Lake Chelan is known for many things: Live Music in Lake Chelan, our 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.
Watch stand-up comics from around the country—who have appeared on Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing and more—perform at Campbell’s Resort in Lake Chelan! Get tickets at rottenapplepresents.com.
Karaoke & Dancing
A lot of talented people come out and sing for the crowd on Karaoke night. Stop by and strut your stuff! Sunset Bar & Grill and My Buddy’s Place have regular karaoke nights.
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 Native American 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!