Chelsea Area Festivals & Events

Chelsea Area Festivals & Events is a not-for-profit organization which plans and coordinates three major events each year, including Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights, Sounds & Sights Festival and Hometown Holiday. The events are organized by numerous volunteers and local businesses.

Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights

Icon_SSTN_300x400_2_300dpiThursdays from June 9th through August 18th, 6:30pm -8:30pm | Downtown Chelsea

Chelsea, Michigan packs the summer with art, music and fun! Join us every Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm, June 9th – August 18th, 2016 for Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights. Stroll our vibrant downtown, shop in our unique galleries and stores, and enjoy both local favorites and nationally recognized musicians on ten separate staged areas.  Click for calendar of events.


Icon_festival_300x400_300dpiSounds & Sights Festival

Fourth weekend in July 28,29,30| Downtown Chelsea

Sounds & Sights Festival weekend features a diverse music line up showcasing hometown favorites on Thursday, country music on Friday and a dance party on Saturday. There is something for everyone, including an Art Market, KidZone, Classic Car Show and Live Entertainment.  Click for calendar of events.


Hometown Holiday

First weekend in December 2-4, 2016 | Throughout Chelsea

Hometown Holiday is a fun filled weekend celebration which marks the beginning of the holiday season. Festivities kick off with a tree lighting ceremony and the weekend includes visits with Santa, a live nativity,  holiday activities and entertainment at our many great merchants and historic locations in Chelsea, Michigan.  Click for all Events.



Latest Posts from Chelsea Festivals

Chalk Art Contest Increases Awards!

Wednesday April 12th, 2017 Bridget Favre

Growing in popularity, the Sounds and Sights Festival will hold its fifth Chelsea Chalk Art Contest during its line of activities on Saturday, July 29, 2017.  Participants of all abilities and ages are ...

Sounds & Sights Sponsorship Opportunities

Monday February 6th, 2017 Bridget Favre

With event planning in full swing, the Chelsea Area Festivals and Events committee is busy raising funds to support Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights.  The free, open-air concert series is performed ...

2017 Open Auditions

Monday January 23rd, 2017 Bridget Favre

THE 2017 APPLICATION REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED.  THANK YOU! WE LOOK FORWARD TO POSTING THE SCHEDULE EARLY APRIL.  Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights, one of Michigan’s premier summer concert series, ...

Volunteer Opportunities