What is Hartford Riverfest?:
If you want to celebrate Independence Day in the Hartford, Connecticut, area, head to the Connecticut River. The 32nd annual Hartford Riverfest is a multi-venue Fourth of July celebration featuring events throughout the day on both sides of the river. Riverfest is family-friendly, non-alcoholic and free.
When is Hartford Riverfest?:
Hartford Riverfest is usually held the Saturday closest to the 4th of July. For 2012, the date for the annual Hartford Riverfest is Saturday, July 7. The rain date is Sunday, July 8.
What Are the Highlights of Hartford Riverfest?:
Hartford Riverfest features concerts, displays and children's activities, plus food and beverages available for purchase. Riverfest 2012 features Airborne Jugglers; Hypno Lorenzo Comedy
Hypnosis Show; Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show; a Roaming Railroad ride in East Hartford's Great River Park; music by a variety of bands and ensembles including River City Slim and the Zydeco Hogs, Michael Cleary Band, Shaded Soul and Last Chance Band; plus, a spectacular, high-tech fireworks display over the Connecticut River fired from three barges and synchronized to music beginning at 9 p.m.
How Can I Learn More About Hartford Riverfest?:
Visit the Riverfront Recapture Web site for a complete schedule of events
along the Connecticut River on July 7. You can also obtain Riverfest information by calling 860-713-3131.
How Do I Get to Hartford Riverfest?:
Are There Any Getaway Packages for Hartford Riverfest?:
There are no hotel packages specifically for the post-4th of July holiday Riverfest celebration in Hartford, but you can find special rates at Hartford hotels
when you book direct at Expedia.
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