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Have You Heard? The Shrine Circus is Coming to Town!

Have You Heard? The Shrine Circus is Coming to Town!

At EXPO New Mexico, home of the state fair, we know a thing or two about fun, and it doesn’t get much better than the circus. More specifically, we’re big fans of the Ballut Abyad Shrine Circus, which has partnered with the Jordan World Circus for many years to put on fantastic, mesmerizing and breathtaking circus shows in Tingley Coliseum. This year’s circus takes place February 9 – 11, so if you’re looking for something family-friendly to do in Albuquerque, we’re ticking off just a few of the many reasons why we love the Shrine Circus.

Affordable and Endlessly Entertaining Family Fun

Whether you attend every year or it’s your first time, the Shrine Circus is an exciting, entertaining and fun experience for every member of the family. In the genre of visual performing arts, there really is something for everyone, from the high-flying trapeze artists whose gravity defying performances will have you on the edge of your seats, to the circus clown acts whose comedy genius will have kids (of all ages) in stitches. The reasonably priced tickets make the circus even more attainable and appealing for families of all sizes.

See Majestic Animals & Catch a Ride

The Shrine Circus features lots of beautiful and exotic animals, including elephants, camels, and American bison. There are opportunities for families to get close to these majestic creatures with options for elephant rides and pony rides for the kids. Your family will never forget this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Unique and One-of-a-kind Attractions

Acrobats, jugglers and clowns, oh my! This cast of talented international artists and performers offer up a variety of intriguing and awe-inspiring acts, stunts and visual displays. There is no place else to bear witness to the incredible aerial feats and motorcycle tricks, with a little bit of magic sprinkled in for good measure. When we say there is nothing else in New Mexico that will offer up this level of exciting entertainment this weekend, we speak the truth!

Classic Circus Treats

It’s hard to beat the tasty treats traditionally associated with a day at the circus. Whether a fistful of buttery popcorn, giant gobs of sticky sweet cotton candy, or crispy scrumptious funnel cakes are your jam, you won’t be disappointed by the bevy of delightful snack options.

Support for a Great Cause!

Did you know that a percentage of the proceeds from ticket sales for the Shrine Circus go to a wonderful cause? Money raised through Shrine Circus events support the logistics associated with and treatment of children at various Shrine Medical Centers throughout the region, including Texas, Utah and California. At the centers, kids in need receive treatment for burns, orthopedic injuries, cleft lip and palate issues as well as other specialized medical care. When you purchase tickets to the Shrine Circus, you donate money to this worthwhile effort.

We know what you’re thinking – where can you buy tickets before it’s too late? There are multiple shows taking place this weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and you can purchase tickets via the Shrine Circus website now! Trust us, you don’t want to miss it!

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