Area Attractions

Flint Cultural Center

The Flint Cultural Center invites you on a journey of discovery and imagination to a place where you can experience entertainment, embrace knowledge, and dream beyond the world you know. As home to a group of nationally-recognized cultural institutions aimed at furthering the arts, sciences and humanities, the FCC offers a truly unique educational and entertainment resource. Through live performances, unique exhibits, classes and more, the FCC brings it ALL within your reach.

The Flint Cultural Center campus provides area residents with an array of cultural, scientific, and artistic experiences and promotes understanding of the diverse cultures reflected in the Greater Flint community. The Center is a major educational resource, and a welcoming and inclusive community center.




Flint Institute of Arts

1120 E. Kearsley St
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 234 -1695
Flint Institute of Arts
The Flint Institute of Arts is the second largest art museum in the State of Michigan and one of the largest museum art schools in the nation. Each year, more than 160,000 people visit the FIA’s galleries (free of charge) and participate in FIA programs and services.

For more than 85 years, the FIA has been responsible for acquiring, protecting and presenting a collection of art and artifacts spanning continents and 5,000 years. The world renowned collection, which now exceeds 8,000 objects, is significant for its depth of important European and American paintings and sculptures, 15th century to the present, and its extensive holdings of decorative and applied arts including important ethnographic study collections dating back five millennia. 

 



The Whiting

1241 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 237-7333
The Whiting
 Each year, The Whiting Presents Broadway, music, dance, theatre, comedy, and much more throughout its season. Past performances include Bill Cosby, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, STOMP, Pat Benatar, Itzhak Perlman, Martin Short, Hairspray, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, Jeff Daniels and many more!
The Whiting is also home to the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Flint Youth Theatre's Learning Through Theatre Series and many other community graduations and recitals. The Whiting provides facilities, programs and services to promote and support the presentation of the best regional, national and international performing artists. Each year, The Whiting Presents Broadway, music, comedy, theatre, dance and much more throughout its season.  The Whiting's 2,043 seat theater is home to the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Annual Holiday Pops and many other community graduations, recitals, and other events.



Flint Institute of Music
1025 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 238-1350
Flint Institute of Music
The Flint Institute of Music is a place where lives are truly transformed through the power of the arts. Whether you are interested in music, dance or drama, a wide array of performance and educational opportunities await you through the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Flint School of Performing Arts and Flint Youth Theatre. Edge-of-your-seat performances, standing ovations, excited students experiencing a sense of accomplishment and belonging...all are a regular part of the FIM experience.


 



Flint Farmers Market

300 East First St.
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 232-1399
Flint Farmer's Market
We are a year round public market with 50 vendors inside the building; we’re neat and clean and feature several produce vendors, a great meat market, poultry, breads and baked goods, cheese, a wine shop, an art gallery, a cafe, middle-eastern and Mexican groceries, and many unique gifts. We even have two resident chefs. You can stop in any Saturday and “Ask the Chefs.” On the outside from May through October, we have twenty five produce and flower vendors in our pavilion, and on Saturdays we add fifteen to twenty art and craft vendors to that list. We have great local, live music on the lawn most market days, story tellers and authors and several major events throughout the summer.Our market is more than a weekend event. It is a year round feature of Flint’s landscape. Our market is a place where everyone knows he or she can make a quality purchase, feel comfortable and welcome, and probably meet friends they haven’t seen in a while.

So make it a date, spend the day and enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and the smells of the Flint Farmers’ Market!




Longway Planetarium

1310 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 237-3400
Longway Planetarium
Fly through the solar system, investigate the mysteries of deep space, and even go 85 million years in the past. The all new Longway Planetarium has been radically updated with new seats, new dome, new 7.1 surround sound system, new cove lights and a new cutting edge projections system, the first of its kind in the United States! Michigan’s largest planetarium offers public and group shows every day. In addition, hands-on science activities and special exhibits are presented throughout the year. Check the main Longway Planetarium website for details on show times and program offerings.

The Longway Planetarium’s Learning Center provides opportunities for fascinating new learning experiences. These include hands-on science demonstrations, astronomy classes or telescope workshops.





Genesee Valley Center

3341 S. Linden Road
Flint Township, MI 48507
(810) 732-4000
Genesee Valley Center
Genesee Valley Center boasts over 1.3 million square feet of shopping with 130+ retailers anchored by Macy’s, JCPenney, Sears and Burlington Coat Factory. One-of-a-kind shops for the market include Best Buy Mobile, Buckle, Gymboree, Forever 21, and Parvizi Menswear. The Outdoor Village at Genesee Valley Center offers 65,000 square feet of boulevard-style shopping and national tenants including Barnes & Noble, Bar Louie, Chicos, Coldwater Creek, Portrait Innovations, President Tuxedo, and The Sleep Number store.