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Baraboo’s Big Top Parade
& Circus Celebration
5th Anniversary

If you’re looking for a cornucopia of colossal fun, then mark your calendars now for the 5th Anniversary Baraboo’s Big Top Parade & Circus Celebration on Saturday, July 22, 2017 in Downtown Baraboo.

The two-day celebration will commemorate Baraboo’s stupendous circus heritage as the historic home of the world-famous Ringling Bros. Circus. The weekend will be brimming with concerts, children’s activities, a classic car show, an antique and artisan fair and more.

The “center ring of entertainment,” however, is the Big Top Parade, which will step off at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, featuring over 75 traditional circus parade units and circus-theme entries created by community groups and businesses.

In addition to the many special activities scheduled throughout the weekend around downtown Baraboo’s historic courthouse square, you’ll want to make time for the shows, tours, displays and concerts at Baraboo’s renowned circus attractions, including Circus World, the International Clown Hall of Fame & Research Center, Al. Ringling Theatre, Al. Ringling Mansion and Ringling House Bed & Breakfast.

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Spend the weekend enjoying all that Baraboo has to offer in the city that Smithsonian Magazine named the 4th Best Small Town to Visit in 2013.

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The Big Top Circus Parade was broadcast live locally on retro-TV Channel 43 and WRPQ Radio 99.7FM/740AM. DVDs of the parade telecast will be available by contacting WRPQ at (608) 356-3974 or visiting

Catch the replay of the 2016 Parade on YouTube!

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