July 11, 2015

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford & Great River Park, East Hartford





4:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Fireworks at 9:00 p.m.

Montreal International Fireworks Competition Gold medal winner, Atlas Pyrovision, will highlight the largest one-day fireworks celebration in Connecticut. Riverfest features free entertainment including live bands, amusements, kids’ activities, great food, and more— followed by the fireworks at 9:00 p.m.


Fireworks Information

This year’s show will be performed by Atlas Pyrovision, Gold Medal Winners of the Montreal International Fireworks Competition, and will be choreographed to popular Americana themed music that is broadcasted throughout the event sites. The computer-synchronized fireworks display will be fired from three barges on the Connecticut River beginning at 9:00 p.m.

Directions & Parking


Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford 

Click HERE for Downtown Hartford Interactive Parking Map

  Handicapped Parking, Hartford

Science Center/Riverfront Garage  

CT Convention Center Garage  

(Garage is closed to public for this event except for Handicap access)


Charter Oak Landing

(Handicapped parking ONLY with State of Connecticut issued permit)


Great River Park, East Hartford

Parking is available in private and public lots

  Handicapped Parking, East Hartford

Commerce Center One (Handicapped parking ONLY with State of Connecticut issued permit)



Share your patriotism and support Riverfest! If you are interested in sponsoring this or any of our exciting festivals, events, and programs, please visit our sponsorship page now, contact Deborah Baker, Director of Development, via email or call 860.713.3131 ext. 326, or use our online form to sponsor Riverfest now!

2015 Sponsors:

Presented by:


Fireworks by:

Mohegan Sun

Site Sponsor - Mortensen Riverfront Plaza:



Festival Series Sponsor:


2015 Arts Partner:

Greater Hartford Arts Council

Gold Sponsor:

Hartford Steam Boiler/ Munich RE


Silver Sponsor:

NewAlliance Foundation


Media Support:

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