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

Call For Volunteers - Thursday, April 17
Our first two events are fast approaching, and we are in need of volunteers! View Details
Boathouse news! - Friday, April 11
Special announcement... Boathouse Preview Event View Details
Jeff Pitchell and the Texas Flood - Wednesday, April 9
JEFF PITCHELL AND THE TEXAS FLOOD, will be featured at this year’s Riverfest View Details
Latinas & Power - and the Riverfront - Thursday, April 3
Involvement, participation and engagement - Riverfront will be there to encourage Latinas to add their power to the parks. View Details
Donor Survey 2014 - Wednesday, April 2
What do you think? We want to hear from you! View Details
A Riverfront Story: A Leap in the Right Direction - Monday, March 31
Where - and how far - will your leap take you? View Details
A Riverfront Story: A Walk in the Park - Monday, March 31
Not every day is a great 'walk in the parks' day, but many are! View Details
A Riverfront Story: Solving Clues - Monday, March 31
Clues,answers, and questions. What do these have in common? The correct response is "Can we play Jeopardy!?" View Details
Big savings if you register your dragon boat by February 28! View Details
Riverfront Earth Day - Sunday, April 27
Enjoy live entertainment featuring Caribbean music performed by the Hartt Steel Band. Other festival highlights include food, educational displays, and inspirational speakers. View Details
Samba Fest - Saturday, May 3
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
Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis - Saturday, May 10
Take Steps to Find Cures at the Connecticut Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation's Charity Walk. View Details
Masonicare Quality of Life Walk - Saturday, May 17
The Masonicare Quality of Life Walk fundraiser event helps The Masonic Charity Foundation of Connecticut provide for the greatest needs of residents and patients at Masonicare Health Center, Masonicare at Newtown and Masonicare Home Health & Hospice when no other funding resources are available. View Details
Riverfront Summer Pops - Saturday, May 24
Spend a relaxing evening on the Riverfront with the Middletown Symphonic Band. View Details
Walk4Hearing - Saturday, May 31
Every spring thousands of walkers - children and their families, young adults, young at heart and everyone in between - form teams and walk in Hartford to increase public awareness about hearing loss, help eradicate the stigma associated with it and raise funds for programs and services. View Details
A Sporting Chance for Youth Day - Saturday, June 7
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
CCMC Miles for Miracles - Saturday, June 14
Bendett & McHugh, P.C. has teamed up with Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation to host the Miles for Miracles 5K and Family Walk/Fun Run. View Details
Riverfront Scramble Series - Thursday, June 19
Looking for a course map? Are you kidding? This 5k race course is so wacky there’s no way to put it on a map! View Details
Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race - Sunday, June 22
Two courses, 20+obstacles, one true challenge. Athletes will experience an action-packed day while giving back to our military heroes. View Details