Chelsea News and Blog


Memorial Day Parade in Chelsea, Michigan

Take time to honor our Soldiers on Memorial Day For those of us who are lucky enough to be enjoying the long weekend with friends and family, please take a moment to pause and reflect on the importance of Memorial Day. Attending Chelsea, Michigan’s Memorial Day parade and ceremony is […]

Chelsea Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights

Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights returns for an exciting 2015 season in downtown Chelsea, Michigan

Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights:  June 4-August 13 Celebrating its 11th season, Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights is one of Michigan’s most popular free open-air concert series, and is performed on ten stages throughout historic downtown Chelsea, Michigan. These laid-back concerts are known for their variety of music […]

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Chelsea Farmers Markets in full swing for 2015 season

Chelsea, Michigan’s two farmers markets run from May through October in downtown Chelsea, bringing local fresh food to the community. New in 2015, both the Saturday and Wednesday markets are located on Main Street in the parking lot next to Palmer Auto. The Chelsea Farmers Market runs Saturdays 8am-noon, and the Bushel […]


Company C celebrates 25th anniversary with spring performance: Deco Soiree

May 15-16 show promises to be a stunning performance For the last 25 years, hundreds of students and thousands of audience members have been entertained by the outstanding performances of Chelsea High Schools’s Co.C Show Choir. Moving and uplifting, Co. C’s shows are the culmination of hours of dedication on the part of the […]


Midwest Literary Walk welcomes critically acclaimed authors to Chelsea, Michigan

The annual spring Midwest Literary Walk welcomes critically acclaimed authors from all over the country and from various fields of writing, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry and even horror. The festival features readings at venues throughout historic downtown Chelsea, such as the Purple Rose Theater, Chelsea Train Depot, Chelsea District Library, […]


Art, music, food, exhibits and a little bit of something for everyone at the 2015 Chelsea Spring Expo

The 9th annual Chelsea Spring Expo is back with even more attractions to make this a fun filled day for all ages. Nearly 150 different vendors will be on display at the Washington Street Education Center on Saturday, April 18th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. with information, samples, crafts, […]

Purple Rose presents Talley's Folly | Chelsea, Michigan

Purple Rose Theatre presents Lanford Wilson’s “Talley’s Folly” through May 23

A Pulitzer Prize-winning Comedy About Two Unlikely Sweethearts The Purple Rose Theatre Company brings in the spring season with the comedic love story, Talley’s Folly by Purple Rose benefactor, Lanford Wilson. Do you believe that one mesmerizing evening can change the course of two lives forever? At the end of World […]


City of Chelsea Spring 2015 Newsletter

The City of Chelsea’s Spring 2015 newsletter contains the latest info for residents about for the city office holiday schedule, city curbside leaf and brush pick up services, water quality report, safe routes to school project, as well as useful tips and community reminders. 2015 spring newsletter More about the City of Chelsea Offices


Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights to hold open auditions for 2015 season

Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights, one of Michigan’s premier summer concert series, is accepting applications to be considered for this summer’s entertainment lineup. Live auditions will be held March 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 400 N. Main Street in downtown Chelsea. Celebrating its eleventh season, Sounds & […]

Winter Carnival & Fishing Derby in Chelsea

American Legion Winter Carnival

American Legion Post 31 welcomes everyone each year to its Winter Carnival event, held in early February. This is normally a weekend long (Friday-Sunday) event with ice fishing, food and beverages.  Click here for this year’s details!               Typical Friday: 7pm Euchre Tournament – $10 Entry Fee […]

John Van Hoek from Chelsea Monitors Baseball Club at his “History of Baseball” table

Chelsea Festivals of Tables on Feb 14 is a delicious way to celebrate Valentine’s Day

4th Annual Festival of Tables to be held on Saturday 2/14 If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, join the Chelsea community at the St. Mary Parish Hall for a delicious lunch and a feast for your imagination! The fourth annual Festival of Tables will be held on […]


Maple Festival Comes To Chelsea Michigan

The Big 400 Maple Festival Includes a Pancake and Beer Breakfast, Maple Wine Releases, Maple Food Specials, Maple Syrup Facility Tours, DNR Guided Outdoor Walks and ‘How-To’ Maple Syrup Demonstrations   Click here for times and details for the 2015 Maple Festival March 21, 2015 It’s almost spring in Michigan so […]


Shop Chelsea Gift Guide

On the hunt for a novel holiday idea? Friends and relatives would love to receive these gifts from local Chelsea merchants: Groovy felted oven mitts will rock your favorite cook!  Check out other fair-trade suggestions at Global Marketplace.  Every Kid needs a new set of Pokemon cards to trade and […]


Community Center Days invites families for activities, games, gym and more on Dec 21-23

Chelsea area families are invited to Community Center Days on December 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 1-6 p.m. at Washington Street Education Center (WSEC—the old high school) to enjoy holiday movies, open gym, Trivia Smackdown, Wii games, Tai Chi and other fun activities. Parents and grandparents: still have wrapping to do and cards […]


Shop local and celebrate the holidays in Chelsea, Michigan

The holiday season in Chelsea awakens a magical time where families come from all corners of the state to cut christmas trees in our forests, skip the big box stores to explore family owned shops featuring unique gifts, and warm up with friends to sip a hot cocoa or peppermint […]


Chelsea, Michigan’s 2014 State of the City Address available online

In case you missed it, Chelsea, Michigan’s annual State of the City Address by Mayor Jason Lindauer is available both online (below) and on Channel 18. Mayor Lindauer delivered the speech on November 20, 2014 at the Chelsea Retirement Community, and reports on the city’s progress, goals and strategic plans. Watch […]


City of Chelsea Winter 2014 Newsletter

The City of Chelsea’s Winter 2014-15 newsletter contains the latest info for residents about schedules for city office holiday schedule, city curbside pick up services, property tax and assessments, snow removal ordinances, as well as useful seasonal tips and community reminders. 2014 winter newsletter More about the City of Chelsea Offices


Learn about Chelsea’s local shuttle service

Chelsea’s WAVE (Western-Washtenaw Area Value Express) free shuttle service has expanded to include both morning and afternoon service. The Chelsea Community Ride shuttle is free and stops at locations along the route between major bus stops. The number of loops will increase from three to six daily. Another change to the service is […]


Ballet Chelsea to present annual Nutcracker performance and Sugar Plum Tea

BALLET CHELSEA ANNOUNCES ITS 2014 NUTCRACKER PERFORMANCE Chelsea, Mich. – Ballet Chelsea will present its 17th annual Nutcracker performance during Chelsea’s Hometown Holiday weekend, December 5-7, 2014. The Nutcracker ballet will be performed Saturday, December 6 at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, December 7 at 2 p.m. This family favorite is a full-length, narrated ballet, choreographed by […]


Chelsea Depot Artisans’ Market featuring gifts by local artists to take place November 8

Unique and whimsical handmade goods and gifts by local artists and craftspeople will be found at the 4th annual Chelsea Depot Artisans’ Market during Chelsea’s Wine, Women and Shopping Day on Saturday, November 8 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Organizers Michele Friss and Marsi Parker Darwin, both of Chelsea, promise shoppers […]