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

RIVERFRONT EVENT RANKED AMONG TOP 10 DRAGON BOAT FESTIVALS IN THE NATION - Saturday, August 16
This year's event is scheduled for August 16 & 17 View Details
“Guitar under the Stars” Takes a Break from Riverfront Events Schedule - Monday, August 11
Organizers Hope to Bring it Back in 2015 View Details
Rowing at Riverfront - Open to All - Tuesday, July 29
If you thought rowing at the Riverfront was beyond your abilities, perhaps this story about the Adaptive Rowing program will inspire you to consider trying it! View Details
Ray Gonzalez Latin Jazz & Salsa Festival - Saturday, September 6
The Ray Gonzalez Latin Jazz and Salsa Festival is a stage for the most talented international artists in Latin Jazz and Salsa. View Details
The Big Mo' - Saturday, September 13
Come experience the fun, social event of the year that raises funds for Riverfront Recapture View Details
Bike MS - Saturday, September 13
Don’t just ride, Bike MS! This year’s Bike MS: Cardio Express Ride, starts from the historic Riverfront Boathouse at Riverside Park in Hartford. View Details
Riverfront Crossfest - Sunday, September 14
Cyclocross returns to Riverside Park on Sunday October 25th. This time, the event is being promoted by the Central Connecticut Bicycle Alliance and the Connecticut Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association. View Details
Pipes in the Valley Happy Hour - Friday, September 26
Start the weekend on a Celtic note on Friday with festive music and a cold Ten Penny Ale at the Pipes in the Valley Happy Hour. View Details
Pipes in the Valley - Saturday, September 27
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
Head of the Riverfront Rowing Regatta - Sunday, October 5
Come enjoy the spectacle of one of New England's largest rowing regattas as you cheer on your favorite rowers. View Details
APDT 5k - Saturday, October 18
5K walk and run produced in conjunction with the 2014 APDT Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show at the Connecticut Convention Center. View Details
Freedom Run 5K - Sunday, November 9
Produced in partnership with HYPE and MetroHartford Alliance, the measured 5K course will run on well maintained park trails, starting and finishing in beautiful Riverside Park. This event is run to honor the men and women who serve our country. View Details