Human: Contemporary Art from the Rubell Museum

This exhibition explores the diverse world of contemporary art through the lens of the Rubell Museum’s collection. Art of the late 20th and early 21st centuries generally defy categorization and the “-isms” common in previous...

Glassblowing Demonstrations

Glassblowing Demonstrations

Join the Flint Institute of Arts in the Art School Hot Shop every Saturday and Sunday for free glassblowing demonstrations thanks to McLaren Health Care.

Outdoors & Recreation

Blaze a new trail in Flint & Genesee – or just enjoy our miles of trails and waterways that are already waiting for you. Our outdoors and recreation activities encompass...

Art Museums & Galleries

Explore the art museums and galleries in Flint & Genesee. With a vibrant art scene, locals and visitors alike can find something to meet their artistic tastes.

Restaurants

The hardest part about dining in Flint & Genesee is deciding where to go first. Our rich food scene includes many farm-to-table, trendy, traditional, and fusion options.