FLINT, MI--A new cultural event is coming to Flint.
The inaugural Heritage & Harmony Festival, an event aimed at bringing Flint residents together through music and fellowship, will kick off Monday, July 2 and continue through the Fourth of July in Flint's historic Civic Park Neighborhood.
“We want to showcase the vibrancy of our historic neighborhood and provide our community with a safe, fun festival to celebrate the holiday,” said Maurice Davis of the Civic Park Historic Business District. “This event is about fostering hope, promoting entrepreneurship, and building community pride in the heart of Civic Park.”
The three-day festival, expected to be an annual event, will include music by local and national artists, children’s activities, community resources, and a business marketplace. The event is free. Food, beverages and other items for purchase will be made available by vendors.
The festival will take place at Dayton Place, across from the former Civic Park School, from noon-8 p.m. Activities will end before the Flint Fourth of July fireworks display. Parking is available behind the former Civic Park School and at Joy Tabernacle Church, located at 2505 N. Chevrolet Ave.
The music lineup includes gospel on Monday, jazz on Tuesday and blues on Wednesday. Acts include Mama Sol, James Wood, Flint Triumph Praise Dancers, Motown Imitators, FEE, Jerome Clark, High Definition, Twyla Songbird, Maurice Davis, Greg Ellis, Caster Fish, Nikel, DJ Gardell Haralson and DJ Walt Jones.
For more information and updates on the festival, visit the Heritage & Harmony Festival
page on Facebook.