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August is for Fun on the Flint River

Michigan Business Network
July 19, 2021 4:00 PM

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Flint River Flotilla and 80s in the Hole

Flint, MI.  July 19, 2021 – The Flint River Watershed Coalition (FRWC) is hosting two exciting events in early August for a variety of family fun activities. Choose your own river adventure for the Flint River Flotilla ‘21 on Saturday, August 7th, and then rock out to ‘80s music and cars on the banks of the river at 80s in the Hole, on Friday, August 13th. Both events support the work of the Flint River Watershed Coalition and its mission to protect, promote, and improve the Flint River.

Flint River Flotilla: ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ with the Corridor Alliance Chapter of the FRWC, in cooperation with Tenacity Brewing, as we host the 7th annual Flint River Flotilla ’21. We are back in-person this year, with extended launch times from 10 am-2 pm. Registration is $10 (free for those 12 & under) and includes shuttling, access to the kayak launch, a supported float, as well as the coveted 2021 Flotilla sticker. Life jackets are required for all participants. A Flint River Flotilla ‘21 shirt is also available.

Our 2021 “Expedition on the Flint,” is a choose-your-own-adventure theme, where participants may encounter river creatures, treasure, and a voyage to excitement. Adventurers who submit photos or videos of their float are entered to win awards for best costume or boat decoration. Registration and more information is available at www.frcalliance.org.

Flotilla ‘21 sponsors include presenting sponsors General Motors and their North American Engineering & Tooling Center/UAW Local 659, as well as Kettering University, Hurley Medical Center/Kohl’s, Mott Community College, Tenacity Brewing, Gazall Lewis Architects, The Walter, and Flint City T-Shirts.

80s in the Hole: We’re back! And ready to have nuthin but a good time on Friday, August 13th from 6-11 pm on the grounds of Atwood Stadium. Join us for the 4th annual event, once again featuring the amazing 80s cover band RockStar. Activities also will include:

  • Beer tent for guests 21 and over.
  • VIP parking for any 80’s era car - motor on down in your DeLorean or your IROC-Z, and bag a radical parking spot.
  • 80s Best Dressed contest – winner will receive two tickets to see Hall & Oates Saturday, August 21st at the DTE Energy Music Theater.
  • Local food trucks and vendors.
  • Kayak raffle ($10) and other vendor giveaways throughout the night.

Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 at the gate (kids 12 and under free). Grab your friends and come out for a Totally Tubular night!! 

Details and tickets at www.FlintRiver.org/80s  

Thanks to Kettering University for once again hosting this awesome event.

Interested vendors and sponsors can contact Rebecca at rfedewa@flintriver.org or 810-767-9559.


The Flint River Watershed Coalition seeks a healthy, vibrant, and active Flint River watershed for all. We work in partnership to protect, promote, and improve the Flint River and its watershed. 

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