Summer in the City returns to Hartford for 2021 after pandemic cancelation


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — “Summer in the City,” a celebration of art, music, and culture, is returning to Hartford.

“Summer in the City” is a program that started back in 2017. The nine events are all supported by Raytheon Technologies and encourage community and connection.

The Greater Hartford Arts Council created the series of events in partnership with the City of Hartford.

“Our goal is to activate Hartford every day this summer with arts, music, food, and events that bring our community and the region together,” said Mayor Luke Bronin. “Over the last four years, Summer in the City has been an important part of that mission with the big festivals and smaller pop-up events, and we are excited to bring it back over the next few months.”

It was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here’s a list of events happening for Summer in the City:

  • July 5: Hartford Bonanza at Bushnell Park from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • July 16-18: Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz
  • July 31-Aug 1: Black-Eyed and Blues Festival
  • August 7: West Indian Independence Celebration
  • August 14: Taste of the Caribbean and Jerk Festival
  • August 21: Riverfront Asian Festival
  • September 11: Hartford PrideFest

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