7 Summer Events You Don’t Want To Miss

May 29, 2019 | Story by: Nick Danowski

Summer is the perfect time to plan a trip with your family & friends to enjoy great events that you can only experience in the Brighton-Howell area! Here are 7 Summer Events Not to Miss in the Brighton-Howell Area:


Hartland Polo Classic – June 8, 2019

Adults 21 and over will not want to miss the thundering excitement of the Hartland Polo Classic and the garden party that accompanies it! Listen to a live band while you enjoy the strolling, catered dinner followed by the parade of ponies. Sip beverages from the beer & wine tent, watch the match and don’t miss the hat competition and diamond auction at halftime.

After the game, enjoy the after-party & DJ! New this year: A Certified Bourbon Steward will tickle your taste buds with a unique bourbon lineup (only 50 tickets available). Buy your tickets today! Benefiting Hartland Chamber’s Scholarship Fund and Community Givebacks. ​


Hamburg Family Fun Fest – June 12-15, 2019

Start your family’s summer with 4 days of fun, food, rides and exciting shows at Hamburg Family Fun Fest – from a Human Cannonball and the first summer fireworks to a cute petting zoo and amusement rides for the whole family. There’s even a classic car show, a laser light show, and a Lil’ HERO play area for toddlers. Don’t miss a famous slapstick comedy act and a free, full 4D virtual reality experience! Festival admission is free – you just pay for parking and amusement ride wristbands.


Michigan Challenge Balloonfest – June 28-30, 2019

More than 50 hot air balloons take flight at Michigan Challenge Balloonfest, one of the premier summertime activities in Michigan since 1984. It’s packed with fun, including with skydiving and stunt kites, carnival rides, and fireworks. Stay after dark for Evening Glow, when nearly two dozen hot-air balloons inflate on and glow their envelopes against the summer night sky. Don’t miss the new addition to kids’ attractions this year, with the Imagination Playground offering building blocks to spark some creativity. Like the festival on Facebook to stay up-to-date!


Fowlerville Family Fair – July 22-27, 2019

For over 130 years, the Fowlerville Family Fair has been a 6-day event showcasing local food, produce, arts, crafts, and more. As its name suggestions, there is a ton of family fun to be had with a rodeo, llama & alpaca show and a carnival! In addition, they also offer three demolition derby style shows. Of course, any fair wouldn’t be complete without some contests, so check out the Fair Queen, Homemaker of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year, and the Spelling Bee. See the full schedule here!


Brighton Wine Art Music Festival – August 2-4, 2019

Another aptly named event, the Brighton Wine Art Music Festival celebrates exactly what it suggests in downtown Brighton. You’ll be able to support the arts in this Michigan community while sampling local restaurant fare and listening to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn more about the festival here!


Howell Melon Festival – August 16-18, 2019

Did you know that Howell, MI is home to the Howell melon, a delicious cantaloupe grown only in the city? This nearly 60-year-old summer festival celebrates the melon as well as Howell’s agricultural heritage for 3 days. One of the hallmarks of the event is Howell Melon Run, a scenic walk or run ranging from 5K to 10K distances. Don’t worry, there’s plenty more: Doc May’s Memorial Bike Ride, live entertainment, fresh-made melon ice cream, a carnival, train rides, a classic car show, fine arts, and wares show, and tasty food. Head to the festival website to learn more!


Brighton Smokin’ Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival – September 6, 2019

You’ll be able to smell the award-winning barbecue searing along the streets of downtown Brighton before you see it. Along with the meats, you can enjoy sweet treats, specialty mac n’ cheese and more. Live music will be playing in the beer tent near Mill Pond Lane. There’s even a free shuttle service to and from the event! Check out more here!


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