Historic downtown Chelsea is once again hosting the Sounds & Sights Festival this July, featuring an eclectic assortment of entertainment for all tastes and ages. Free music will be set up at different stages around downtown, with the Social Tent hosting top area acts including Theo Katzman, The Macpodz, The SunMessengers, and Fifty Amp Fuse. One of the new sights is the Art Market, showcasing 20 juried artists in a wide range of media from around the region. On Friday, take time to spot some hot rods during the Classic Car Show. On Saturday, be sure to arrive early for the Annual Farmer’s Supply Pet Parade, stock up on fruits and veggies at the Farmers’ Market and cheer on the Chelsea Rotary’s Rubber Duck Race. Also, all weekend long kids can kick it in the KidsZone, where there will be magicians, clowns, activities and, of course, fun family music. Go online for a complete schedule of family activities.
Thursday, 6:30-11pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am-11pm. $5 Social Tent. Downtown Chelsea. 734-433-2787. www.chelseafestivals.com