Summer Fun Continues at July 11th Rock the Block in Downtown Howell

Summer Fun Continues at July 11th Rock the Block in Downtown Howell

Free music, food, games and local breweries bring family-fun for 2nd Rock the Block music series of the season

Howell MI –Rock the Block kicked-off the season with an all new format, food, and fun. The community embraced the changes with over 1200 attendees dancing the night away in downtown Howell!  The popular music and foodie series returns Wednesday, July 11th, with live music, food, and brews from Howell breweries and other food vendors.  

“Combining the music, food and brews all within two larger venues, not only allowed us to attract larger bands, but gave the entire event more of a festival atmosphere for attendees to enjoy” states Howell Main Street Inc. C.O.O., Cathleen Edgerly. We look forward to having even more people come check out the event, shop our downtown businesses and experience our excellent dining and pub venues! Plus, we will have some surprises for the kids at our State Street location this month.  We can’t wait to see everyone there!

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June Rock the Block Offers Attendees New Format, Same Great Music & Fun in Downtown Howell

June Rock the Block Offers Attendees New Format, Same Great Music & Fun in Downtown Howell

Music and food series has two new sites offering music, food and brews, all in one spot!

Howell MI – Rock the Block, the annual music festival that has become a staple of the summer scene in Howell, kicks off on June 6, 2018, from 6 – 9 pm. At the June event, attendees will experience a new format from Howell Main Street Inc., designed to better accommodate the increasing number of people that were drawn to downtown for this festive summer event! Additionally, it will be upgrading the availability of local cuisine by partnering with restaurants & other local vendors, featuring meal-portioned food options instead of “bites”. Also new to the event this year, local brewers Aberrant Ales and Eternity Brewing will participate.

“Rock the Block has become one of the most anticipated events of summer in downtown Howell,” said Cathleen Edgerly, Howell Main Street COO. “The community has embraced the festival and it is a great example of the vibrant downtown that Howell has nurtured, and one of the events that helped our community be recognized with the 2018 Great American Main Street Award. We’ve taken the feedback given by attendees and partners the last couple of years, and made updates to make Rock the Block even more enjoyable for everyone!

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Melon Festival Breakfast Thanks Downtown Merchants and Employees

Annual Merchant Appreciation Breakfast Takes Place Friday bringing downtown Businesses together

An annual tradition, Howell Main Street Inc./DDA staff and volunteers are pleased to throw the Melon Fest Merchant appreciation breakfast Friday, August 19 to kick-off the weekend’s Melon Festival festivities.

From 7:00-9:00 a.m. this Friday, downtown business owners and their employees are all invited to the tent set-up on State Street to enjoy a delicious breakfast served by The Torch Mobile Food Truck and sponsored by the Kellogg Family Foundation. Volunteers from Howell Main Street Inc. and DDA hold this annual kick-off breakfast as a way to thank all those who work downtown for their year-round support of downtown activities and for choosing downtown Howell to run their business, all while celebrating the beginning ofMelon Festival Weekend.

“It is our pleasure to sponsor this fantastic downtown event held with the Main Street DDA. States sponsor Dr. Thomas Kellogg.  We feel it is a way to show how much we appreciate all that the community does to make downtown Howell a great place to be. The addition of The Torch Food Truck further exemplifies people helping people to make our community an even better place to live, work, and play. We are looking forward to seeing everyone Friday morning and look forward to a great Melon Festival weekend!”  

All downtown businesses within the district received hand-delivered invitations from the Main Street Inc./DDA Outreach Committee, as well as e-vites. To RSVP your attendance for this Friday’s breakfast, please call 517-545-4240 or

About Kellogg Family Foundation
The Kellogg Family Foundation presents three generations in medicineeducation and charity. This foundation exists because of the success, commitment and generosity of the benefactors Edward M. Kellogg and wife, June Ellen Kellogg. The Kellogg Family Foundation's Focus Areas include:

I. Setting up dental/ missionary clinics in countries such as Mexico, South America or other underserved parts of the world

 II. Support local programs

 III. Support local churches and spiritual growth

 IIII. Create opportunities for local organizations to branch into new areas of need and expand existing programs to serve more people

 V. Provide education and support for our future generations through education initiatives and programs for area youth.

 The purpose to the foundation is to the support the goals and aspirations that the Kellogg’s had in their lifetimes. The Legacy will continue. These ideals will be directed, grown and supported by future Kellogg decedents and board members. The future board will carry on the wishes and generosity of the Edward and June Kellogg Family Dentistry Foundation.We know that time is our most valuable asset; we are richer when we give it away!