Clown around with us during our annual Circus Day! It’s a fun celebration of Indiana’s circus tradition, and it’s all about the kids!
Show your carnival game skills and win great prizes. Laugh with comedian and juggler Krembo K, be amazed by a contortionist, and meet and learn about rescued animals with Silly Safaris. Plus enjoy face painting, balloon sculptures, crafts, popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones. Get silly with photo opps and, of course, visit the Indiana Experience.
11:15 a.m. Krembo K Comedy and Juggling, Contortionist
Noon Silly Safaris Live Animal Conservation Education
12:45 p.m. Krembo K Comedy and Juggling, Contortionist
1:30 p.m. Silly Safaris Live Animal Conservation Education
2:15 p.m. Krembo K Comedy and Juggling, Contortionist
At 2 p.m., come to the Library Computer Lab for a presentation by our own circus expert Matt Holdzkom called The Cole Bros. Circus in Action, where you can see 1937 film footage. Indiana’s connection to the circus industry dates back to the late 1800s, when businessmen from a number of Indiana cities assembled traveling “mud shows” featuring exotic animals, performers, clowns and human oddities. By the early 1900s, the circus industry had grown – becoming the most popular form of entertainment in the United States. A number of the nations’ premier shows set up winter quarters in Indiana, establishing a lasting link between the circus and the Hoosier State.
Free admission. Concession and activity tickets are 50 cents each.
Concessions and activities are 2 to 8 tickets. Complimentary parking is available on a first come, first served basis.