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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Complete our Riverfest Survey! - Wednesday, July 15
The fireworks! The food! The music! The fun! Riverfest and the Riverfest Food Truck Festival were full of excitement, and we want to know what you think. Take our survey, and let us know! View Details
East Hartford Sounds of Summer Concert - Thursday, July 30
Enjoy the Sounds of Summer with views of the Connecticut River. View Details
Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival - Saturday, August 1
Authentic Caribbean cuisine, cool island beverages, spectacular costumes and dance, and island rhythms bring a festive Caribbean atmosphere to the Riverfront. View Details
East Hartford Sounds of Summer Concert - Thursday, August 6
Family-friendly live music on the river! View Details
Hartford Latino Fest - Sunday, August 9
"Comida", live entertainment, cultural food and beverage, exhibitors, merchandise, face painters, kids games and activities, and more..... View Details
Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival - Saturday, August 15
The Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival brings colorful and competitive dragon boat races and an Asian cultural festival to the river! View Details
Ray Gonzalez Latin Jazz & Salsa Festival - Saturday, August 29
Features Ray Gonzalez, his orchestra, and other Latin jazz favorites. View Details
Bears Smokehouse New England BBQ Championships - Saturday, September 5
A BBQ competition benefitting Riverfront Recapture View Details
Guitar under the Stars - Saturday, September 12
Returning by popular demand, Guitar under the Stars, adds an audience participation opportunity in the afternoon hours. Discover not only the joy in the music of Latin culture, but some of the folklore and traditions in preparation for the main performance. View Details
B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Divisional - Wednesday, September 16
Anglers end the B.A.S.S. Nation season on the Connecticut River out of Riverfront Recapture's Riverside Park View Details
Pipes in the Valley - Saturday, September 26
Come raise a pint with 10,000 of your friends on the banks of the scenic Connecticut River where the fun is free for the whole family! View Details