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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2015 Donor Impact - Friday, February 12
See how donors impact and support the Riverfront for the entire community to enjoy View Details
Big Mo' 2016 - Saturday, May 21
Get ready to play ball! The Big Mo’ 2016 will be held on Saturday, May 21, at Dunkin’ Donuts Park, future home of the Hartford Yard Goats. View Details
Down & Dirty Obstacle Race - Sunday, June 12
Take on a three or six mile obstacle-climbing, trail-blasting, down and dirty course in Riverside Park. View Details
Hartford City Ballet's Sleeping Beauty - Saturday, June 18
Hartford’s most talented youth dancers and the Hartford City Ballet's artistic director will turn the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza into a stage for Sleeping Beauty, along with preview performances and audience participation. View Details
Riverfront Scramble: Sports Teams - Thursday, June 23
The theme for this summer's first scramble is sports teams. Now, it's not about winning, but if you're very competitive try costumes inspired by U.S. Womens Soccer, the Golden State Warriors or the Denver Broncos. View Details
Hartford Latino Fest - Saturday, June 25
"Comida", live entertainment, cultural food and beverage, exhibitors, merchandise, face painters, kids games and activities, and more..... View Details
Riverfest Food Truck Festival - Thursday, July 7
Join us for three days of fantastic food, fun & fireworks at the second annual Riverfest Food Truck Festival. View Details
Riverfest 2016 - Saturday, July 9
Connecticut's largest Independence Day celebration will be held on Saturday, July 9. View Details
Riverfront Scramble: The Olympics - Thursday, July 21
The theme for this Scramble is the Olympics. Costumes are encouraged, so there's a good chance you'll see someone dressed like Michael Phelps running next to someone dressed like Merryl Davis. View Details
Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival - Saturday, August 6
Enjoy authentic Caribbean cuisine, cool island beverages, spectacular costumes and dance, island rhythms and more. View Details
Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival - Saturday, August 20
The Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival celebrates its 16th year with a free, family-friendly event celebrating Asian culture and the exciting sport of dragon boat racing. Festival highlights include authentic Asian music and dance performances, food and merchandise vendors, an Asian beer garden, martial arts expo, arts and crafts for the kids and more. View Details