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5 Reasons to Visit Flint & Genesee This Summer

Flint & Genesee comes alive in the summer. From festivals and events to outdoor recreation and fun, there are many fun facets of Flint & Genesee. Here are five reasons to visit this summer.

Flint & Genesee has a variety of fun festivals and events. From larger events in downtown Flint including the HAP Crim Festival of Races, Back to the Bricks, Drop Fest, and more, to small town events like the Fenton Art Walk or the Grand Blanc Food Truck Festival.

Flint & Genesee has a rich arts and culture scene. The Flint Cultural Center is home to several cultural institutions including the Flint Institute of Arts – the second-largest fine arts museum in Michigan, and Longway Planetarium – the largest and most digitally advanced planetarium in Michigan. Smaller towns and cities in Flint & Genesee also have art galleries and festivals throughout the year.

Flint & Genesee has amazing outdoor recreation. With the largest county parks system in Michigan, Flint & Genesee is a perfect place for outdoor fun. From hiking to biking, kayaking to canoeing, you’ll always find something new to explore outdoors in Flint & Genesee.

It is a great place to support small businesses. Flint & Genesee is home to more than 3,000 small businesses. Downtown Fenton boasts several restaurants, boutiques and shops to explore including Luna’s which sells vintage inspired goods, and Bridge Street Exchange, which is known for being a men’s store, but recently opened a second floor with women’s clothes and accessories.

Flint & Genesee is filled with live theater and music. With local venues including the Machine Shop that brings in touring rock & roll and country acts, the FIM Capitol Theatre that brings everything from musicals to comedy to classic rock and more, the FIM Whiting Auditorium which hosts the Flint Symphony Orchestra and brings in musical and theater productions, and the Flint Repertory Theater, which is nationally known for its training and fantastic shows.

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