Chelsea to hold this year’s Big Kaboom on July 2

Published 11:52 am Wednesday, June 15, 2022

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CHELSEA – The city of Chelsea is preparing to host the 2022 edition of ChelseaFest and the Big Kaboom on Saturday, July 2.

Chelsea’s annual citywide July Fourth celebration will feature live music, a bicycle parade, food trucks and the customary fireworks show after dark.

The event will start at 5 p.m. in the large field behind Dairy Queen.

The bicycle parade will begin at 5:15 p.m., followed by a performance from Fake News at 5:20 p.m.

Following announcements and the national anthem at 6:45 p.m., headliner The A-Town A-List will take the stage at 7 p.m.

“Playing amazing events all over the Southeast and around the entire country since a 2010 debut, The A-Town A-List is a carefully curated combination of performers with impressive musical, vocal, dance and theatre experience,” reads the band’s description on “With resumes that include performances alongside the likes of Bruce Springsteen, The Black-Eyed Peas and Stevie Wonder, the band members each bring to the stage a combination of unique talents. Together, they form a magnetic energy that will entice every partygoer to the dance floor.”

Fireworks with music by Kool 96.9 at 9 p.m. will cap off the night.

ChelseaFest and the Big Kaboom has grown significantly since its inception. What started as a fireworks show in the Chelsea Park neighborhood nearly 18 years ago has evolved into a large-scale, festival-style event featuring local vendors, popular music acts and a professionally operated fireworks display set to a special soundtrack.

Last year’s event drew an estimated 8,000 people, according to organizers.

Admission to ChelseaFest and the Big Kaboom is free. For more information, visit