Lake Chelan is known for many things: the beautiful lake, dramatic scenery, warm summer nights and bountiful harvests. Many visitors especially enjoy the ambiance of the valley, which we call “Small Town America.”
It is the feeling that comes from a great community where folks know each other by name, and visit on the sidewalk during the day. It’s a place with a parade that features kids and their dogs, and in the fall, the air is filled with the sweet smell of harvest.
Historic Downtown Chelan and Manson feature quaint shops with apparel and home decor items, homemade fudge, unique gift items and toys for the kids to play in the lake. Whether you are staying for the day or the week, a stroll through the shopping districts should be part of your visit.
Live Family-Friendly Comedy Theater
The newest live performing venue in the Valley, Theater Under The Stars operates Summer evenings in an outdoor amphitheater just a mile from downtown Chelan. Enchanting quality family entertainment featuring clever broad comedy musical farces presented by professional performers. “Memories, Laughter and Happily Ever Afters” ensures that everyone in a family will have an unforgettable vacation experience at Theater Under The Stars. Tickets available online 24/7.
Karaoke & Dancing
The Lake Chelan Historical Society Museum in Historic Downtown Chelan includes display rooms with exhibits of objects dating back to the early pioneer days in the Lake Chelan Valley, including Indian artifacts, local family histories, and of course, apple and pear labels.
There is also a rare collection of films from the early 1900’s and photos from the late 1880’s.
Catch a Live Performance
Several local establishments have live entertainment scheduled throughout the year. Whether you like jazz, country, rock or alternative music, many local and nationally-known groups perform around the valley. Check the events page for upcoming performances!
Watch the Chelan Valley Players
Chelan Valley Players is a non-profit community theatre group organized for the purpose of presenting high quality entertainment to the area and offering opportunities to perform and work in all facets of theatre. Community theaters involve more participants, present more performances of more productions and play to more people than any performing art in the country.