GreenFest: In With the Old

April 15 & 16 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Free with Zoo admission | Free for members

You don’t want to miss this weekend-long sustainability celebration! GreenFest 2023, presented by Consumers Energy, will further ignite your passion toward environmental stewardship.

The 2023 theme “In With the Old” is a nod to all things repurposed, recycled and shared! This year, we are focusing on conserving natural resources by turning old materials into new products. Not only is this something you can do at home, but you can also support businesses and organizations that do the same! Come to GreenFest and enjoy a weekend of exciting activities and learning opportunities.

What can we expect at GreenFest?

  • An array of live music throughout the entire weekend festival
  • A variety of green food trucks
  • A sustainable marketplace shopping experience
  • Hands-on “green journey” activities
  • Green education stations
  • Access to the Zoo’s naturalistic 125 acres
  • Animal habitat chats
  • Themed photo opportunities

What’s new at GreenFest 2023?

Due to popular demand, GreenFest is back this April! New features include live music and games at Green Eats & Good Beats, a shopping experience at the Mindfully Made Marketplace and much more.

Do I need tickets to attend GreenFest?

GreenFest is included with your purchase of admission to the Detroit Zoo on April 15 and 16, and the event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Regular Zoo hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. GreenFest is free for members.

How does GreenFest support the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) mission?

Your event admission provides support so that the DZS can continue to demonstrate extraordinary leadership in environmental sustainability. GreenFest will promote sustainability and eco-friendly practices through fun activities and educational displays, encouraging guests to make the world a greener place.