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Flint & Genessee's 'Be a Tourist in Your Hometown' is Saturday July 15th

Michigan Business Beat
July 14, 2017 1:00 PM

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The Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau (FGCVB) is proud to host “Be a Tourist in Your Home Town” on Saturday, July 15, 2017. It has a new starting location: Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau, 519 S. Saginaw St., Flint.

Here Jeffrey Mosher speaks with DeAndra McCain, MSA, CTA Director, Flint & Genessee Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Jeffrey and DeAndra discuss;

• Why folks would do an event like ‘Be a Tourist in Your HomeTown’? 
• What’s new about this year’s event?
• Highlights of some new attractions.
• What some traditional popular attractions are.
• Why it only cost $1 to participate.
• How the participation has grown over the years.
• And a bit about the economic of tourism in Flint & Genesee.

Several new attractions will headline the 5th Annual “Be a Tourist in Your Home Town” on July 15. This year’s venues include stops at the Durant-Dort Factory One, Factory Two, Ferris Wheel Building, and the new Treehouse at For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum. In all, nearly three-dozen venues will participate in the one-day excursion that gives residents and non-residents alike the opportunity to experience some of the best of what the community has to offer – all for only $1.

There will be a new Walking Tour Route, along with four bus routes to take.

Participating restaurants (show your Be a Tourist wristband and receive 10% off food and non-alcoholic beverages - July 15, 2017 only)
501 Bar and Grill – Open Noon to 11 p.m.
Blackstone's Pub and Grill – Open Noon to 1 a.m.
Café Rhema – Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Churchill’s Food and Spirits – Open Noon to 2 a.m.
Cork on Saginaw – Open 4 p.m. to Midnight
Halo Burger (Saginaw Street location only) – Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hoffman’s Deco Deli & Café – Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Market Tap (located in the Farmers' Market, 2nd floor) – Open Noon to Midnight
Soggy Bottom Bar – Open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Table & Tap – Open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Tenacity Brewing – Open 3 p.m. to Midnight
The Flint Crepe Company – Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Local Grocer – Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Lunch Studio – Open 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Torch Bar and Grill – Open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

The Flint & Genessee Convention & Visitor's Bureau thanks the organizations that have donated giveaways for the 2017 Be a Tourist event: Bavarian Inn Restaurant Bishop International Airport Greater Flint Arts Council Michigan Renaissance Festival Skateland Arena University of Michigan-Flint College of Arts & Sciences Theatre & Dance University of Michigan-Flint Recreation Center
*Entrance to attractions with admission fees is included with your passport purchase for the day of the event.

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