August 15, 16 & 17, 2014
We're closing Grand River to make room for all the fun activities of the 54th Annual Howell Melon Festival! Enjoy a FREE live performance by 50 Amp Fuse, the Howell Melon Run, Melon Ball, craft beer and wine sampling in the Festival Tent, Doc May Memorial Melon Ride, carnival and kids area, FREE outdoor movie, train rides, street and food vendors, and much more!
And of course we didn't forget the classics, Melon Ice Cream and Howell Melons will be available all weekend long! You can buy Melon Ice Cream on the courthouse lawn, and you can purchase authentic Howell Melons from the giant tractor on Grand River in front of Dairy Queen (next to the Courthouse)!
For information about purchasing a Howell melon from out-of-state, please visit the Bentley Lake Farms Facebook Page.
Melon Festival Coloring Contest!
Participate in the Melon Festival Coloring Contest for a chance to win a one-day wristband into the 2014 Melon Festival Carnival! Only eligible to children ages 12 & under. Submit your drawing to the Bennett Recreation Center at 925 W. Grand River in Howell by mail, or drop it off in person by 12:00pm on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Be sure to write the child’s name, age, and a phone number on the back of your submission. Good luck! Just print off a coloring sheet by clicking here or pick one up at the Bennett Center!
Help us kick off the 54th Annual Howell Melon Festival in style at the Howell Melon Ball! Complete with Main Street Dueling Pianos, food, drinks, a sports memorabilia silent auction, and tons of fun, this is the best way to begin the festival weekend! Click here for more information.
37th Annual Howell Melon Run
Let's face it - it's just not the Melon Fest without the Howell Melon Run! Join the community tradition of the 37th Annual Howell Melon Run on August 15. This is one of the most beautiful run/walks through residential streets, historic Lakeview Cemetery, and Howell City Park. PLUS, this year we've added a Mascot Run featuring Sparty and many more of your favorite mascots! Click here for more information.
Ultimate Air Dogs
New to the 2014 Howell Melon Festival, we're happy to present Ultimate Air Dogs, the country's premier dock jumping organization! Started in 2005 by former Detroit Tigers pitcher, Milt Wilcox, and his son Brian, this event sure to be fun for all! From the smallest jumper to the biggest ultimate high flyer, all breeds and sizes are encouraged to participate, as long as they can swim. Click here for more information.
Doc May Memorial Melon Ride
The Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority is gearing up to sponsor a ride to remember the wonderful contributions made by Dr. Pat May in helping to establish the Howell Melon Festival. A bike valet will be available to park your bike downtown after the ride for you to spend the day enjoying the festival. Click here for more information.