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Earth Day Events Around Southeast Michigan


Posted: April 22, 2019 by Matthew Hillier

Planet Earth gives us food, water, shelter and all of the things necessary to keep us going.

Every year on Earth Day, April 22, we get to celebrate our beautiful blue orb by showing how much we care about it by cleaning her up and enjoying other Earth Day events.

Looking for ways to get your kids tuned into learning about our environment and appreciating nature in 2019?

From volunteer clean-ups to craft days and festivals, metro Detroit is chock-full of fun Earth Day activities for all ages to enjoy. Gear up, go green and head outside to give back to Mother Earth.

Note: Some events require pre-registration. Things change, too, so be sure to call ahead to confirm any of the details you see here!

MI Earth Day Fest in Downtown Rochester

April 26-28, 2019

  • Address: Third and Waters streets, Rochester
  • Phone: 810-908-9976
  • Time: 4-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Free

This 14th annual offers tons of green presentations, wellness programs, including free yoga and health screenings, dance, live entertainment, shopping, kids’ activities and more.

Arbor Day at Rotary Park in Novi

April 27, 2019

  • Address: 43396 Ashbury Drive, Novi
  • Phone: 248-735-5628
  • Time: 9-11 a.m.
  • Cost: Free

Give back to the community by planting and mulching trees, weeding and more.

29th Annual Earth Day Clean-up at Lake St. Clair Metropark

April 27, 2019

  • Address: 31300 Metropolitan Parkway, Harrison Township
  • Phone: 586-463-4332
  • Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Cost: Free, $10/vehicle entry

Meet at the Lake St. Clair Nature Center to clean up the litter that puts the park’s wildlife in danger. Lunch included. Pre-registration required.

Greenfest at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak

April 27, 2019

  • Address: 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-541-5717
  • Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cost: Free with admission: $18/ages 19-plus, $15/ages 2-18, $8/parking

There are eco-friendly crafts, science demonstrations, zookeeper talks, games and much more.

Earth Day 5K & Kids Run in Downtown Rochester

April 28, 2019

  • Address: Downtown Rochester area
  • Phone: 248-656-8308
  • Time: 8-9 a.m./packet pick-up, 9 a.m./half-mile, 9:15 a.m./mile, 9:30 a.m./5K
  • Cost: $15/kids under 12, $30/adults

Find half- and full-mile races for kids and a 5K for adults. Registration required.

Ann Arbor’s Annual Earth Day Festival at the Leslie Science & Nature Center

April 28, 2019

  • Address: 1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-997-1553
  • Time: noon-4 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

This free annual celebration is put on by 40 local environmental nonprofits, agencies and governmental organizations, live animal demos, hands-on activities, live entertainment, and tons of information on clean energy, sustainable agriculture and other green topics. In true Earth Day spirit, it will be a Zero Waste event made possible by Recycle Ann Arbor and their grant from the Ann Arbor Area Community foundation. Visitors can bring their reusable water bottles and recycle them at the event.

Looking for more Earth day events, or other family fun things to do this weekend? See the Metro Parent calendar

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