Chelsea News and Blog


Ballet Chelsea to present its premier performance of Don Quixote

Storybook ballet a perfect event for dance lovers of all ages Join Ballet Chelsea as it presents its premiere of the popular ballet Don Quixote on Saturday, April 26 at 7pm and Sunday, April 27 at 2pm at the Chelsea High School Auditorium. Dancers have been rehearsing since January for […]


Purple Rose Theatre Spring Comedy Festival: Lovers, Liars & Lunatics

The Purple Rose Theatre Company presents the third production of the 2013 / 2014 season, The PRTC Spring Comedy Festival: Lovers, Liars & Lunatics, A World Premiere Production by Various Playwrights. The collection of world premiere short comedies will explore the nature of love, loss, revenge and renewal. The evening […]


Chelsea Farmers’ Market kicks off season on May 3, 2014

On May 3, the Chelsea Farmers’ Market kicks off its 2014 season Saturdays from 8 a.m.- noon. 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 […]


Celebrate all that Chelsea has to offer at the 8th annual Chelsea Spring Expo

Chelsea Spring Expo 2014 showcases local businesses and celebrates spring! The 8th annual Chelsea Spring Expo is back with even more vendors, goodies, and activities for all ages.  More than 130 different vendors will be on display at the Washington Street Education Center on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. – 3 […]


Award Winning Novelists, Poets and Musicians in Chelsea for the 6th Annual Midwest Literary Walk

Returning for its sixth year, the Midwest Literary Walk will bring award-winning novelists, poets, and musicians to downtown Chelsea, Michigan. The free, all-day event begins at 11 am on Saturday, April 26 and will host readings at various venues throughout downtown. 11 am:  Ann Arbor-based mystery novelist Harry Dolan (The […]


Chelsea District Library to hold 5th annual Authors in Chelsea event

Nationally recognized children’s books authors to visit Chelsea The Chelsea District Library will hold its 5th annual Authors in Chelsea event on Wednesday, March 26th and Thursday, March 27th. This two day event brings three nationally known authors to present workshops on writing in Chelsea schools. The Chelsea District Library […]


Garden Mill offering free gardening workshops throughout March

The Garden Mill has a series of free workshops each Saturday in March beginning at 11 a.m., and reservations are recommended. All events are open to both residents and visitors. See the Chelsea Events Calendar for these workshops and more events in Chelsea. Rain Gardening, Saturday, March 15 at 11 a.m. Rain […]


Chelsea’s 10th annual Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights music series to hold open auditions for 2014 season

Auditions open to musicians, singer/songwriters, jugglers, magicians, performers, dance troupes, artists and other street arts performers Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights, one of Michigan’s premier summer concert series held in downtown Chelsea, is holding auditions for this year’s entertainment lineup. Auditions will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. […]


Chelsea and neighboring communities in The Big 400 celebrate Annual Maple Festival on March 8, 2013

The Big 400 Maple Festival Saturday, March 8, 2014 It’s maple syrup time! Chelsea, Michigan and our neighboring communities of The Big 400 are teaming up to celebrate maple syruping in southern Michigan on Saturday, March 8, 2014. The festival includes pancake breakfasts, tours of tapping areas and the syruping process, the release […]


Eat chocolate and shop til you drop at Chelsea’s annual Chocolate Extravaganza

Chocolate in its infinite varieties will be at the heart of the Annual Chocolate Extravaganza in Chelsea, Michigan. Sample chocolate treats, shop, dine and enjoy!  Participating stores throughout Chelsea will offer chocolate tasting, sales on chocolate-themed merchandise, door prizes, and a medley of activities from 10 pm – 5 pm.  Brochures […]

Free Marketing Breakfast & Workshop | ChelseaMich Breakfast & Marketing Workshop 2014

Attention Chelsea Businesses & Organizations: ChelseaMich & Adams Outdoor Advertising are sponsoring a FREE breakfast for you! Wednesday, February 19, 2013 at 7:30 am Please join us to enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast while learning about what’s been happening with since our last business breakfast, as well as what’s new […]


Purple Rose Theatre presents: “Redwood Curtain” – A Magical Story of Family and Self Discovery

The Purple Rose Theatre Company will ring in the new year with the powerful play, Redwood Curtain, by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, PRTC touchstone and benefactor, Lanford Wilson. Redwood Curtain introduces audiences to Geri, a young prodigy searching for her birth father. While visiting her aunt in northern California, Geri meets a homeless […]


Jazz & Chocolates evening of Jazz, Blues and American Standards to be held Jan. 31

Annual event to help raise funds for scholarships The Chelsea Center for the Arts will present its annual Jazz and Chocolates at Silver Maples, Friday, January 31, 2013 from 6:00-8:30 pm. The Maple Room at Silver Maples will set the stage for an evening of Jazz, Blues, and standards from the […]


Artist John Schwarz to exhibit new sculptures at Chelsea’s River Gallery

“RIGMAROLE” found object assemblages JOHN SCHWARZ January 18 – March 2, 2014 Opening reception: January 18, 5-8pm Chelsea artist whose found object sculptures are in the international collections of “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” and featured prominently in C.S. Mott’s Children’s Hospital art collection will exhibit a new body of […]

Ballet Chelsea's Nutcracker 2013

Ballet Chelsea presents annual Nutcracker ballet

Performances on December 7 & 8 and a Sugar Plum Tea on December 8 Ballet Chelsea will present its 16th annual Nutcracker ballet during Chelsea’s Hometown Holiday on Saturday, December 7 at 2 pm and 7 pm and Sunday, December 8 at 2 pm at the Chelsea High School Performing Arts Complex, 740 N Freer […]


2013 Election for Chelsea City Council and Mayor

Congratulations to Mayor Lindauer and our new and returning City Council members: 4-year seats: Melissa Johnson Jim Myles Cheri Albertson 2-year seats: Jane Pacheco Frank Hammer Read more: Newcomers Melissa Johnson and Jane Pacheco among those elected to City Council (, 11/6/13) ————————– On Tuesday, November 5, voters in Chelsea will have […]


Hometown Holiday Weekend 2013

Details and locations for Hometown Holiday activities and other events are listed on the Chelsea, Michigan community calendar   Friday, December 6 Chelsea, Michigan’s Hometown Holiday weekend kicks off with a Tree Lighting Ceremony at Pierce Park, and features visits with Santa (Parents, bring your camera!), storytelling, a live nativity scene (with […]


Wine, Women and Shopping event in Chelsea, Michigan set for November 9, 2013

Enjoy a fun afternoon of shopping, sipping wine, laughter & friendships on Nov. 9, 2013 The 8th annual Wine, Women and Shopping ladies’ day in Chelsea, Michigan is set for Saturday, November 9 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. with some stores open until 8 p.m. Shoppers enjoy the charm and high quality […]


Sandhill Cranes Gather & Fall Color Tours 2013

Chelsea area tours, events and activities in October and November SANDHILL CRANES GATHER Every Saturday & Sunday in October & November When:  2:00 pm until dusk. The best viewing is End of October Beginning of November. Where: Self guided driving maps are available at any participating shop in Chelsea and Manchester. What: Tour the flight path […]

Chelsea District Library

Chelsea Library Plans To Digitize Chelsea’s Past With Community Support

Sponsor 1 Year of Digitizing Chelsea’s History The Chelsea District Library has 134 years of Chelsea newspapers on rolls of microfilm spanning from 1873 to 2012. Though the public can access these papers by coming into the library and using the microfilm reader, the process can be challenging and tedious. […]