Fun Events for Teens in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Find local activities for teenagers that they'll enjoy. Browse our roundup of things for teens to do, Detroit events for teens and more.

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What happens when teens get bored? Well, let’s just say it’s better if they have parent-approved recreational activities to keep them and their friends busy instead of the alternatives.

To put your mind at ease – and to help your kid find fun things to do for teens that aren’t totally lame – we’ve rounded up some great local events for teens.

Activities and things for teens to do are happening all across southeast Michigan.

Interested in adding an upcoming teen-centric Detroit event to this roundup – or to our events calendar?

We’d love to know! Just submit event details there, and we’ll see that it’s added to this list, as well.

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Just a word of advice: Some events may require pre-registration. Click on the calendar listing for the event and get details on pre-registering and how to contact the organizer for more details.

Michigan Renaissance Festival at the Hollygrove Grounds in Holly

Now-Sept. 29, 2019 (weekends)

  • Address: Hollygrove Grounds, 12600 Dixie Highway, Holly
  • Time: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, plus Friday, Sept. 27
  • Admission: $23.95/adults, $14.95/ages 5-12, free/4 and under
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Chelsea Community Fair at the Chelsea Community Fairgrounds

Aug. 20-24, 2019

  • Address: Chelsea Community Fairgrounds, 20501 W. Old U.S. Highway 12, Chelsea
  • Time: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, 5 p.m./Tuesday rides, 3 p.m./Wednesday rides, 5 p.m./Thursday rides, noon/Friday rides, 1 p.m./Saturday rides
  • Cost: $10/daily pass, $30/season pass, free/ages 10 and under, $25/ride wristbands, free/park
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing 

Dragon on the Lake in Downtown Lake Orion

Aug. 22-25, 2019

  • Address: Downtown Lake Orion area
  • Time: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: Free
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Detroit Hydrofest at Erma Henderson Park, Memorial Annex and Owen Park in Detroit

Aug. 24-25, 2019

  • Address: Erma Henderson Park, Memorial Annex and Owen Park, Detroit
  • Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $10/general, $20-$75/grandstand, $100/pit tower, $10/pit passes. $20-$25/park
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Saline Community Fair at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Saline

Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2019

  • Address: Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor
  • Time: 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $5-$7/person $10-$18/ride wristbands
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Michigan State Fair at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi

Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2019

  • Address: Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi
  • Time: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday
  • Admission: $6-$8/fair only, $23/ride wristbands, $17/circus, $30/fair, circus and rides
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Arts, Beats & Eats in Downtown Royal Oak

Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2019

  • Address: Downtown Royal Oak area
  • Time: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday
  • Admission: Free/Friday before 5 p.m. $7/Friday after 5 p.m. $3/before 3 p.m., $5/after 5 p.m. and $7/after 5 p.m. Saturday-Monday, free/kids under 3
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Detroit Jazz Festival at Hart Plaza and Campus Martius

Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2019

  • Address: Hart Plaza and Campus Martius area, Detroit
  • Time: Times vary by performance
  • Admission: Free
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Hamtramck Labor Day Festival in Downtown Hamtramck

Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2019

Richmond Good Old Days Festival

Sept. 5-8 2019

  • Address: Richmond Good Old Days Festival Grounds, 69500 Beebe St, Richmond
  • Time: 5-11 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: Free/admission, $20/ride wristband
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

UniverSoul Circus at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre in Detroit

Sept. 5-19, 2019

  • Address: Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, 2600 Atwater St., Detroit
  • Time: Varies; call for specific show information
  • Admission: $20-plus
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Art & Apples Festival in Downtown Rochester

Sept. 6-8, 2019

  • Address: Downtown Rochester area
  • Time: 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: Free
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Downtown Plymouth Fall Festival

Sept. 6-8, 2019

  • Address: Downtown Plymouth area
  • Time: Noon-10 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: Free/general, $25/ride wristband
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

Dally in the Alley in Detroit

Sept. 7, 2019

Troy Family Daze at the Troy Civic Center Grounds

Sept. 12-15, 2019

  • Address: Troy Family Aquatic Center, 3179 Livernois Road, Troy
  • Time: 4-9 p.m. Thursday, 4-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday
  • Admission: $3/admission, fees/rides
  • Contact and details: See the Metro Parent listing

This post is updated regularly. 

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