Sculpture Walk Chelsea. (734) 475–1145. New outdoor sculptures each year, on display year-round in the heart of downtown Chelsea. 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.
Music in the Air. June 3, 2023, 3 p.m. (734) 475–8732, ext. 219. Annual open-air concert held at the Chelsea District Library Reading Garden. This year’s concert will feature internationally acclaimed pianists Jacopo and Madden Giacopuzzi. chelseadistrictlibrary.org/mita
Chelsea Painters Art Fair. June 10 & 11, 2023, 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, W. Old U.S.–12 & Old Manchester Rd. Free admission. chelseapainters.com
Sounds & Sights Festival. July 28 & 29, 2023. (734) 475–1145. 2-day event with art market, farmers market, live music in social tent, food court, KidZone with children’s activities and entertainment, chalk artist competition, and Chelsea Classic Cruisers car show. chelseamich.com/annual-events/ssf
Chelsea Community Fair. Aug. 22–26, 2023. (734) 475–1270. Rides, livestock shows, tractor and truck pulls, demolition derby, and children’s activities at Chelsea Fairgrounds, 20501 W. Old U.S.–12. chelseafair.org
CDL Song Fest. Sept. 23, 2023. (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’s headliner, Carlene Carter. chelseadistrictlibrary.org/songfest
Backyard Beer Garden. Sept. 30, 2023, 3–10 p.m. (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. chelseamich.com/backyard-beer-garden
Hometown Halloween. Oct. 2023. This monthlong event includes a Halloween Homes contest, pet costume contests, treats, games, prizes, giveaways, and more throughout downtown Chelsea. chelseamich.com/hometown-halloween
Wine, Women & Shopping. Nov. 10 & 11, 2023. (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. shopchelseamich.com
Hometown Holiday. (734) 475–1145. Tree-lighting ceremony Dec. 1, light parade Dec. 3, and other events throughout the month, including a light pole decorating contest, gingerbread house displays in shop windows, and more. chelseamich.com/hometown-holiday
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. 11, 2023. (734) 475–3539. Just in time for Valentine’s Day shopping with free chocolates and chocolate-related events. shopchelseamich.com
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. midwestliterarywalk.org