10 Halloween Events in Greater Hartford You Don’t Want to Miss

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West Hartford Hauntings, Photo Courtesy of the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society

There are approximately two types of people who will find this post extremely useful.

Person One has an extensive collection of pumpkin scented candles, has been planning their costume for approximately six months and has exhausted their Hocus Pocus DVD. Weekend activities include: carving jack-o-lanterns, haunted hayrides and bobbing for apples while munching on candy corn and drinking Pumpkin Spice Lattes or hot cider.

Person Two knows Halloween is fast-approaching but has yet to actually put their Halloween costume together despite their looming Halloweekend plans OR get in the seasonal spirit. Weekend activities include: seeing everyone participate in the activities listed above via social media because they’re occupying their time in an assortment of other ways.

No matter what your level of Halloween enthusiasm may be, we’ve compiled a list of events to get you in the seasonal spirit. Take a look at the events below and register for your favorite today! Read More

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7 Things to Do in Greater Hartford this Weekend (07/08- 07/10)

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Wadsworth Atheneum’s Second Saturdays; photo by Diana Guay

Happy Friday! We have an exciting lineup of events occurring throughout Greater Hartford this weekend! Listen to music under the stars or race a balloon-powered boat; take in a show at Artists Collective or stop by Gallery on the Green. Whatever cultural event you decide to take part in this weekend, don’t forget to tag @letsgoarts and use the hashtag #letsgoarts on Instagram for any photos taken at cultural events. We love to see all of you taking advantage of the arts offered throughout Greater Hartford! Read More


5 June Music Performances You Won’t Want to Miss

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13th Annual Black-eyed & Blues Music Festival, Amy Etra Photography

Trying to squeeze in a few musical performances before your summer is inundated with barbecues and beach vacations? Look no further! We’ve compiled a diverse list of performances you won’t want to miss! And don’t forget to use #LetsGoArts on Instagram for any photos taken at cultural events! We love to see all of you out in the community taking advantage of the arts in Greater Hartford. Read More


8 Things to do in Greater Hartford this Weekend 6/10 – 6/12

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Blue Man Group. Photo via The Bushnell Performing Arts Center

Counting down the minutes until Friday?! There’s an exciting line-up of cultural events this weekend available in the Greater Hartford area. Whether you’re looking for a family friendly activity during the day or a late night theater performance- we have just what you’re looking for! Start scrolling to fill up your weekend! Read More


10 Things to do in Hartford this Weekend 6/26-6/28

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HAIR at Playhouse on Park. Photo via Playhouse on Park.

Happy weekend! Greater Hartford arts and cultural events are in full swing this summer with many supported by our United Arts Campaign (that means these events were made possible by YOU! Pat yourself on the back!). On the agenda this week are some of my personal favorites including HAIR, a musical for the hippie at heart playing at Playhouse on Park, and the very sassy and hilarious Kinky Boots playing through Sunday at The Bushnell. Free movies in the park are back courtesy of the City of Hartford, and you’ll want to bring plenty of sweets because Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is playing at Bushnell Park tonight. Scroll through for the full list and tag us on Instagram with #LetsGoArts with your weekend explorations. Read More


6 Free things to do in Hartford this weekend

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Happy Hour at the Wadsworth [UA]
When: Friday, June 19, 4PM-5PM
Where: Wadsworth Atheneum
Enjoy free admission to the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and check out the latest mixed-media exhibition, Mark Bradford / MATRIX 172.
Admission: FREE! www.thewadsworth.org

Free Movies After Dark
When: Friday, June 19, 6:30PM-9:30PM
Where: Goodwin Park
Free Movies After Dark returns this summer with a showing of Paddington Bear.
Admission. FREE! www.hartford.gov Read More


Guide to CT Open House Day 2015

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Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Birthday

If there’s one weekend to take a staycation it’s this one. Bring your fanny pack and camera because this Saturday, June 13 is Connecticut Open House Day where you can explore museums, historic homes, gardens, and festivals for little or no cost all over the state of Connecticut. It’s the perfect time to discover or rediscover our region’s arts and cultural scene.  Check out our curated list below for Open House Day events in Greater Hartford. Get the full list of participating organizations. Read More