The Barnum Festival celebrates the great showman.
The festival focuses on many of Barnum’s
imaginative concepts such as the Jenny Lind Concert,
Champions on Parade, a Children’s Wing Ding Parade,
the Great Barnum Street Parade, and fireworks at Seaside Park.
Wing Ding Parade!- Saturday, June 14th
CT’s Beardsley Zoo
Registration- 9AM, Parade at 11AM
FREE admission to the Zoo until 12 noon.
FREE face painting, tattoos, arts & crafts, music,
various street performers, clowns, magicians and more!
Kids can dress in costume, and decorate strollers, wagons, boxes
– anything you can push or pull – PRIZES for the best and most creative floats.
Barnum Pub Fest- Friday, June 20th
Event begins at Barnum Publick House, 1020 Broad St., 5:30 PM to 8PM
After Party at the Bijou Theatre
Barnum Pub Fest celebrates downtown area restaurants, bars
and The Bijou Theatre. A map and passport is provided
for bar hopping through the social scene! Participating restaurants
and bars will be serving up “Ringmaster Red” beverages at special prices
and have light buffets. Local radio personalities and a band at the after-party
at the Bijou Theatre. Tickets: $20
The Ringmaster’s Ball,Saturday, June 21st
Volo Aviation at Sikorsky Memorial Airport
Cocktails at 7PM, Dinner and Dancing follow with NYC Swing.
A creative black-tie event honoring 2014 Ringmaster Paul S. Timpanelli..
Live music by NYC Swing Presents Big City Swing, and a special musical guest!
Skyblast Fireworks- Friday, June 27th, Seaside Park. FREE.
Fireworks begin at dusk Concert begins at 7:30 PM. *Rain Date Sunday, June 29th