PARK(ing) Day

Park(ing) Day in Downtown Bridgeport

Park(ing Day) is an annual global re-visioning of urban public space that was developed in 2005. The event encourages community members, small businesses, cultural institutions, students, and more to transform metered parking spaces into temporary park-lets. Its purpose is to celebrate public spaces in a way that everyone can enjoy. This is a great opportunity to promote a neighborhood business through partnership with a local cultural institution.

This year, Downtown Bridgeport will participate in Park(ing) day on Friday, September 15, 2023 during happy hour (4:00-7:00 p.m.).

We have seven restaurants along Main Street, Markle Court, Broad Street, and Fairfield Avenue participating! Each restaurant will be paired with a performer and cultural institution to offer engaging activities in the parking space in front of the restaurant. Find them here:

Participating restaurants may offer a special drink, appetizer, meal discount, or perhaps raffle off a free meal to patrons of the park-let parking space.


Thank you to all of our partners in creating this celebration of Downtown Bridgeport, public spaces, and our vibrant business community: Art Simplicated, poet Brendan Bish, the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, the City of Bridgeport, and WPKN Community Radio.