Chelsea News and Blog


Chelsea Festivals Seeks Artists, Musicians, Entertainers and More for 2016

Chelsea Area Festivals and Events is accepting talent and artist applications for three summer events: Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights, Chelsea Art Market, and Chelsea Chalk Art Contest. Auditions for Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights Apply electronically through March 9, or audition in person on March 21 Celebrating its […]

2016 Chocolate Extravaganza in Chelsea

Chelsea hosts annual Chocolate Extravaganza on February 6, 2016

Shopping for your Valentine doesn’t get sweeter than this! Find something sweet for your valentine during Chelsea’s 8th annual Chocolate & Shopping Extravaganza.  On Saturday, February 6th, over 20 participating stores and restaurants throughout Chelsea will offer chocolate tasting, sales on chocolate- and Valentine-themed merchandise, raffles, and a medley of […]

festival of Tables 2016

5th Annual Festival of Tables

Satisfy your imagination at the 5th annual Chelsea Festival of Tables event What can be better than a delicious lunch prepared by Wesley’s Catering and served on uniquely decorated tables? The fifth annual Festival of Tables will be held on Saturday, February 27 to satisfy your imagination and your appetite! […]


Get out and get active in Chelsea! Explore local fitness centers, classes and active recreation

Don’t let winter get you down — there is plenty to do in Chelsea all year long to keep you and your family active and fit, both indoors and out! Explore some of Chelsea’s fun places and groups: Active Recreation Arctic Coliseum – ice skating and fitness center Chelsea Lanes […]

The Odd Couple at the Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan runs through March 26, 2016.

The Purple Rose Theatre presents Neil Simon’s classic comedy “The Odd Couple”

The Purple Rose Theatre Company kicks off 2016 with the second play of their 25th anniversary season, Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple. In this funny and thoroughly enjoyable show, two suddenly single pals — a sloppy sportswriter and a neat freak news writer — strain their friendship by turning roommates. It doesn’t take […]


Chelsea House Orchestra’s high energy Hometown Show scheduled for January 30th

Chelsea House Orchestra’s much anticipated annual Hometown Show will take place on Saturday, January 30 at 7 p.m. at Chelsea House High School. This high energy show draws fans from southeastern Michigan, giving local audiences a chance to see why CHO has been in such high demand at events and festivals […]


Purple Rose Theatre celebrates 25th with documentary and anniversary book

Purple Rose documentary airing on PBS and available on DVD The Purple Rose Theatre Company’s 25th anniversary documentary, Purple Rose 25 Years, was recently broadcast on Detroit Public Television (PBS) station. The 25th Anniversary special is an hour-long TV documentary produced by Jeff Daniels’ company, 2188 Studio, and was first broadcast in […]


Chelsea’s Hometown Holiday Packed with Community Celebrations | December 4-6

The 29th Annual Chelsea Hometown Holiday, presented by Golling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Chelsea, will take place Friday, December 4 through Sunday, December 6 in downtown Chelsea (14 miles west of Ann Arbor). The historic City of Chelsea will be decked in holiday splendor to warm the hearts of […]


Ballet Chelsea presents The Nutcracker on December 5-6, 2015

Chelsea, Mich. – Ballet Chelsea will present its 18th annual The Nutcracker performance on December 5th & 6th during Chelsea’s Hometown Holiday weekend. The ballet will be performed Saturday, December 5th at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday, December 6 at 2pm. This family favorite is a full-length, narrated ballet, choreographed by Ballet Chelsea Artistic Director, Wendi DuBois. For […]


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 […]