Chelsea – Major Events

Major Events

Chelsea Major Events

Hometown Halloween. Oct. 17-31, 2022. This two-week event will include a Halloween Homes contest, pet costume contests, treats, games, prizes, giveaways, and more throughout downtown Chelsea.

Song Fest. Oct. 22, 2022. (734) 475-8732, ext. 21. 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, this year features Tommy Stinson, formerly with The Replacements, Guns N’ Roses, now with Bash & Pops and Cowboys in the Campfire.

Wine, Women, & Shopping. Nov. 11 & 12, 2022. (734) 475-3539. 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. (734) 475-1145. Tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 1, followed by a live nativity Dec. 2, light parade on Dec. 3, and other events throughout the month. Other events include a light pole decorating contest, gingerbread house displays in shop windows, and more. See website.

American Legion Annual Winter Carnival. Feb. 3–5, 2023. 1700 Ridge. (734) 475-1964. Three days of winter fun on Cavanaugh Lake includes competitive ice fishing, snowmobiling, kids activities, a euchre tournament, and live music.

Chelsea Chocolate Extravaganza. Feb. 11, 2023. (734) 475-3539. Just in time for Valentine’s Day shopping with free decadent chocolates and chocolate-related events. .

Midwest Literary Walk. April 2, 2023. (734) 475-8732, ext. 21. This annual literary event, hosted by the Chelsea District Library in April, highlights the power of literature and poetry in everyday life at venues throughout Chelsea.

Sculpture Walk Chelsea. New outdoor sculptures each year, on display year-round in the heart of downtown Chelsea. (734) 475-1145. New sculpture installations June 2023. All are available for sale.

Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights. June 1-July 27, 2023. (734) 475-1145. Nine stages featuring local musicians, street performers, and kids entertainment; food vendors 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Chelsea Painters Art Fair. June 10 & 11, 2023. (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, Old US-12 & Old Manchester Rd. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Free admission.

Sounds & Sights Festival. July 28 & 29, 2023. (734) (734) 475-1145. 2-day event with art market, farmer’s market, live music in social tent, food court, KidZone with children’s activities and entertainment, chalk artist competition, and Chelsea Classic Cruisers car show.

Fresh Air Market. Aug. 18 & 19, 2023. (734) 475-3539. Sidewalk sales, fashion & home show, and citywide garage sales.

Chelsea Community Fair. Aug. 2023 dates TBD. (734) 475-1270. Rides, livestock shows, tractor and truck pulls, demolition derby, children’s activities at Chelsea Fairgrounds, 20501 W. Old US-12.

Backyard Beer Garden. Oct. 2023 dates TBD. (734) 475-4681. 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. 3-10 p.m.