Envisionfest debuted in 2012 and is Connecticut's Capital City Festival featuring over 100 events, activities, and performances. Every aspect of this free event showcases Hartford’s abundance of innovative history, arts, and extraordinary cultural wealth, allowing a unique opportunity for people of all ages to discover and celebrate the capital city. Hundreds of live entertainment and hands-on activities stimulate the senses; from free live musical entertainment and dramatic performances on six stages, to free admission to more than eight museums, landmark building tours, and lawn games in Bushnell Park.
Each step taken or pedal pushed has visitors making new discoveries throughout Hartford and provides an opportunity to experience the ongoing transformation by the iQuilt Plan. All Envisionfest activities take place along the GreenWalk and the new routes connecting the State Capitol, historic Bushnell Park, downtown streets, and Constitution Plaza. Visitors are introduced to how the city and scenic riverfront are alive with music, art and science - not just on the date of Envisionfest - but every day in Hartford.
The reality of the iQuilt Plan will improve the livability, sustainability, and economic vitality of Downtown Hartford. Envisionfest Hartford is an event that brings more than 15,000 people to explore the current and future assets of this vibrant urban city.
Who sponsors Envisionfest?
Envisionfest Hartford is a creation from the iQuilt Project, a nonprofit organization whose members include: The Bushnell, the Greater Hartford Arts Council, MetroHartford Alliance, Metropolitan District Commission, Hartford Business Improvement District, Riverfront Recapture, and the Capital Region Development Authority as well as the City of Hartford and the State of Connecticut. The iQuilt Project 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 on the iQuilt Plan please go to www.theiquiltplan.org .