Chelmsford WinterFest – February 2-4, 2018!

Schedule of WinterFest Events

Friday, February 2, 2018

7:00-10:00 p.m. Winter Escape 2WinterFest Social at the Chelmsford Library, 25 Boston Rd.

Once again, the library will host this popular community social and feature 3 different mini escape room challenges. This fun after-hours party is also tied into the One Book Chelmsford town-wide reading program. Enjoy delicious foods from local restaurants, music, and the company of your friends and neighbors. Our featured musical guest will be the Paul Speidel Band with jazz inspired by 1940s Wartime France – the setting of our One Book Chelmsford selection, The Nightingale.

Tickets are limited and will be available for purchase via our website or at the Main Library and the MacKay Branch beginning January 2nd. $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets will be limited to 400. Tickets purchased online 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 (508) 574-1533. Partners and Scottish Dance experience are not necessary. 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.

8:00 p.m.Chelmsford Center for the Arts: Fernando Holz Band Celebrates Carnaval!, 1A North Rd

Singer and guitarist Fernando Holz and his band return to the CCA bringing his own brand of joyous and poetic Brazilian music. Get ready to samba! Tickets $20 General, $15 CCA Members/Students.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Chelmsford Catholic Collaborative Pancake Breakfast, St. Mary’s Parish Center, 25 North Rd.

Join us for a delicious breakfast of pancakes, eggs, hash browns, biscuits, juice, coffee, and more. We will have face painting for the kids, games, music and a free gift for each child. Please come and support our youth and the trips they will be taking this summer. $5 per child (12 and under), $8 per adult.

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.

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Snow Painting Party, Chelmsford Dog Park, 52 Richardson Rd.

Come join the CDA and dog lovers for a Snow Painting Party, with hot chocolate. There will also be a contest for “best dog sweater/coat” with a BarkBox gift certificate for the winner! So, bring the family and the dog(s) down to the Dog Park, demonstrate your artistic talent in the snow and show off your dog’s fashion sense.

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 3, 2018 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 businesses. Enjoy carnival-themed goodies and games, balloons, dance and martial arts exhibitions, glitter tattoos, and fun for the whole family! The entrance fee is $5 per person, with a $20 per family cap.

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

Sponsored by Girl Scout Troop #68172. 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 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!

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

Come out of the cold and enjoy some hot, delicious food and entertainment provided by local talent Jon Mansfield. We will have for sale our famous Clam, Corn and Fish Chowder, Hot Dog Combo (Chips & Drink included), Kids Bag Lunch, Apple Crisp, Ice Cream and Bake Sale with Hot Beverages. Enjoy free Kids Games, Prizes & Face Painting. Treasure Shop will be open.

Chowder Fest Sponsors:

12:30 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 12:00 p.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, and there will be several studios and styles of dance highlighted.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

1:00 p.m. Winter 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. 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.

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. 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.

Have a Great WinterFest!