About the Riverfront

Our private, non-profit organization is leading the effort to reconnect metropolitan Hartford with the Connecticut River by providing access to four Riverfront parks in Hartford and East Hartford.

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News and Events

Riverfront Scramble Series - Thursday, July 31
Looking for a course map? Are you kidding? This 5k race course is so wacky there’s no way to put it on a map! View Details
Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival - Saturday, August 2
Authentic Caribbean cuisine, cool island beverages, spectacular costumes and dance, and island rhythms bring a festive Caribbean atmosphere to the Riverfront. View Details
Sounds of Summer Concert - Thursday, August 7
The Town of East Hartford will be bringing one their Sounds of Summer Concerts to Great River Park this summer. View Details
Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival - Saturday, August 16
The Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival brings colorful and competitive dragon boat races and an Asian cultural festival to the river! View Details
Riverfront Scramble Series - Thursday, August 21
Looking for a course map? Are you kidding? This 5k race course is so wacky there’s no way to put it on a map! View Details
Riverfront Swing Night - Saturday, August 23
Presenting Simply Swing, an amazing 10-piece swing orchestra recreating dance-able favorites and memories from the Big Band and Swing Dance eras. View Details
Ray Gonzalez Latin Jazz & Salsa Festival - Saturday, September 6
The Ray Gonzalez Latin Jazz and Salsa Festival is a stage for the most talented international artists in Latin Jazz and Salsa. View Details
The Big Mo' - Saturday, September 13
Come experience the fun, social event of the year that raises funds for Riverfront Recapture View Details
Bike MS - Saturday, September 13
Don’t just ride, Bike MS! This year’s Bike MS: Cardio Express Ride, starts from the historic Riverfront Boathouse at Riverside Park in Hartford. View Details
Riverfront Crossfest - Sunday, September 14
Cyclocross returns to Riverside Park on Sunday October 25th. This time, the event is being promoted by the Central Connecticut Bicycle Alliance and the Connecticut Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association. View Details