Fun Events for Teens in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Is your teen complaining that they're bored? Find upcoming events and at-home activities that teenagers will actually enjoy.

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.

Take a look below to find out what’s happening for teens and tweens this month. Plus, get a list of fun things to do at home with them, too.

Don’t see an event your teen will love? Check out our online calendar for even more family events and things to do with teens. 

Teen events

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From concerts to festivals and art fairs to workshops, there’s plenty of fun events for teens in Southeast Michigan. Find some of our favorite options for them here. 

Motor City Comic Con

May 13-15, 2022 

  • Address: Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi
  • Cost: $30-$40/Friday adult pass, $40-$50/Saturday adult pass, $35-$45/Sunday adult pass, $85-$95/Weekend adult pass, $249-$259/VIP fan pass (very limited and might not be available at the door)

Cosplay your favorite comic characters, meet-and-greet with graphic novel big wigs, check out movie screenings, character Q&As and more.

The Masked Singer National Tour

June 10, 2022

“The Masked Singer” National Tour live show will feature celebrity guest hosts from the TV show, as well as one local celebrity at every show who will perform in a top-secret disguise. The evening will feature fan-fav masked characters from the TV show.


June 28, 2022

Presented by Live Nation, CHEER LIVE will feature 14x National Champion coach and best-selling author, Monica Aldama, alongside cheer stars such as Gabi Butler and Morgan Simianer. The full cast features Maddy Brum, Angel Rice, Dee Joseph, James Thomas, Jeron Hazelwood, Gillian Rupert, Cassadee Dunlap, and more to be announced.

MSU Tollgate Farm Stewards Teen Leadership Program

June 27-Aug. 16, 2022

Tollgate Farm stewards care for campers, the farm, the earth and each other. Farm Stewards, ages 13-19, develop resiliency and gain life and leadership skills. These teens will form friendships, overcome challenges and have fun while serving as mentors to campers and assistants to camp staff. As a steward-in-training, you must register for at least one full week of camp and no more than four weeks. Registration required.

The Magical Music of Harry Potter

July 10, 2022

Enjoy the music of Harry Potter like never before with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) outdoors at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on the campus of Oakland University. Features music from all eight Harry Potter films.

At-home ideas

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Looking for more fun things to keep your teens entertained at home? Check out some of these options along with places for them to explore around town. 

  • Family game night may not be your teen’s first choice but with the right game pick, they’ll be laughing before you know it. Here are some games your teen or tween might want to try. 
  • A trip to Cedar Point might be more fun, but if it’s not open or you can’t make the trek to Sandusky, virtual roller coaster rides might keep your kid entertained in a pinch. 
  • TikTok is all the rage right now. Impress your teens by learning the platform and spend the afternoon together creating fun videos. 
  • Malls are dying but you don’t want your child on their phone all day either. Let them hang out with their friends at one of these local hangout spots. 
  • Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor are full of creepy stories and urban legends that are sure to spook older kids and teens. Share some of our favorites at your next backyard bonfire. 

This post is updated regularly. 

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