July 23 – 25, 2015

Icon_SSF_300X300Sounds & Sights Festival, presented by Golling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Chelsea, is an annual summer weekend event in historic Chelsea, Michigan. The event started over three decades ago and is a highlight of summer that draws visitors from all over the state and beyond. The two-day, three-night festival features live music and social tent, indie art market, kids’ entertainment and activities, a classic car show, and much more. Each year features exciting changes and annual favorites that keep people coming back again and again. All performances and activities are held  in downtown Chelsea, Michigan.

Thursday, July 23rd*

Friday, July 24th*

Saturday, July 25th*

  • Chelsea Farmers Market (8am-Noon) @ Palmer Lot
  • Merchant activities and events, visit chelseamich.com
  • Art Market and demonstrations (Noon-8pm)
  • Food court on W. Middle Street (Noon-10pm)
  • Pet Parade at the Train Depot (10-11am)
  • Chelsea Area Historical Society guided walking tour (1pm) at Chelsea Depot. Wear comfortable shoes and plan for two hours. Suggested donation of $5 for non-members.
  • Chalk Art Contest & community chalk quilt by Clocktower and Glaizer Building (8am-4pm)
  • KidZone behind Clocktower complex (10am-3pm), activities, entertainment and more!
  • Social Tent opens at 1pm, live music from 1-5pm (Free)
  • Social Tent reopens at 6pm, live music from 7-11pm, $5 cover

*Event dates and times are subject to change.

Additional Information


We are excited about the great lineup of entertainment and activities we have planned for the 2015 festival! We are always happy to have volunteers who wish to help out in a big or small way. Please sign up online or  email our festival coordinator at info@chelseafestivals.com if you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities.