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.

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 and take a picture!


Water Wars
- Presented by Kensington Woods Schools -

Saturday, August 18th - TBD
Sunday, August 19th -  TBD

Center St.

More information coming soon!

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

Sunday, August 19th - 9am-2pm

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 -

Sunday, August 19th - TIME TBD

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/Volunteer Station

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.  If you are volunteering at the Howell Melon Festival, please stop by the Volunteer Tent to sign in.