Celebrate! West Hartford
Celebrate! West Hartford 2021 Events Go Virtual!
(March 14, 2021) The Celebrate! West Hartford Committee and staff are pleased to announce plans for a Virtual Arts & Crafts Show and Virtual FUNd RUNS.
Virtual Arts & Crafts Show
OPEN FOR SHOPPING! The award-winning Celebrate! West Hartford Arts & Crafts Show is now online and will be open the entire month of June. With a 35-year history, Celebrate! West Hartford has consistently been chosen one of Sunshine Artist's Top 200 Shows in the country, and has won the title of Best Show in the Hartford region every year for over a decade. This year, because the in-person festival is canceled due to COVID-19, artists are setting up stores in a dedicated Celebrate! West Hartford online marketplace, and shopping will be available 24/7 for the entire month of June giving shoppers plenty of time to shop, shop some more, and shop again!
The Celebrate! West Hartford Virtual Arts & Crafts Show will feature nearly 100 artists: many familiar faces from our in-person event as well as artists new to us from around the country. Featured artists are selected by a jury ensuring the finest quality and craftsmanship. Works for sale will include fine art, photography, jewelry, pottery, glasswork and much more in a wide range of prices—there is something for every room in your house and everyone on your gift list.
Click here for the event program with a listing of all 2021 exhibitors.
FUNd Runs - Run Apart * Give Together!
CONGRATULATIONS to all the 5K PARTICIPANTS!
2021 FUNd Run 5K Results
THERE’S STILL TIME TO REGISTER for the Distance Challenge!
The Virtual FUNd RUNS—Run Apart * Give Together—introduces a new event this year, the month-long Distance Challenge. See how many miles you can cover on foot during the month of June, and track your progress online. Registration remains open until June 30th. Every participant gets a commemorative T-shirt. Proceeds support West Hartford residents through The Town That Cares and the Leisure Services Scholarship Fund, town administered funds which help our neighbors in need.
Every participant gets a commemorative T-shirt. If you register for both events you’ll save $5 and also get a free water bottle. Proceeds from these special events will support West Hartford residents through The Town That Cares and the Leisure Services Scholarship Fund, town administered funds which help our neighbors in need.
Click here for more information and to register!
Celebrate! West Hartford canceled for 2021
(January 28, 2021) In coordination with West Hartford town leaders, the Celebrate! West Hartford Committee and staff regret to announce that the Celebrate! West Hartford festival will not take place in 2021. Although everyone is eager for life to return to normal, when an event like this poses minimal threat to public health, the reality is that no one can guarantee that COVID-19 will be under control well enough to hold the event this year. This difficult decision was made with an abundance of caution to protect our community.
The Committee and staff will now refocus their efforts on plans which allow for physical distancing while also supporting local businesses, artists and other organizations, to raise money for The Town That Cares and the Leisure Services Scholarship Funds which serve people in need in our community. More information to come.
Celebrate! West Hartford 2022 is scheduled for June 11-12, 2022, and we look forward to seeing everyone in person then!