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. Be a Force on the 4th

    Friday, May 4
    96 Batterson Park Road
    Farmington
    6:30-9:00pm

    This inaugural event includes a 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run at the iconic Camp Courant, a free summer day camp for Hartford children located in Farmington, CT. Participants are encouraged to compete in costume! Awards will be presented to the best dressed and fastest participants.Following the race, all are invited to a post-race celebration featuring delicious food, beverages, entertainment and more. Click here for more information.

  2. Hartford Yard Goats vs Portland

    Friday, May 4
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against Portland. Click here for more information.
  3. JOCKY: An Improvised Underdog Sports Movie

    Friday, May 4
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    8:00pm

    We all know the story: guts, determination, dedication, grit, and achieving the impossible against all odds. America loves an underdog, no matter the sport – and in this fully improvised rendition, the audience chooses the sporting event! Click here for more information.
  4. House Improv Teams

    Friday, May 4
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    10:00pm


    Our House Improv Teams are made up of performers assembled and chosen by Sea Tea Comedy Theater's artistic directors to put on amazing improv comedy shows for you! These teams get together, take your suggestion and run with it! House Improv Teams shows feature each group doing their own set of improvised comedic scenes. Some shows even feature special finales like one-night-only combinations of that show's teams or jams & lotteries with chances for audience members to come up and perform (if they want)! Click here for more information.

  5. First Free Saturday

    Saturday, May 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.
  6. May Market 2018

    OE Hill Stead MuseumSaturday, May 5 - Sunday, May 6
    Hill-Stead Museum
    35 Mountain Road, Farmington
    10:00-4:00pm


    One of the Farmington Valley’s finest and longest-running springtime celebrations returns to Hill-Stead Museum. Click here for more information.
  7. Family Program: Sailors, Ships, and Sperm Whales

    Saturday, May 5
    Connecticut Historical Society
    One Elizabeth Street, Hartford
    10:00-1:00pm


    Ahoy mateys! Step aboard the CHS and learn about Connecticut’s maritime history!  See what it was like to be an 18th-century sailor and try your hand at knot tying. Learn about Connecticut’s whaling history and make kid-friendly “scrimshaw” using scratch art. And explore the Making Connecticut exhibit and other parts of the museum with a scavenger hunt to see how boats and ships have changed over time. Click here for more information.
  8. Maifest

    OE Hartford SaengerbundSaturday, May 5
    The Hartford Sangerbund
    719 North Mountain Road, Newington
    1:00pm


    Join the Hartford Sangerbund for their Maifest. There will be bier, brats, Gemutlichkeit and much more! Click here for more information.
  9. Hartford Yard Goats versus Portland

    Saturday, May 5
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    6:05pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against Portland. Click here for more information.
  10. Chris Tomlin presents Worship Night in America

    Saturday, May 5
    XL Center
    One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford
    7:00pm

    Chris Tomlin is among the most influential artists in Christian music. Tomlin’s latest album Never Lose Sight along with his new book Holy Roar 7 Words That Will Change the Way You Worship are available now.Click here for more information.
    Use promo code SGHYPE to save 15% per ticket here.

     

  11. Hartford Yard Goats vs Portland

    Sunday, May 6
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartfird
    1:05pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against Portland. Click here for more information.
  12. Spring Golf Scramble

    OE Nutmeg State GamesMonday, May 7
    Stanley Golf Course
    245 Hartford Road, New Britain
    11:00am Shotgun | 3:45pm Cocktail Hour | 4:45pm Dinner





    The Spring Golf Scramble will celebrate its 26th anniversary in 2018 and will once again be hosted by the City of New Britain and Stanley Golf Course. Funds raised from the Golf Scramble go directly into the Nutmeg State Games general fund and are used to support the “Games” mission which is to recognize and reward “Good Kids Making Good Choices”. Click here for more information.
  13. Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic

    Monday, May 7
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    7:00-10:00pm


    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.

  14. Hartford Yard Goats vs Binghamton

    Monday, May 7
    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.
  15. Stowe Center Annual Meeting

    Tuesday, May 8
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    77 Forest Street, Hartford
    5:30-7:00pm

    Let Harriet Beecher Stowe know if you’d like to join the optional 4 PM Stowe House tour. Experience the new conversational tour and see the all new interiors.Click here for more information.
  16. Hartford Yard Goats vs Binghamton

    Tuesday, May 8
    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.
  17. 2018 Connecticut Governor’s Conference on Tourism

    OE Connecticut GovernorsWednesday, May 9
    Connecticut Convention Center
    100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    8:00-5:00pm


    It’’s ““the”” don’t-miss industry event of the year for everyone who’’s interested in attracting visitors/guests/attendees. Hotels. Restaurants. Casinos. Tourist attractions. Entertainment venues. Historic sites. Cultural and arts institutions. Come share best practices and learn from national tourism and travel experts at this one-of-a-kind conference, brought to you by the DECD Connecticut Office of Tourism and the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau! Click here for more information.
  18. Hartford Yard Goats vs Binghamton

    Wednesday, May 9
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    10:35am


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against Binghamton. Click here for more information.
  19. #MeToo Sexual Assault and Harassment

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

    Joni the conversation at Salons at Lunch. Click here for more information.
  20. The Slave’s Cause: A New History of the Abolition Movement

    Thursday, May 10
    Connecticut Historical Society
    One Elizabeth Street, Hartford
    5:30-7:00pm


    Abolitionists are often portrayed as middle class, mostly white reformers burdened by racial paternalism and economic conservatism. This talk overturns this image, recasting abolition as a radical social movement in which men and women, black and white, free and enslaved found common ground in causes ranging from feminism to anti-imperialism. This new history sets the abolition movement in a transnational context and illustrates how the abolitionist vision ultimately linked the slave’s cause to the struggle to redefine democracy and human rights across the globe. Click here for more information.