Special Events

Thursdays, July 5th - August 9th
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Great River Park Amphitheater, 301 East River Drive

Every Thursday it’s a party in the park!  Grab your chair, blanket and picnic basket and listen to the sweet summer sounds of live music on the banks of the Connecticut River.  R&B, Soul, Pop, Big Band, Country, Rock and more!   Admission is FREE! Visit www.easthartfordct.gov for the complete concert schedule.  If a concert is cancelled due to inclement weather we will hold a makeup show on Thursday, August 16th at the amphitheater.

Available all Summer long at the Parks and Recreation office!

|Join the Parks and Recreation Ticket Club for discount tickets for Six Flags and Lake Compounce.  Register once a year for $5 per family and you’ll be entitled to purchase “Good Any Day” tickets at a reduced rate throughout the 2018 Summer season.  Six Flags tickets are $39.00 each.  Activity #57000-1.  Lake Compounce tickets are $28.50 each.  Activity #57001-1.  Tickets will be available in early May and are valid for any day of your choice in the 2018 operating season.

You’ve asked and we’re listening!  We know you love our special events, so we added more!  Each pool will host a special event this summer, and they’re all FREE!  Bring the whole family and enjoy our beautiful aquatic facilities with your friends and neighbors.  Each event will be a little different, but we can guarantee they will all be FUN!  Join us for the first event - our Kickoff to Summer Splash Party at Terry Pool on Sunday, June 24th from 1-4 p.m. 

Kickoff to Summer Splash Party:  Sunday, June 24th, 1-4 PM
Terry Pool

Preschool Pool Party:  Saturday, July 7th, 1-4 PM
Goldstar Pool

Chalk Art Competition:  Sunday, July 15th, 1-4 PM
Drennan Pool

Splash & Slide Party:  Sunday, July 22nd, 1-4 PM
Lord Pool

Splash & Dance Party:  Friday, July 27th, 5-7:30 PM
Martin Pool

Saturday, July 7th, 1 - 5 PM, Sunset Ridge School, 450 Forbes Street

(Rain date:  Sunday, July 8th)
Show car entrance fee $10.00. No cut off year! Classics (domestic & foreign), Street Rods, Customs, Antiques, Old and New Muscle welcome. Dash plaques for the first 100 show cars. Trophies awarded, food available on the premises, and oldies music!  For more information, please call: East Hartford Parks and Recreation at 860-291-7160 or CT Street Legends at 860-383-6131. In case of inclement weather, the rain date will be Sunday, July 8th.  Like us on Facebook for updates: www.facebook.com/ehparks and www.facebook.com/connecticutstreetlegends.

East Hartford Night at the Hartford Yard Goats
Sunday, July 29th, 5:05 PM game at Dunkin’ Donuts Park

Spend an evening at the ball park with friends and family from East Hartford!  The Yard Goats will be taking on the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.  Game time: 5:05 PM. Gates open an hour before game time.  Tickets are $12 each and include $2 loaded value for purchases at the park.  Ticket purchase deadline:  July 10, 2018.  Parking is an additional fee payable when you park.  Purchase your ticket at the Parks and Recreation office or call 860-291-7160 for more information.