Chelsea – Major Events

Major Events

Chelsea Major Events

Wine, Women, & Shopping. Nov. 10 & 11, 2023. (734) 475–1145. Fun-filled days to share with moms, sisters, and friends. Christmas shopping, appetizers, trunk shows, painters, jewelry, and wine tastings throughout downtown Chelsea.

Hometown Holiday. Dec. 2023. (734) 475–1145. Tree-lighting ceremony Dec. 1, light parade Dec. 3, and other Dec. events, including a light-pole decorating contest, gingerbread house displays in shop windows, and more.

American Legion Annual Winter Carnival. Feb. 2–4, 2024. Three days of winter fun on Cavanaugh Lake (1700 Ridge), including competitive ice fishing, snowmobiling, kids activities, a euchre tournament, and live music.

Chelsea Chocolate Extravaganza. Feb. 10, 2024. (734) 475–1145. Just in time for Valentine’s Day shopping with free chocolates and chocolate-related events.

Midwest Literary Walk. April 20, 2024. (734) 475–8732, ext. 21. This annual literary event, hosted by the Chelsea District Library, highlights the power of literature and poetry in everyday life at venues throughout Chelsea.

Sculpture Walk Chelsea. (734) 475–1145. New outdoor sculptures each June, on display year-round in the heart of downtown Chelsea. All are available for sale.

Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights. June 6–July 25, 2024. (734) 475–1145. Ten stages featuring live music, street performers, and kids entertainment; food vendors 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Music in the Air. June 2024 date TBA. (734) 475–8732, ext. 219. Annual open-air concert held at the Chelsea District Library Reading Garden.

Chelsea Painters Art Fair. June 8 & 9, 2024, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (734) 717–4308. Sale of watercolor, acrylic, pastel, monotype, oil, encaustic, colored pencil, and mixed-media works by members of this group of area artists. Rain or shine. Chelsea Fairgrounds (20501 W. Old US-12). Free admission.

Sounds & Sights Festival. July 26 & 27, 2024. (734) 475–1145. Two-day event with art market, farmers market, live music in a social tent, food court, KidZone with children’s activities and entertainment, chalk artist competition, annual sidewalk sales, and Chelsea Classic Cruisers car show.

Chelsea Community Fair. Aug. 18–24, 2024. (734) 475–1270. Rides, livestock shows, tractor and truck pulls, demolition derby, and children’s activities at Chelsea Fairgrounds (20501 W. Old US-12).

CDL Song Fest. Sept. 2024 date TBA. (734) 475–8732, ext. 219. Chelsea District Library hosts this free, family-friendly annual event celebrating the art and craft of songwriting. Includes teen music acts, an introduction to songwriting, and a headliner.

Backyard Beer Garden. Sept. 2024 date TBA. (734) 475–1145. Family-friendly event with backyard and oversized games, Michigan craft beers, and cocktails. Food available from a variety of local eateries. Palmer Commons (304 S. Main).

Hometown Halloween. Oct. 2023. This monthlong event includes  a Halloween Homes contest, pet costume contests, treats, games, prizes, giveaways, a hot rod car show, and more throughout downtown Chelsea.