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Scenes from Celebrate! West Hartford 2017

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

The 31st annual Celebrate! West Hartford event was held on June 10 and 11, 2017.

By Ronni Newton

A warm and sunny weekend brought tens of thousands of people to Town Hall to celebrate all that is special about West Hartford at the 31st annual Celebrate! West Hartford.

There were more than 160 artisans from throughout the area selling one-of-a-kind pieces, a wide-range of food options from traditional festival fare to healthy and gourmet, carnival rides and games for thrill-seekers as well as the youngest fair-goers, baby goats and other adorable animals, music from school groups and regional professionals, and give-aways and other information available from more sponsors and local non-profits.

Approximately 1,000 people also hit the streets of West Hartford on a very hot Sunday morning for the 5K Road Race and Kids Run that are part of the two-day event. Everett Hackett, 27, of West Hartford was the overall  winner in 15:04, while Marisa Jones, 36, of Avon was the top female finisher in 17:18. Click here for complete race results.

Here are some highlights from the weekend!

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31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Mary Alexander

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Marisa Jones was the first female finisher. 31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

This trio from Sedgwick Middle School took 1st through 3rd place in the 5K. 31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Mayor Shari Cantor was the top finisher in her age group in the Celebrate! West Hartford 5K. 31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Tom Butterfield, 81, (left) and Jerry Shimoda-Peterson, 85, were the top two finishers in the new 80+ age group. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

31st Annual Celebrate West Hartford. June 10-11, 2017. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

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