Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, also a Republican candidate for governor in 2018, is this year’s grand marshal for the Columbus Day Parade Oct. 8th. Two free Marine Band concerts will also take place as part of the weekend festivities, October 6 and October 7, 7 p.m. at the Klein Memorial Auditorium. The concerts are free of charge, but tickets must be picked up at Lupe’s Drug Store, 3129 Main Street.
“We owe a great deal to Rich Iannucci and his team who put a lot of effort into bringing the Parade together,” says Lauretti.
109th Columbus Day Parade: Sunday, October 8th – 1:00 PM – Steps off from Wayne Street and Jewett Avenue in Bridgeport’s North End. Proceeding South on Wayne Street to Madison Avenue, finishing at Micalizzi’s Italian Ices and Ice Cream Shop, 712 Madison Avenue.
Columbus Street Festa: Sunday, October 8th (same day as the Parade) from 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM at Micalizzi’s Italian Ices and Ice Cream Shop (712 Madison Avenue) and adjacent streets. See attached flier for more information
Two Free Marine Band Concerts: Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th. Both Concerts start at 7:00 PM, with doors open to the public at 6:00 PM. The Concerts will be held at the Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport. There is plenty of free parking at the Klein. The Concerts are free, but due to limited seating tickets are required. Tickets are available at Lupe’s Drug Store in Bridgeport, 3129 Main Street – (203) 374-0600. Concert goers are asked to bring non-perishable food items to the Klein (night of the Concerts) for distribution to Veterans in need from the greater Bridgeport community.