Fall in Flint: Enjoy the seasonal activities our city has to offer

FLINT, Mich. – September 22, 2022

September is quickly coming to an end and the weather starting to change, signaling that Fall has returned. With the change of the season comes the celebration of everything from harvest to Halloween. Whether it’s enjoying the autumn offerings of the Farmers Market, taking in a leaf-strewn stroll through any of our beautiful outdoor spaces, or ‘haunting’ a Halloween-themed event, you can find it right here in Flint! To make the most of the season, we’ve provided a list of all that Fall has to offer in our city. So dress for the season and take in as much Fall fun as you can!

Did we miss a Fall-themed event in the City of Flint? Send an email to [email protected] and we’ll add it to the list!

October events:      

Flint “Fli” Market (every Thursday now until October 27): Free pop-up market with vendors and live music happening in Downtown Flint’s Brush Park.

Ooky Spooky Light Show (October 4-30): Did you know that Flint is home to Michigan’s largest planetarium? Visit Longway Planetarium in the Flint Cultural Center to watch favorite Halloween songs like “The Monster Mash,” “Ghostbusters,” and “Thriller” come to life with amazing graphics and lights. (Reservations recommended)

– Flint City Bike Tours’ “Vehicle Cities of the Dead” (October 8): Come learn about six historic Flint cemeteries, two of which are not visible to the untrained eye, as UM-Flint History Professor Thomas Henthorn guides you through Flint’s cemetery history dating back to 1842. (Reservations required)

Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Capitol Theatre (October 13): Come see the 47th Anniversary Spectacular Tour with Special Guest Barry Bostwick of the original film cast. (Reservations recommended)

FIA Art on Tap (October 14): The Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) will host the return of the 13th Annual Art on Tap: Beer, Bourbon, BBQ event. This Fall, guests will enjoy live music, photo opportunities, art demonstrations, giant games, and a delicious barbecue buffet and donut bar.

The Shining Live: A Dark Room Parody (weekends from October 14-23): The Flint Local 432 will host a live parody version of the Stephen King/Stanley Kubrick classic.

Family Harvest Festival on the Farm (October 15-16): Come enjoy two acres of games, vendors, food and fun at 1299 E. Harvard Ave in Flint! Cost is $10 for families of 1-5 individuals, or $14 for families of 6 or more. Vendors and Volunteers wanted. Call Jade at 563-528-5077 for more information or to offer help.

Glenwood Cemetery and Arboretum All Family Halloween Extravaganza: (October 16): This free event gives the community a chance to experience 12 separate venues, with stories, trick or treating, a costume contest, and a bit of spookiness just for fun.

Eerie Experiments at Longway Planetarium (October 21): Have a howling good time with our Halloween Science celebration! Make a jittering, flittering bat, mix ingredients to make a fizzing potion, and make instant worms. Program includes pizza and drinks and entrance into the 8:00 pm Ooky Spooky laser light show. This workshop is intended for families with children 8+ years old ($12 per person, or $40 for 4 participants)

The Haunted Trail (October 21-23): Presented by the Office of the Second Ward, Max Brandon Park will come alive with ghosts and ghouls for 3 nights of Halloween fun! Admission is $5 per person. Volunteers wanted. Call 810-407-2877 for more information.

Flint Children’s Museum Monster Mash (October 28): The Flint Children’s Museum’s annual Halloween party is here! The Monster Mash will feature some favorite experiments, fun crafts, and more. Two “mashes” will occur from 1-3pm & 5-7pm, both have limited spots, so registration is required. The cost is $4 per member; $10 for not-yet-members. Call to reserve your spot at 810-767-5437

FIA Halloween Happenings (October 29): Come in costume, help us haunt the museum, and celebrate the holiday with fun for the whole family! Go on a spooky scavenger hunt, trick-or-treat in the galleries, and join teaching artists in the Art School at the Flint Institute of Arts. (Free family event)

FIA Artful Halloween (October 29): Enjoy a spooky evening at Flint Institute of Arts with special gallery tours, a haunted hotshop demo, music, food, and surprises along the way! (Must be 21; reservations recommended)

Midnight Museum Horror Marketplace (October 29): Visit Flint Local 432for horror artists, authors, crafters, vendors, and interactive surprises. Join Lords of October for their Annual Halloween Party and CD release “Cryptozoology” with special guests Stifling Edith and Black Swan Dive Bomb. Enjoy costume contests and other tricks and treats. (ALL AGES)

Flint Public Library’s Super Saturday Storytime Monster Mash (October 29): Wear your favorite costume and enjoy stories at our special Super Saturday Storytime with music, dancing, games, and a grand costume parade! For families with Pre-K and elementary school-age children.

Latinx Technology and Community Center Trunk-or-Treat (October 29): From 5-8 p.m. Lewis Street near the Center will be shut down for activities including pumpkin painting, fall food favorites, and of, lots of candy! there will be capacity for 1000 with heated tents.

Berston Field House Trunk-or-Treat (October 31): Bring your little ghouls to Berston from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for a fun and safe time filled with activities and candy.

Flint Development Center Trunk-or-Treat (October 31): Decorated car trunks filled with candy will be open to kids from 4-7 p.m. on Halloween.

If you need a pumpkin, Flint Farmers Market will have them in stock!

Make the most of Fall by exploring your hometown. Support these local businesses and organizations and celebrate the season with your community. Autumn fun is just around the corner!

Past events:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (September 23-25): Presented by Flint Community Players, this cult classic has three shows left to get you into the spooky spirit.

Flint Handmade Halloween Craft Market (September 24): Featuring 20+ local artisans offering handmade goods, many with a harvest or Halloween theme, this event will be held in the Ramsdell Room of the Flint Farmers Market.

Applewood Fall Harvest Festival (October 1): Celebrate the season at Applewood Estate with Fall favorites like cider and apples, music, harvest activities, animals and more for free family fun.

Flint Eagles 629 Fall Craft Show (October 1): Craft Show, Rummage & Bake Sale
All proceeds from the bake sale will be donated to Motherly Intercession, a local charity founded in 1999 serving the children of currently or previously incarcerated parents.