2017 Flint Parade of Festivals

Summer is great time to be in Flint.  Check out the list of festivals happening this year.  Festival dates and location are subject to change.  Please check official event websites and social media before attending events for more information and event updates.

Flint Restaurant Week
May 16–20, 2017

Fourteen locations in and around downtown by Downtown Restaurant Association A celebration of Flint’s fine food establishments in our city center with special food offerings, live entertainment and activities for the whole family. flintrestaurantweek.com

Flint Art Fair
June 10 – 11, 2017
Flint Institute of Arts

More than 150 artists and craftspeople display their wares during this two-day fair featuring original art, pottery, jewelry, clothing and more. Live music, food, a kiddie kourt for young artists and face painting are all part of the fun. flintartfair.org

Juneteenth Celebration
June 16 – 19, 2017
Max Brandon Park

A celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation and Afrikan American Independence. There will be a celebration with live music, vendors, a movie screening and more. spectacleproductions.com

Flint LGBT Pride Festival
June 24, 2017
Buckham Alley

Pride events provide a positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT). Celebrate diversity, affirm LGBT individuals, increase visibility and build a sense of community. mfea.org

Sloan Museum Auto Fair
June 24 – 25, 2017
Sloan Museum and Flint Cultural Center

See hundreds of beautiful cars, trucks and motorcycles and other unique automobiles. Family fun includes children’s activities, swap meet, food vendors and more vehicles than ever before. sloanlongway.org

Flint July Fourth Festival
July 4, 2017
Downtown Flint

Fireworks and family fun. flinttown.com

Buckham Alley Fest
July 15, 2017
Buckham Alley

A free festival with 10 bands on 2 stages plus dance, steel drums, artisans, street performers, vendors and crafts. Now expanding to Brush Alley with music and more.

Michigan Storytellers Festival
July 15, 2017
Flint Public Library

Entertaining stories for children and adults of all ages plus storytelling workshops. Just bring your imagination. fpl.info

Genesee County Gospel Fest
July 15, 2017
Flint Cultural Center

One glorious day of family fun featuring more than a dozen national and local artists with delicious food, unique vendor wares and healthy living information. Vickie Winans will headline. gcgospelfest.com

Drop Fest
August 5, 2017
Buckham Alley & Rutherford Parking Ramp

The sixth annual mid-Michigan electronic music festival with 3 stages. Visit Flint Drop Fest 2017 on Facebook

36th Annual Flint Jazz Festival
August 11 – 13, 2017
Flint Cultural Center

This festival gives attendees a chance to see local, regional and international artists perform. Food vendors, local nonprofit organizations and handicraft vendors add to the magic and color. Headliners are Johnathan Celestin, Sidewalk Chalk and 4 Korners. geneseefun.com

Back to the Bricks Festival
August 15 – 19, 2017
Saginaw Street in Downtown Flint

Celebrating its 13th year, the festival is recognized as one of the top 50 cruises in America drawing more than 500,000 fans. backtothebricks.org

Free City Festival
August 19, 2017
Chevy Commons

Art installations, live music and vendors. flintpublicartproject.com

Crim Festival of Races
August 25 – 26, 2017
Downtown Flint

The festival features the world-renowned CRIM 10 Mile Road Race along with eight other running/walking events, a sports expo with more than 60 vendors and two days of ongoing entertainment! crim.org

Bikes on the Bricks
September 8 – 10, 2017
Saginaw Street in Downtown Flint

Celebrating its 11th anniversary, this unique event combines a motorcycle show and law enforcement motorcycle skills competition! Also enjoy vendor and sponsor displays, contests, food, music and more! bikesonthebricks.com

Flint Festival of Quilts
October 12 – 14, 2017
Downtown and Flint Cultural Center

Marvel at the magnificent artistry of quilters from around the country displayed at locations around town. Feature quilters include Joe Cunningham who will offer a lecture, workshop and concert. geneseefun.com

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