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. Total Eclipse Celebration

    Saturday, August 19 - Monday, August 21
    Connecticut Science Center
    250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
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    Get ready for a celestial event that hasn’t been seen in the Continental United States in 38 years and join us for an extended weekend celebration that is out of this world! Starting with Saturday, August 19 we kick off our celebration with Martial Arts Day: Ninjago Celebration. A day completely devoted to the celebration of the physical skill, discipline, and sport of martial arts. Click here for more information.

  2. Hartford Yard Goats vs Altoona

    Monday, August 21
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against Altoona! Click here for more information.
  3. Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic

    Monday, August 21
    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.

  4. Hartford Yard Goats vs Altoona

    Tuesday, August 22
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm


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

    Wednesday, August 23
    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.
  6. Yoga Flow on the River

    Wednesdays, August 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.
  7. Network After Work Hartford at The Russian Lady

    Wednesday, August 23
    Russian Lady
    191 Ann Uccello Street, Hartford
    6:00-9:00pm


    Join their community of millions across the US and expand your network at their next event. Meet executives and professionals for new opportunities. 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.

  8. Hartford Yard Goats vs Altoona

    Wednesday, August 23
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against Altoona! Click here for more information.
  9. Part-Time Job Fair

    Thursday, August 24
    XL Center
    One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    3:00-7:00pm


    Interested in working at the XL Center? Join us for our part-time job fair from 3:00pm-7:00pm! Please arrive early! Click here for more information.
  10. Riverfront Scramble Series - College

    Thursday, August 24
    Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
    300 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    6:30pm


    Get ready to Scramble this summer! Runners battle wet sand, dirt paths, rocky hills, grassy knolls, stair climbs and even a little asphalt, followed by beer, food and live music. Run in costume and you could win the coveted best costume prize. The theme for this race is College - Dust off that old college tee from your alma mater, or rock your favorite jersey. Click here for more information.
  11. Cedar Hill Movie Night

    Thursday, August 24
    Cedar Hill Cemetery
    453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford
    7:30-9:30pm


    Bring a blanket and your favorite candy for a movie under the stars at Cedar Hill Cemetery. In Stage Door (1937), Katharine Hepburn and Ginger Rogers star as aspiring actresses who live in a rooming house filled with theatrical hopefuls. Get caught up in their ambitions, dreams and disappointments as they all try to make it on Broadway. Click here for more information.
  12. An Evening with Valerie June

    Thursday, August 24
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    8:00pm

    Tennessee-born singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Valerie June has a style all her own, yet steeped in American music tradition. She’s got a voice that “falls in a lineage line between Eartha Kitt and Erykah Badu, with hints of the young Esther Phillips and even Dolly Parton,” and songs that’ll cut you right to the bone. With equal parts blues, gospel and country, has created a unique brand of Americana she calls “organic moonshine roots.” Be there as Valerie June makes her Infinity Hall Hartford debut. Click here for more information.
  13. FUERZAfest Connecticut

    fuerzafest logoFriday, August 25 & Saturday August 26
    The Mark Twain House & Museum
    351 Farmington Ave, Hartford
    times vary

    At a time when Latinx and LGBTQ communities are under massive attack, FUERZAfest is creating a space where queer and trans brown people can come together to celebrate one another, enjoy each other's brilliance in art, dance and cinema and engage in much-needed political and social dialogue. FUERZAfest Connecticut will run for 2 consecutive days with the central focus of intersecting advocacy and the arts. FUERZAfest Connecticut will include theater productions, movie screenings, exhibits, discussion panels, networking receptions, music and much more.  In addition to the theater productions, HF will also showcase LGBTQ-themed films. Click here fore more information.
  14. Gallery Talk: John Sloan and the City

    Friday, August 25
    Wadsworth Atheneum
    600 Main Street, Hartford
    12:00-1:00pm


    Join Angela Parker, Docent and Tour Programs Manager, for a closer look at a selection of John Sloan’s prints of early 20th-century New York City. Click here for more information.
  15. Outdoor Concert: Val Ramos Flamenco Ensemble

    Friday, August 25
    Connecticut's Old State House
    800 Main Street, Hartford
    12:00-1:00pm


    Dance along to a creative, sophisticated and colorful style of music as the internationally-known ensemble lives up to the finest traditions of Flamenco. Click here for more information.
  16. Graveyard Shift House Tours

    Friday, August 25 - Saturday, August 26
    The Mark Twain House
    351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
    6:00pm-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.
  17. Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours

    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.
  18. Free Movies In The Parks: Finding Dory

    riverfront-movies-e1471546636907Friday, August 25
    Bushnell Park
    Hartford
    8:00pm


    Free movies in the parks are back. All movies start at sundown. Click here for more information.
  19. Spyro Gyra

    Friday, August 25
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    8:30pm


    Spyro Gyra returns to Hartford!! For over 40 years, and with more than 30 Albums that have sold over 10 million copies, these multi-Grammy nominated fusion-jazz-funk giants refuse to slow down, and continue to delight audiences the world-over!! You don’t want to miss this show! Click here for more information.

  20. Mushroom Walk

    Saturday, August 26
    Cedar Hill Cemetery
    453 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford
    10:00-12:00pm


    Join Joe Lenoce of Connecticut Valley Mycological Society in search of mushrooms at Cedar Hill Cemetery. During this educational hunt, Joe will discuss the basic types of fungi, where to find them and proper methods of collecting. After the walk, he will review documentation resources while identifying any fungi collected. Click here for more information.