Events Schedule

Parade Week

Concerts on the SquareProfessor Stich's Band

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Concert on the Square
Downtown Baraboo
7:00 pm

Enjoy a captivatingly colorful concert of classic circus compositions performed live by Prof. Stich’s Original Baraboo Circus Band.

Movie Poster

Friday, July 20, 2018

The Big Circus
Al. Ringling Theatre
7:00 pm

A 1959 film filled with an eclectic assortment of stars and genuine circus performers.
(Tickets Required)

Parade Day
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Circus Palooza
Corner of Oak & 3rd
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

9:00 am – Noon

Noon – 3:00 pm

Sock Hop on the Square

Sock Hop on the Square
Illusive Sounds

After Parade
Courthouse Square, corner of Oak & 4th St.

Live Music by Illusive Sounds our 2018 Big Top Parade Grand Marshals.

America Sream Calliope

Baraboo’s Big Top Parade
Downtown Baraboo
11:00 am

The 6th Annual Big Top Parade steps off in downtown Baraboo and straight into your hearts.

Our Grand Marshal this year is a favorite local band – Illusive Sounds, known for bringing back the music of the 50’s and 60’s.

PBS “The Circus”
Al. Ringling Theatre
7:00 pm

This 45 minute screening is a special cut of the upcoming documentary presented by American Experience and PBS. Join the discussion after the screening with directors, writers and film crew. The four hour documentary premieres Monday and Tuesday, October 8 – 9 on PBS. Doors open at 6:15pm.

General Admission Tickets are free and available at Baraboo State Bank. *Four ticket limit per person.

PBS The Circus

Parade Day Family Fun

Face Painting

Family Fun for All

Toys and Balloons

Wild Rumpus Circus

9:30 am: Interactive circus performance by Jacob Mills of the Wild Rumpus Circus, Mazomanie, WI

Baraboo Children's Museum

The Baraboo Children’s Museum will be located at the Community Court (on Oak street) and be providing playful experiences that inspire and educate children of all ages.

Bucky & Band

10:25 am: Bucky Badger will be here again with Echoes of Camp Randall to entertain and get you dancing! A perfect chance to possibly get your photo taken with Bucky!

Bounce Houses

Bounce to your hearts content.

Food Court

Circus Palooza • info above
Edward’s Ice Cream • ice cream cones, ice cream cookie sandwiches, corn dogs, fresh squeezed lemonade
Heavenly Smoked Roasters • beef brisket, pulled pork sandwiches
Old World Almonds • variety of glazed, roasted, smoked & salted nuts
Baraboo Elks Club • brats
Our Savior Lutheran Church • cheese curds, funnel cakes
TJ Howell • cotton candy, snow cones
Domino’s • pizza & bread sticks

Sock Hop

Live music on the Square by Illusive Sounds after the Parade.

Kid-Friendly Services

Changing Areas
Drug Store
First Aid Station*
*courthouse lawn near Oak St.

Bucky Badger

Excited Little Girl

Ballon Art

Explore Baraboo’s Vibrant Circus Heritage

Circus World

Special Post Parade Admission to Circus World – $5
1:00 pm Circus Performance
3:30 pm Circus Performance

More info