Support the Barnum Festival

The Barnum Festival is a 67-year tradition in the greater Bridgeport area known for the quality low and no-cost family friendly events it produces each year such as the Wing Ding Parade for Kids, the Skyblast Fireworks, the Great Street Parade and the Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren and King & Queen Competitions. All of these events and more make up one of the region's most enduring civic celebrations, and the basis for many a family gathering.

Please consider becoming a member of the Barnum Festival today. Your support, no matter the size, will help the Festival to continue to honor P.T. Barnum's legacy by allowing us to create the high-quality, free and low-cost programming the entire region can enjoy.

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The Barnum Festival is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization. All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Membership Levels:

$100 Royal Friend ' Become a named supporter of the King & Queen Competition for area high school juniors.

$200 Top Hat ' Sponsor an entertainer at the popular Wing Ding Parade for Kids. More than 3,500 children and their families took part in the annual event held at Bridgeport's Beardsley Zoo.

$500 High Wire ' Support the Great Street Parade and your name will be featured on a balloon handler's T-shirt.

$1,000 Ringmaster's Circle ' Become part of a select group of supporters with early notification of tickets on sale and other special perks.