Mayor Bill Finch’s former communications director has been named executive director of the Barnum Festival. Festival news release: Building upon the vision to transform the Barnum Festival into an economic driver, the organization that leads the annual salute to Bridgeport’s former mayor, showman and philanthropist announced today the appointment of Elaine K. Ficarra as full-time […]
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March 14th, 2014 · 5 Comments · News and Events
January 4th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics
Pooh-poohing the Republican candidates, popular Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti is seeking the GOP nomination for governor with the party convention just four months away. The former Barnum Festival ringmaster with roots in Bridgeport has lots of ground to make up. The city he governs has one of the largest grand lists in the state that’s fertile […]
October 18th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
His initials are P.T. just like the legendary Phineas Taylor Barnum, and on Thursday Paul Timpanelli, who has served for 25 years as president of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, was introduced as the 2014 Barnum Festival ringmaster at Sacred Heart University where he graduated, and followed up with a teaching profession, election as Trumbull’s […]
August 14th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
James Bavolacco, winner of the first Barnum’s Got Talent Vocal Competition, will perform tonight (Thursday) at 6 at the Downtown Thursdays concert series at McLevy Green. James’ talent has been recognized by American Idol. News release from Barnum Festival.
June 30th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
Thousands lined yards and esplanades along Park Avenue Sunday afternoon for the annual Barnum Festival Parade saluting P.T. Barnum, the great 19th Century showman and city philanthropist.
June 28th, 2013 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
WEBE 108 FM will simulcast the Barnum Festival Sky Blast tonight at 9:30. Whether you’re at Seaside Park, on a boat or watching from a land vantage point, tune into WEBE. “WEBE108(107.9FM) is once again excited to be part of such a great Bridgeport tradition,” says Operations Manager Danny Lyons. “Tune in at 9:30 Friday […]
Barnum Festival Rocks! Jenny Lind Concert, Fireworks, Champions On Parade, Great Street Parade With Javier Colon
June 27th, 2013 · No Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
The Barnum Festival, the city’s annual salute to showman P.T. Barnum, is in high gear this weekend with the Jenny Lind concert Thursday at the Bijou Theatre, the fireworks Sky Blast Friday night at Seaside Park with musical simulcast by WEBE 108 FM, Champions on Parade drum corp competition at Kennedy Stadium on Saturday and […]