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Bethel Pulls Out The Stops For P.T. Barnum Birthday Bash

The Bethel Historical Society will survive the 206th birthday of P.T. Barnum with a Hat Day and Cacophony Orchestra event on July 5.
The Bethel Historical Society will survive the 206th birthday of P.T. Barnum with a Hat Day and Cacophony Orchestra event on July 5. Photo Credit: Bethel Historial Society

BETHEL, Conn. -- Bethel Historical Society will celebrate P.T. Barnum's 206th Birthday with the annual Crazy-Beautiful-Awesome-Spectacular Hat Day and Cacophony Orchestra on Tuesday, July 5.

Participants are invited to bring a top hat, snack on top-hat cake and bring a musical instrument for a birthday march up and down Greenwood Avenue.

Bethel was the hometown of P.T. Barnum, an entrepreneur, philanthropist, newspaper publisher and showman co-founded the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Bethel Library's Great Barnum statue.

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