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5th Anniversary Big Top Parade

Big Top Parade & Circus Celebration!

If you’re looking for a cornucopia of colossal fun, then mark your calendars now for the parade on Saturday, July 22, 2017 in scenic 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.

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Become A Sponsor!

Along with the benefits included in the level you choose, you will receive the appreciation and thanks of the greater Baraboo community for your commitment to promoting the rich circus heritage Baraboo is so proud of.


5th Anniversary Big Top Parade

Stay for the Weekend!

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.

Find accommodations, local restaurants, shops, and area parks and recreation information by clicking the Chamber logo below.

Baraboo Area chamber of Commerce logo

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.

Tour Bus Package

Parade Tour Buses
Package Includes:

  • Reserved bleacher seating on the parade route
  • Reserved bus parking
  • Tickets to the Circus World Museum & Big Top Show 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Concession Voucher (per person)

Adults $30
Children $20

*A deposit of $150 will secure your spot and is refundable until March 1st, 2017*

Contact the Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce to reserve your bus tour package tickets today! (608) 356-8333

Share The Experience

The next generation may never realize the amazing beauty and history of the circus unless you share it with them.


Catch the Replay of the 2016 Parade!

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) 356-3974or visit

parade live stream on youtube

5th Anniversary Big Top Parade

Parade T-Shirt

Commemorative T-Shirt

Size: S-3XL

$20 *cash only please

This high quality t-shirt will become a timeless addition to your collection.

Limited quantities available at the Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce