Chelmsford Winterfest

Winterfest Chelmsford will be February 3-5, 2017!

Schedule of Events

Friday, February 3, 2017

7:00-10:00 p.m. WinterFest Social at the Chelmsford Library, 25 Boston Rd.

Once again, the library will host this popular community social. This fun after-hours party is also the kick-off for the annual “One Book Chelmsford” town-wide reading program. Enjoy delicious foods from local restaurants, music, and 6 different mini-escape-the-room challenges.

Tickets are limited and will be available for purchase beginning January 5th at the Main Library and the MacKay Branch. $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Due to a great response, we’ve suspended Paypal ticket sales. Those will be available for pick up at the will-call table.

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

Kick up your heels and come dancing! Live music and wonderful instructors! Please call for more information (978) 656-1853. 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. 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.

11:00 p.m.Rocky Horror Picture Show Screening at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, 1A North Rd

The Chelmsford Center for the Arts kicks off WinterFest with a screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Doors open at 11 pm, open seating, cash bar. Feel free to wear costumes and to bring props to participate! Tickets available for purchase in advance.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Winter Survival, S’mores, Campfire and more on the Commons with Troop 75…Find out what it takes to spend a night in the snow.

Boy Scout Troop 75, sponsored by the Chelmsford Elks, will be camping out on the town commons Friday night (starting at 6 pm). Come and join us on Saturday for great food cooked outside over hot coals such as s’mores, hot cocoa, and even home-made cinnamon and sugar donuts. If the weather cooperates, there will be igloos and/or snow shelters to explore. Visit our campsite and have fun in the snow. (There will be other activities if we are not blessed by snow.) Everyone is welcome to visit and to partake … Special prizes for any Cub Scouts who come visit.

9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Chelmsford Cultural Council’s Photography Contest/Exhibit at the Chelmsford Public Library, 25 Boston Road

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

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Open Mic and Entertainment at the Agway Winter Farmers Market, 24 Maple Rd

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 an 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!

10:30-11:30 a.m. Take Your Child to the Library Day, Chelmsford Library, 25 Boston Road

Join us for stories and songs as we celebrate
Chelmsford’s Winterfest and Take Your Child to the Library Day! Bates and Tincknell, accomplished
performers who play a variety of instruments, will present a concert with lots of help from the
audience! Stories and Songs to Build a Better World; drop in for families with children ages 4+ at the
main Library.

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Malt Shop, Girl Scout Troop #68172 – Journey Church on the Common, 9 Academy St

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 11:00AM to 2:00PM on February 6 at the Journey Church on the Common (formerly 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 dish up service with a smile!

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Central Cooperative Nursery School Winter Carnival, 1 Worthen St

Join Central Co-Op Nursery School on Saturday, February 4, 2017 for an indoor Winter Carnival at Central Congregational Church from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Try your skill at the game booths and play the raffle to win one of the many fabulous prizes sponsored by local companies, including Red Sox tickets! Enjoy carnival-themed goodies and games, balloons, music, dance and martial arts exhibitions, glitter tattoos, face painting and fun for the whole family! The entrance fee is $5 per person, with a $20 per family cap.

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. WinterFest Celebration of Dance, Chelmsford Community Center, 31 Princeton St., N. 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, 31 Princeton St, 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.

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Chowder Fest, Free Family Fun and Entertainment at the Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd. 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.

Chowder Fest Sponsors:

7:30 p.m. “A Fine Romance” Concert at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, 1A North Rd

The Chelmsford Jazz Band presents a Valentine’s Day inspired concert: “A Fine Romance,” featuring Sandy Spence with special guest musicians from Chelmsford High School. Tickets $10. Some table seating available first come first served.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

1:30 p.m. – 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! Just print and bring along the Winterfest Flyer [pdf] and get in free!

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Nature Walk, Bartlett Park and Woodlot, Chelmsford Center (off Acton Road)

Join us for a casual walk to one Chelmsford’s hidden gems, Bartlett Woodlot. The leaders of the walk will talk about forest ecology and some fun tree facts along with some Chelmsford history of the woodlot. There will be hot chocolate and s’mores after the walk. The public should meet in Bartlett Park to begin the walk. Parking is available at the library, and Bartlett Park is easily and safely accessible via the new raised crosswalks.

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Chelmsford Cultural Council Annual Winterfest Photography Contest, Chelmsford Library, 25 Boston Road

Stop in at the Library for this special Sunday event. The Cultural Council will be holding a reception for their annual Photography exhibit. Winners of the Photography Contest will be announced. Live music by the Doublenecks guitar duo – light refreshments will be served.


All times and events are subject to change.