Monster Splash
Oct
24
6:00 pm18:00

Monster Splash

  • Howell Area Aquatic Center

Join us for a Monster Splashin' good time at the Howell Area Aquatic Center! Take a stroll through our cupcake graveyard, visit the fortune teller, walk inside our haunted "sunken" ship, participate in our Walk the Plank Cannon Ball Contest, and much more! 

Headless Horseman 5K/10K and Monster Mile
Oct
25
6:00 pm18:00

Headless Horseman 5K/10K and Monster Mile

  • Downtown Howell

The 6th Annual Headless Horseman 5K/10K and Monster Mile are ready to get everyone in the Halloween spirit! Be one of the 1400 costumed runners who race through the streets of Howell at night and into the shadows of Lakeview Cemetery! 

Ransom
Oct
25
8:00 pm20:00

Ransom

  • Downtown Howell

There's been a mysterious abduction in downtown Howell. The perpetrator has left a cryptic ransom note and we need your help solving this case before it ends terribly. 

Trick or Treat on Barnard Street
Oct
31
6:00 pm18:00

Trick or Treat on Barnard Street

  • Barnard Community Center

Round up your ghosts, super heroes, princesses, and tiny goblins and make sure to stop by the Barnard Community Center on Halloween! 

7th Annual Buck Pole Contest
Nov
15
4:00 pm16:00

7th Annual Buck Pole Contest

  • Marion Township Hall

The Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority, Marion Township, and Anything that Moves want to help you earn your bragging rights! 

Gobbler Pub Crawl
Nov
29
8:00 pm20:00

Gobbler Pub Crawl

  • Downtown Howell

Join us as we gobble all the way down Grand River and into some of Howell's finest watering holes! 

Rec the Halls
Dec
6
4:00 pm16:00

Rec the Halls

  • Bennett Recreation Center

Instead of decking the halls, we are giving it a recreation twist!

Swim with Santa
Dec
13
1:00 pm13:00

Swim with Santa

  • Howell Area Aquatic Center

Enjoy this Aquatic Center tradition while taking a dip in the pool and sharing your wish list with Santa! 

Rubber Ducky Day
Jan
11
1:00 pm13:00

Rubber Ducky Day

  • Howell Area Aquatic Center

Head over to the Howell Area Aquatic & Fitness Center for a fun filled event to celebrate the date Rubber Ducks were invented! 


Special Needs Sunday - Karaoke Night
Oct
19
4:00 pm16:00

Special Needs Sunday - Karaoke Night

Howell Area Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce 'Special Needs Sundays' where once a month, we will host a fun event here at the Bennett Recreation Center for citizens who have special needs and their family member / caregiver.  Each event will be led by one of our fun and energetic staff members and light snacks will be served.  The cost for each event is $3 per person and $1 for each family member / caregiver.  To reserve your space, or if you have a large group, please call 517.546.0693 ext. 0.  

Don't miss Karaoke Night this coming Sunday, October 19th! 

Site: Bennett Recreation Center, 925 W. Grand River Ave. 

Cost: $3 Participant / $1 Family Member or Caregiver 

Indoor Garage Sale
Oct
18
9:00 am09:00

Indoor Garage Sale

  • Bennett Recreation Center

Not sure what the weather will be? Rain or shine, we'll be hosting an indoor garage sale! 

Doc May's Melon Ride
Aug
16
9:00 am09:00

Doc May's Melon Ride

  • Courthouse Lawn

The Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority is gearing up to sponsor a 15-mile ride to remember the wonderful contributions made by Dr. Pay May in helping to establish the Howell Melon Festival many years ago. 

37th Annual Howell Melon Run
Aug
15
6:00 pm18:00

37th Annual Howell Melon Run

  • N. State Street & Clinton St. Howell, MI, 48843 United States

Join the community tradition of the 27th Annual Howell Melon Run on August 15 with great events such as the Melon Roll, Tot Trot, Mascot Dash, 1 Mile Run/Walk, 5K Run/Walk, and 10K Run!

Crosstown Kids Triathlon
Jul
20
9:00 am09:00

Crosstown Kids Triathlon

  • Howell Area Aquatic Center

Foster a healthy lifestyle and sense of accomplishment in triathletes, ages 7-14 as they swim, bike, and run to compete in this enjoyable, low-key athletic event that emphasizes health, self-esteem, self-confidence, and fun in a safe, family-friendly environment.

Jul
12
1:00 pm13:00

Treasures in the Sand

  • Howell City Park

A trip to the beach doesn't have to be all about sun tans and swimming. You can actually become a treasure hunter! Kids of all ages enjoy beach hunting and digging for buried treasures, so bring your shovels, pails, rakes, and sifters because you'll need them to dig through a mountain of sand to find the hidden treasures. 

12th Annual Howell Independence Aquathlon & Open Water Swim
Jul
6
9:00 am09:00

12th Annual Howell Independence Aquathlon & Open Water Swim

  • Howell City Park

The Howell Independence Aquathlon is a unique, multi-sport event which includes a 2K run, a 750m swim, and a final 2K run through Howell City Park and Thompson Lake. In addition, we also offer a one-mile Open Water Swim. The all-inclusive price allows you to choose one or both events. 

Movies Under the Stars - Frozen
Jul
5
8:30 pm20:30

Movies Under the Stars - Frozen

  • Howell City Park

This movie sponsored by Lake Trust Credit Union

Watch your favorite big screen flicks under the stars at Howell City Park this summer! Bring your sleeping bags, lawn chairs, favorite blanket, bug spray, picnic dinner, and family and enjoy the show! 

