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

5:30-7:30 p.m. Gallery Opening  at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, 1A North Road.

“Music is the Muse” opens tonight -reception

7:30 – 9:00 p.m.   Family Movie Night -Film is “Viva Las Vegas”- at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, 1A North Road.

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

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Scottish Country Dancing at the Chelmsford Community Center,  31 Princeton St, North Chelmsford

Kick up your heels and come dancing! Live music and wonderful instructors!  John Chambers will provide the music and Beth Birdsall will be teaching. Partners are not necessary. You will receive a very warm welcome whatever your age or level of dancing experience. Please bring a pair of clean smooth-bottomed shoes to dance in. First Time Dancers Free! Returning dancers $3, with a $10 cap for families. For more information call 978-656-1853. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Chelmsford Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.  Also sponsored by the North Chelmsford Village Association, NCVA.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

9:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Chelmsford 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. Winners will be announced at the Sunday Social.


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.  Songs and Stories for WinterFest  at the 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 supported in part by the Chelmsford Friends of the Library and a grant from the Chelmsford Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


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!


11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Chelmsford Dog Park Association at Varney Playground – Fun for the whole family!

Come build a snowdog, dog bone scavenger hunt, snowball target practice, basketball, see the Richardson Rd. Dog Park Plans, sponsor a project, order a brick and other activities to be determined by Mother Nature’s whim. Varney Park has other amenities like a playground, athletic fields and access to Freeman Lake.


At noon  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 -3:00 p.m. Harmony Adventure Park, 62 Carlisle Street, East Chelmsford ‘Olaf’ the lovable snowman from Frozen

‘Olaf’ the lovable snowman from Frozen is coming to Chelmsford from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.!! Come and get your picture taken with Olaf the Snowman at the future location of the new, Harmony Adventure Park at 62 Carlisle Street in East Chelmsford. Join us for winter treats by the campfire and fun activities, including snowman bowling! Design your own personalized stepping stone that will become a permanent part of the adventure pathway.


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  Sunday Social to kick off  “One Book ChelmsfordChelmsford Library, 25 Boston Road

Stop in to the Library for this special Sunday Community Social. The Chelmsford Cultural Council will be holding a reception for their annual Photography exhibit.  Winners of the Photography Contest will be announced. Music will be provided by Ara Jeknavoroian and Harry Alexanian. They will play a repertoire of Armenian folk and dance songs. Enjoy art and conversation and pick up a copy of the 2015 ‘One Book’ title (The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian). Be sure to get the schedule of the ‘One Book’ programs. Check the Library’s website for more information on the 2015 ‘One Book’ program. Light refreshments compliments of Nashoba Valley Technical High School, Friends of the Library and the Cultural Council.

This Social is also the opening for the Cultural Council’s Photography Contest Exhibit. Vote for your favorite photographs in each of the 3 categories.  The Cultural Council will present awards for the juried prize –one for each category, (the People’s Choice award won’t be announced until the end of the month.) The Cultural Council will also recognize the 2015  grant recipients.

New this year at this event is the launch of the Center Village ArtWalk, a project sponsored by the Chelmsford Cultural District Partnership. Eleven artists are participating in the Artwalk. ArtWalk brochures and ballot boxes for People’s Choice votes are available at each of the participating Center Village stores and at the main library.


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.


February 8th through February 27th enjoy the “Center Village ArtWalk”

Chelmsford’s “Center Village Art Walk 2015,” Window Art Exhibit and Competition begins Sunday,  February 8th. Beginning Sunday, Feb 8th you can vote for your favorite ArtWalk window display online or pick up ballots at participating shops.