Kevin Hart, Fantasia, College Graduations On Tap This Weekend

Kevin Hart at The Amp, Fantasia at Total Mortgage Arena both Friday night; Sacred Heart and Western Connecticut State University commencements on Sunday. The ‘Port will be a busy parking weekend.

What to know, via News release from Mayor’s Office:

As the weekend approaches, the City of Bridgeport is preparing for a weekend full of visitors trekking to the downtown area towards Total Mortgage Arena and Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater. All residents and pending travelers are encouraged to be aware of traffic and heavily congested areas in downtown Bridgeport. Events occurring through May 12-14 are as follows:

Fantasia with Special Guest Joe: May 12, 2023
Total Mortgage Arena
Parking lots open: 5:00 P.M.
Doors Open: 6:00 P.M.
Concert begins: 7:00 P.M.

Kevin Hart: Reality Check: May 12, 2023
Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater
Parking lots open: 5:30 P.M.
Doors Open: 6:30 P.M.
Show Begins: 7:30 P.M.

Sacred Heart University Graduate Commencement: May 14, 2023
Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater
Commencement begins: 9:30 A.M.

Sacred Heart University Undergraduate Commencement: May 14, 2023
Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater
Commencement begins: 3:00 P.M.

Western Connecticut State University Commencement: May 14, 2023
Total Mortgage Arena
Parking lots open: 7:00 A.M.
Doors Open: 8:00 A.M.
Commencement begins: 10:00 A.M.

“We have a busy weekend ahead of us, but I’m very excited to know that so many people will be here, helping to cement Bridgeport as a hub for entertainment and events,” Mayor Ganim stated. “I urge everyone who may be traveling through and around Bridgeport to take caution when passing by the downtown area as there will be heavy traffic and congestion during these events.”

Below are options for patrons and residents to park their vehicles throughout the weekend as these major events are taking place.

Park Your Car
On-street parking meters are enforced Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Parking is free during holidays observed in the City of Bridgeport, as well as weekends. There are multiple ways to pay at the on-street meter: coin, card, and with the Park Mobile or MobileNow parking apps. Learn more about those options at

There are several indoor parking garages and open-air parking lots open to the public in Downtown Bridgeport. Check out our Google Map for locations: Rates and hours vary by each garage or lot–visit each garage’s site for more information:

— Surface Lots across from Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater
Transit Center Garage at 70 State Street:

— City Trust Propark Garage at 159 John Street, hourly rates from $4-$8

— Park City Plaza Garage at 10 John Street:

— Cesar Batalla Way Lot at 136 Cesar Batalla Way (Patrons of Ralph & Rich’s can get their tickets validated inside of restaurant)

— Imperial Parking Garage at 50 Middle Street:

— LAZ Courthouse Parking Lot at 226 Fairfield Ave, $12:

— SP+ Parking Garage at 314 Fairfield Avenue, hourly rates from $1-$15:

— Housatonic Community College at 870 Lafayette Blvd.


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  1. Be true to your school
    Awesome since 1955 —
    Graduation Day — the high school Classes of 1973 — celebrating their 50th anniversary — have one thing in common: they’ve all been awesome since 1955!


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