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 virtual events for teens during this time of coronavirus concerns.

Activities and things for teens to do are still happening all across southeast Michigan; they’ve just moved to a digital version. And we’re doing our best to keep up on the latest.

Interested in adding an upcoming virtual 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.

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some events may cancel randomly and some may enforce face masks or other safety protocols. Call before you head out.

Upcoming events


Jan. 18-30, 2022

Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad as she tries to make a name for herself as a dancer on television in the 1960’s.

Disney’s The Lion King

Jan. 27-Feb. 20, 2022

Enjoy a stage performance of the Disney classic that features hundreds of handmade masks and puppets along with six indigenous African languages.

Winter Blast

Feb. 4-6, 2022

This annual events has a new home in Royal Oak this year. Enjoy an ice garden, live music, zip lines, food trucks and more.

Plymouth Ice Festival

Feb. 11-13, 2022

Families explore downtown Plymouth to see 65 ice carvings on display.

Fire & Ice Festival

Feb. 19, 2022

This event offers live music, a hot air balloon show, carriage rides, ice sculptures and much more.

Monster Jam

Feb. 26-27, 2022

Catch your favorite monster trucks tear up the dirt and tackle gravity-defying stunts.

At-home ideas

Looking for more fun things to keep your teens entertained at home? Check out some of these options.

Take a virtual roller coaster ride

POV of a mountain coaster

Missing your family’s favorite amusement park? End your adrenaline drought with some of these virtual roller coaster rides.

Play on TikTok

A mom and daughter dancing together

Read up on what the popular video sharing app is all about and then make a fun video as a family.

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