A lot of the major Flint-area summer events happened in the last two weeks, but this holiday weekend is surprisingly busy if you're looking for something more than the standard cookout or camping trip.

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    Arts, Beats & Eats

    Friday-Monday @ Downtown Royal Oak

    Arts, Beats & Eats is exactly what its name would imply -- an art, music, and food festival. The big names among this year's list of over 200 performing acts include 311, Candlebox, Grand Funk Railroad, The Wallfowers, and George Clinton.

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    John Mayer

    Friday @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

    John Mayer brings his Search for Everything World Tour through DTE Energy Music Theatre this Friday. Doors open @ 7p and tickets are available starting @ $36.

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    Detroit Jazz Fest

    Friday-Monday @ Hart Plaza

    If chilling out to some smooth jazz sounds over the holiday weekend sounds like your jam -- you're in luck. The Detroit Jazz Fest runs all weekend @ Campus Martius in Detroit's Hart Plaza.

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    Farewell to Summer Festival

    Friday-Monday @ Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad

    Bid farewell to the summer at Crossroads Village with a weekend of family fun.

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    Michigan Chicken Wing Festival

    Friday-Sunday @ Lansing's Adado Riverfront Park

    Get ready to wing it this weekend and throw down on the finest deep fried delicacies Michigan has to offer.

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    First Friday Food Truck Fest

    Friday @ Grand Blanc High School

    Get ya grub on in Grand Blanc at the final First Friday Food Truck Fest on the books for the season, which runs 3p - 9p.

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    Michigan Renaissance Festival

    Saturday-Monday @ Holly Grove

    The Ren Fest is back for another great season out at Holly Grove this Saturday at 10a. This weekend's High Seas Adventure runs until 7p Monday. Ticket prices: Adults $22.95 | Kids 5-12 $13.95 | Seniors 65+ & College Students $20.95

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    Flint Comix Fall Fest & Cosplay Adventure

    Saturday @ Flint Farmers' Market

    In its second outing of the year, Flint Comix hopes to expand the comic-con type event beyond its previous iteration with the addition of more artists and more vendors. Tickets are $5 @ the door and the event runs from 9a to 5p.

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    U2 and Beck

    Sunday @ Ford Field

    Bono, The Edge, and the other guys in the band bring their signature brand of adult contemporary alt rock to Ford Field as part of their Joshua Tree tour. Beck will be opening the show, for which tickets are available starting at $70 (I think).

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    Labor Day Bridge Walk

    Monday @ Mackinaw Bridge

    The time honored tradition of walking Mackinaw Bridge on Labor Day continues, but this will be the first year that all traffic is completely shut down for the event.