City of Hartford
Special Events Process
About Special Events in the City of Hartford
Recently, the City of Hartford, like many American cities has been adjusting to the new economic reality of smaller budgets and reduced staff. The City of Hartford is working hard and making great strides to trim costs and institute systems that put the city on firm financial footing. To this end, it’s become apparent the city must limit event subsidies and insist event organizers cover all costs associated with their events. Working together, we can find ways of reducing costs while maximizing the success of our diverse and culturally rich events. The City of Hartford is pleased to host your special event. The use of our public spaces for weddings, reunions, festivals, and competitions adds a rich vitality to city living. Please review the information below and know our courteous staff is available to answer any questions you may have.
The Special Events application is available on our website at: www.hartford.gov/meca/plan-an-event
The City of Hartford's Free Movies After Dark Program Returns June 20th
For the third consecutive summer, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra and the Marketing, Events and Cultural Affairs Division for the City of Hartford will host Free Movies After Dark in the Capital City. Every Friday night from June 20th through to August 22nd, the City will screen a different film in one of eight parks across Hartford.
Movies After Dark events kick off at 6:30pm and feature a variety of family-friendly activities before show time begins at sunset. While many of the events will feature food vendors, residents are encouraged to pack picnic dinners as well.
Rain or threatening weather will cancel Movies After Dark events, so contact the weather line at 860.757.9009.
RIO - G
JAWS - PG
FIELD OF DREAMS - PG
WHIP IT- PG 13
AFRICAN QUEEN - PG
KARATE KID - PG
AKEELAH AND THE BEE - PG
THE WIZ - G
FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF - PG13