9th Annual

Taste of the Caribbean
& Jerk Festival

Free Admission

Saturday, August 2, 2014
1pm to 11pm

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
in Hartford

Click here for a copy of our sovenior booklet

A band plays as children dance to the music

Directions to the Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival

From North of Hartford,

Take I-91 South to Exit 31, State St. The pedestrian staircase and elevator to the Plaza are on your left when you reach the end of the exit ramp. To continue to the Morgan Street parking garage, go straight through the intersection and take your first right onto Market St. At the second intersection, turn right onto Talcott St. The entrance to the Morgan Street garage is on your left.

From South of Hartford,

Take I-91 North to Exit 32B, Trumbull St. At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Market St and pass under the elevated highway. Take your second left onto Talcott Street. Parking is available in the Morgan Street garage on your left. To continue to the Plaza, turn right onto Columbus Blvd and the pedestrian staircase and elevator to the Plaza will be on your left at the intersection of Columbus Blvd and State St.

From East of Hartford,

Take I-84 West to Exit 54, Downtown Hartford and the Founders Bridge. The main pedestrian staircase and elevator to the Plaza are on your left at the end of the Founders Bridge. To reach the Morgan Street parking garage, go straight through the intersection and take your first right onto Market St. At the second intersection, turn right onto Talcott St. The entrance to the Morgan Street garage is on your left.

From West of Hartford,

Take I-84 East to Exit 50, Main Street. At the end of Ramp go straight onto Chapel St. and then take your third right onto Market St. Take your first left onto Talcott Street. Parking is available in the Morgan Street garage on your left. To continue to the Plaza, turn right onto Columbus Blvd, and the main pedestrian staircase to the Plaza will be on your left at the intersection of Columbus Blvd and State St.

Parking

The Plaza does not have its own parking lot. Parking is available at Hartford area garages, on-street parking, or you can park in East Hartford and take the short walk over the Founders Bridge Promenade.

CT Science Center/ Riverfront Garage

Located next to the Plaza, this garage provides the most direct and convenient access to Riverfront Mortensen Plaza. (Handicap accessible)

$7 - $9 Event Rate (subject to change) Hours: 6AM - 8PM, Monday-Friday, 8AM - 6PM, Saturday and Sunday. Please note: This garage closes one hour after the conclusion of Riverfront events.

Address: 250 Columbus Blvd. – Entrance on Grove Street

Constitution Plaza Garage - $5 Event Rate (Handicap accessible - Mortensen Riverfront Plaza visitors parking in this lot requiring handicap accessibilty should use the elevator located on Columbus Boulevard. The entrance to the elevator is to the right of the staircase.)

Address: 109 Constitution Plaza

Morgan Street Garage - $4 Event Rate

Address: 155 Morgan Street – Entrance on Talcott Street

CT Convention Center Garage - Address: 100 Columbus Boulevard

Click here for a map of all Hartford garages.

HANDICAP AND STROLLER ACCESSIBILITY

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza visitors requiring handicap and/or stroller accessibility should use the elevator located on Columbus Boulevard. The entrance to the elevator is to the right of the staircase. For handicap visitors who park in the Ct Science Center/Riverfront Garage, the garage itself has an elevator to the Plaza level.

RESTROOMS

Port-o-let bathrooms are available May through November (approximately based on weather and park activity) and during all Riverfront Recapture events.