Inspired by the Traditions of Japan’s  Koinobori Festival
Traditionally, the Belle Isle Aquarium’s collection of koi fish have been celebrated at the annual koi transfer. With renovations to the lily pond being made to sustain outdoor life for the fish year-round, the koi transfer will not be held. In its place, the Belle Isle Conservancy will host the Koi Festival, a family friendly event celebrating Japanese culture and the significance of the the koi fish.
Saturday, May 6th
Belle Isle Aquarium
10:00am – 1:00pm 


Activities include:

 yo yo tsuri
A Japanese children’s game where players
fish for water balloon yo yo’s
koinobori streamer station
 children can create and take
their own Koinobori streamer
watercolor calligraphy station
 children can use watercolor paint to design their own
Japanese calligraphy symbol
taiko drum circle
 watch a thrilling 30-minute performance of a traditional
Japanese Taiko drum circle at noon
Japanese inspired food + beverage available for sale.
Selections from the BIC Online Store available on site.
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