Other Events

Several exciting events not affiliated with the MetroHartford Alliance are taking place in the Hartford Region!  Find out what’s happening and discover the cultural and entertainment riches of the area.

  1. Yoga Flow on the River

    Wednesdays, June 21, 28 & July 5, 12, 19, 26 & August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
    300 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    6:00-7:00pm


    They've partnered with Hartford Sweat to bring free yoga to the riverfront! Stretch and strengthen your body and mind in this class designed to link movement with breath, allowing you to unwind and connect. This class is accessible to all bodies. Please bring your yoga mat! Click here for more information.
  2. Thursday Night on the Plaza

    Thursday, June 22
    Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
    300 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    4:00-8:00pm


    Turn rush hour into happy hour -- join us at Upper Mortensen Riverfront Plaza for gorgeous views, cold beer, music and good company. Click here for more information.
  3. Stony Creek Beer Dinner

    Thursday, June 22
    Dish Bar and Grill
    900 Main Street, Hartford
    6:30pm


    Go to Dish Bar and Grill for their Stony Creek Beer Dinner. Beers will be accompanied with food pairings prepared by their Executive Chefs. Click here for more information.
  4. CT Contemporary Art Fair

    Friday, June 23 - Sunday, June 25
    Bedford Square
    Church Lane, Westport
    Times Vary

    CT contemporary art fair brings together galleries from all over the state to give a broader understanding of Connecticut’s gallery landscape and provide an opportunity for people to encounter galleries they might not usually have the chance to see,” said event co-organizer Jeffrey Mueller, Gallery Director of the Silvermine Arts Center. “There is an ever-growing contemporary art gallery scene in the state; we wanted to highlight and celebrate that, and we plan to make the CT contemporary an annual event. Click here for more information.
  5. Outdoor Concert: The Jolly Beggars

    Friday, June 23
    Connecticut's Old State House
    800 Main Street, Hartford
    12:00-1:00pm


    Join The Jolly Beggars as they bring the rich tradition of Celtic folk music to downtown Hartford, tell stories from Irish folklore and intersperse their musical arrangements with traditional reels and jigs. Sponsored by the Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Trust Fund, Bank of America, Trustee. Click here for more information.
  6. 2017 Miss Connecticut Competition

    Friday, June 23 - Saturday, June 24
    Connecticut Convention Center
    200 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    Times Vary


    The Miss Connecticut Scholarship Organization is a non-profit organization that awards scholarships to outstanding young women to help advance them academically and professionally. Participants have gone on to achieve major success in diverse fields including medicine, law, business, broadcast journalism, theater, politics, literature and more. Click here for more information.
  7. Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours

    June 23, 24, July 28, 29, August 25, 26, October 6, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28
    Mark Twain House
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
    6:00-9:00pm

    Filled with haunted history, dark tales, and Victorian traditions surrounding seances and spiritualism, these nighttime tours are as educational as they are goosebump-inducing. Participants will hear lots of creepy tales -- and learn about Mark Twain's interest in the supernatural. Click here for more information.
  8. Adam Ezra Group with special guest: Atlas Gray

    Friday, June 23
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    8:30pm


    Winners of New England Music Magazine’s “2013 Band Of The Year” and “Album Of The Year”, the Adam Ezra Group proves they are a force to be reckoned with musically, personally and socially. Selling records and tickets is important to AEG, but they are committed to changing the world with their songs and their actions along the way! Click here for more information.
  9. Hot Chocolate Soul

    Friday, June 23
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    9:00pm


    June Archer, Eleven28 Entertainment and A&G Insurance present Hot Chocolate Soul! Hot Chocolate Soul is a delicate balance of Music, Comedy, & Poetry with a live band featuring Karl Browne’s Smooth Improvisation. The ultimate performance showcase! Click here for more information.
  10. Hartford Latino Fest

    Saturday, June 24
    Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
    Hartford
    12:00-9:00pm


    The Hartford Latino Fest produced and presented by Vic Luna, welcomes members of all cultures to experience traditional and contemporary Latin American culture through dance, music, visual arts, and authentic cuisine. Participation is region-wide, attracting thousands of families and festival-goers to this free festival. Click here for more information.
  11. Hartford NAACP, Celebrating 100 Years: Voices from the Living Presidents

