Attracting over 35,000 people each year from the greater Hartford area, Celebrate West Hartford also provides festival attendees with a wide range of family activities – a highly rated juried arts and crafts show, great food, entertainment, games, carnival rides, a certified 5K road race and Kids Fun Run. The two-day community fair presents businesses, civic and service organizations, recreation groups and charitable foundations a way to increase public awareness of their important work. There is no admission charge for the event and many of the activities are free.
Entertainment on Saturday includes performances by numerous local school jazz ensembles. Professional bands perform on Sunday afternoon. Celebrate West Hartford garnered awards in the Best Festival and Best Local Annual Event categories by Hartford Magazine for several years in a row.