Bushnell Beer Garden

JUNE-SEPTEMBER BUSHNELL BEER GARDEN Hog River Brewing and Hanging Hills joined forces to create this beer garden located at the historic Pump House Gallery in Bushnell Park. There’s delicious brews, pizza from Harry’s Pizza in WeHa, big ass jenga and other lawn games, and live music. Open Fridays 4-8pm throughout the summer. Photo lovingly borrowed […]

Rose Weekend

JUNE ROSE WEEKEND Live music, poetry readings, family-friendly events, bonsai trees, and of course more roses in one park than you’ll ever see anywhere else. Elizabeth Park Conservancy, Hartford, CT Facebook Instagram Desktop

Connecticut LGBT Film Festival

JUNE connecticut LGBT Film Festival Out Film CT brings you eight nights of international films celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. Photos lovingly borrowed from Out Film CT. 300 Summit Street Hartford, CT 06106 Facebook Instagram Desktop

Hartford Latino Fest

JUNE HARTFORD LATINO FEST A day-long celebration of Latin American culture through live music, dance, amazing food, and a variety of activities. 1214 Main Street Hartford, CT 06103 Facebook Instagram Desktop

Puerto Rican Day Parade

JUNE PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE This parade and festival celebrates the sights, sounds and flavors of Hispanic culture. Bushnell Park Hartford, CT Facebook Desktop

House Music Festival

MAY CT HOUSE MUSIC FESTIVAL This one is for anyone who likes music that goes “un-chick, un-chick, un-chick” or “boots and cats and boots and cats and boots and cats…”  Bushnell Park Hartford, CT Facebook

Samba Festival

APRIL samba fest Celebrate the region’s Brazilian culture with tons of live music, workshops, and amazing food. And an entire week of events throughout Greater Hartford leads up to the big day. Photos lovingly borrowed from Samba Fest. Trinity College Hartford, CT Instagram Desktop

Trinity Hip Hop Festival

APRIL trinity hip hop festival Live music, films, panel discussions, graffiti exhibits, and B-Boy/B-Girl battles are just some of what this festival has to offer. Photo lovingly borrowed from Trinity Hip Hop Festival. Trinity College Hartford, CT Facebook Desktop

West Indian Parade

AUGUST WEST INDIAN PARADE One of the most colorful and vibrant parades in the city is followed by a full day of live music celebrating one of the largest West Indian populations in the country. Photo lovingly borrowed from Andy Hart. Bushnell Park Hartford, CT Facebook Instagram

Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival

AUGUST TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN & JERK FESTIVAL Authentic Caribbean cuisine, cool island beverages, spectacular costumes, amazing dance, and island rhythms all on Mortensen Riverfront Plaza. Photo lovingly borrowed from Andy Hart. Mortensen Riverfront Plaza Hartford, CT Facebook Instagram Desktop