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. 2017 Honda Civic Tour Featuring OneRepublic

    Wednesday, August 2
    XFINITY Theatre
    61 Savitt Way, Hartford
    8:00pm

    Come see the 2017 Honda Civic Tour Featuring One Republic. Click here for more information.
  2. Political Appetites: Revolution, Taste, and Culinary Activism in the Early Republic

    Thursday, August 3
    Connecticut Historical Society
    One Elizabeth Street, Hartford
    12:00-1:00pm


    They invite CHS members to join them for a brown bag lunch talk with Nancy Siegel, Ph.D., New England Regional Fellowship Consortium Fellow and Professor of Art History and Coordinator of Museum Studies, Towson University. Her brown bag talk will examine the creation, naming, and function of comestibles in American culinary history as an expression of nationalism and patriotic sentiment from the late eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth century. Click here for more information.

  3. Thursday Nights on the Plaza

    Thursday, August 3, 10, 17, 31
    Upper Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
    Hartford
    4:00-8:00pm


    Turn rush hour into happy hour -- join them at Upper Mortensen Riverfront Plaza for gorgeous views, cold beer, music and good company, every Thursday night this summer. Click here for more information.
  4. CFA Society Hartford Corporate 5K

    logo-no-year1-300x245Thursday, August 3
    Bushnell Park, Hartford
    4:30-8:00pm



    Join in on this run after work with your friends, family and coworkers for this scenic 5K to benefit The Connection. Compete as a team or run/walk as an individual. After the race, enjoy a cookout with live music, beer, and awards ceremony! Click here for more information.
  5. Stowe Prize Book Club

    Thursday, August 3
    Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
    77 Forest Street, Hartford
    6:00-7:30pm


    Join the discussion of March: Book One, a graphic novel memoir by U.S. Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis. Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president. Click here for more information.

  6. Outdoor Concert: Judy Handler & Mark Levesque

    Friday, August 4
    Connecticut's Old State House
    800 Main Street, Hartford
    12:00-1:00pm


    Come enjoy the sounds of a well-known husband and wife duo that blends classical, Brazilian, Latin American, Celtic and folk music into sophisticated and expressive arrangements that have entertained people throughout the country. Click here for more information.
  7. Free Movies in the Park

    Friday, August 4
    Riverside Park
    Hartford
    Sunset


    Come watch free movies in the park. This week will be Trolls. Click here for more information.
  8. Public Access And Chill Extravaganza

    Friday, August 4
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    9:00pm


    Public Access and Chill is a talk show that is the brainchild of Host, Brian Barganier and Producer, Zachary Haberern. This talk show is sure to turn some heads. Click here for more information.

  9. Free First Saturday

    Saturday, August 5
    Connecticut Historical Society
    One Elizabeth Street, Hartford
    9:00-5:00pm


    Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Click here for more information.
  10. Hartford City Tour

    OE Hartford City TourSaturday, August 5
    Gillette Ridge
    1360 Hall Boulevard, Bloomfield
    12:00pm


    The Hartford City Tour is starting in 2017 and looking to emulate the successes fellow northeast cities Boston and New York have shown over the past few years. Hartford's golf market boasts both strong public and private courses throughout the city. Click here for more information.
  11. Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival

    Saturday, August 5
    Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
    Hartford
    1:00-9:00pm


    The Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival brings authentic Caribbean cuisine, cool island beverages, spectacular costumes and dance, and island rhythms to Mortensen Riverfront Plaza. Enjoy a full day of music, children's activities and huge selection of food vendors. Click here for more information.
  12. Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic

    Monday, August 7
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    7:30pm


    Come work on your stand-up set in a theater/club atmosphere. Stage, lights, character work, bits, whatever you want to do. Get the full comedy club experience -- you won't be competing with bar noise and televisions while telling jokes. Click here for more information.

  13. Casual Croquet - A Swinging Good Time

    OE Hill Stead MuseumTuesday, August 8
    Hill-Stead Museum
    35 Mountain Road, Farmington
    6:00-8:00pm


    Join the Hill-Stead Museum for some casual croquet on the West Lawn along with fabulous sunset view (weather permitting). Even if you don’t know how to play croquet you will be joined by Impressionists Council Members to show us some tricks and have a little fun. Click here for more information.
  14. Hartford Yard Goats vs Trenton

    Tuesday, August 8
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against Trenton! Click here for more information.
  15. Salons at Lunch

    Wednesday, August 9
    Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
    77 Forest Street, Hartford
    12:00-1:00pm


    Join the conversation about social justice issues making news. Share your perspectives and ideas for creating positive change in our city, state and nation. A great opportunity to network with other change makers. Click here for more information.
  16. Hartford Yard Goats vs Trenton

    Wednesday, August 9
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    12:05pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against Trenton! Click here for more information.
  17. KNOW GOOD Market

    Thursday, August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9
    Parkville Street Food Night Market
    30 Bartholomew Avenue, Hartford
    5:00-8:00pm


    The KNOW GOOD Market is an open-air street food destination designed to promote the collective culture of Hartford. Featuring tastes from local restaurants and food trucks, fresh produce from KNOX and live music, the KNOW GOOD Market offers an experience of raw community celebration. Click here for more information.
  18. Hartford Yard Goats vs Trenton

    Thursday, August 10
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against Trenton! Click here for more information.
  19. CLUE Murder Mystery House Tours

    Friday, August 11 | Friday, September 8 | Friday, November 10 | Friday, December 8
    Mark Twain House & Museum
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
    Times Vary


    Play their live-action version of the classic board game CLUE in an hour-long tour featuring the famed comedy troupe SEA TEA IMPROV as Twain's beloved characters/suspects. CLUE Tours provide all the murder, mayhem, and merriment you expect in a whodunit. Our Clue Tours were featured on an episode of the Travel Channel show "Wackiest Tours!" Click here for more information.
  20. Outdoor Concert: Dixieland Stomp

    Friday, August 11
    Connecticut's Old State House
    800 Main Street, Hartford
    12:00-1:00pm


    You’ll stomp your feet as you watch Dixieland Stomp’s high energy performance that includes traditional Dixieland, blues & rags, the music of Louis Armstrong and upbeat Chicago tempos. Click here for more information.