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Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

August 17 - 19, 2023

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FREE Performance Schedule

Thursday, August 17 
10 AM, 12 PM, 6:30 PM - Fort Des Moines Park - Des Moines

Friday, August 18
5 PM, 7 PM - Centennial Park - Waukee

Saturday, August 19
10 AM, 12 PM, 6:30 PM - Walker Johnston Park - Urbandale

FREE Circus Ring "Pop-Up" Performances in Area Parks

Since 1995, BINDLESTIFF FAMILY CIRKUS co-founders Stephanie Monseu and Keith Nelson have traveled the world, bringing a unique hybrid of vaudeville, circus and sideshow spectacle to theaters, clubs, colleges, and festivals. An evening of jugglers, acrobats, contortionists, plate spinning, sword swallowing, brain twisters and other risk-taking feats set to live music, combine to create an interactive evening of fun for the entire family.

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus harkens back to the heyday of the traditional American Circus touring the country by caravan while offering its own artistic twist.  It's earthy, gritty and celebrates the sideshow's odd novelty acts in an engaging and participatory way that you don't find in other types of circus.

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