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

Big Joe! - Friday, May 29
Celebrate Joe Marfuggi's 28 years at Riverfront - join the party! View Details
Riverfront Recapture Names New Chief Executive Officer - Wednesday, May 6
Mike Zaleski brings great experience, energy and vision. View Details
Happy Walks in the Park - Tuesday, February 24
An introvert becomes socialized thanks to Miss Elka. View Details
Thank You for making a difference! - Monday, January 26
See how you impacted Riverfront Recapture in 2014 -- and can make a difference in 2015! View Details
Riverfront Swing Night - Saturday, May 30
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
Hartford Earth Festival - Sunday, May 31
Enjoy live entertainment featuring Caribbean music performed by the Hartt Steel Band. Other festival highlights include food, educational displays, and inspirational speakers. View Details
A Sporting Chance for Youth Day - Saturday, June 6
A Sporting Chance for Youth Day is a free, fun-filled day that gives young people the opportunity to sample activities and adventures on the Riverfront. View Details
Down & Dirty Obstacle Race - Sunday, June 14
Two courses, 20+obstacles, one true challenge. Athletes will experience an action-packed day while giving back to our military heroes. View Details
InterCommunity Firecracker 5K/10K - Sunday, June 21
Join the fun for the InterCommunity Firecracker 5K and 10K!
Riverfront Summer Pops - Saturday, June 27
Spend a relaxing evening on the Riverfront with the Middletown Symphonic Band. View Details
Riverfest Food Truck Festival - Thursday, July 9
The food truck explosion comes to Hartford at Riverfront Recapture’s annual Riverfest. This three-day event will feature some of the best mobile culinary cuisine in the region accompanied by live entertainment, family fun, and of course spectacular fireworks! View Details
Riverfest- Hartford - Saturday, July 11
Join us for the area's largest festival and fireworks celebration! View Details
Riverfest- East Hartford - Saturday, July 11
Join us for the area's largest festival and fireworks celebration! View Details
Connecticut Ballet - Saturday, July 18
Connecticut Ballet’s Summer Dance Caravan comes to Hartford with another exciting evening of classical and contemporary ballets. View Details