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

Gift to Riverfront - Thursday, June 18
Our rowers and park visitors can make an impact on on our parks, programs, events, and organization. View Details
Riverfront Recapture Names New Chief Executive Officer - Wednesday, May 6
Mike Zaleski brings great experience, energy and vision. 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
Sounds of Summer Concert - Thursday, July 23
The Town of East Hartford will be bringing their Sounds of Summer Concerts to Great River Park this summer. View Details
Riverfront Summer Pops - Saturday, July 25
Spend a relaxing evening on the Riverfront with the Middletown Symphonic Band. View Details
Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival - Saturday, August 1
Authentic Caribbean cuisine, cool island beverages, spectacular costumes and dance, and island rhythms bring a festive Caribbean atmosphere to the Riverfront. View Details
Hartford Latino Fest - Sunday, August 9
"Comida", live entertainment, cultural food and beverage, exhibitors, merchandise, face painters, kids games and activities, and more..... View Details
Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival - Saturday, August 15
The Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival brings colorful and competitive dragon boat races and an Asian cultural festival to the river! View Details
Bears Smokehouse New England BBQ Championships - Saturday, September 5
A BBQ competition benefitting Riverfront Recapture View Details