Summer is in full swing, and there are so many festivals for you to be a part of. Music, beer, family fun—Hartford has it all. Check out some of the fantastic events the capital city offers, and don't forget to tag @experiencehartford for a chance to be featured on our social media. 

Monday Night Jazz 

Bushnell Park 
Every Monday from July 11- August 15 at 6:00 pm

The 55th Annual Paul Brown Monday Night Jazz Series is here! Every Monday from July 11 until August 15th, the “Series” will be in Bushnell Park. Every year the Hartford Jazz Society sets out to offer a diverse group of musicians performing only the best. Thousands of people attend this each week, bringing blankets and picnics to enjoy good company and music. 

There is something for everyone throughout the summer; make sure to head to Paul Brown Monday Night Jazz to see what acts peak your interest.

Photo by: Monday night jazz in Hartford, CT | SuzanneTheTravelMagpie 

Food Truck Festival

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
July 14–16 from 11am-8pm

Live music, delicious food, and entertainment, the Food Truck Festival in Hartford is back from July 14–16. With over 15 different food trucks, you will want to bring your friends so you can taste a bit of everything during this excellent experience. Also, check out what food trucks and bands will be at the Riverfront Food Truck Festival.  

Photo by: Riverfront Food Truck Festival

Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz

Bushnell Park 
July 14–17 at 6 pm 

There is nothing more exciting to a Hartford jazz lover than The Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz. It’s one of the biggest in the country, and artists from around the world will be coming together to play at the festival. Follow their Facebook page to stay updated on what the 2022 lineup will look like!


DominGO! Hartford

Park Street 
July 24 from 9:00am–3:00pm

This event is going to have all ages excited! For the first time, Park Street will be shut down to cars so that you can dance, walk, run, or bike your way from Parkville into Frog Hollow. There will be various stops along the way for music, art installations, classes, and live performances. For more information about this event and more to come from DominGO! head to their website

Photo by: DominGO! Hartford

Black-Eyed & Blues Fest

Bushnell Park 
July 30–31 2pm-11pm

The Black Eyed & Blues Fest has the best craft beer and food, not to mention some of the best blues and rock ‘n roll music you’ll hear in the city! So grab your friends and family, and head down to Bushnell Park for two full days of live entertainment. Also, don’t forget to stop by the Black Eyed Sally’s tent for some of their famous mac ‘n cheese! For more information, click here

Photo by: Amy Etra Photography

Westside Square 

West End

Westside Square is finally here! West Side Square is Hartford’s first food truck park and is sure to be packed to the brim with incredible bites, live music, and family-friendly activities. Head to their Instagram to learn more.

All the summer fun is right here in the Capital City! Stay up to date on the latest events going on in our city by keeping up with our events page. There is so much to do in Hartford – don’t miss out!

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