The Barnum Festival has united communities for more than six decades by raising the morale of Greater Bridgeport citizens with parades, concerts, parties, and fireworks. As a way to build community spirit and honor Bridgeport’s most famous resident, Phineas Taylor Barnum, the Barnum Festival introduces culture, diversity, and entertainment to the community. From one of the largest parades in Connecticut, the Great Street Parade, to the Ringmaster’s Ball, the Barnum Festival looks to incorporate something for all ages. The festival symbolizes Bridgeport’s history and community spirit by involving representatives from local businesses and industries as well as thousands of volunteers from throughout the region. The Barnum Festival has become an iconic event to the Bridgeport community and continues to unite, entertain, and engage the people.
The Barnum Festival has united communities for more than six decades, and has truly become an iconic event to the city of Bridgeport which continues to strengthen, entertain, connect and engage the people.