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Thursday, September 27, 2012


 This should be a great weekend at Hartford's Riverfront as two days of entertainment are about to take place. The Pipes in the Valley Irish festival will take place from 11am until 10PM  at the Riverfront Plaza with bagpipers and Irish Music that everyone can enjoy. Year after year this is a great event that brings large crowds toi Hartford's Riverfront showplace.
The fun begins at 11 am, with the massed pipe bands parading over the Founders Bridge at noon, and doesn’t stop til 10:30pm when “Celtica” closes the show with an unforgettable performance of bagrock, fire and brimstone! Earlier we build up the Celtic fever with the thunderous tribal pipes and drums of Scotland’s “Albannach!” Check out the entire music schedule here including Ontario, Canada’s all-sister band, Searson; Northampton’s Dicey Riley; and three Irish bands all hailing from Connecticut, The Mighty Ploughboys, The Jolly Beggars and The Rising.

The event is made possible throught the sponsorship of SBM Charitable Foundation, Inc, Ahern Funeral Homes, United Technologies, Highland Park Markets, East Hartford Dept of Parks & Recreation, Harp Mechanical and The Rock 106.9 WCCC

On Sunday, be sure to check out the Riverfront for the:

Head of the Riverfront Rowing Regatta

The 14th Annual Head of the Riverfront is scheduled for Sunday, September 30, 2012.
Come enjoy the spectacle of New England’s 3rd largest rowing event as you cheer on your favorite collegiate, high school, club, individual and masters rowers.

Riverfront Recapture is a 30+year-old non-profit in Hartford, CT that was created to restore access to the city’s riverfront. Each year, beginning in 1998, we host a head style regatta offering competition on the Connecticut River for high school, collegiate, and masters rowers.
In 2012, the main launch/return site for the Head of the Riverfront will be Riverside Park (the location of the Riverfront Recapture Boathouse). This will now be the central area for registration, launch & return, and trailer parking. The start line is located approximately three miles downstream from the boat launching area. The approximately 2.8-mile racecourse runs North (up river). The finish line viewing area is approximately a 15 minute walk from Riverside park, easily accessible by way of the Riverwalk paved pathways leading to the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza.

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