Sunday Events


Pre-event tickets for $6.50 per person, $5 for 12 and under and Senior Citizens (60 and older) by calling Howell Area Parks & Recreation at (517) 546-0693.  

Price at the door $7/person, $5/12 and under and Senior Citizens (60 and older).  Join us for flipping pancake fun with all you can eat pancakes, sausage, orange drink & coffee.

9 a.m. 2/42 Community Church will present a non-denominational community church service.

1-3 p.m. Brandon's School of Rock

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sand MelonBall (volleyball) Tournament (West Street Park)
$75/team. Register at
Sponsored by the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tours of the Historic Howell Train Depot Musuem
Sponsored by the   Howell Area Historical Society

12 Noon – 5 p.m.
Tours of 175th Anniversary First Presbyterian Church
Have you ever wondered about the lovely stone building with the towner across from the Howell Carnegie District Library? In honor of our175th anniversary as a congregation, and 100 years in the sanctuary. Founded on July 7, 1938, the church was housed in two different buildings before the cornerstone was laid for this structure on September 8, 1914. Sidney R. Badgley designed this church. He was a noted architect who had many buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Come and discover the "Akron Place" of church architecture, learn the meaning behind the stained glass and interior painted decorations, and find out if there really is a bell in the bell tower! The church is accessible from the West Grand River main entrance stairway, while an elevator is available at the Sibly Street entrance. Services are held Sundays at 10 a.m.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Picnic Area (Courthouse Lawn)

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Melon Ice Cream (Courthouse Lawn)
Sponsored by the Howell Rotary Club   To pre-order, see order form here: Howell Melon Ice Cream Order Form
It wouldn't be Melon Festival without authentic Howell Melon Ice Cream. The Howell Rotary Club will be selling melon ice cream prepared by the MSU dairy, in single serving cups, and pints to take home.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Street Vendors and Fine Arts and Crafts Vendors
(Vendor booths run down the middle of Grand River from Michigan Avenue through Chestnut)

9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Food Vendors & Eating Area (Walnut Street, north and south of Grand River Ave.)

9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Kids Fun Zone (Michigan Avenue, North and South of Grand River Ave. & Peanut Alley)  Sponsored by First National Bank

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Howell Melon Carts Information Booths selling authentic Howell Melon Merchandise

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Howell Farmers' Market (Grand River Avenue between State Street and Barnard)
Sponsored by the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fine Art Show and Tours at the Opera House
Sponsored by the Livingston Arts Council

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Amphitheatre Entertainment

  • 10 am - 12 Noon -Kil's Tae Kwon Do Demonstration
  • Noon - 2 p.m. - Liberty lakes Fencing Club Demo
  • 12:30pm – 2pm - Livingston County Concert Band
  • 2:30 p.m. Beautiful Baby, Kute Kids and Melon Mutt Contest Winner Announcements
  • 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. - Livingston Sensation Finals (Amphitheatre)
    Sponsored by the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
“Lord of the Gourd” Melon Carving


10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Train Rides from the Historic Train Depot Museum

Enjoy an hour long diesel train ride which departs from the historic Train Depot Museum. Presented by the Steam Railroading Institute.  Tickets may be purchased prior at: or buy on site.

Sunday 10 a.m., Noon, and 2 p.m.

Ticket Prices:    12 years old and up $25,  1-11 years of age $15