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  • Bridgeport Celebrates As Barnum Festival Steps Off For Great Street Parade

    Bridgeport Celebrates As Barnum Festival Steps Off For Great Street Parade

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Huge crowds lined the streets of Bridgeport on Sunday afternoon, as the Barnum Festival held its family-themed Great Street Parade, featuring drum corps, drill teams, clowns, floats and giant balloons.The parade's new route started at Park and Capital avenues, running south on Park Avenue to Seaside Park.The Barnum Festival was founded in 1948 as a way to build ...

  • Fireworks, Parade And More Close Out Barnum Festival In Bridgeport

    Fireworks, Parade And More Close Out Barnum Festival In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The Barnum Festival concludes its month-long run with a series of fun-filled and free events this weekend.The events include: Saturday and Sunday: Barnumpalooza, with food, drinks and music at Seaside Park in Bridgeport. It begins at 11 a.m. on both days.Saturday: Pops Concert at Seaside Park, beginning at 7 p.m.Saturday: Fireworks at Seaside Park, beginning shortly ...

  • Pops Concert, Fireworks Add Sparkle To Bridgeport's Barnum Festival

    Pops Concert, Fireworks Add Sparkle To Bridgeport's Barnum Festival

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The Barnum Festival’s popular Pops Concert and Fireworks show help close out the final weekend of the month-long festival on Saturday night at Seaside Park in Bridgeport.The Greater Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra plays under the stars at the Park beginning at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free, but VIP seating is available for $25. The Steve D’Agostino Band provides ...

  • 'Barnumpalooza' Kicks Off Closing Weekend Of Barnum Festival In Bridgeport

    'Barnumpalooza' Kicks Off Closing Weekend Of Barnum Festival In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The Barnum Festival’s “Barnumpalooza” kicks off the closing weekend of the month-long festival on Saturday at Seaside Park in Bridgeport.The event features food trucks, a beer garden, live music and fun rides for the kids. Admission is free.More than 25 food trucks are scheduled to visit, with something for every appetite. Ice cream, donuts, baked goods, seafood, ...

  • Barnum Festival Backers Dance The Night Away At Ringmaster's Ball

    Barnum Festival Backers Dance The Night Away At Ringmaster's Ball

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Dancers of all ages enjoyed themselves Saturday at the Ringmaster's Ball, which was part of the annual Barnum Festival.The ball at the Holiday Inn in Bridgeport featured Ringmaster Jason Julian and the Royal Family. The people danced the night away and enjoyed dinner, live and silent auctions and the music of the group Livewire.Proceeds from the event go toward ...

  • Barnum Sails The Sound Departs Saturday In Bridgeport

    Barnum Sails The Sound Departs Saturday In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- One of the Barnum Festival’s most popular events sets sail Saturday on Long Island Sound.Barnum Sails the Sound begins with waterfront dining at 5 p.m. at the Bridgeport/Port Jefferson Ferry dock. After a the dockside dinner, guests board the P.T. Barnum, the pride of the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company, for a night on the Sound. The $50 fee ...

  • Barnum Pub Fest Showcases Bridgeport's Best Watering Holes

    Barnum Pub Fest Showcases Bridgeport's Best Watering Holes

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- As much as the annual Barnum Festival is about honoring the legacy and heritage of P.T. Barnum, the events also showcase restaurants, nightlife and attractions in and around Bridgeport.The celebration continues Saturday, June 4, with the Barnum Pub Fest to celebrate the vibrant restaurants and pubs along Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport’s Black Rock section. The day ...

  • Popular Bridgeport Race Adds 10K And Aligns With Barnum Festival

    Popular Bridgeport Race Adds 10K And Aligns With Barnum Festival

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A popular Bridgeport race will have a new affiliation, sponsor and big brother when runners reach the starting line on Sunday.The Barnum Festival, with sponsorship from Aquarion, will host the Great Aquarion Barnum Festival 5k and 10k beginning at 8:30 on Sunday morning. The races finish at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard.The 5k has been a part of the Fairfield County ...

  • Barnum Festival Ringmaster Follows Father's Footsteps

    Barnum Festival Ringmaster Follows Father's Footsteps

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Jason Julian knew what he was getting into when he agreed to serve as the Ringmaster for annual Barnum Festival in Bridgeport. He watched his father, Andrew, serve as the festival’s leader 35 years ago.“I remember the parade and the other events, and how much people enjoyed them,’’ Julian said. “I remember seeing how excited people were in the floats in the parade. ...

  • Touch-A-Truck Comes To Fairfield Saturday To Start Barnum Festival

    Touch-A-Truck Comes To Fairfield Saturday To Start Barnum Festival

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The Barnum Festival returns for another year to entertain people of all ages in Bridgeport and surrounding communities, with some new events planned for this year’s celebration.One of the new events begins Saturday at 9 a.m. at Fairfield Ludlowe High School. Touch-A-Truck runs until 2 p.m. and will feature nearly 60 vehicles.Children can climb upon ...

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