DominGO Hartford is for everyone and can be whatever you want it to be! Streets will be closed to cars, turning them into public spaces where you can explore neighborhoods, visit small businesses, enjoy local artists and musicians, and spend time outside.
Each event starts at 11 AM and ends at 4 PM.
Each year, we plan to feature a new neighborhood! In 2022, DominGO took place in the West End, South End, and Downtown.
Yes! Attendees with limited mobility are welcome to travel the route in whatever way they are most comfortable. There are minimal inclines along each route, and any potholes will be touched up by the Department of Public Works before each event date. Plenty of seating will be available along the route and at our amazing small businesses. Service animals are always welcome!
Yes, these events are for everyone, especially children and families. There will be ample space for strollers along the route—we just ask that you stay to the right to avoid people who may be moving at a quicker pace.
Dogs (and dog owners!) are welcome—we just ask that you please keep them on a leash, and remember to pick up after them.
Yes. There are portable toilets, including ADA-accessible ones, at every activity hub on the route. Need a confirmation before development.
Roads will begin to reopen to cars at 4:00pm.
If you’re a Hartford-based non-profit, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the event.
You can play music, offer DominGO discounts, and extend your business onto the sidewalk, so long as you maintain a 4’ path of travel. If your business is along the route and is interested in applying for support on your DominGO event day (such as permitting assistance, furniture rentals, etc.), please email email@example.com.
If you are interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Sponsorship page.
What's would DominGO be without vendors? While there is no vendor fee, we do require that all vendors apply online to be a Temporary Merchandise Vendor through the City of Hartford, and that vendors email email@example.com to register their business and provide proof of their permit. Temporary Merchandise Vendor permits through the City of Hartford are $25 per day.
Open Streets programs temporarily close streets to cars and open them for people to experience their city's neighborhoods, businesses, and arts in a new way. Check out the Open Streets Project for more information.
Hartford has a growing tradition of Open Streets! For example, for many years Pratt Street had been closed to vehicles for community activities like the Salsa Socials. During the pandemic, the City of Hartford made this permanent Now people of all ages and abilities can enjoy Pratt Street, and businesses are growing on the street!
Yes! DominGO Hartford is funded primarily through City of Hartford staff resources and through private partnerships and support. We need all the help we can get! If you're interested in supporting financially or volunteering, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out photos from previous events!