Celebrate Spring in Metro Detroit

Story By: Lindsay Whitman Drewes

Spring, spring, spring is finally here! It's the perfect time to reconnect with nature, grow something, take a stroll, get the bike out, or do anything you can imagine outside. Metro Detroit has an almost endless amount of ways to celebrate fair weather. Keep reading and take your pick of delicious springtime joys in Metro Detroit.
Eastern Market flower day

Flower Day at Eastern Market

Flower Day has been a favorite special event at Eastern Market since 1967. It’s always held the Sunday after Mother’s Day, which falls on May 15th this year. It’s open 7 am-5 pm but get there early for the best selection. Head to Eastern Market’s website for details on their upcoming Tuesday Flower Markets and their summer hours.

Detroit Abloom

Detroit Abloom is a beautiful cut flower farm and community wellness hub. Developed as a strategy to reclaim and repurpose blighted land in the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood, Detroit Abloom has grown into a place to reconnect with nature, each other, and yourself. Stop by to see what’s blooming in the garden as spring opens upon us. Gardens are open daily from sunrise to sunset. Or, check the schedule to find a community yoga class or free guided meditation.

Ready to find a green space to reconnect with nature, take a stroll, see the first signs of spring, or enjoy a good book? There are plenty of beautiful opens for getting into a green space in Detroit. Here are a few that top the list.

Lafayette Greens

Urban gardens featuring flowers, herbs, and veggies are arranged in beautiful metal raised beds with stone paths. Enjoy lunch at a cafe-style table and appreciate the metal sculptures.

Beacon Park

1.2 acres of park to explore downtown with beautiful light structures, open lawn space, and daily events ranging from live music to local markets and more.

Campus Martius Park

Campus Martius Park is at the heart of Detroit and was awarded “Top Public Square” by USA today. It features an urban beach and green space to relax and take in spring. Events are always happening around Campus Martius Park, ranging from concerts to wine festivals to movie nights and fitness classes.

Grand Circus Park

This 5-acre park in the Entertainment District has fountains, a dog park, gardens, and new seating. It has many free events from live theater, street performers, opera, and literary readings. Visit in the spring to enjoy the trees in full bloom.

Itching to try your green thumb and grow something delicious? If your own green space won’t cut it for your growing needs, borrow some space at one of the many community garden locations. There are a plethora of choices including Cadillac Urban Gardens, In Memory of Community Garden, North Cass Community Garden, Eden Gardens Block Club, and more. Pick your favorite location and get growing!
Kayaking at Huron-Clinton Metroparks

Metro Park Activities

Sunday, May 8, 2022 from 10a-11a
Indian Springs Metropark Events – Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk
Wildflowers and warblers are the main attractions on this stroll. Welcome the warblers back to Michigan as they return home from a winter’s vacation in the tropics. Spot Mom’s favorite wildflowers and enjoy a lovely spring day together.

May 13, 14, 27, & 28 from 3p-4p each session.
Kensington Metropark Events – Chow Time at the Farm
Have fun feeding the animals at the farm. Goats, pigs, and more will be ready to chow down.

Spring is here and Metro Detroit is the perfect place to enjoy it. This article highlights a handful of many ways to embrace spring in 2022. Pick a few, connect with nature, and feel the renewal of the season.
Mentioned Attractions And Venues

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    Eastern Market
    Russell Street between Mack Avenue and Gratiot Avenue, 2934 Russell St., Detroit, MI 48207
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    Campus Martius Park
    800 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Detroit Abloom
    248 Manistique St, Detroit, MI 48215, USA
    (313) 587-2446
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    Lafayette Greens
    132 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
    (313) 285-8733
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    Beacon Park
    1901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
    (313) 566-8250
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    Grand Circus Park
    101-157 Witherell St, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
    (313) 566-8250
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    Cadillac Urban Gardens
    4601 Merritt St, Detroit, MI 48209, USA
    (313) 842-1961
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    In Memory of Community Garden
    6551 Minock St, Detroit, MI 48228
    (313) 241-6384
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    North Cass Community Garden
    W Willis St, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    (313) 420-6000
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    12273 Glenfield Ave, Detroit, MI 48213
    (313) 587-4949
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    Stony Creek Nature Center
    5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386, USA
    (248) 625-6640
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    Kensington Metropark
    4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48381, USA
    (810) 227-8910