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July 11, 2015

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford & Great River Park, East Hartford

Montreal International Fireworks Competition Gold medal winner, Atlas Pyrovision, will highlight the largest one-day fireworks celebration in Connecticut on Saturday, July 11, 2015.  Riverfest features free entertainment including live bands, amusements, kids’ activities, great food, and more— followed by the fireworks at 9:00 p.m.

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Fireworks Information

This year’s show will be performed by Atlas Pyrovision, Gold Medal Winners of the 2012 Montreal International Fireworks Competition, and will be choreographed to popular Americana themed music that is broadcasted throughout the event sites. The computer-synchronized fireworks display will be fired from three barges on the Connecticut River beginning at 9:00 pm.



Share your patriotism and support Riverfest! If you are interested in sponsoring this or any of our exciting festivals, events, and programs, please visit our sponsorship page now, contact Deborah Baker, Director of Development, via email or call 860.713.3131 ext. 326, or use our online form to sponsor Riverfest now!

2014 Sponsors:

Presented by:


Fireworks by:

Mohegan Sun

Site Sponsor - Mortensen Riverfront Plaza:



Festival Series Sponsor:


2014 Arts Partner:

Greater Hartford Arts Council

Family Activities Sponsor

Price Chopper

Silver Sponsor:

Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Trust Fund, Bank of America, Trustee


Spririt Sponsors:

Carmon Community Funeral HomesCrest Mechanical ServicesMarc S. Levine Real Estate Interests

Russo Brothers

Media Support:


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