Downtown Chelsea's premier cultural event, the Sounds & Sights Festival, will once again celebrate the region's best art, music, and entertainment. A juried art show with a varied array of regional art will be on display in the Art Market. On Friday, the Chelsea Classic Cruisers car show will feature over 300 classic cars from across the Midwest from 3-8pm. Plus, be sure to catch the popular Pet Parade on Saturday at 9am. The Social & Entertainment Tent is home to the main stage where The Juliets, Bear Lake and The Hard Lessons play on Thurday; Whitey Morgan and the 78's and Blue River Band play on Friday and Billy Mack & The Juke Joint Johnnies take on Sunday. And the KidsZone will have plenty of activities for children throughout the weekend. Go online for a full schedule of events and activities. Downtown Chelsea. 734-433-2787. www.chelseafestivals.com
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