Howell is centrally located in Livingston County and was first known as Livingston Centre. Howell is the seat of Southeast Michigan Government. It was platted in 1835 by a group of settlers from Detroit, and later incorporated in 1863 and is officially designated a National Historic District.
The City of Howell’s historic downtown offers a variety of shops that feature products from nearly forty different specialty retailers and one of the most popular shopping destinations is Tanger Outlet Mall with over 75 grand name outlets. Dining options are abundant, with the unique offerings of a neighborhood pub, coffee shops, steakhouse, and more!
May through October presents the Howell Sunday Farmer’s Market. This specialty showcases the best locally-grown produce at its State Street location.
Howell is also the site of the Balloon festival, which draws crouds from many miles away, the Fantasy of Lights as well as the Howell Melon Festival. The Howell Melon Festivals annual celebration spotlights the Howell Melon, a juicy hybrid cantaloupe who's growth is unique to the surrounding area. The three day festival, held in mid-August, draws approximately 50,000 visitors each year.
Relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Howell City Park, whether you want to take a walk, play on swings, picnic with family or friends or enjoy the fun and sun in the water at the Beach at Howell City Park that has a public boat launch that is open May 1st through October 31st.