Downtown Chelsea Events and Tours

The City of Chelsea’s Downtown Initiative for Neighborhood Vitality

Walking Tours & Dia de los Muertos
We’ve been busy hosting a busy calendar of events in the downtown. Learn more here and follow along on our website:


Walking Tours
Chelsea is a city rich in culture and history. Through these walking tours we take up different themes to share the stories of our community. Join us for a in-person tour or use the guide to explore on your own!

Upcoming In-Person Tours:

Prattville with Lee Farrington 

Sunday, October 17 at 2 pm. Meet at the flagpoles at Voke Park (across the street from 535 Washington Street). Reserve your space here.

Public Art with Max Pro

Saturday, October 23 at 2 pm. Meet on City Hall Plaza, 500 Broadway. Reserve your space here.

Jewish Chelsea with Ellen Rovner

Sunday, November 7 at 11 am. Meet on City Hall Plaza, 500 Broadway. Reserve your space here.

Waterfront with Pepper Fee

Sunday, November 14 at 2 pm. Meet in front of 73 Winnisimmet St, at the corner with Williams Street. Reserve your space here.


Dia de los Muertos
Friday, October 29

6 to 9 pm

Chelsea Square

Celebrate the lives of loved ones through a community ofrenda and mini-festival. Elotes, mariachis, craft making, face painting and more will be part of the gathering on the small park in Chelsea Square opposite 189 Winnisimmet Street.

This event is presented by a team with Chelsea Prospers including Jukebox Event, All Planets Design, and the Chelsea Funeral Fund Committee.  The Chelsea Cultural Council provided financial assistance for the festival.



Some people believe that messages sent into the sky are a means of spiritual communication, with the reach towards the heavens a way to connect with those who have passed away. Inspired by the Sumpango Kite Festival held in Guatemala, we invite you to create a kite for display at our Dia de los Muertos gathering. Kits with all the supplies you need are available for pick up at Chelsea City Hall. Contact Mimi Graney to reserve your supplies.


The Chelsea Funeral Fund provides dignified care for residents of Chelsea who die without the means to pay for a funeral. Since the fund was established as part of Chelsea community’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, 13 individuals have been assisted. Today, the lack of resources, rather than the cause of death, qualifies one to access this fund. Fr Edgar Gutierrez-Duarte of St Luke’s Episcopal Church administers the fund and it is open to all, regardless of faith.


For each donation of $5 to the Chelsea Funeral Fund during the month of October, volunteers will craft a colorful flower that will be included in the community ofrenda. Follow this link to make your contribution.