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While many city tourists and locals visit places to admire the big city or the beautiful parks, the festivals in America are a big part of what makes the country grand and the event worth attending. Each city brings its own cultural and historical heritage that are celebrated through various festivals and events. Some cities have similar types of festivals or events, and others have unique annual celebrations.

See how many festivals you can fit on your itinerary! These celebrations are going to give you memories of a lifetime as they reflect the art, culture, heritage and the music of each city in the most exciting way. Show up and have fun with your friends, make memories and celebrate the love of food, wine, music, art, history, culture, traditions, and more at these gatherings.
Connecticut Flower & Garden Show
Connecticut Flower & Garden Show
100 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103   Directions Website
Convention Center

(860) 249-6000

Contact Info

(860) 844-8461

It isn't uncommon to hear about garden shows. They seem to happen in nearly every city in the country. However, the one Connecticut Flower & Garden Show has built up a solid reputation as one of the most prestigious shows of its kind. Visitors are treated to the visual allure of several breathtaking gardens that are designed by some of Connecticut's most respected horticulturalists. The gardens are presented over 3 acres and include not only floral presentations but several exhibits that educate visitors about new gardening products and services. This popular festival is usually held every February.

Taste Of The Caribbean and Jerk Festival
Taste Of The Caribbean and Jerk Festival

(860) 595-2984

300 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103   Directions Website

One of Hartford’s premier cultural events is the Caribbean and Jerk Festival. It has been held every August for the past seven years and features both the upper and lower areas of Mortensen Riverfront Plaza transformed into a Caribbean village. The whole family will enjoy the variety of music and dance performances as well as authentic Caribbean fare offered by more than 25 vendors. There is also a children's activity area, a Caribbean carnival, and salsa merengue lessons.

Travelers Championship
Travelers Championship

(860) 502-6800

Tournament Office 90 State House Sq
Hartford, CT 06103   Directions

Swing into one of Hartford's signature yearly events when you make plans to follow the Travelers Championship, held every June. This is the northeast's stop on the PGA tour and features some of the best golfers in the world as well as the Celebrity Pro-Am and a family-friendly Fan Zone. Everything tees off at TPC River Highlands, which is 6,844 yards of exceptional golf for a par 70 course located in Cromwell, just 10 miles south of Hartford. Fans and followers of the game know how challenging this course is, as it features a challenging mix of long and short holes.

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