Koi Festival returns to Belle Isle with free celebration of Japanese culture

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There was a time where all were invited to grab buckets and help transport Belle Isle’s incredible family of koi fish from their winter basement digs to their idyllic summer home — the Whitcomb Conservatory lily pond. Since the pond has undergone an upgrade, it now serves as the koi fish home year-round. In place of the transfer event is the Koi Festival, which celebrates Japanese culture and the heritage of our fine, finned friends. The event will host games, music, activities, and more.

Koi Festival begins at noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 4; 3 Inselruhe Ave., Belle Isle, Detroit; belleisleconservancy.org. Event is free and open to the public.

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