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Blue Back Square Events

People or groups wishing to schedule the use of any portion of the Blue Back Square public space may do so by contacting Renée McCue at (860) 561-7521, not less than 48 hours prior to the time for the scheduled event.

Step 1: Click here to view available dates on the Blue Back Square calendar. (Please note: Performers are not paid. Performers may not solicit tips.)

Step 2: Complete a Reservation Form. No fee is charged. Send form to Renée McCue by email, fax to (860) 561-7504, or mail to: Town of West Hartford, 50 South Main Street, Room 214, West Hartford, CT 06107.

The reservation form will ask you to provide a brief description of the event, its location within the Blue Back Square, an estimated number of both participants and attendees, and your electrical needs. You must carry a copy of this form with you on the date of your performance. If you don't have it, you be asked to leave by a West Hartford police officer.

Step 3: Insurance is required for large scale events.

Step 4: A Temporary Food Establishment Permit is required if food is served on site.

Step 5: Parking. All performing groups receive up to six complimentary parking passes in the Isham Garage. To get your complimentary parking passes, stop by the Municipal Parking Office located on the first level of the Isham Garage (across from Whole Foods) Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Here’s how you use them: On the day of your performance, enter the Isham Garage. Take a ticket. Park. Upon leaving, give the attendant your ticket and pass. No fee will be charged. If you have extra passes that were not used, either give them all back to the attendant or return them to the Municipal Parking Office during business hours.

You may pull up close to the pergola (stage) to unload. You must quickly move your vehicle to the garage, otherwise you will be issued a parking ticket.

Step 6: Please review the Policy regarding Public Use of the Blue Back Square Area.