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2015 Chelsea Community Fair

Your Guide to the Chelsea Community Fair: Aug 25-29, 2015

Chelsea Community Fair: August 25-29, 2015 Click here to see 2015 schedule of events The Chelsea Community Fair takes place in late August each year, and has something for everyone! Favorites include the ever popular demolition derby and tractor pulls, horse shows, family entertainment, livestock judging, crafts, agriculture and art exhibits, midway games and […]


Smoke & Ale Fall Festival on October 10 to feature BBQ Contest, BeerFest, Live Music and Cornhole Classic Tournament

For this year’s event details click here. BBQ Contest, BeerFest featuring Michigan brewed beer, wine, and cider, Live Music and the First Annual Smoke & Ale Cornhole Classic   The Smoke & Ale Fall Festival is a fundraiser for the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce.    This Event is Sponsored by […]


The Garden Mill celebrates 10th anniversary in downtown Chelsea

A retail landmark in downtown Chelsea celebrates a milestone this summer. The Garden Mill, located in the heart of Chelsea’s vibrant downtown business district, marks its 10th anniversary during the annual Sounds and Sights Summer Festival, July 23-25. “It’s the perfect time, because the store opened during the festival in 2005,” […]


Breathe Yoga opens new studio in downtown Chelsea

Downtown Chelsea has added a new yoga studio its mix of boutique stores, offices and restaurants. Breathe Yoga, co-founded and owned by Sue Whitmarsh and Marie Brooks, both residents of Chelsea, opened in July during the Sounds & Sights Festival weekend July 24, 2015. Located on East Middle, adjacent to Moran’s Consignment in […]


Chelsea Chamber accepting nominations for Citizen of the Year Award

The Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2015 Citizen of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Awards through July 24, 2015. Chelsea is blessed with a wealth of residents who are committed and dedicated to serving our community. These individuals often go about performing their tasks […]


Celebrating the 4th of July in the Chelsea area

Where does Chelsea gather for fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July? Although Chelsea does not have its own official fireworks display, we do have some great options near by. Public fireworks displays that are the favorites of locals include: Dexter – Hudson Mills July 1st at 10:00pm Music from 7pm – 11pm […]


Sounds & Sights Festival main stage headliners announced for 2015

Chelsea Area Festivals and Events is proud to announce the return of its annual Sounds & Sights Festival July 23, 24 and 25 in vibrant downtown Chelsea, just 14 miles west of Ann Arbor. The weekend-long event in its 39th season features national and regional live music acts, local food and […]


Chelsea District Library offers summer reading programs and events for children, teens and adults

Every Hero Has a Story! The 2015 Chelsea District Library Summer Reading/Summer Learning Program kicks off on Wednesday, June 10 from noon to 2 p.m. on the library lawn and in the library’s Park Street lot thanks to the support of this year’s local sponsors and donors. Children, teens and adults […]


Purple Rose Theatre presents “2AZ” — the summer’s surefire sensation and world-premier Zombie thriller

The Purple Rose Theatre Company will end its 2014/15 season with the surefire summer sensation, world-premiere Zombie thriller, 2AZ by Michael Brian Ogden. What would you miss most if everything that makes us free and civilized human beings ceased to exist? A warm shower? Clean sheets? Grocery stores? Movie theaters? Toilet […]

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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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]