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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Happy Holidays! - Wednesday, December 17
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Riverfront Rower Signs with UConn - Friday, November 14
Soon-to-be collegiate rower credits Riverfront Recapture for her success View Details
AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of your purchases to Riverfront! - Thursday, October 23
All you have to do is shop via the AmazonSmile link instead of amazon.com, and choose Riverfront Recapture as your charity. View Details
Movie Screening Benefit for Riverfront - Wednesday, January 14
A special movie screening to benefit Riverfront Recapture - "Grand Canyon Adventure, A River At Risk." Join Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Wade Davis as they travel deep into the Grand Canyon on a thrilling ride through raging rapids and breathtaking canyons. You will emerge with a deeper respect for water and enhanced understanding of the importance of water to life. View Details
Samba Fest - Saturday, May 2
Celebrate the region’s rich Brazilian culture. Led by the rhythmic beat from Trinity College’s Samba Ensemble, the event features international and local music which integrates people from different countries and generations alongside the inspiring scenery of the Riverfront. View Details
Riverfront Summer Pops - Saturday, May 23
Spend a relaxing evening on the Riverfront with the Middletown Symphonic Band. 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
Riverfront Earth Day - 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
Merrell 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
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