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Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

July 21 - 24, 2022

Event Details

Join us for FREE performances around the Des Moines Metro!

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Thursday, July 21
11 AM, 1 PM, 6:30 PM - Racoon River Park - West Des Moines
Friday, July 22
11 AM, 1 PM, 6:30 PM - Union Park, Des Moines

Saturday, July 23
11 AM, 1 PM, 6:30 PM - Wagner Park, Ankeny

Sunday, July 24
11 AM, 1 PM, 6:30 PM - Walker Johnston Park - Urbandale

FREE AND OPEN TO ANYONE

Presented in a different local park for each performance in partnership with the parks and recreation departments of Ankeny, Des Moines, Urbandale and West Des Moines.
Official Website: bindlestiff.org

Circus Ring "Pop-Up" Performances in City 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.

 

Performance Schedule

Thursday, July 21 
11 AM, 1 PM, 6:30 PM - Racoon River Park - West Des Moines

Friday, July 22
11 AM, 1 PM, 6:30 PM - Union Park, Des Moines

Saturday, July 23
11 AM, 1 PM, 6:30 PM - Wagner Park, Ankeny

Sunday, July 24
11 AM, 1 PM, 6:30 PM - Walker Johnston Park - Urbandale

Event Details

Join us for FREE performances around the Des Moines Metro!

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Thursday, July 21
11 AM, 1 PM, 6:30 PM - Racoon River Park - West Des Moines
Friday, July 22
11 AM, 1 PM, 6:30 PM - Union Park, Des Moines

Saturday, July 23
11 AM, 1 PM, 6:30 PM - Wagner Park, Ankeny

Sunday, July 24
11 AM, 1 PM, 6:30 PM - Walker Johnston Park - Urbandale

FREE AND OPEN TO ANYONE

Presented in a different local park for each performance in partnership with the parks and recreation departments of Ankeny, Des Moines, Urbandale and West Des Moines.
Official Website: bindlestiff.org
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