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Phone: (608) 356-8333 events@baraboo.com

The Baraboo Area will celebrate its circus legacy July 10 & 11 with a Circus Celebration!

Big top shows at Circus World, trolley tours of historic Ringling sites, live outdoor entertainment, a “parade” of artistically enhanced elephants and a car show are planned for the weekend throughout the community.

Circus World will present big top shows at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 10. Live music and other entertainment will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo/Sauk County throughout the day, with food trucks providing sustenance. Aerialists, local bands, a magician and clowns will perform on campus.

Entertainment schedule
10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. – Terhune Trio Circus (aerial performance) on campus
11 a.m. – Big top show at Circus World
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Live music by Forward Marching BandĀ on campus
12:45-1:30 p.m. – Terhune Trio Circus (aerial performance) on campus
1:45-2:30 p.m. – Magic Show on campus
2:30 p.m. – Big top show at Circus World
2:45-3:15 p.m. – Clown Performance on campus
3:30-5 p.m. – Live music by Gary and the GatorsĀ on campus

Plus, Baraboo Tours will run a trolley tour of circus sites from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Register for one of the hourly tours by visiting our Community Calendar!

The car show is set for Sunday, July 11 at Slumberland from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Car Show

A show featuring classic cars and trucks will rev up this year’s Circus Celebration. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 11th, collectors will display their vintage rides at Slumberland, 315 W. Pine St. in Baraboo.

Register your vehicle here or make a note to attend. Captain Bob and Arlo of Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio will provide music and will serve as emcees.

For vehicle exhibitors, a $10 entry fee will be collected the day of the event. All makes, models and years welcome. Three trophies will be awarded. The first 100 registrants will receive a goody bag.

For information, call 608-356-8333.

Circus Trolley Tours

Take a tour of Baraboo’s historic circus sites! Baraboo Tours will lead these trolley expeditions, featuring the community’s notable Ringling properties and other locations that played a key role in the rise of the American circus.

Tours will depart from Circus World’s parking lot Saturday and Sunday, with the first departure at 10 a.m. and the final departure at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $5. Register HERE!

Lodging discounts

Be sure to book a room before you arrive! Use the promo code BOOKBOOCIRCUS to quality for a discount from these lodging partners:
Best Western Baraboo Inn
Ho-Chunk Casino & Convention Center

Watch this page and bigtopparade.com for event updates. Download the Visit Baraboo! app from the App Store or Google Play and take a pre-arranged virtual circus history tour.

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