The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce have announced a date for the second annual "Be a Tourist in Your Home Town," a one-day event offering residents and non-residents the opportunity to see Flint & Genesee with new eyes.

Tim Herman, CEO of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, says the event is an opportunity to discover what makes the area such a great place to work, play and visit. "It is not unusual for visitors to the region to ask what there is to see and do, but many residents have never experienced some of our most engaging attractions," says Herman. "I encourage everyone to take advantage of this chance to enjoy some of the richness the community has to offer in a one-day tour."

For just $1 per person, people will be able to purchase a passport which will allow them to visit and enjoy many different venues such as The Capitol Theatre, Whaley Historic House, The Flint Institute of Arts, The Whiting, Sloan Museum and Buick Gallery. New this year will be the Flint Farmers' Market at its new downtown location, Durant-Dort Carriage Company and For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum.

The passport will also be valid for discounts at many businesses and restaurants in downtown Flint's Entertainment District. Complimentary transportation will be provided by the Mass Transportation Authority. Designated MTA buses will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The "Be a Tourist in Your Home Town" is scheduled for Saturday, July 19th. For more info on routes and how to get registered, visit or call (810) 600-1404.

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