The iQuilt Partnership and the city of Hartford will hold the Second Annual 2013 Envisionfest Hartford on Saturday, Sept. 21, Connecticut’s Capital City Festival. They Migh Be Giants is the headlining act for the festival and will perform a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Bushnell Park.
Envisionfest Hartford offers a unique opportunity for people of all ages to discover and celebrate the capital city’s transformation through a day-long, free festival of music, walking, biking, tours, innovation and discovery that will bring more than 15,000 people to Hartford from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Every aspect of the free, citywide event will showcase Hartford’s abundance of innovative history, arts and extraordinary cultural assets. Hundreds of live entertainment and hands-on activities will stimulate the senses. Just a few of the festivities include free live musical entertainment and dramatic performances on five stages, free admission to more than four museums, landmark building tours and Hartford HodgePodge open-air market in Bushnell Park.
It will also showcase the State of Connecticut’s CreateHereNow and Hartford’s iconnect Initiatives, which gives artists, crafters and arts related entrepreneurs a boost in starting small businesses.
Each step or pedal made on Sept. 21 will have visitors making new discoveries throughout Hartford and provide an opportunity to experience the ongoing transformation by the iQuilt Plan. All Envisionfest activities will take place along the GreenWalk and new routes connecting the State Capitol, historic Bushnell Park, downtown streets, and Constitution Plaza.
Envisionfest Hartford is created by the iQuilt Partnership, a nonprofit organization that includes support from the city of Hartford and the state of Connecticut and several leading business and cultural. The iQuilt Plan is a culture based urban design plan for downtown Hartford that aims to integrate its cultural sites and institutions. It also showcases Hartford’s commitment to connectivity, innovative encouragement, historical exhibitions, and cultural diversity.
For more information, visit: www.envisionfesthartford.com