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birdiesHave you heard? First Night Hartford has become a member of the Birdies for Charity program!

The Birdies for Charity program is a pledge based program based on the number of birdies made by the PGA TOUR professional during the week of the Travelers Championship. If 1,800 birdies are made, a $0.02 pledge would be a $36.00 donation to our organization!

Simply visit our pledge website by clicking here to donate, and check out the great prizes you too could win!!



Deadline for application submission is Friday, August 28, 2015.
This is an open invitation to any and all artists, performers, and entertainers.

We are super excited about this year’s programming as it is our 27th Anniversary Celebration! (founded 1989)

In addition to the New Year’s theme we would like artists to incorporate our 27th anniversary theme into your act if possible.

Acts must be family-friendly. For the most part acts are geared toward youth in the afternoon/early evening and then for adults and teens in the evening.

We welcome any appropriate performance type. Listed below are a few suggestions although performance types are not limited to this list.

In addition we are also looking for multiple street buskers. If interested, please send us an email to: info@firstnighthartford.org

Art Installations






Comedy and Improv


Interactive Performances





Face Painting



Street Performers

Fortune Tellers

First Night Hartford 2016 Logo Graphics Artist Contest. Win $350!


Graphics will be used on our annual traditional pin-on button given to attendees as well as our website and print materials.


Throughout the years the button has been a collectable commemorative item.


Deadline was June 26, 2015. Thank you to those that submitted their art.


The button design selection will be made no later than Friday, July 24, 2015.


All Artists who have submitted designs will be notified of the selection.

Tell Us Your StorySince we are celebrating the 27th anniversary this year, we would love to hear about your fond memories of attending First Night Hartford over twenty five years.

Can you recall a fun experience…? Do you have a story to share?

If so, we’d love to read about it and post it to this website.

Click here to get started!