Show your support of Mother Earth in The D this year:
Explore Belle Isle
Belle Isle has a host of great things to explore, including the Dossin Great Lakes Museum and Belle Isle Aquarium. On April 22, check out the Belle Isle Nature Center, which is hosting a free Earth Day celebration that will include earth-friendly crafts, games, storytelling, zookeeper talks and exhibits by local conservation groups. Vehicles entering Belle Isle need a recreation passport. Entry, however, is free if you walk, bike or take public transportation onto the island.
Stroll the Detroit RiverWalk
Soak in the beauty of the Detroit River with a leisurely stroll along the RiverWalk. Be sure to stop at Rivard Plaza, Milliken State Park and the Outdoor Adventure Center along the way. Eastern Market is also just a short bike ride or walk from the RiverWalk via the Dequindre Cut and will be open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Earth Day.
Earth Day Cleanup at Lake St. Clair Metropark
Litter, such as fishing line and plastic bags, is dangerous for wildlife — not to mention unsightly to park visitors. Help keep Lake St. Clair Metropark beautiful and safe for people and wildlife on this April 18 cleanup event.
Earth Day at the Detroit Zoo
Satisfy your curiosity when you join us for an upcoming Animal Day Celebration! Throughout 2023, the Detroit Zoo will be highlighting a featured animal or topic every month for an in-person celebration. Free with admission, you can learn about your favorite animals directly from our animal care specialists, partake in hands-on activities and leave with an exclusive animal day passport card. Attend each event to collect them all!
MI Earth Day Fest
This free event in Downtown Rochester runs April 21-23 and will offer tons of green presentations, free yoga, health screenings, live entertainment, kids' activities and more. To get there, park in any public lot and then walk one block east of Main Street on Third or Fourth Streets to Water Street.