Other Attractions

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friday, August 17th - 10am-6:30pm
Saturday, August 18th - 10am-4:30pm
Monday, August 20th - 10am-6:30pm

Howell Carnegie Library, 314 W Grand River Ave

Find your new favorite book while supporting your local library at this great annual used book sale!  


Big Orange Chairs

Friday, August 17th - ALL DAY
Saturday, August 18th - ALL DAY
Sunday, August 19th - ALL DAY

Courthouse Lawn off of E. Grand River. & The Howell Carnegie Library Lawn

Always a popular selfie spot - our Big Orange Chairs are returning for another year at the Howell Melon Festival!  Be sure to stop by the Courthouse Lawn or The Howell Carnegie Library Lawn and take a picture!


Lego City
- Presented by 1st National Bank of Howell

Saturday, August 18th - All Day
Sunday, August 19th - 9AM-4PM

Enter an entire city of LEGO!  The LEGO City was such a success in the past that we've brought it back for another year at the Howell Melon Festival!  Check out a bustling city built entirely of LEGO!  This project was made entirely by the Michigan Lego Users Group.

Classic Car Show
- Presented by the Howell Area Historical Society -

Saturday, August 18th - 10am-2pm

Join us right in the middle of Grand River on Saturday for the annual Howell Melon Festival Classic Car Show!  All classic vehicles are welcome.
Dash Plaques will be provided for the first 50 cars along with goody bags.

Cost: $10 to register your car / $15 the day of

For show registration and festival information, visit: www.howellareahistoricalsociety.org

Water Wars
- Presented by Kensington Woods Schools -

Saturday, August 18th - 9am-5pm
Sunday, August 19th -  9am-5pm

N. Center St.

Cool off at the Howell Melon Festival with Water Wars - our giant water balloon battle for people of all ages!  Use the two giant slingshots to hurl water balloons at your opponent in this frantic one on one game!  It's a great way to stay cool so be sure to check it out on Center St.

Doggie Cooling Station
- Presented by VCA Countryside Animal Hospital of Howell

Saturday, August 18th - 9am-7pm
Sunday, August 19th - 9am-5pm

S. Center St.

Our canine friends need to stay hydrated too so we're happy to announce our Melon Festival Doggie Cooling Station is here to help man's best friend!  Here dogs can cool off with a drink of cold water and rest up before heading back to the festival.  Be sure to check it out on Grand River right next to the Ultimate Air Dogs!


Farmer's Market
- Presented by the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce -

Sunday, August 19th - 9am-4pm

E. Grand River Ave.

Be part of a fun, local tradition right at the heart of the festival!  The Howell Farmer’s Market  features the finest in locally grown produce, bedding plants, flowers, homemade goods and crafts.  Come shop local and join in the fun Sunday morning! 


Floatin' Down Grand River
- Presented by Village Manor Retirement of Hartland -
- Rootbeer Provided by Faygo -

Sunday, August 19th - 1pm (while supplies last)

State St. Inside the Festival Tent

We're going back to the good ole' days of the soda shops with these classic root beer floats served right out of our festival tent!  Come get a tasty root beer float served out of a signature Melon Festival mug that's yours to keep.  These floats are served on a first-come, first-served basis so be sure to come early.

Info Booth

Saturday, August 18th - All day
Sunday, August 19th - All day

Corner of Grand River & Michigan Ave.

If you have any questions about the Howell Melon Festival, the Information Center at the Volunteer Station is the place to go.  Our Melon Festival experts will be standing by to answer your questions all weekend long so be sure to drop by.