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


Times and events (and weather!) are subject to change

Friday, January 31, 2014


5:30 -7:30 p.m. Friday Night Lights: Night Snow Shoeing or Walk at Russell Mill Forest

Join the Chelmsford Conservation Commission for a special edition of “Friday Night Lights.” We will meet at the main parking lot of Russell Mill Soccer Fields (105 Mill Road) at 5:30 p.m. and break into groups to explore the town conservation land. Different groups will allow everyone to participate, from a slow, leisurely walk to challenging trails at a moderate pace.  Please bring a flashlight or headlamp and your own snowshoes or boots. This event is free and family-friendly.

7:00 – 9:00 p.mFamily Movie Night at Chelmsford Community Center, 31 Princeton St. North Chelmsford

If you love the Olympics, please join us at the Chelmsford Community Center at North Town Hall for MIRACLE, a wonderful PG movie to get you in the mood for the
2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi!  USA, USA, USA!  Pizza, popcorn, refreshments and beer/wine will be available for a modest fee.  $2 per person with a $10 family
cap.  No tickets necessary, call 978-656-1853 for more information.  Sponsored in part by a grant from the Chelmsford Cultural Council, a local agency which is
supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


Saturday, February 1, 2014

StoryWalk: The Chelmsford Public Library has installed winter themed story book pages along the farm road that runs behind the community gardens at Sunny Meadow Farm located off Robin Hill Road. The book is The Emperor Lays an Egg by Brenda Guiberson.  It is illustrated by Joan Paley, a former Chelmsford resident.  A great free outside activity for young children (accompanied by adults, of course.) The walk is open every day.

Ice Skating at Crooked Spring Reservation, West Chelmsford: The Friends of Crooked Spring have cleared the ice of snow to allow for daylight open skating.  Lace up your skates and try a Choctaw turn, cross over or butterfly jump (or just skate around in circles and have fun!) The ice is solid as of this writing, but always check and be safe.

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.

10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Farmers Market at Agway, 24 Maple Road, Chelmsford  

Live music and a fundraiser sponsored by the Chelmsford Open Space Stewardship. The COSS will present open mic at the Chelmsford Farmers Market at Agway with
performers Jeff Apostalakes and Brian “Frank Sinatra” Henderson. Anyone else who would like to sing, play an instrumentor recite a poem is welcome to join in the fun. Feel free to drop your pocket change into our donations bucket; this event is a fundraiser for the COSS. For information contact Phil Stanway at or visit

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  MacKay Library, 43 Newfield Street, North Chelmsford

Rona Leventhal presents “Hot Diggity Dog, Warm Stories on a Cold Winter’s Night,” at the MacKay Library. Sit back, put your feet up and join Storyteller Rona Leventhal for a journey around the world and back! Rona is one person, but many voices. She shares stories from the silly to the serious, from the mysterious to the monstrous. 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

Take a break from the outdoor festivities with this beloved annual tradition at Chelmsford’s Winter Fest sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 215 – the Pink Ladies Malt Shop.  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 customers entertained as the Girl Scouts from Chelmsford Troop 215 dish up service with a smile!

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. We will showcase many different styles of dancing that are available in the area. Stop by the newly renovated Chelmsford Community Center, 31 Princeton St, to see our talented dancers and find out what types of classes are available here in Chelmsford. Please call for more information 978-656-1853.


Noon – 2:00  p.m. The Central Cooperative Nursery School CHILI COOKOFF at the Central Congregational Church, 1 Worthen Street, Chelmsford

The Central Cooperative Nursery School  is excited to be holding its second annual CHILI COOKOFF during WinterFest.  Enjoy a wide variety of chili along with hot dogs, popcorn, hot chocolate, and baked goods. We will also have craft tables and painting for the kids. The entrance fee is $5 per person. Children under 3 are free. All proceeds go to support the Nursery School.  Please come join us for some hot and yummy fun during WinterFest!


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. Please call the office for more information 978-251-0533.


Sunday, February 2, 2014

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 by the Washington Calvo Duo and refreshments. Enjoy art and conversation and pick up a copy of the 2014 One Book title, “The Art Forger.”  Check the Library’s website for details on the 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!


2:00 p.m. Winter Nature Walk, Archer Meadowbrook Reservation, Chelmsford

The Chelmsford Land Conservation Trust is sponsoring 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.


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 (