July 10 - 13, 2024

FREE Performance Schedule

Wednesday, July 10 
6:30 PM - Sunrise Park - Ankeny

Thursday, July 11
10 AM - Union Park - Des Moines
6:30 PM - Fairmeadows Park - West Des Moines

Friday, July 12
10 AM - Nature Lodge at Racoon River Park - West Des Moines
4:30 PM, 6:30 PM - Easter Lake Park - Des Moines

Saturday, July 13
10 AM, 12 PM - Pete Crivaro Park - Des Moines

When the big top raises its roof and the doors open, you will experience the music, cheer, and color of the circus.  Meet Budineto the lion, Ariadna the tight-rope walker, Ursus the weight lifter, a clown, a trapeze artist, and of course the circus band.  Enjoy all the surprises of the circus as this marionette puppet theatre company takes you on an unforgettable journey!

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- Lynn, Holy Trinity Catholic School

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