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P. T. Barnum Festival (Bridgeport)

Also called the Great Street Parade, this event held annually in Bridgeport features giant balloons, puppets, clowns, Clydesdale horses, and bands. Now in its 51st year, the festival honors P.T. Barnum, circus showman and a former mayor of the city.

Originally submitted by: Christopher Shays, Representative (4th District).

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