Friday, August 18th - 5pm-11pm
Saturday, August 19th - 11am-12Am
Sunday, August 20th - 8am-4pm (alcohol will not be served)

Corner of State Street & Grand River Ave.

The fun never stops in the Howell Melon Festival Tent!   We'll be serving up cold beer, local wines and delicious food.  There will also be bag toss, over sized games and an outdoor seating area.  Free admission into the tent all weekend long and all ages are welcome until 9:00PM each night.  

Alcoholic beverages will only be served Friday-Saturday.  After 9:00PM,  you must be 21 or older with a valid ID to enter the tent.  

And be sure to enjoy delicious burgers and BBQ from Great Lakes Custom Meats all weekend long right here in the Festival Tent!  

Empty Canvas Performance

Friday, August 18th

Be sure to stop by the Festival Tent on Friday for a free concert by Empty Canvas!  They'll be creating an awesome oil painting while performing live music at the Festival Tent!

Craft Beer Selection: - Provided by Eternity Brewing Company -

Beer Menu:

Howell Melon Ale - A wheat ale with the juice of dozens of real Howell melons, light and fruity, 5% ABV

Mint Melon Ale - Variant of Howell Melon Ale with the cool and refreshing addition of mint! 5% ABV

Cherry Melon Ale - Variant of Howell Melon Ale with the sweet and tart addition of Michigan-grown cherries! 5% ABV

Dry-Hopped Melon Ale - Variant of Howell Melon Ale with dry-hopped with Glacier and Huell Melon hops for a lightly hoppy twist! 5% ABV

Torn in Two - Our flagship IPA, brewed in the East Coast style with a complex hop profile balanced by a caramel malt backbone. 7% ABV

Grandpa's Cabin - A golden, easy drinking Michigan Lager. 5% ABV

STAR S'MORES: Episode IV A New Mallow - A Brown Ale crafted to

taste like a S’more, the perfect summertime treat! 5.2% ABV


Wine Selection:
- PROVIDED BY Howell's Mainstreet Winery -

Wine Menu:

A sweet white wine with notes of melon, kiwi, pear and pineapple.

First Sin Apple Riesling
A lightly sweet white wine with notes of fresh apples.

MainStreet Rosay
A fruity blush wine with notes of strawberries.

City of Light Piesporter
A lightly fruity white wine with notes of pear and honey.

Local musicians interested in playing at the event can send an email inquiry to melonfest@howellrecreation.org.  Must include availability, links to previous performances and/or music. Monetary compensation is not available at this time.