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

Free Movies After Dark July - Friday, July 25
Bring your lawn chair or blanket and settle in as you watch a movie in Hartford's Riverside Park. View Details
Riverfront Summer Pops - Saturday, July 26
Spend a relaxing evening on the Riverfront with the Middletown Symphonic Band. View Details
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