Chowder Fest Partners

Blake Funeral Home

Enterprise Bank

Friends of the Chelmsford Senior Center

Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau

Lowell 5 Bank

Schedule of Events





Friday, February 6, 2015

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.   Family Movie Night at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, 1A North Road.

An exciting family-themed movie with lots of surprises is planned to kick off WinterFest at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts! Refreshments for all and a cash bar will be available.


Saturday, February 7, 2015

9:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Chelmsford s Cultural Council’s Photo Exhibit at the Chelmsford Public Library, 25 Boston Road, Chelmsford 

View the entries to the Chelmsford Cultural Council’s annual photography contest, and vote for the People’s Choice award. Click here for an entry form.


10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Open Mic and Entertainment at the Farmers Market at Agway, 24 Maple Road, Chelmsford  

The Chelmsford Open Space Stewardship will present Brian “Frank Sinatra” Henderson and Jeff Apostolakes at the Agway Winter Farmers Market. Anyone else who would like to sing, play and instrument or recite a poem is welcome to join in the fun. A bucket will be out to fill with pocket change left over from Farmers Market purchases since this activity also serves as a COSS fundraiser! For information contact Phil Stanway at or visit


10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  Chelmsford Library, 25 Boston Road, Chelmsford

Performers Davis Bates and Roger Tincknell present songs and stories for WinterFest at the main Library. For more information visit  This event is funded by the Chelmsford Cultural Council and the Chelmsford Friends of the Library.


11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Malt Shop, Girl Scout Troop 215Central Baptist Church, 9 Academy Street, Chelmsford. Sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 66497

Take a break from the outdoor festivities with this beloved annual tradition at Chelmsford’s Winter Fest.  The Pink Ladies Malt Shop will run from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on February 7 at the Central Baptist Church, 9 Academy Street, in Chelmsford, MA.  Get ready for the return of poodle skirts, hula hoops, and doo-wop!  The tasty menu will include grilled cheese sandwiches, hot dogs, ice cream sundaes, frappes, and root beer floats.  Retro games and trivia will keep all the customers entertained as the Girl Scouts from Chelmsford Troop 66497 dish up service with a smile!


12:00 p.m. Chelmsford Open Space Stewardship will have a 1.6 mile walk around the Lime Quarry

Explore the quarry pits and old lime Kiln with the COSS. If snow show is deep enough it will be a snow shoe walk otherwise a winter walk.  Learn about Chelmsford’s history and its open space as well as the Chelmsford Open Space Stewardship.


Noon- 2:00 p.m. WinterFest Celebration of Dance at the Community Center, 31 Princeton St.,  North Chelmsford

Join us for a Celebration of Dance, doors will open at 11:30 a.m. We will showcase many different styles of dancing that are available in the area. Stop by the Chelmsford Community Center to see our talented dancers and find out what types of classes are offered. We will see a variety of dances, there will be several studios and styles of dance highlighted.


Noon – 2:00  p.m. The Central Cooperative Nursery School Chili Cook-off at the Central Congregational Church, 1 Worthen Street, Chelmsford

Join Central Co-Op Nursery School on Saturday, February 7, 2015 for our 3rd annual chili cook-off at Central Congregational Church from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Enjoy a wide variety of chili along with hot dogs, popcorn, hot chocolate, and baked goods. We will also have craft tables and face painting for the kids. The entrance fee is $5 per person. Children under 3 are free.


Noon – 4:00 p.m. Chowder Fest, Free Family Fun and Entertainment at the Senior Center, 75 Groton Road, North Chelmsford 

Come out of the cold and enjoy some hot, delicious food, and entertainment provided by local talent Jon Mansfield. Our popular Clam, Corn and Fish Chowder, Hot Dog Combo (Chips & Drink included), Pizza, Apple Crisp, Ice Cream and Baked Goods will be for sale. Enjoy free Kids Games, Prizes, Popcorn & Balloons. Treasure Shop will be open.

7:00 p.m.  Cabaret Night at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts

Come and experience a wonderful evening of music featuring some of our very own Chelmsford High School students! Sponsored by the Chelmsford Friends of Music.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m  Exhibit/Reception and a WinterFest Sunday Social to kick off  “One Book Chelmsford”  Chelmsford Library, 25 Boston Road

Stop in to the Library on Sunday. The Cultural Council will be holding a reception for the  Photography exhibit.  Winners of the Photography Contest will be announced.   Music   and refreshments. Enjoy art and conversation and pick up a copy of the 2015 One Book title (The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian).  Check the Library’s website for more information on the 2015 One Book program.


1:30 – 2:50 p.m. Free Public Skate at the Chelmsford Forum, 2 Brick Kiln Road, Billerica

Let the Forum know you are a WINTERFEST PARTICIPANT and you can get Free Skate Rental also!


1:00 p.m. Winter Nature Walk, Archer Meadowbrook Reservation, Chelmsford

Join us for a Winter Nature Walk at the Archer Meadowbrook Reservation (at the dead end on Fenwick Drive off Route 4.) This .19 mile walk across the wetlands is only possible when the ground is frozen. At the top of the 50’ hill on the “island” there will be a bonfire and s’mores. Children of all ages are welcome, but organizers respectfully request that you leave your dog at home.


….and for the rest of February please enjoy the “Center Village ArtWalk.”
Chelmsford’s “Center Village Art Walk 2015,” Window Art Exhibit and Competition begins the February 7th.

ARTISTS: Click here for application for ARTWALK


See some images from the ArtWalk 2012 here

All times and events are subject to change.  You can link to the WinterFest Webpage from the Library’s website ( or the Town Offices website (