Pub Fest, Barnum Sails the Sound, + More Part of 2013 Barnum Festival in Bridgeport

30 May

Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages…welcome to the greatest…er…pub fest on Earth!  Well, er…maybe just the ladies and gents, no children wanted here at Pub Fest, part of the 2013 Barnum Festival in Bridgeport.  Started in 1949, the annual Barnum Festival has brought Bridgeport together with various events around the community.  And, part of this year’s festivities just happens to be Pub Fest.  When you buy your passport for just $20, you’ll get access to a “light” buffet (but, it’s a buffet aka pig out), discounted drinks (especially “Ringmaster Red), and free entrance to see Bill Genaurio and Destiny at the Bijou Theatre.  Pub Fest 2013 goes down on 6/7 from 5:30-8 with the live music going on from 7-11 pm.  Get your passport at any of the pubs/restaurants listed below or at Barnum Festival HQ at The Holiday Inn on 1070 Main Street in Bridgeport.

Here are all the places you’ll get entrance to:

  • Barnum Publick House (start here):  1020 Broad Street
  • The Bijou Theatre:  275 Fairfield Avenue
  • Two Boots:  281 Fairfield Avenue
  • Bare Tapas and Vino: 269 Fairfield Avenue
  • Murphy’s Law:  239 Fairfield Avenue
  • Tiago’s:  211 Connecticut 130
  • Metric Bar and Grill:  39 Cannon Street
  • Blue Martini Lounge at the Holiday Inn:  1020 Broad Street

There are also a big number of other events that are part of this year’s festival.  One of particular note is a cruise around the Long Island Sound (Barnum Sails the Sound) with swing drinks, food, music, and dancing:

June 3 and 4, 2013:  Barnum’s “Got Talent!” Voice Competition
5:00 pm
Klein Memorial Auditorium @ 910 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport, CT
FREE and OPEN to PUBLIC

June 10, 2013:  The Senior Dance
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Captain’s Cove @ 1 Bostwick Avenue Bridgeport, CT
$5
 
June 13, 2013:  Barnum Sails the Sound
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Port Jefferson Ferry
$55

June 15, 2013:  The Wing Ding Parade and Final “Got Talent!” Show
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Beardsley Zoo @ 1875 Noble Avenue Bridgeport, CT
FREE and OPEN to PUBLIC
 
June 22, 2013:  The Ringmaster’s Ball
6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Seaside Park
$175
 
June 27, 2013:  Jenny Lind Performance
5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The Bijou Theatre:  275 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport, CT
$20 / $25
 
June 28, 2013:  The Skyblast Party
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Location to be announced
$55
 
June 28, 2013:  Fireworks
9:30 pm

Seaside Park
FREE and OPEN to PUBLIC
 
June 29, 2013:  Swedish Jenny Lind
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
S.S. Norden Club @ 4 Seabright Avenue Black Rock, CT
$15
 
June 29, 2013:  Champion’s on Parade
5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Gates open at 4:30pm
Kennedy Stadium @ 1 Lincoln Boulevard Bridgeport, CT
$5 at the door / general admission only
Kids under 10 FREE
 
June 30, 2013:  The Great Street Parade
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The Park City Route
FREE and OPEN to PUBLIC

Get tickets by following the links or calling the Barnum Festival office at (203) 367-8495.

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