Howell, MI Events

Sunday Farmers' Market 

Sunday's May thru October 9am-2pm

A traditional Sunday destination for those in search of locally grown produce, plants and flowers. Local craftsmen, as well as live entertainment round out the downtown ambience. The market is hosted by the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce and is located on State and Clinton Streets in Downtown Howell.

Howell's Pink Party 

A Downtown wide fund raiser event by the community, for the community, benefitting breast cancer research, cure, and treatment. Tickets include food & wine tasting, massage stations, roaming entertainment, belly dancing, the parade of men, DJ, zumba, live music and entertainment, Queen of the night awards for the most creative pink outfit, discounts on shopping and so much more!  Details available at

Michigan Challenge Ballonfest 

June 26-28, 2020

The state championship of hot-air ballooning! This event attracts over 100,000 spectators. A weekend of uplifting adventure includes stunt kites, K-9 dog show, family fun tent, custom car show, carnival, skydivers, arts and crafts show, plus more then 50 hot air balloons in five scheduled launches and an evening balloon glow.
Downtown activities include Kids Day on Saturday and Music Day on Sunday. The Michigan Challenge Balloonfest is hosted by the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce and also includes the 5K Chase. For more information visit

Howell Melon Festival 

August 13-16, 2020

Organized 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.   Evemts include 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 non-profit vendors! For more information and the most updated schedule visit or call (517) 546-0693 X 7704 OR

The Legend of Sleepy Howell 

October 24, 2020

Organized by the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority.  The legend continues in Downtown Howell the weekend before Halloween.  For more details call (517) 546-0693 X 7704 OR email
Trick-or-Treat through the streets at trick or treat stations, enter the costume contest, get on a hay ride, enjoy live entertainment and much more.
The Legend of Sleepy Howell is Livingston County's premier Halloween event.

Fantasy Of Lights Parade

November 27, 2020

The tradition of the Fantasy of Lights Parade takes place each year the day after Thanksgiving.
Up to 60 floats and marching bands dazzle and delight the crowded streets of downtown Howell. Each float has a minimum of 5,000 lights used to provide a breath taking display.
The parade ends with the arrival of Santa. The parade is organized by the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce and also includes a 5K
Brighton, MI Events
Farmers Market

Saturday's  May-September 8am-1pm
Located in the parking lot off North First Street in Downtown Brighton.
Art At The Millpond
June through September

"Art at the Mill Pond" lends an atmosphere of festivity to summer Thursday evenings downtown.  Now in its tenth year, Brighton Art Guild members display, create and sell their art in this unstructured event in front of the Mill Pond along Main Street in downtown Brighton.
Folks enjoying an ice cream or taking an after dinner stroll along Main Street may wander by and visit with the exhibiting artists and some Thursdays include live music performed by Guild members. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to enjoy unique art produced by the area's best artists.
Contact Betty McLeod (810-836-5899) for more information.
Brighton Mainstreet Wine, Art & Music Festival
July 31-August 2, 2020
The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the 30th Annual Brighton Fine Art & Acoustic Music Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 5-7, 2016.  The event has expanded to a three day extravaganza on Main Street in historic downtown Brighton.
As one of the most prestigious juried art festivals in Southeast Michigan, this event draws highly talented artists who travel from across the state and nation to participate.  Each year, Brighton’s Fine Art and Acoustic Music Festival draws large crowds from Livingston County, Oakland County, Metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and Lansing.  People partake in event activities while savoring local foods and listening to aesthetically soothing music.  The event is in perfect three-way harmony combining art, music and setting!  Multiple stages of acoustic music will be featured on Main Street, adding ambiance to the event.  Visitors are able to speak one-on-one with artisans about their original works in glass, watercolor, oils, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry, woodcarvings and more.
 Friday 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. *Saturday 10:00 a.m. -9:00 p.m.  *Sunday 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Brighton's Smokin Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival
September 11 & 12, 2020
Join us for the Annual Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival, which has become a signature event in the City of Brighton. 
This has truly become a signature event for the city, featuring talented musicians and food vendors smokin’ up the streets of Downtown Brighton!  Each year, thousands of people come to experience the tastiest of barbecue, the smoothest of jazz and the bluest of blues, washing it all down with ice cold beverages from the beer and wine garden!
For more information, please click on the link below or contact Sophia Freni, Director of Events at 810-227-5086:
Brighton's Holiday Glow 
Saturday November 21, 2020
Brighton’s Holiday Glow is the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce’s event that launches the holiday season with festivities that will bring a glow to the faces of all in attendance.
The event begins at 4:00pm with holiday music, dance performances from local companies, hay rides, train rides, a nativity petting farm, a station to write letters to Santa, tasty holiday treats and very special seasonal sales by local merchants.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will join the Mayor of the City of Brighton and Mike Marino and Jon King of WHMI’s “Morning Crew” at approximately 5:45 p.m. at the Mill Pond in downtown Brighton where Santa will magically light the trees to orchestrated synchronized music.
Make sure you have a "Merry Little Christmas" by attending Brighton's Holiday Glow on  Don't miss out!
Hartland, MI Events

Hartland Family Winterfest
Saturday Feb 8, 2020 12PM-7PM
The family event will once again be held at Hartland Heritage Park 12349 Highland Road (M-59 west of Fenton Road).  There's open ice skating, ice bowling, slot car racing, bon fire and a fireworks display at dusk.  For more information please check out this site at
Hartland Flea Market & Farmers Market
May - October  Saturday's 9am-1pm 

The Farmers Market, which features a variety of locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and other items available for purchase by market-goers, takes place each Saturday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., May through October. The Hartland Flea Market is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of each month, May through October.

Both events are held at Rural King Parking Lot Adequate parking and its easy access to US-23 make this an ideal location for the weekly event.
For more information about either event or for an application please refer to information attached to this page or call Kathie Horning at (810) 632-1030.

Warm & Cozy Bazaar

At the Hartland Educational Support Services Center in December.


Pinckney, MI Events

Farmers Market
May - September 10AM-4PM

The Pinckney Farmers’ Market which will also feature community yard sales. ONCE A MONTH 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on second Saturday of each month from May through September. 

Art in the Park 
May 30-31, 2020

Pinckney’s Art in the Park, always the first weekend following Memorial Day, will take place in the Putnam Township Square in Downtown Pinckney, minutes from our very own unique and quirky Hell, Michigan. This iconic event brings over 15,000 spectators into our village and into Putnam Township Square for two days of art, entertainment, food and more. - See more at:
Live Performances at 4:30p & 7:30pm
 Pinckney Halloween Spooktacular

Saturday October 24, 2020 6-8pm
In and around Township Square in the Village of Pinckney.. Activities include Trunk or Treat, Refreshments, Music, Spooky Forest and a Costume Contest.  All activities are free!
Fowlerville, MI Events
Fowlerville Farmers Market
Friday's  3-7PM  May - October
200 Block of West Grand River 
Fowlerville Family Fair 
Fowlerville Fair Grounds - July 27-August 1, 2020 

Christmas In The Ville
Saturday Dec 5, 2020
What do hot air balloons and Christmas have in common? Everything! Saturday, December 5, 2020 over 30 hot air balloonists will parade down Grand River in Fowlerville, MI and fill the night sky with a glow that can be seen for miles.  Daily activities and parade starts at 6PM down Grand River.  For more information visit