Earth Day Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Celebrate Mother Earth on April 22, 2021, at one of these eco-friendly Earth Day events in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

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 2021?

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! Also, make sure to check out their protocols —  most still require a mask, even if the event is outside.

Earth Day Clean-Up at Lake St. Clair Metropark

April 17, 2021

Volunteers will check in at the Lake St. Clair Nature Center to get their assigned area of the park for cleanup. All gloves, bags and tools will be provided. Must have face covering and maintain social distance. Pre-registration required by April 16 at 10 a.m.

Earth Day Celebration at the Recreation Activities Center

April 20, 2021

Recycled craft, outdoor natural play area, live animal interactions, vendor activities and displays, guided nature hikes and free tree seedlings to the first 50 registered kids. Pre-registration required for each person attending.

Earth Day Story Time at Royal Oak Public Library  

April 20, 2021

Families can celebrate Earth Day by enjoying stories, songs, rhymes and crafts. Children will learn the importance of recycling. Registration requested. Limit 30.

Earth Day Clean-Up at Indian Springs Metropark

April 22, 2021

All ages welcome (children under 14 should be accompanied by an adult). Plastic gloves and litter bags will be provided. Must have face covering and maintain social distance. Pre-registration required by April 22 at 10 a.m.

Earth Day Detroit 2021 at Belle Isle

April 22, 2021

Hosted by The People. Hear from speaks about local and global issues. A march to follow with signs and costumes of another species. Masks are mandatory, social distancing will be practiced and reusable water bottles are encouraged.

Earth Day Upcycle Crafting at Hudson Mills Metropark

April 22, 2021

Turn items you would normally throw away into something useful. For ages 10 and up. Must have face covering and maintain social distance. Pre-registration required by April 20 at 4 p.m.

Detroit River Coalition’s Earth Day Cleanup at Outdoor Adventure Center

April 24, 2021

Participants will walk alongside the Detroit River picking up litter. Preregistration and masks are required.

Earth Day Clean-Up: Students at Lake St. Clair Metropark

April 24, 2021

Students (ages 9 and up) will meet at the Lake St. Clair Nature Center to clean up the litter. All gloves, bags and tools will be provided. Must have face covering and maintain social distance. Pre-registration required by April 23 at 10 a.m.

Earth Day Huron Clean-Up Event at Indian Village Park

April 24, 2021

The all-ages event will take place at Indian Village Park. Participants will help by raking leaves, picking up trash, cleaning up graffiti, more. Organized by Micah 6 Community.

Earth Day Clean-Up at Lake Erie Metropark

April 24, 2021

All ages welcome (children under 14 should be accompanied by an adult). Supplies will be provided. Must have face covering and maintain social distanced. Pre-registration required by April 23 at 4 p.m.

Earth Day 2021 – Restore the Earth at Red Oaks Nature Center

April 24, 2021

Participants will learn about green living and create a craft to take home. Dress for the weather. Events will take place outside on the trail or under the tent. Masks are encouraged and temperature checks and screening questions will be conducted upon arrival. Pre-registration with payment required.

Earth Day Celebration at Taylor Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

April 25, 2021

There will be kids crafts using recycled items, a scavenger hunt, garden stroll, more. Watch a tree being plants, too.

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

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