Friday’s Fantasy of Lights kicking off the holiday season in Howell

Friday’s Fantasy of Lights kicking off the holiday season in Howell

Ready to warm-up to the holiday season? Residents and visitors can join in the festivities on Friday, Nov. 23, in downtown Howell at the Fantasy of Lights. This year’s parade theme is “Wishing You Heartwarming Holidays.”

“The Fantasy of Lights is a wonderful holiday tradition for many families,” said Michelle Tokan, Fantasy of Lights director. “We invite everyone to join us in downtown Howell as we start the celebration.”

The fantasy fun begins at 3:45 p.m. followed by the Fantasy 5K Run at 6 p.m. and the parade at 7 p.m.

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Howell Main Street Inc. selected as Grand Marshal for the Fantasy of Lights Parade

Howell Main Street Inc. selected as Grand Marshal for the Fantasy of Lights Parade

After receiving the Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA) earlier this year, Howell Main Street Inc. has been selected as Grand Marshal of the Fantasy of Lights Parade. The Fantasy of Lights is Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in downtown Howell.

Representing Howell Main Street Inc. and riding in the parade will be Cathleen Edgerly, Howell Main Street C.O.O. and DDA Director as well as Kate Litwin, Howell Main Street Inc.’s Outreach Coordinator. The Grand Marshal is selected based on contributions to the city.

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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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