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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Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk Mobile Tour - Friday, June 24
Renowned author, Doris Kearns Goodwin, is the voice of the new Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk mobile tour. Ms. Goodwin, author of the NY Times' bestselling Team of Rivals about President Abraham Lincoln's life and legacy, shares information about the artists, stories and quotes from Abraham Lincoln, and excerpts from her award-winning book, sculpture by sculpture. View Details
Thursday Nights on the Plaza - Thursday, June 30
Turn rush hour into happy hour -- join us at Upper Mortensen Riverfront Plaza for gorgeous views, cold beer, music and good company, Thursday nights this summer. View Details
East Hartford Sounds of Summer Concert - Thursday, June 30
Enjoy the Sounds of Summer with views of the Connecticut River. View Details
Riverfest Food Truck Festival - Thursday, July 7
Join us for three days of fantastic food, fun & fireworks at the second annual Riverfest Food Truck Festival. View Details
Riverfest 2016 - Saturday, July 9
Connecticut's largest Independence Day celebration will be held on Saturday, July 9. View Details
Riverfront Scramble: The Olympics - Thursday, July 21
The theme for this Scramble is the Olympics. Costumes are encouraged, so there's a good chance you'll see someone dressed like Michael Phelps running next to someone dressed like Merryl Davis. View Details
Color Vibe - Sunday, July 24
It's going to be a bright, bright, neon 5k. View Details
Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival - Saturday, August 6
Enjoy authentic Caribbean cuisine, cool island beverages, spectacular costumes and dance, island rhythms and more. View Details
Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival - Saturday, August 20
The Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival celebrates its 16th year with a free, family-friendly event celebrating Asian culture and the exciting sport of dragon boat racing. Festival highlights include authentic Asian music and dance performances, food and merchandise vendors, an Asian beer garden, martial arts expo, arts and crafts for the kids and more. View Details
Riverfront Scramble: Superheroes - Thursday, August 25
It's a Bird…It's a Plane…It's Superman...No, wait. It's one of the costumed runners in the superhero-themed Riverfront Scramble. View Details
Bears Smokehouse New England BBQ Championships - Saturday, September 3
The Bears Smokehouse New England BBQ Championships are back. Get ready for a night delicious BBQ. View Details