10 Reasons to Visit the Brighton-Howell Area in 2020

January 1, 2020 | Story by: Nick Danowski

The Brighton-Howell area has so much to offer, with engaging events and attractions only found in this Southeast Michigan region. Here are 10 reasons to visit the Brighton-Howell area in 2020:


Tanger Outlets

The Tanger Outlets are a shopper’s dream. The outlet mall features over 75 brand names stores, with discounts up to 70%. You can stop by Shopper Services for Little Red Book of Big Savings to get even more bang for your buck! Explore coupons online and find your favorite stores in the directory.


Michigan Challenge Balloonfest

Michigan Challenge Balloonfest is a celebration of hot air balloons in Howell! The event on June 26-28 of 2020 features three entertainment venues with family activities and attractions. The Saturday night Balloon Glow is a must-see, as around 20 hot air balloons take flight and glow against the night sky.


Oh My Lolli!

At Oh My Lolli!, you’ll be welcomed with a hello and a free sample at this allergen-free candy store. You and your kids can watch hard candy be made from scratch in a kitchen that’s nut-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free using quality & natural ingredients. Be sure to stop by Oh My Lolli in downtown Brighton the next time you’re craving a sweet treat.


The Lingenfelter Collection

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind collection of automobiles, from race cars to notable muscle cars to exotic Europeans, you must visit the Lingenfelter Collection in Brighton in 2020. While it’s closed to the public most of the year, you can check their calendar to plan for their next open house.



In Brighton-Howell, there are numerous, beautiful golf courses around the area. The Golf Club at Mt. Brighton offers a challenge and stunning scenery. Along the course, you’ll weave around ponds, wetlands, and timber. There’s also the Majestic Golf Course, a championship facility with all of the amenities a golfer expects. Check out our golf guide here.


Hell Survivors Paintball Playfield

There’s no better way to challenge old friends and make new ones than in the high-adrenaline game of paintball. At Hell-Survivors Paintball Playfield, you’ll find the World’s Largest Walk-in, Self-Serve Air Station, as well as Heated VIP Clubhouse and covered pavilions. There are a whopping 12 unique playfields for the ultimate paintball experience. Check out their special events and outings packages!


Livingston Antique Outlet

If you’re into antiques, you absolutely have to go to Livingston Antique Outlet. The 33,000 square-foot outlet contains over 200 small businesses and is Michigan’s largest antique mall. Their unmatched selection and quality will make you want to return again and again to make sure you haven’t missed a single treasure. Check out their upcoming special events for deals and sales!


Brewery Becker

Photo by Taylor J. Photography, used with permission from Hayley Pierzynski

At Brewery Becker in downtown Brighton, craft beers are made on-site in a renovated, historic brick building complete with arched windows, solid hickory wood floors, and period designs stenciled on the walls. It features limited release beers and a beautiful taproom. It’s a perfect space for your event in 2020, as intricate wrought iron staircases will lead you to large second and third floors. Find out what’s on tap right now!


The Opera House

Built in 1881 in downtown Howell, the three-story late Victorian building known as The Opera House is the home of the Livingston Arts Council which provides quality arts and cultural programs. Visit a variety of functions like dance lessons, shows, and tequila tastings, or tour its untouched second floor. Look at the schedule of events to plan your trip!


Howell Nature Center

Nestled around Pleasant Lake, when you visit Howell Nature Center in 2020 you can explore 230 rolling acres of woods and wetlands. Your kids will love the Nature Scape, a fenced-in area with kid-sized waterfall and pond, sand dunes, stump jumps, natural forts, trails, and life-sized spider web. The Wild Wonders Wildlife Park houses native, permanently injured wildlife with habitats mimicking animals’ habitats. You’ll find foxes, porcupines, hawks, and more. Watch a video tour of the center and plan your visit today!


If you’re looking for adventures in 2020, the Brighton-Howell area is certainly the place to go. From shopping extravaganzas to the beautiful outdoors, there’s something for everyone. Sign up for our newsletter to keep up-to-date on all events!

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Tanger Outlets Howell

1475 North Burkhart Road, Howell, MI 48855, USA

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The Golf Club at Mt. Brighton

The Golf Club at Mt. Brighton, Bauer Road, Brighton, MI, USA

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The Majestic at Lake Walden

9600 Crouse Road, Hartland, Michigan 48353, USA

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Hell Survivors Paintball Playfield

Hell Survivors Paintball Playfield, 619 Pearl Street, Pinckney, MI, USA

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Livingston Antique Outlet

Livingston Antique Outlet, 1825 N Burkhart Rd, Howell, MI 48855, USA

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Brewery Becker

Brewery Becker, 500 West Main Street, Brighton, MI, USA

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Howell Opera House

Howell Opera House, 123 West Grand River Avenue, Howell, MI 48843 USA

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Howell Nature Center

Howell Nature Center, 1005 Triangle Lake Road, Howell, MI, USA

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Oh My Lolli!

Oh My Lolli!, 421 Mill Pond Lane, Brighton, MI

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The Lingenfelter Collection

7819 Lochlin Drive, Brighton, MI 48116

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