Chelsea Area Festivals & Events

Detailed Information

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, SculptureWalk Chelsea, and Hometown Holiday. The events are organized by numerous volunteers and local businesses.

Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights and the Sounds & Sights Festival will return in 2021.

SculptureWalk Chelsea and Hometown Holiday are scheduled as planned for 2020.

“Kwame” by Ray Katz (Steel)

SculptureWalk Chelsea

Year round June through May Downtown Chelsea

SculptureWalk Chelsea will be celebrating 11+ years gracing the streets and parks. Sculptures throughout Chelsea featuring top regional artists have brought contemporary art at no cost to visitors and Chelsea residents. Maps for the annual rotating exhibition enhances along with artists statements can be found at here.





Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights

Icon_SSTN_300x400_2_300dpiThursdays from June through August, 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 – August, for Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights. Stroll our vibrant downtown, shop in our unique stores, and enjoy both local favorites and nationally recognized musicians on ten separate staged areas.



Sounds & Sights Festival

Fourth weekend in July | 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.



Hometown Holiday

First weekend in December | 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.