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10 Things to Do in Mid-Michigan This Weekend — August 18-20

Jeff Fletcher via YouTube
Jeff Fletcher via YouTube

Back to the Bricks may be the headliner, but there are a ton of other events going on this weekend in Flint, the Tri-Cities, and beyond.


Back to the Bricks Rolling Cruise

Wednesday – Friday @ Saginaw St in Downtown Flint



Crowds will gather alongside Saginaw St., stretching from Downtown Flint all the way to Grand Blanc, for the Rolling Cruise on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 5-9pm.



Lapeer Days

Friday-Sunday @ Downtown Lapeer



Lapeer Days kicks off at noon on Friday and has all the usual carnival stuff — rides, elephant ears, beer tents, etc. Lapeer Days also features live music, including performances from Bryan White, Hinder, and festival closers Jack Russell’s Great White.

Carnival Ferris Wheel Lights Blur With Motion At Night
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The 46th Annual Montrose Blueberry Festival

Friday – Sunday @ Downtown Montrose



There’s been a week of events leading up to the Montrose Blueberry Festival, which gets into full swing with a parade, the opening of the midway, a pig roast, blueberry pie eating contest, and all the usual accouterment.

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Back to the Bricks Cruise N Concert

Friday @ Dort Federal Event Center



The annual free concert moves to the DFCUEC this year, and will feature performances from the Flint Symphony Orchestra wsg Beachfront Property. Be sure to bring your own lawn chair for this all ages The event run from 7:30p-10p (gates open at 5p).



Michigan Renaissance Festival Opening Weekend

Saturday-Sunday @ Holly Grove



The Ren Fest kicks off what’s sure to be another great season out at Holly Grove this Saturday at 10a. This year the festivities open up with the Royal Pet & Ale Fest, which runs until 7p Sunday. Ticket prices: Adults $22.95 | Kids 5-12 $13.95 | Seniors 65+ & College Students $20.95

Tree Riddle, TSM Flint
Tree Riddle, TSM Flint


Excellency Music Fest

Saturday @ Prime Event Center in Bay City



Gates open at 11:30a for the all-ages Excellency Music Festival, which features performances from I See Stars, Flint Eastwood, Forest Green, and many, many more. Tickets are $25+fees.



A Day Out with Thomas

Friday-Sunday @ Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad



If your kids love Thomas like mine did, then this event is a must. Crossroads Village is transformed into the Island of Sodor and your little ones can ride on Thomas and get their picture taken with him. Tickets are $22.



The Nightmare – Alice Cooper Tribute Show

Friday @ The Machine Shop



Doors open at 7p for Detroit’s only Alice Cooper tribute band. Tickets are $10 in advance and openers include Psychotic Paradise and Cybil & the Beast.


Robocop! The Musical

Friday – Sunday @ Detroit’s City Theatre



If you’re like me, and you’ve waited your whole life to hear Clarence Boddicker break into an 8-minute rendition of ‘Can You Fly, Bobby?’ complete with a choreographed dance number — then this is the show for you. Show times differ per day, tickets are $25 + fees.

Orion Pictures
Orion Pictures


Chris Stapleton

Saturday @ DTE Energy Music Theatre



Multiplatinum recording artists,  and Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton takes the stage at DTE Saturday. Tickets are limited and doors are at 7pm.

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