Events

HOWELL LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL (February 21, 2015)

A family friendly celebration of the Chinese New Year featuring educational lectures, traditional arts performances, martials arts demonstrations, arts & crafts for the whole family, and much more! Hosted by the Howell Main Street DDA, more information can be found here.

SUNDAY FARMERS’ MARKET (May thru October)

A traditional Sunday destination for those in search of locally grown produce, plants and flowers. Local craftsmen, as well as live entertainment round out the downtown ambience.

The market is hosted by the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by the Howell Downtown Development Authority. For more information contact Market Manager Serve Wilczewski at farmersmarket@howell.org or at (517)546-3920.

HOWELL’S PINK PARTY (June 12, 2014)

An event by the community, for the community, benefitting breast cancer research, cure, and treatment. Details available at www.howellspinkparty.com.

MICHIGAN CHALLENGE BALLOONFEST (June 27-29, 2014)

The state championship of hot-air ballooning! This event attracts over 100,000 spectators. A weekend of uplifting adventure includes stunt kites, K-9 dog show, family fun tent, custom car show, carnival, skydivers, arts and crafts show, plus more then 50 hot air balloons in five scheduled launches and an evening balloon glow.

Downtown activities include Kids Day on Saturday and Music Day on Sunday. The Michigan Challenge Balloonfest is hosted by the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce and also includes the 5K Chase. For more information visit michiganchallenge.com.

CONCERTS AT THE COURTHOUSE (Fridays, July thru August)

Organized by the Livingston Arts Council, a variety of entertainers perform live at the Courthouse amphitheater every Friday evening throughout the summer. Bring your family, a blanket or chair and enjoy!

HOWELL MELON FESTIVAL (August 15-17, 2014)

Organized by the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority.  For more information and the most updated schedule visit howellmelonfestival.com or call (517) 546-0693 X 7704 OR email melonfest@howellrecreation.org

THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOWELL (October 27, 2014)

Organized by the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority.  The legend continues in Downtown Howell the weekend before Halloween.  For more details call (517) 546-0693 X 7704 OR email sleepyhowell@howellrecreation.org

Trick-or-Treat through the streets at trick or treat stations, enter the costume contest, get on a hay ride, enjoy live entertainment and much more.

The Legend of Sleepy Howell is Livingston County’s premier Halloween event.

FANTASY OF LIGHTS PARADE (November 28, 2014)

The tradition of the Fantasy of Lights Parade takes place each year the day after Thanksgiving.

Up to 60 floats and marching bands dazzle and delight the crowded streets of downtown Howell. Each float has a minimum of 5,000 lights used to provide a breath taking display.

The parade ends with the arrival of Santa. The parade is organized by the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce and also includes a 5K run. For more information about the Fantasy of Lights Parade click here.

 

Downtown Howell truly is a destination that’s different, here to welcome you no matter what time of year you visit. Careful though – a lot of folks who come here end up staying!

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