Make time to visit Bushnell Park

Get out and enjoy a picnic in the park, ride the carousel, run a race, or just relax….

Bushnell Park Carousel
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The Hopgood/Lord Summer Music Series

Wednesdays – Check out the exciting line up

Free Movies in the Park
July 26, August 16 & 30

Free Movies in the Park returns Friday, July 26 with “Under the Boardwalk”!

Two crabs embark on an epic journey to get home after a storm sweeps them away. Their courage soon unites their families, paving the way for great summers to come. 1 hour, 25 minutes, rated PG.

📍 East side of the park by the Pump House.
⭐️ Movie starts at Sunset (approximately 8pm)
🎠 Free Carousel rides 6pm – 8pm
🏰 Free Arch Tours 6pm – 7:30pm

Bring your chairs, blankets, family, friends, picnic supper, and bug spray. Dogs on leashes are welcome in the park.

Ongoing Events

Tour of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch
Thursdays, May-October – 12-1:30pm
Tours lasts 20-30 minutes; no reservations needed unless you are a group of 6 or larger.  Larger groups, send an email ([email protected]) to reserve your time.

Special Events of Interest

Please click on links for more information, as these are not Bushnell Park Conservancy events.  All information should be on organizers’ websites or

Mondays & Wednesdays thru September – Free yoga with Yoga In Our Cities

Mondays, July 8 thru August 12 – Paul Brown Monday Night Jazz

July 19-21 – Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz

July 26Free Movies in the Park: Under the Boardwalk (see above)

July 27 – The 24th Annual Black-eyed & Bluesfest

August 10West Indian Independence Celebration

August 16Free Movies in the Park: TBA

August 30Free Movies in the Park: TBA