HARTFORD TASTE FESTIVAL is organized by a team of professionals supported by volunteers, working together with energy and passion to produce an event that helps enhance this strong, vibrant, welcoming community.

HARTFORD TASTE FESTIVAL supports restaurants; the heart and soul of our cities, and they’re struggling in these challenging times. Your support will make this event possible and help our restaurants.

HARTFORD TASTE FESTIVAL is a public event for all ages that will attract locals, almost locals, and even travelers, including employees from nearby businesses taking a respite from work. The Plaza will be chocked full of foodies, wine lovers, beer connoisseurs, and music lovers. Admission to the plaza and all entertainment is free thanks to the support of our event sponsors.

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Proceeds of this event will support Connecticut Foodshare the food bank serving Connecticut. As the exclusive beneficiary of this event, Connecticut Foodshare will receive essential funding to help support its work to provide millions of meals to people in need throughout the year. Connecticut Foodshare will be on-site at the event to provide information as well as answer questions about the work they do every day, maximizing access to nutritious food and other resources in its efforts to reduce food insecurity


The health and safety of Hartford Taste Festival and our communities are our top priority. In our planning, we are working closely with local and state officials to create the safest possible event. Our team continues to closely monitor best practices in the live events industry to provide a best-in-class, safe, and enjoyable experience.