Hartford, the capital city of Connecticut and also known as the insurance capital of the world, is centrally located in the state. Hartford is jam-packed full of beauty and interesting attractions and events. While the “leaf peepers” can be found throughout Hartford in the fall, summer is when residents and visitors come out to play. Here you will find just a few of the many events that Hartford, CT offers up this summer.
Riverfront Summer Pops
Visit the Great River Park Amphitheater on June 27 at 7 pm to relax and enjoy a performance on the riverfront by the Middletown Symphonic Band. The band will play Broadway and movie hits and will include medleys that originated on film or stage such as Beauty and the Beast. Bring chairs and a blanket and prepare for a magical evening.
Riverfest Food Truck Festival
Hartford is proud of its revitalized riverfront area, and there will be no better time to come out and enjoy the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza than during the Riverfest Food Truck Festival on July 9th, 10th, and 11th. The event begins at 11 am and runs all day until 8 pm on Thursday and Friday so visitors can plan to come for lunch and stay for dinner! In addition to the various food trucks, a happy hour will be featured Thursday and Friday from 4-8 and hosted by 90+ Cellars wine. Live musical entertainment, cos-play performances, and Free Movies After Dark are sure to provide fun for people of all ages. And to top off all the food and fun, spectacular fireworks shows will be featured.
Taste Of The Caribbean & Jerk Festival
One of the Riverfront Plaza’s signature events is the annual Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival, which is so popular, the expectation is that the event will soon become a 2-day festival. This event is full of fun and food and packs in a crowd of around 20,000 people! This year, the event will be held on August 1st from 1 pm until 10 pm and will feature authentic cuisine of the Caribbean, island beverages, island music and dance and spectacular costumes.
Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival
For the 15th year, the Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival offers a family friendly event that celebrates Asian culture. Come out and watch the exciting sport of dragon boat racing, which is the highlight of the festival since being ranked one of the Top 10 Dragon Boat Races in the country. Additionally, Asian music and dance, Asian beer garden, and a martial arts expo are big attractions as are, as well expected, authentic Asian food and merchandise. This festival has become so popular and full of events that it is now a 2-day festival being held August 15 and 16 at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza.
More Summer Events In Hartford, CT
For even more exciting summer events in Hartford, CT, and the surrounding area, contact your local CT moving agent at Capitol Moving & Storage. If you’re moving to Hartford, CT, part of our full range of moving services includes helping you become better acquainted with your new hometown. Capitol Moving & Storage moves more than just furniture; we move families, and we are always available to you until you settle in your new home.