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Join us for another exciting summer in Chelsea!

Find here events sponsored by the City of Chelsea's Chelsea Prospers initiative.

We're always looking for community groups, artists, vendors and other partners to be a part of our events. 

Contact Chelsea Prospers at

Saturday, October 29, 2022
6 to 9 pm
chelsea square - Broadway at Second Street

dia de los Muertos

Remember lost loved ones and reflect on the stages of life through this community celebration of Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead.


Through October we'll be making giant and individual puppets in a series of community workshops.  Saturdays at the Chelsea Senior Center. Free and open for all ages.

-- October 15 from 10:30 am to noon

-- October 22 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm

The night of the event, we'll parade with these puppets and a marching band from Bellingham to Chelsea Square.  There, a community ofrenda is the centerpiece for mementos and offerings. Refreshments will be provided by TravelMug Cafe. We'll decorate our faces and skulls. We'll make paper marigolds. Mariachis and a DJ provide energy to the festivities. 

Want to be a part of the artmaking?  Contact Edwardo Chacon of Jukebox Event. 

WEdnesday, november 9, 2022
10:30 am



Chelsea Gateway Project presents the Chelsea Jewish Walking Tour.  Explore one of the most significant sites of American Jewish immigrant history.  In the early 20th century, Chelsea was "Little Jerusalem," rivaled only by New York City as the most populous Jewish city per capita in the United States.   Visit historic synagogues, taste artisan bagels, and learn about the unique Chelsea immigrant community where Jewish immigrants prayed, raised families, conducted business, and laid the foundation for Jewish life in America today. 


The tour lasts for two hours, indoors and outdoors, and is conducted by Ellen Rovner, Ph.D., a cultural anthropologist and Chelsea native.  


tuesday, november 15, 2022
3 pm

brighter revealed art workshop 

Be part of making art that will travel across the region.


Brighter Revealed, part of the JArts Boston's Hanukkah 2022 celebration, shares the light of the holiday with the Boston community in an illuminated mobile art display. Led by artist Tova Speter, this workshop is one of a series taking place across the region as together we create a large scale beacon that will bring vibrant color to the community.

The artmaking in this free workshop is appropriate for adults or youth of at least middle school age.  We'll answer this prompt: “What is the source of your inner strength?”  Using a selection of design options participants will scratch their symbol onto a transparent square and share their story.  No special skills will be necessary. Each of the squares will compiled into the large window frames within the larger finished artwork.  

This event is presented with JArts Boston in partnership with Temple Emmanuel, Tobin Bridge Chabad, Walnut Street Synagogue and the Chelsea Gateway Project



Saturday, May 14, 2022
Noon to 3 pm in Chelsea Square

Baleada Fiesta 

Kick off a whole summer of special events!

The Baleada is the national dish of Honduras. A soft tortilla is layered with soft, black beans and cheese.  Crema or sour cream, sliced avocado, scrambled eggs, and meat are also popular additions.  Simple and fast to assemble, they're for people on the go.

At the event sample fresh baleadas provided by Chelsea's own Catrachos Restaurant. Learn how to make a tortilla  round and give it a try yourself.


Enjoy live performances from Grupo Caracol Afro Garfiuna and Chelsea’s own International Marching Band. 


friday, june 3, 2022
6 PM to 8 pm in chelsea square

chelsea pride flag raising 

Join the Chelsea LGBTQ Coalition for the 6th annual raising of the Pride flag in Chelsea Square next to Stebbins Fountain. 

This year's MC is Chelsea Police Sergeant Star Chung. Speakers include a keynote from Cheryl Katon and history from Pepper Fee. 


Rousing entertainment will be provided talented, local drag performers Veronica Vandersnatch and Regina Jackson.


This event is open to all members of the community and is presented in partnership with Chelsea Prospers, the City of Chelsea's neighborhood initiative, and Jukebox Events. 


saturday, June 18, 2022
5 to 8 pm under the tobin bridge viaduct between 2nd St and Williams

chelsea cruising

custom car show

Rain date is Saturday, September 25.

We're showcasing the area's most beautiful cars with special love for LowRiders.


Live music from DiabloGato plus DJ Basi and rapper LT Pon D' Riddim. Life graffiti artwork by NelsonWerks. 

Kids activities and food vendors too!

Want to bring your wheels and promote your business? Send us the details here and we'll be in touch.

Find the event poster here


Thursday, July 21, 2022
6 to 8 pm
Washington Park

Prattville Summer Concerts #1

Rain date is Thursday, July 28

Bring the whole family and picnic!

In the first of two events, enjoy the summer vibes of Pan Neubean Steel Band.  Headed by Jefferey Clayton, he brings his Jamaican heritage for a sound that combines Caribbean (reggae, soca, calypso), Afro-Caribbean, Contemporary, Jazz, Soul, Fusion and Classical music styles for something unique.


Saturday, July 30, 2022
3 to 5 pm
Chelsea Square

Nuestra Mesa Art Making

Watch local artists bring new life to the nine outdoor dining tables from Nuestra Mesa. They'll be painting live the tables that were originally created back in 2020.


This year's theme is "Emotional Support Trees." The team are taking their inspiration from  symbolic and scientific research on trees and nonviolent communication.


Poets will be on-site to write poems based on the artwork, and then recite what they've created. A team of buskers will be on hand for a musical performance.

This project is a collaboration between Studioful Design, the Chelsea Public Library, and Chelsea Prospers.


thursday, August 25, 2022
6 to 8 pm
Washington Park

Prattville Summer Concerts #2

Mo Bounce brings the party playing the funkiest dance hits from past to present! Bring your friends and family for familiar, danceable, high energy music in the park.

Note that this is the new date. The original show was cancelled due to rain. 

Saturday, September 10, 2022
starting at 8 pm
Under the Tobin Viaduct between Williams And 2nd

electronic tobin

No Rain Date.

An artsy dance party under the Tobin Bridge. 

Top DJs, creative lighting, art installations make for a fun party.

The event is free.


Beer & wine garden for 21+ provided by Tambo 22.

Presented with Jukebox Event.

Saturday, September 17, 2022
Noon to 4 pm
Broadway between 3rd and 5th Streets

Chelsea Day

Presented by the City of Chelsea, the celebration includes carnival games, street performers, sidewalk sales by local businesses and guest vendors. A beer garden will be hosted in Luther Place. 


Shop Chelsea encourages your patronage of area businesses. Between September 1-17, shop at any business in Chelsea and bring your receipt to the Chelsea Chamber (308 Broadway) to earn a chance to enter. There is NO limit on entries. The drawing and prizes will be awarded at the event. 

Complete details here.

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