Good Neighbor Days

You might think that participating in the annual turtle races means just sitting back and watching, but you’d be surprised at how much strategy and cheering is really involved!

Good Neighbor Days

Information updated October 2019

A group of dedicated volunteers works hard to ensure that Howard Lake’s Good Neighbor Days festival is full of fun for all ages. The family event takes place annually in June.

Good Neighbor Days 2020 is set for Thursday, June 25 through Sunday, June 28, 2020.

Last year’s Thursday events kicked off with a Queen’s Tea Party at the Good Samaritan Society, ice cream treats served at Citizen’s Alliance Bank, and a kick-off picnic dinner with a wine and beer-tasting event. The special event also included karaoke, kids games, a Howard Lake royalty presentation, and prize drawings.

Friday’s events included live music by the Whitesidewalls, fireworks, sno-cones, bounce houses, food, beverages, the kiddie parade, kids’ craft station, and PeeWee Reese and Orphans baseball games at local ball fields. (Fireworks are moved to Saturday in the event of inclement weather.)

Saturday continued with the annual fishing contest at Lion’s Park, a craft/vendor fair and kids carnival at the MAWSECO building, farmers market, car and motorcycle show, the annual One Block Run, volleyball tournament, a Friends of the Library sale, a BBQ contest, bingo, bean bag tournament, turtle races, a HL Fire Department pork chop dinner, more live music, and the annual Good Neighbor Days Award presentation.

Sunday is all about the Grande Day Parade, kids’ pedal tractor pull, silent auction, live music, and the queen coronation, with the Good Neighbor Days button raffle drawings.

Each year Good Neighbor Days brings fun family entertainment for all to enjoy. The Good Neighbor Days committee volunteers look forward to your participation next year.

For more information about Good Neighbor Days, visit, or check out the Facebook page. The committee is always looking for additional volunteers, and would be happy to have you join them!