Jun
21
4:00 pm16:00

Monson/Yack Go Skateboard Day

  • Parker Skate Park

Each year on June 21, skateboarders all across the world celebrate "Go Skateboarding Day!" Join us at Parker Skate Park for an open skate complete with DJ, giveaways, raffles, and food!

Flip & Flop Fishing Tournament
Jun
14
7:30 am07:30

Flip & Flop Fishing Tournament

  • Howell City Park

Can you think of a better way to spend a Saturday? Fresh air, fishing poles, family, and pancakes! We can't wait! Come join us as we take advantage of Michigan's Free Fishing Day when all fishing license fees will be waived for residents who would like to fish off of the beach at Howell City Park. Bring your pole, and we'll provide the bait and breakfast! 

Tiny Tot Olympics
Jun
12
10:00 am10:00

Tiny Tot Olympics

  • Bennett Recreation Center

World records could well be broken at the 2014 Tiny Tot Olympics here in Howell! While we won't be keeping any official scores, children ages 3-6 will be hopping, jumping, skipping, and racing in teams of 12 at the Bennett Recreation Center! 

May
31
9:00 am09:00

USCG Vessel Safety Inspections

  • Thompson Lake Boat Launch

The Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority will be offering FREE U.S. Coast Guard Certified Vessel Inspections by active duty U.S. Coast Guard personnel. Join us at Thompson Lake from 9:00am-3:00pm for a Vessel Safety Check.

Cardboard Boat Regatta
May
24
10:00 am10:00

Cardboard Boat Regatta

  • Howell City Park

Close your eyes and take a minute to picture this - a warm, sunny day on the open water, the wind in your hair, and you as captain of your very own cardboard boat! Let your imagination run wild and join the Howell Teen Center in their annual Cardboard Boat Regatta! Construct your boat from cardboard and duct tape and compete against others. 

May
18
9:00 am09:00

USCG Vessel Safety Inspections

  • Thompson Lake Boat Launch

The Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority will be offering FREE U.S. Coast Guard Certified Vessel Inspections by active duty U.S. Coast Guard personnel. Join us at Thompson Lake from 9:00am-3:00pm for a Vessel Safety Check.

Mother/Daughter Mad Hatter Tea Party
May
17
2:00 pm14:00

Mother/Daughter Mad Hatter Tea Party

  • Bennett Recreation Center

Bring your little princess and come dressed to impress wearing your finest hat as we sip on delicious teas and enjoy scrumptious tea party fare. This is a perfect way to spend some quality mother/daughter time together as well as create some lasting memories.

May
17
9:00 am09:00

USCG Vessel Safety Inspections

  • Thompson Lake Boat Launch

The Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority will be offering FREE U.S. Coast Guard Certified Vessel Inspections by active duty U.S. Coast Guard personnel. Join us at Thompson Lake from 9:00am-3:00pm for a Vessel Safety Check.

May
10
9:00 am09:00

USCG Vessel Safety Inspections

  • Thompson Lake Boat Launch

The Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority will be offering FREE U.S. Coast Guard Certified Vessel Inspections by active duty U.S. Coast Guard personnel. Join us at Thompson Lake from 9:00am-3:00pm for a Vessel Safety Check. 

Bike to School Day
May
7
8:00 am08:00

Bike to School Day

  • Howell Elementary Schools

Kids love bicycling! Bike to School Day is a yearly event to celebrate the school commute and encourage more families to safely try out riding to school on one day each spring. On the morning of the ride, the staff of the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority will go around to the Howell Public Schools and count the number of bikes to see who wins the 2014 Bike to School award! 

"The Exchange" Howell Scavenger Hunt
May
3
8:00 pm20:00

"The Exchange" Howell Scavenger Hunt

  • Downtown Howell

An international criminal is loose in Howell with a briefcase full of stolen valuables. He plans to exchange the valuables for cash this evening somewhere in downtown. It is now your mission, our undercover FBI unit, to determine WHO we need to meet, WHAT is in the briefcase, and WHERE the exchange is going down.

MLB Pitch, Hit & Run
May
3
1:00 pm13:00

MLB Pitch, Hit & Run

  • Freshman Campus

The Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority will be hosting a local qualifier for the MLB Pitch, Hit, and Run competition.

Downtown Howell Historic Tour & Lunch
May
1
10:00 am10:00

Downtown Howell Historic Tour & Lunch

  • Howell Opera House

Enjoy a leisurely walk down the path of history as we focus on the architecture and history of Howell's 14 historically significant buildings. The Howell Downtown Historic District is one of less than 50 towns in Michigan listed on the National Register of Historic Places and includes great examples of Victorian architecture. 

Apr
26
10:00 am10:00

World Tai Chi Day 2014

  • Bennett Recreation Center

The Annual World Tai Chi Day aims to promote and educate the world to the benefits of practicing Tai Chi. The relaxed, slow, graceful, balanced, and coordinated movements increase the flow of chi (energy) and reduce anxiety, depression, and pain. This celebration is the perfect opportunity for practitioners of all skill levels to meet others and become more aware of the benefits of Tai Chi. 

Apr
25
6:00 pm18:00

The Pizza Throw Down

  • Bennett Recreation Center

Which pizza is the best in Livingston County? We want you to be the judge! Bring the family for an ALL YOU CAN EAT pizza smorgasbord. 

Apr
17
8:30 pm20:30

Largest Bunny Hop Guinness World Records Attempt

  • Genoa Township Athletic Fields

Join us at the Marshmallow Drop & Moon Glow as we attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world's Largest Bunny Hop! Don't miss out on all the fun! Our attempt will take place between the end of the Marshmallow Drop and the beginning of the Moon Glow!