Celebrate the Planet with These Earth Day Events for Metro Detroit Families

Celebrate Mother Earth on April 22, 2024, 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 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 2024?

From volunteer clean-ups to craft days and festivals, metro Detroit and Ann Arbor are 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.

Earth Day Events in Macomb County

Earth Day Cleanup at Stony Creek Metropark

April 20, 2024

Celebrate Earth Day with this park clean-up. Check in at the Park Office at Stony Creek Metropark to pick up your trash bags, gloves and directions/map to your assigned cleanup area. Registration is required by 4 p.m. April 17.

Earth Day Cleanup at Lake St. Clair Metropark

April 21, 2024

Meet at the Nature Center at Lake St. Clair Metropark to pick up tools, safety equipment and area assignments to clean up the park in celebration of Earth Day. Snacks and water will be provided. For ages 6 and up. Registration required by 4 p.m. April 20.

Earth Day Events in Oakland County

Earth Day Celebration at the Recreation Activities Center

April 18, 2024

Explore the Outdoor Natural Play Area and celebrate Mother Earth with a recycled craft, live animal interactions and guided hikes. Guests can register with or without the hike. Registration required.

Huron Corridor Earth Day Clean Up at Indian Village Park

April 27, 2024

This all-ages event will take place at Indian Village Park. Participants will help by picking up trash, making basic improvements and more. Doughnuts, water and snacks will be provided. Make sure to bring gloves, flat head shovels and rakes.

Earth Day Events in Washtenaw County

Earth Day Fest at Ypsilanti Farmers Marketplace

April 20, 2024

This family-friendly event offers educational workshops, fun activities and proactive ways to protect the planet.

Earth Day – Little Monarchs at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker

April 20, 2024

At this family read event, decorate a pot and take home a pollinator-friendly native plant to attract butterflies and bees this summer.

Earth Day Events in Wayne County

Dequindre Cut Spring Cleanup

April 20, 2024

This cleanup event will focus on removing litter from the Dequindre Cut Greenway and surrounding streets. Volunteer for a few focused hours or casually collect litter as you walk. Trash bags, gloves and a limited number of trash pickers and rakes will be provided. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Earth Day Celebration with Joe Reilly and Friends at The War Memorial

April 20, 2024

Families can celebrate Earth Day and the arrival of spring with singer songwriter Joe Reilly, with environmental songs for kids of all ages.

Earth Day Shoreline Cleanup at Lake Erie Metropark

April 20, 2024

Volunteers for this event will help clean up along the picnic areas and shoreline of the park. All ages welcome (children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.) Supplies will be provided. Registration required by 4 p.m. April 19. 

Earth Day Celebration at Redford Branch

April 22, 2024

Families can come out to Redford Branch to enjoy a groovy Earth Day Celebration. RSVP required. 

Celebrate Earth Day! at Jefferson Branch

April 22, 2024

Families can come out to Jefferson Branch to paint a flower pot and plant seeds in it. RSVP required.

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

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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.

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