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Introduction

The West Indian Independence Celebrations, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) designated organization responsible for the planning and presentation of the West Indian Independence Celebration, a one-day festival which is held annually in Hartford, Connecticut. The festival includes a street parade and music festival, which showcases and promotes West Indian culture, food, music, and people. The event also serves to connect natives and also future generations of West Indians born in the United States with their heritage.

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Travel By Car

If you plan to drive to our festival, please use the following address in your GPS;

99 Trinity Street, Hartford, CT 06103

On Street Parking

There is metered parking available along the perimeter of the park. You must pay at the kiosks for parking Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm.

All other times, parking is FREE, including weekends. Please visit the Hartford Parking Authority website for more information.
Additionally, there are surface lots and parking garages close by.
Here is a great map of all of them, courtesy hartford.com (https://hartford.com/parking)
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Ride Share

Don’t want to drive? Here are some links to ride share options

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Travel By Bus

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DASH circulator bus, a free shuttle which makes several stops around the city, can be used to get from various parking garages to Bushnell Park. Please not that service might not be available on weekends.

CT fastrak  Visitors coming from Bristol, Plainville, Farmington, or New Britain should consider this option. The bus stops across the street from Bushnell Park at Union Station Check CT Fastrak schedule. (https://www.cttransit.com/services/ctfastrak)

CT Transit If you live in Hartford, please consider using the City bus which makes various stops in downtown Hartford. Best option is to take or transfer to the Asylum or Farmington Avenue bus and get off at the stop before Union Station. Check CT Transit Schedule (https://www.cttransit.com/)

Travel By Train

 

CT Rail For visitors coming from Springfield, Windsor Locks, Windsor, Berlin, Meriden, Wallingford, or New Haven, please consider taking the train to Hartford. Free parking is available on Saturdays at the West Haven station, discounted parking at Meriden Station Check Rail Schedules Now. (https://www.hartfordline.com/fares-schedules/)

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Travel By Air

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Traveling from far? To fly into Hartford you can book a flight to either Bradley International Airport or Hartford-Brainard Airport.

Use the links below to search for flights to Hartford in time for the event. 

Media Release & Event Notice

You may be photographed at any WIIC Hartford event for West Indian Independence Celebration, Inc's promotional purposes. These event photos may be used at WIIC Hartford’s discretion for promotional purposes without your specific written consent and/or without compensation.

You must be 21 or older with valid ID to consume alcohol at certain vendors.  WIIC Harford promotes responsible drinking.

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