Good Neighbor Days

The Howard Lake Fire Department’s dinner is always a hit at Good Neighbor Days. Last year, people patiently waited in the rain to get a seat.

Good Neighbor Days

Information updated October 2021.

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.

The Good Neighbor Days committee made the difficult decision to cancel the event once again in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but was able to have a medallion hunt and fireworks show.

In 2019, 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, and fireworks.

Saturday events included the annual fishing contest at Lions 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 book 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 as the event transitions to a three-day event, beginning Friday, June 24, and running through Sunday, June 26, 2022.

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.