There are plenty of cool, fun things to do Flint. Here’s our short list of suggestions for “must see” or “must do” attractions you can pick from this coming week.
Fiesta Mexicana – Saturday & Sunday
Authentic music, dance food and fun are on tap this weekend at the annual Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church’s Fiesta Mexicana.
Come out and dance to live music by four bands: Los Hermanos Escamilla, Tejano Sound Band, Los Carnales (Saginaw) and La Coporacion, and enjoy performances by Culturas Del Sol and the El Ballet Folklorico Estudiantil and its youth mariachi.
The event will be open on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. and again on Sunday, June 24 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Admission and parking is free. The church is located at G-2316 W. Coldwater Rd., in Flint.
Exotic Zoo Company’s Saturday
Get up close to the Exotic Zoo Company’s “creature feature,” which allows participants to get up close and personal with exotic animals, and learn about where they live, what they eat and more. The traveling zoo exhibit will be at the Flint Public Library’s main branch, located at 1026 Kearsley St., from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 23 in the general reading room.
Movies Under the Stars Friday
Arrive early and enjoy the pre-party, including lawn games, dancing, music and more. Pre-party events begin at 7:30 p.m. Everyone receives a bag of popcorn, a drink and candy thanks to Communities First Inc. and their supporters.
Glassblowing Demonstration Saturday
There’s no better way to cool off than to watch the free hot glassblowing demonstration at the Flint Institute of Arts. The demonstrations, which take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. are sponsored by McLaren Health. Go Saturday and receive complimentary admission courtesy of Huntington Bank. The FIA is located at 1120 East Kearsley Street in the Cultural District area.
Minecraft adventurers will meet-up again this weekend at Flint’s Public Library’s main branch in the Upper Level Meeting Room 200 to play a new version of the popular game geared toward ages 10 and up.
The Flint Public Library’s main branch is located at 1026 Kearsley St.
Lunch on the Lawn Storytime – Monday
Families are invited to an outdoor story hour and game time at the Flint Public Library’s main branch on Tuesday, June 26 at 1 p.m. A different story is featured weekly. Bring a blanket and picnic lunch.
The library is located at 1026 Kearsley St.
Free Tap Class – Mondays & Tuesdays
For more information call Porsha Clemings at 810-835-9105.
Concerts in the Valley – Thursday
The popular rock group Sugarhook will perform, June 28 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Genesee Valley Center’s free Concert@The Valley series. The center is located at 3341 S. Linden Rd.
Editor’s Note: To discover even more free, family-friendly activities happening in and around Flint see our GOguide, sponsored by the Michigan Fitness Foundation. Click here for the GOguide.
File photo by Paul Engstrom/Genesee County Splashpark patron.