Still think there’s nothing to do in Hartford? Think again. From live music and outdoor markets to intimate community conversations, the city is filled with activities for everyone. Hartford really does have It. Mark your calendar.

Hartford’s KNOW GOOD Market—an initiative of Breakfast Lunch & Dinner—takes place once a month, April through October. (Photo courtesy reSET)

Breakfast Lunch & Dinner hosts and co-hosts numerous events throughout the year, including KNOW GOOD Market and Early Bird Social Club. Find out more about BL&D initiatives in our latest feature.
Visit the BL&D Facebook events page.

Like beer? Connecticut startup breweries are continuing to launch throughout the state. Hartford is home to Hanging Hills BreweryHog River Brewing CompanyNew Park Brewing, and Thomas Hooker. Plenty of other breweries are located in Greater Hartford. Many breweries host events including live music (check out Twang Thursdays at Hog River), yoga, and game nights.

Local distillery Hartford Flavor Company hosts all kinds of in-house events at their Parkville location, including mixology classes and live music.
Visit the Hartford Flavor Company Facebook events page.

Located in Hartford’s Arbor Arts building, Tainted Inc. collaborates with local artists and non-profits to host workshops events throughout the month including community conversations, self-defense, karaoke, and specialized dance.
Visit Tainted’s Facebook events page.

Our recent feature story with Chion Wolf discussed her involvement with The Mouth-Off, which is a storytelling event held at The Mark Twain House, and the monthly advice show Asking For A Friend, which takes place at Sea Tea Improv’s comedy theater.

For more arts and entertainment, organizations including ArtSpaceThe Connecticut ForumHartford StageReal Art WaysSea Tea Improv, and Speak Up host many events each year. Learn more about each in our story Connecticut Arts and Entertainment Organizations and Entrepreneurs and visit their websites for details about upcoming events.

The annual Night Fall event is a free outdoor community performance that takes place in Hartford.

Hartford-area young professionals looking to enhance their professional and social opportunities may want to check out Hartford Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs (HYPE). The YP group hosts dozens of Hartford-based activities throughout the year including walking tours and happy hours, group outings at the Hartford Yard Goats and the Bushnell, and volunteer and charitable giving events.
Visit the HYPE Facebook events page.

Night Fall will take place in Hartford’s Pope Park on Saturday, October 6. The free annual event—which celebrates Hartford’s people, culture and parks—is “uniquely Hartford.”

Try as we may, IDH can’t always keep on top of all the events happening in the Hartford! Restart The HART is working on revitalizing Hartford and making the city known as a place where things are happening. Be sure to follow Restart The HART (Facebook | Instagram | Twitter) to find out more about what’s happening in Hartford.