Thursday, July 18, 2013



Riverfront Recapture announced today that the much anticipated Riverfest fireworks that were postponed due to an unprecedented July flood have been rescheduled for Thursday, July 18th at 9:30 pm.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience as we have worked to come up with a new date for the fireworks,” said Joe Marfuggi, Riverfront Recapture’s President & CEO. “With so much going on this time of the year, it was a challenge coordinating available dates with all of the organizations and service providers that are involved.”

Riverfest is supported by numerous agencies including the City of Hartford and Town of East Hartford Police, Fire, and Public Works Departments; Connecticut State Police; US Coast Guard, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection; and many other organizations. The original festival program, which took over a year to produce, consisted of hundreds of entertainers, vendors, and activities. “With such short notice and due to conflicting commitments, it is just not realistic to reassemble a new program for an event the size of Riverfest,” said Charlie Myers, Riverfront Recapture’s Director of Programs & Events. For this reason, this rescheduled Riverfest will be a FIREWORKS ONLY event.  

“The July 18th date is subject to approval from the various permitting agencies,” Myers said, “but we have received tremendous support thus far and we do not anticipate any major issues.”  

Riverfest’s Presenting Sponsor, Travelers and Fireworks Sponsor, Mohegan Sun support the rescheduled date and are enthusiastic about sharing the fireworks with a large crowd of spectators.



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