Explore Chelsea's Sounds & Sights

A unique blend of Music, Art, Shops and Dining

Welcome to Chelsea Michigan! Our historic downtown is lined with shops, restaurants, bars, live music, and showcases a vibrant community of musicians, artists and creators. 

Chelsea is home to arts and entertainment throughout the year including the Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights music concerts, SculptureWalk Chelsea, and The Purple Rose Theatre Company

Enjoy a variety of dining options with unique cafes, award-winning restaurants, sandwich shops, pubs and bars.

You will find everything from charming gift and specialty shops, clothing stores, garden supplies, antiques, farmers markets, appliances, home furnishings, and more.

Visitors and residents can enjoy the scenic beauty of Historic Chelsea architecture, take a walking tour of SculptureWalk Chelsea, and enjoy the unique garden-scapes, all within a 10-minute walk. Downtown Chelsea is at the doorstep of the Waterloo Recreation Area, with easy access to walking and biking trails like the DTE Energy Foundation Trail

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Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights performances are held downtown Chelsea throughout the summer from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Musical acts from across the spectrum — folk, bluegrass, Celtic, jazz, classical, country, Latin and everything in between – perform at 7 separate stages.


SculptureWalk Chelsea is celebrating its 12th year in 2021! New sculptures grace the streets and parks of Chelsea featuring top regional artists who bring contemporary art at no cost to Chelsea area visitors and residents. This annual rotating exhibition enhances and enables access to art and culture in our community.


Fostering a collection of independently owned, one of kind shops and boutiques, it’s a shopper’s delight! Discover great finds for gifts, home décor, outdoor lovers, fashionistas, personal care, foodies and more.


Chelsea blends historic architecture and Main Street atmosphere for a unique dining experience. Enjoy an eclectic mix of casual and fine dining restaurants, there’s a place to satisfy any palate morning, noon and night.


Downtown Chelsea is pedestrian-friendly and offers FREE on-street and FREE public parking lots. 

Bike-racks are centrally located at Palmer Commons.

Click for Information on the W.A.V.E Chelsea Community Ride.