    Saturday, June 24
    Hartford Public Library
    500 Main Street, Hartford
    2:00-4:00pm


    The Greater Hartford Branch of the NAACP is celebrating 100 years with a panel of its living presidents. Stories will be shared about its founding and how the NAACP has impacted the Greater Hartford region with its social justice work through the years. Click here for more information.
  12. Farm to Street Dinner

    Saturday, June 24
    Hartford
    6:00pm


    FARM TO STREET brings people together to eat good food, celebrate Hartford, and open our streets. Cocktails, local tastings, and music will be featured from 6:00 – 7:00pm and dinner starts promptly at 7:00pm. A local seasonal fist course and dessert, catered by Present Company, are included in the ticket price. Cocktails, wine, and beer by Hog River Brewing and Back East Brewing are included as well. Click here for more information.
  13. Sam Hunt 15 In A 30 Tour

    Saturday, June 24
    XFINITY Theatre
    61 Savitt Way, Hartford
    7:00pm


    Come see the Sam Hunt 15 In A 30 Tour. Click here for more information.
  14. Tusk – The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

    Saturday, June 24
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    8:00pm

    Critically acclaimed as being musically identical to the Fleetwood Mac, Tusk returns to Infinity Hall Hartford! The show is absolutely fantastic, all the swagger and all the hits, note for note! If you love Fleetwood Mac, you won’t want to miss this show.  Spend Saturday night with Tusk as they play through your favorite Fleetwood Mac hits like “Go Your Own Way”, “Don’t Stop”, “Dreams” and much more! Click here for more information.
  15. CT Historic Gardens Day

    Sunday, June 25
    Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
    77 Forest Street, Hartford
    12:00-5:00pm


    Take a self-guided tour of Stowe's historic gardens with offerings from shade-loving perennials and colorful annuals to exotic elephant ears, castor bean plants, and stately roses. The gardens include Connecticut's largest Merrill magnolia, the Stowe Dogwood™ cornus florida rubra, a pink dogwood believed to be from Stowe's time. and a National Champion tree, the Common Pawpaw. Enjoy plein air painting in the gardens! Click here for more information.
  16. Riverwood Poetry Social Justice Reading

    Sunday, June 25
    Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
    77 Forest Street, Hartford
    2:00-4:00pm


    Born in Cuba and raised in Panama, Bessy Reyna earned her Masters and Law degrees from the University of Connecticut. Reyna is the recipient of many honors and awards including the Connecticut Center for the Book "Lifetime Achievement in Service to the Literary Community" Award (2009). In 2001, she was named "Latina Citizen of the Year" by the State of Connecticut Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission. In 2012 she was one of ten women honored by the CT Women's Hall of Fame. Reyna’s poetry and short stories can be found in numerous anthologies. Click here for more information.
  17. Facilitating Conversations on Difficult Topics

    Monday, June 26
    Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
    77 Forest Street, Hartford
    10:00-3:00pm


    How can museum educators create dialogue-based programming that is meaningful, collaborative, and beneficial for both our institutions and our community? How can we shift from being ‘neutral’ to being active facilitators of conversations on topics that are relevant, perhaps even controversial, to our communities and world? Click here for more information.
  18. Hartford Yard Goats vs Binghamton

    Monday, June 26
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against Binghamton! Click here for more
    information.
  19. 11th Annual Overcomer Breakfast

    Tuesday, June 27
    Connecticut Convention Center
    200 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    7:30-9:30pm

    The event will feature guest speaker Geno Auriemma, Head Coach of the University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball Team and member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Coach Auriemma will be speaking to benefit The Open Hearth Association, a non-profit organization in Hartford that has been a respected community resource since 1884. The Open Hearth is an innovative Rapid Rehousing and Shelter program for homeless men. The focus of The Open Hearth is employment, recovery and housing. Click here for more information.
  20. Network After Work Hartford at City Steam Brewery

    Tuesday, June 27
    City Steam Brewery
    942 Main Street, Hartford
    6:00-9:00pm


    Join their community of millions across the US and expand your network at their next event. You’ll make great connections in a relaxed and upbeat atmosphere while expanding your network of contacts to fuel your career or business goals. Click here for more information.