Special Events

CIRCUS HOMECOMING

Thursday, July 20

Evening on the Al. Ringling Mansion Verandah
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Enjoy live entertainment and a cash bar.

Concert on the Square in Downtown Baraboo
7:00 pm
Enjoy a captivatingly colorful concert of classic circus compositions performed live by Prof. Stich’s Original Circus Bands and guest artists.

Friday, July 21

Guided Tour of the Walnut Hill Cemetery
11:00 am
Offered by the Sauk County Historical Society. Pay your respects to four of the original Ringling Bros. and many other circus luminaries interred in this historic burial ground.

Visit Circus World, The International Clown Hall of Fame and the Al. Ringling Theatre
All Day
Explore Baraboo’s vibrant circus heritage. Watch for visiting Circus Performers and staff as they could be on a tour with you. ($)

Evening on the Al. Ringling Mansion Verandah
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Enjoy live entertainment and a cash bar.

Al. Ringling Theatre
7:00 pm
Watch the Oscar Winning “Best Picture” for 1952 “The Greatest Show on Earth” on the big screen. ($)

Saturday, July 22

Pre-Parade Clown Antics
9:45 am – 10:30 am
In front of the International Clown Hall of Fame.

BARABOO’S BIG TOP PARADE
11:00 am
The parade steps off in downtown Baraboo and straight into your hearts. Our special Grand Marshals this year are anyone who worked on the Greatest Show on Earth.

Sawdust & Spangles and Dreams show at the Al. Ringling Theatre
7:30 pm
Proceeds will benefit Circus Traveling Show Retirement Project & Showpeople’s Winter Quarters, International Clown Hall of Fame, Al. Ringling Theatre and Circus World. ($)

Evening on the Al. Ringling Mansion Verandah
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Enjoy live entertainment and a cash bar.

Sunday, July 23

Interfaith non-denominational Circus Mass at the Al. Ringling Theatre
9:30 am
Service with Father Gerry Hogan, National Circus Chaplin. Seating will be limited and available first come first serve.

Ice Cream Social at the Ringling House
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Enjoy live entertainment and soda or champagne floats!

($) These events will have an admission fee.
Please consult the venue websites below for more details.

Circus PaloozaPARADE DAY
4TH & OAK 9AM – 4PM

Pre Parade

FLAPJACKS, SAUSAGE, COFFEE, MILK & JUICE

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Post Parade

GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES, CHIPS, WATER & BEER

LIVE MUSIC

Circus Homecoming Poster

Band Concert

International Clown Hall of Fame

Sawdust & Spangles and Dreams Poster