2014 Dates:  August 15, 16 & 17

The Howell Melon Festival, held in downtown Howell since 1960, is a great family-friendly Howell tradition, celebrating the famed, delicious cantaloupe grown only in Howell. The 53rd Annual Howell Melon Festival, which draws over 25,000 visitors and is hosted by the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority and the City of Howell. Our Festival is located along a four block stretch on Grand River Avenue in downtown Howell between Chestnut and Barnard Streets, which showcases our beautiful City. New and traditional attractions are featured, including the Howell Melon Run, classic train rides, Melon Ice Cream, a classic car show, live entertainment and demonstrations, Doc May’s Commemorative Melon Ride, carnival-type rides and kid/teen game areas, delicious food and beverages, and over 200 sidewalk, art, and non-profit vendors!

For more information, contact the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority at
517/546-0693 ext. 7704 or by email at melonfest@howellrecreation.org.