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Bridgeport Luncheon To Honor Barnum Festival Ringmaster

Jason Julian is the 2016 Barnum Festival ringmaster. The Whip, Whistle & Watch Luncheon honoring Julian will be May 20 at noon at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn & Conference Center.
Jason Julian is the 2016 Barnum Festival ringmaster. The Whip, Whistle & Watch Luncheon honoring Julian will be May 20 at noon at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn & Conference Center. Photo Credit: Contributed photo

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The Whip, Whistle & Watch Luncheon honoring 2016 Barnum Festival Ringmaster Jason Julian will be held at noon May 20 at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn & Conference Center, 1070 Main St.

The presentation of the whip, whistle and watch to Ringmaster Julian signifies the official start to the regional celebration. The Barnum Festival features a variety of events for children and adults.

The Barnum Festival was established in 1949 to celebrate the life and times of Bridgeport's favorite son P.T. Barnum and to commemorate the history of Bridgeport.

Other events will include the Champions on Parade, The Wing Ding Parade for Children, The “Got Talent” Vocal Competition, a fireworks display at Seaside Park and The Great Street Parade.

Reservations and payment are required in advance. Cost is $55 per person. Register for the event with Stephanie Lindley at LINDLEY@BRBC.org.

For more information, click here or call 203-367-8495.

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