Chelsea News and Blog


Chelsea Farmers’ Market on Wednesday and Saturdays from May through October

Chelsea Farmers Market: Saturdays from 8am til 12pm New location in Palmer Lot on Main St. The biggest change customers can expect is a new location, on the other side of Main Street in the Palmer parking lot. The address is 222 South Main St., and a new site will mean […]

Haehnley Sanctuary, Grass Lake, Chelsea Michigan

Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary

  Dedicated to the conservation of wildlife, this sanctuary of 497 acres was donated by Casper Haehnle to the Michigan Audubon Society in memory of his daughter Phyllis. This is location is particularly prized for the sandhill crane gathering before their migration in the fall of each year, before their flight […]


Wine, Women and Shopping event in Chelsea, Michigan set for November 8, 2014

Chelsea hosts 9th Annual Wine, Women, and Shopping Event on November 8, 2014 Each year, early in November, the town of Chelsea hosts Wine, Women & Shopping, an event that draws people from as far away as Grand Rapids and Chicago. The city-wide event includes special offers, trunk shows, demonstrations and […]

Purple Rose Theatre presents Annapurna

Purple Rose Kicks off new season with Michigan premier of an off-Broadway Sensation

Annapurna runs September 18 – December 20, 2014 at the Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan The Purple Rose Theatre Company is thrilled to bring the bittersweet comedy, Annapurna by Sharr White to Michigan for the first production of their 24th Season. What if you had experienced the defining moment of […]


Ghoultide Gathering: A Fun House of Halloween Art

2014 Ghoultide Gathering | A Halloween Fine Art Fair in Chelsea, Michigan Creating an assortment of curios that delight patrons with wacky whimsicality, the artists participating in Ghoultide Gathering October 4th in Chelsea look beyond traditional Halloween imagery for inspiration. Their passion for the season fuels the creative process and produces artwork that is […]


‘Motorcycle Mamas’ art exhibit at Silver Maples

Chelsea artist presents ‘Motorcycle Mamas’ at Silver Maples By Jennifer Eberbach Special to The Chelsea Standard CHELSEA — A life-sized doll resembling motorcyclist and stunt rider Bessie Stringfield (born 1911) points the way to Gallery 100’s new exhibition, “Motorcycle Mamas.” Vintage motorcycles and artistic dolls, as well as historical photos […]

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August 9th event planned for residents to share ideas about a Community Center in Chelsea

Click to view calendar listing for Community Center event on August 9th Open gym time for drop-in basketball, after school space and programs for tweens, art studio space, open fields for pickup games, outdoor courts for pickleball, educational programming, community spaces, perhaps a community pool — imagine the possibilities that a Chelsea […]


2014 Primary Elections: Don’t forget to vote on August 5th

On August 5th, before you head off to work or summer activities, make a quick stop to cast your vote in the 2014 Primary Elections. If you’re not actively keeping up with politics and local elections, it may feel strange to think about voting in the middle of summer instead of in […]

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Chelsea awarded grant to improve walking and biking routes

The City of Chelsea is a recipient of a $377K grant from the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) and the Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) for safer routes to walk and bike. Improvements will include adding and improving sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, and intersections for routes in and around Chelsea schools. The projects are expected to be completed […]


2014 Chelsea Community Fair: August 19-23

Your Guide to the 77th annual Chelsea Community Fair | 2014 Click here for the calendar view of Chelsea Fair events The 2014 Chelsea Community Fair 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 […]


Sounds & Sights Festival: Live Music, Art Market, Family Fun and more!

Sounds & Sights Festival is an annual summer weekend event in historic Chelsea, Michigan. The two-day, three-night festival features live music and social tent, indie art market, kids’ entertainment and activities, a classic car show, and much more. All performances and activities are held in downtown Chelsea, Michigan. Thursday, July […]


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 fireworks display, we do have some great options near by. Public fireworks displays that are the favorites of locals include: Manchester – Carr Park July 3rd at dusk Carr Park 600 […]

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Chelsea’s Historic Newspaper Project

Chelsea Historic Library’s Historic Newspaper Project: Final Years Up for Grabs! The Chelsea District Library is actively working to digitize all 134 years of Chelsea’s  newspapers, making more than a century of local history stories and images available and searchable online, 24/7. We are taking newspapers preserved on microfilm and […]


Chelsea Historical Society to host Annual Chelsea History Fest at Timbertown

Family friendly event to showcase vintage baseball, old-fashioned games and exhibitions The Chelsea Area Historical Society (CAHS) will host a celebration of history on Sunday, June 22, from 11a.m. until4 p.m. at Timbertown Park in Chelsea, Michigan. Chelsea History Fest is a free, family-friendly celebration of history. The afternoon’s highlight will be […]

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Explore the Sculpture Walk in Chelsea, Michigan

Enjoy a stroll while discovering each stop in this annual outdoor sculpture exhibition SculptureWalk is a year long community arts project in which juried sculptures are installed at 12 locations in historic downtown Chelsea, Michigan. Brochures are available to inspire self-guided walking tours of the exhibit.  Guided docent tours are […]


Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights in downtown Chelsea, Michigan

This year is the 10th anniversary for this weekly outdoor music series held in historic Chelsea, Michigan. Residents and visitors delight in the festive atmosphere which features the best of Chelsea — charming and historic downtown, a friendly community, unique shops, art & music, great variety of food options — […]


Sounds & Sights Announces 2014 Season

Sounds and Sights on Thursday Nights is pleased to announce its 2014 season lineup.  This year’s schedule kicks off June 5th and runs every Thursday through August 14th, and features a variety of music, dance, comedy, film, and family entertainment. Celebrating its tenth season, Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights […]


The Inside Track: Staying at Chelsea House Victorian Inn

When visiting a city, everyone wants to get the “scoop” on local favorites, and there is no better way to do it than to stay with a local who loves to share their knowledge. You’ll find the best places to eat, where the locals like to hang out and advice […]

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Chelsea’s award-winning Company C to present spring show “One Voice: Across the Pond”

Chelsea High School’s talented show choir group, Co.C, will perform their annual spring show, Friday and Saturday, May 16th and 17th, 7:30pm at the CHS auditorium.  This year’s theme is One Voice: Across The Pond and features five decades of music hits from Great Britain.  Tickets are now on sale […]


2014 ChelseaMich City Council Presentation

What has ChelseaMich been up to? View the 2014 ChelseaMich City Council Presentation.


Sounds & Sights Announces 2014 Season

Chelsea’s Free Summer Concert Series Celebrating 10th year Sounds and Sights on Thursday Nights is pleased to announce its 2014 season lineup.  This year’s schedule kicks off June 5th and runs every Thursday through August 14th, and features a variety of music, dance, comedy, film, and family entertainment. Celebrating its tenth season, Sounds & Sights on […]