Explore Flint & Genesee

Be A Tourist in Your Home Town Series

Themed tours held throughout the year to showcase Flint & Genesee

Be A Tourist in Your Home Town has been re-imagined for 2019! In place of a single event to allow visitors to experience more than two-dozen venues and attractions in Flint & Genesee in one day, Be A Tourist in Your Home Town has been expanded to offer themed, one-day tour packages from May to October.

Learn more about each tour and sign up today!

Explore Ghosts in Flint & Genesee

October 18, 6 PM - TBD | $20

Join the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Haunted Flint, for a creepy crawl on Friday, October 18th as we Explore the Ghosts of Flint and Genesee! In coordination with the release of the book Haunted Flint we shall take terrifying tours of several of Flint’s notoriously haunted attractions – The Capitol Theater, Avondale Cemetery, The Durant-Dort Carriage Company Building, and the Stockton Center. Mark your calendars for a night of freaky fun that will be sure to give you a shiver.

Meet in Brush Park for registration and resource tables. Purchase a copy of Haunted Flint before the tour begins!

A lot of walking will be taking place on this tour.  This tour requires that you take the bus to all locations. Each bus will go to all stops on the tour.

Registration opens at 6:00 PM; buses depart at 6:30 PM. 

TOUR IS FULL – Tickets are sold out

Information for the day of the event:

-Explore Ghosts in Flint & Genesee is sold out. There is no space left on the tour.

-Individuals will not be able to register on the day of the event.

-Participants will receive wrist bands that need to be worn to board the bus and enter the locations on the tour.

-The tour will start in the downtown Flat Lot with registration Brush Park beginning at 6 p.m.

-Buses will board at 6:30 p.m.

-When the tour ends, tourists will have the opportunity to purchase the book Haunted Flint from the authors and are welcome to stay for stories about haunted encounters from a special guest.

-Cider and donuts will be available in Brush Park after the tour.

Explore Flint & Genesee Arts and Culture

November 8 (free event)

Flint & Genesee boasts a rich network of galleries and artists. This tour will take you through many of the county’s art museums and councils.

Check back for locations and registration soon!

The event is FREE, with bus transportation provided by MTA.

Explore Flint & Genesee Family Friendly

Bring the family out for a half-day tour of some of our most playful and educational attractions. Imaginations and a love of nature welcome!

Tour stops include:

  • Flint Children’s Museum
  • Applewood Estate
  • Sloan Museum
  • For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum

The event is FREE, with bus transportation provided by MTA.

This event has passed. If you’re interested in taking this tour in the future, please email Courtney Irish at cirish@flintandgenesee.org.

Explore Flint & Genesee’s Craft Beer Scene

June 15 ($20)

You don’t need to travel to the west side of the state for great craft beer. We’ve got them right here! Check out our growing community of breweries and sample Flint & Genesee’s own craft brews.

Tour includes:

Board the charter bus in downtown Flint and head to Fenton Winery and Brewery where you will enjoy one pint of the brewery’s beloved beers. Also, there will be a pizza buffet: try FWB’s great eats! Next, you’ll head to Redline Brewing Company in Burton to experience a brewery-selected flight of five. An on-site food truck will be available for snacks (not included in the registration fee). The tour finishes at Tenacity Brewing located along the Flint River near historic Carriage Town. You’ll have an opportunity to enjoy two half-pours and the ambiance at this laid back establishment. Vehicle City Tacos, a fan-favorite food truck, will be on site serving fantastic food (not included in registration fee).

Transportation will be provided by Blue Lakes Charter.

Registration closes Friday, June 14 at 12 p.m.

This event has passed. If you’re interested in taking this tour in the future, please email Courtney Irish at cirish@flintandgenesee.org.

Explore Flint & Genesee History

July 13, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (free event)

For history buffs and curious residents alike, this tour will feature iconic spaces and places throughout the county. You will learn about some of our county’s unique assets while touring our cherished relics of days past.

A lot of walking will be taking place on this tour.  This tour requires that you take the bus to all locations.  One bus will go to each stop on the tour.

Buses will load, depart and let off at First Street, on the side of the Mott Foundation Building at the corner of First St. and Saginaw St. The tour will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 12 p.m.

The event is FREE, with bus transportation provided by MTA.

Registration is now closed for this event

 

Explore Flint & Genesee County Trails

August 9 (postponed until 2020)

It’s time to hit the trails! Flint & Genesee’s parks and trails are calling. Join us as we explore some of our county’s more beautiful parks and waterways.

Tour includes:

  • Walk through Chevy Commons
  • Kayak the Flint River from Tenacity to Mott Park with Flint Watershed Coalition and Kayak Flint
  • More locations TBA

The event is FREE, with bus transportation provided by MTA.

Event Registration

Explore Flint & Genesee County Orchards

September 21, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (free event)

Join us for the quintessential fall experience with tours through two of our county’s oldest and beloved orchards. This experience will include behind-the-scenes tours, tastings and demonstrations.

Two orchards will be featured during this tour: Porter’s Orchard in Goodrich and Almar Orchard in Flushing

We will begin our tour at Porter’s Orchard where we will enjoy a hayride and a tour of the Apple Cider Room as well as cider and donuts.  Porter’s is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year.

At Almar Orchard, one of the largest organic apple orchards in the state, we will be touring the bottling and canning facilities for JK Scrumpy’s Hard Cider. We will enjoy a wagon ride of the orchard as they explain how they grow organic apples and how apples have been planted over time.

Buses will load, depart and let off at First Street, on the side of the Mott Foundation Building at the corner of First St. and Saginaw St. The tour will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 12 p.m.

The event is FREE, with bus transportation provided by MTA.

Registration is now closed for this event