Ringling Bros Circus

10:57 AM Posted by Bits from a Brit

We went to the Circus! I couldn't post for you all last night because our family went to the Ringling Bros Circus. We had a wonderful time. We met up with Shanda from Parents with Style and her family downtown Grand Rapids for a great family night out. Alex loved it - she sat the whole time eating popcorn (thanks Shanda!) and watching what was going on. She would clap and shout and cheer for all the performers. Her favorites were the clowns and the dancers/trapeze artists. Shanda caught lots on her Flip Camera so she will be posting soon to show you all the action - Parents With Style.

The Ringling Bros. Circus just may be coming to a town near you!
How great would it be to take the family to see the animal shows, clown acts, high wire trapeeze, jugglers, and much more family fun? And if you get there an hour early, you’ll be able to see an elephant paint, try on a costume, clown around, work those muscles, shake paws with a performing pound puppy and more with your host, Leo Acton.
I also wanted to include some links about the treatment of the animals at the Ringling Bros Circus. I myself would never condone any animal cruelty and feel that Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey are taking care of their animals. I am an animal lover!
http://www.ringling.com/animals/
http://www.feldentertainment.com/pr/aca/Animal%20Care%20FAQ.pdf
http://www.elephantcenter.com/

Below is a list of cities that are on the Circus Tour:
Indianapolis, IN - Sept. 4-7, 2008
Kansas City, MO - Sept. 10-14, 2008
Grand Rapids, MI - Sept. 18-21, 2008
Denver, CO - Oct. 2-13, 2008
Boston, MA – Oct. 8-13, 2008
Cleveland, OH - Oct. 24 - Nov. 2
Chicago, IL - Nov. 6 - 30, 2008
St. Louis, MO - Nov. 6-9, 2008
Auburn Hills, MI - Nov. 12 - 16, 2008
Highland Heights, KY - Feb 27 - Mar. 1, 2009
Cincinnati, OH - Mar. 4 - 8, 2008

2 comments:

  1. blueviolet said...

    It's been a loooong time since I went to the circus. They have those local cheezy ones sometimes. No thanks.

  2. Judy said...

    Hi,
    I'm glad you would never condone animal abuse but just so you know, Ringling is going to court this coming October 2008 in connection with animal abuse. Thank you in advance for reading the link I have provided.
    http://www.api4animals.org/a1a6_ringling.php