August 13, 2021
The Howell Melon Festival is sponsored by the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority, held in downtown Howell since 1960, is a great family-friendly Howell tradition, celebrating the famed, delicious cantaloupe grown only in Howell.
The Annual Howell Melon Festival, draws over 20,000 visitors, is hosted by the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority, the Howell Downtown Development Authority and the City of Howell. A new footprint for the Festival allows the entire stretch of Grand River Avenue in downtown Howell to be closed and walkable for this dynamic weekend event. New and traditional attractions are featured, including the Howell Melon Run, classic train rides, Melon Ice Cream, a classic car show, live entertainment and demonstrations, Doc May’s Commemorative Melon Ride, kids’ game area, delicious food and beverages, and over 200 sidewalk, art, and