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Free Monthly Salsa Social Events in Downtown Hartford in July, August, and September

The Hartford Business Improvement District will bring back its signature Pratt Street Salsa Socials for three dates this summer. The salsa socials will take place Saturday, July 24, Friday, August 20, and Friday, September 17 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m on Pratt Street in Downtown Hartford.

The Pratt Street Salsa Socials are one of the most beloved and anticipated annual summer events held in downtown Hartford.

“Unlike a concert or a performance event – everyone who comes to a Pratt Street Salsa Social becomes a part of the experience – the dancers, the kids, the grandparents, the professional instructors, and the audience – they all experience the energy in the same way,” says Chip McCabe, the Hartford Business Improvement District’s Director of Placemaking & Events.

The Pratt Street Salsa Socials are sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and produced by the Hartford Business Improvement District in partnership with Arthur Murray Dance Centers.

“Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of the Pratt Street Salsa Socials,” said Paul Bartosic, vice president of the Connecticut market. “As a sponsor for many years, we look forward to the return of this highly anticipated series of community celebrations this summer.”

Pratt Street Salsa Socials are free and open to the public. In the event of rain, Pratt Street Salsa Socials will take place Saturday, July 31, Saturday, August 21st, and Friday, September 24th. For more information about the Pratt Street Salsa Socials visit

The Pratt Street Salsa Socials will follow recommended State and CDC guidelines. Attendees who are not vaccinated should continue to wear masks and maintain social distancing when possible.
The Hartford Business Improvement District (HBID) is a 60-block non-profit 501(c)(3) special services district. Working collectively with the City of Hartford, as well as the more than 100 property owners and other organizations within the District, the organization is dedicated to creating positive and lasting change by enhancing the economic vitality and quality of life for employees, visitors and residents within our District.
For any questions or more information, please contact HBID Director of Placemaking & Events Chip McCabe at or 860-770-0788.