Sounds & Sights Festival, presented by Rick Taylor Real Estate  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,  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.

For Special Hotel Rates, call Chelsea Comfort Inn & Village Conference Center  at (734) 433-8000 and ask for “Chelsea Sounds and Sights” rate for the festival weekend.

Thursday, July 25th*

Friday, July 26th*

  • Professional Chalk Artist demonstrations, 10am-8pm
  • Art Market "Collections" on Middle Streets and at the Chelsea District Library, 10am - 8pm
  • Merchant activities and events, visit chelseamich.com
  • Food Court on W. Middle Street (5-10pm)
  • KidZone behind Clocktower complex (10am-3pm), activities, entertainment and more!
  • Classic Car Show down E. Middle, East, and Harrison streets 3-8pm
    • Live Music on Car Show Stage: "From Grace"
  • Congregational Church chicken broil on Middle Street, 4-8pm (until sold out)
  • Social Tent opens at 6pm, live music from 7-11pm, $5 Cover

Saturday, July 27th*

*Event dates and times are subject to change.

Additional Information

VolunteerWe are excited about the great lineup of entertainment and activities we have planned for this year's summer festival! We are always happy to have volunteers who wish to help out in a big or small way. Please visit our Volunteer page to learn more or email our volunteer coordinator at [email protected] if you're interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities.