Small-town charm marries upscale elegance in Chelan and Manson, where you will find whatever your heart desires. Our shops and mercantiles are filled with treasures you can’t bear to leave behind, and surprises around every corner. Grab your friends, and prepare to be pampered. Your next great find is waiting for you.
Shop Your Hobby
In addition to apparel boutiques, there are gallery, gift and specialty shops throughout Chelan and Manson, where you can find anything you could imagine for your kitchen, an old fashioned hardware store and a variety of shops with eclectic home decor. Downtown Chelan is lined with shops with a wide variety of unique items. Make sure you travel all the way through town to find the stores on the side streets. Stroll through Manson’s village on the bay and enjoy quaint shopping experiences with everything from home interior to artisanal cheese.
Historic Downtown Chelan
Through the creation of the Historic Downtown Chelan Association (HDCA) in 2008, Chelan became one of only 13 cities designated Washington State Main StreetTM. The HDCA organizes events and creates an experience that makes shopping in downtown Chelan memorable and enjoyable. www.HistoricChelan.org
First Friday Events
Participating Historic Downtown Chelan merchants stay open until 8pm on the First Friday of the month from June through September. Activities usually include family friendly music, free snacks, shopping specials and displays of art by local artists. In addition, community groups participate with a variety of information and fundraising opportunities. For more information visit www.HistoricChelan.org or call the HDCA office at (509) 682-4322.
In the spring, summer and fall you will find great yard sales in the Lake Chelan Valley. Listen to KOZI, the local radio station, from 8:45 am to 10:00 am for a buy-sell, “talk” program to find out where the yard sales are, and get the latest in local happenings, too. Set your dial to 100.9 FM or 93.5 AM.