Earth Day 2021 in Metro Detroit

Modified: May 17, 2021 | Story by Lindsay Whitman Drewes

Spring is here, trees are in bloom, the sun is shining, it’s a great time to get outside and celebrate Earth Day in metro Detroit. Celebrations, clean-ups, and educational events are happening across the tri-county area. Check out this list of the top nine ways to celebrate Earth Day 2021 in Detroit.


9. Earth Day Detroit 2021

Location: Belle Isle

Date: April 22, 2021

Hear speakers who want to improve the planet, locally and march for the cause. Attendees are encouraged to dress up as a creature from another species or bring a sign for the occasion.


8. Green Fire: Aldo Leopold & A Land Ethic for Our Time

Location: Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

Date: April 22, 2021

Celebrate Earth Day 2021 with a screening of the documentary Green Fire. The documentary explores the life and legacy of Aldo Leopold, famous conservationist.


Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Belle Isle Park

Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Belle Isle Park

7. Open Air Earth Day Celebration at Hope House & Garden

Location: Voices For Earth Justice

Date: April 22, 2021

This outdoor event will welcome people of all faiths to come together for prayer, music, renewal, and reflection on our glorious planet.


6. Earth.Wind.Weather Member Preview and Grand Opening

Location: Michigan Science Center

Date: April 22, 2021

MiSci is unveiling a new permanent exhibit where you can explore 11 forces of nature. Extreme Weather will be featured in the 4D theater along with interactive activities that model the Earth’s powerful forces in real-time. A special preview for members is on April 22, with a grand opening to all visitors on April 24.



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5. Earth Day Huron Clean Up

Location: Indian Village Park

Date: April 24, 2021

All ages are welcome to help clean up the park for Earth Day 2021. Come together to clean up graffiti, rake leaves, pick up trash, and sweep the sidewalks. Find Earth-loving friends and help to beautify the planet.


4. Free Tree Give-A-Way

Location: Palmer Park

Date: April 24, 2021

Help clean up Palmer Park, celebrate Earth Day 2021, and take home a free tree. Plastic Oceans and the Social Forestry Project will be giving out 200 individually wrapped Red Oak Seedlings at the People for Palmer Park Earth Day Clean-up.



3. Earth Day 2021 – Restore the Earth

Location: Red Oaks Nature Center

Date: April 24, 2021

Learn about restoration efforts and simple ways to go green at home. Make and take a unique Earth Day craft. This event costs $5 and pre-registration is required. All events will take place outside in the open air.


2. BlueCommunities Detroit Shoreline Cleanup and Tree Giveaway

Location: Maheras Gentry Park

Date: April 24, 2021

The Social Forestry Project and Plastic Oceans International celebrate Earth Day 2021 and BlueCommunities Detroit’s first event. Come together to clean up the shoreline and more at Maheras Gentry Park and go home with a free tree (saplings).


1. Library Events

So many of the local libraries have storytimes and activities planned for Earth Day 2021. Royal Oak Public Library has a special storytime, and Harrison Township Library has STEM Saturday Earth Day with TechKnow Kids. Check with your librarians to see what they have in store.





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Mentioned Attractions And Venues

  1. 1
    Belle Isle State Park
    99 Pleasure Drive, Detroit, MI 48207
  2. 2
    Michigan Science Center
    5020 John R St., Detroit, MI 48202
  3. 3
    Big Rock Chophouse & The Reserve
    245 S. Eton St., Birmingham, MI 48009
  4. 4
    Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
    1005 Van Hoosen Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48306, USA
  5. 5
    782 W Huron St, Pontiac, MI 48341, USA
  6. 6
    Palmer Park Community Building
    1121 Merrill Plaisance Street, Detroit, MI 48203, USA
  7. 7
    Red Oaks Nature Center
    30300 Hales St, Madison Heights, MI 48071, USA
  8. 8
    Maheras Gentry Park
    12550 Avondale St, Detroit, MI 48215, USA