Published May 10, 2018
76th ANNUAL YAARAB SHRINE CIRCUS & FAIR
2018 Circus Dates – Saturday, May 19, through Monday, May 28
The largest Shrine Circus and Fair in North America is back for its 76th year! Packed with more excitement than ever, this year’s Tarzan Zerbini Circus features several new acts under the Big Top presented by the world-famous ringmaster Richard Curtis, and the return of all your favorites including the Shrine Circus Clowns. Fireworks on both Saturdays are sure to amaze and entertain kids of all ages! The Shrine Circus is held at Jim R Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta, GA 30008.
For the first time in Marietta, see the Castle Performing Bears and the Fabulous Flying Bells on the flying trapeze. Check out Saturn the Human Bullet flying high above the crowds below. The Great Daredevil Garcia, on the Wheel of Thrill, will keep everyone on the edge of their seats. And of course, The Shrine Circus and fair would not be complete without the Shrine Circus Clowns. They will be up to a whole lot of monkey business, as usual, entertaining the crowds and bringing smiles to young and old alike.
The famous voice of Richard Curtis, Ringmaster and Performance Director, will keep you informed of all the activities under the arena, including the Tarzan Zerbini Elephants led by Anthony Thomas, Also performing are the Zerbini Horses presented by Erika Zerbini, the 8th generation of the Zerbini Family. Once again you can catch a fabulous firework show on both Saturday nights of the Shrine Circus. You can also see all of the FREE ground acts, including Lew-E’s Comedy Circus Show for kids of all ages, and new in 2018 is the Tricky Dog Show, as well as Tree Man and Cowboy Woody roaming the grounds daily.
Back again this year are unbelievable ride specials including the “SNEAK-A-PEEK-RIDE-A-THON” on Friday, May 18. Just the carnival and food vendors only will open a day early and charge just $10.00 for unlimited rides that day and that day only!
There is more, get the best deal in town by going to any Atlanta-area O’Reilly Auto Parts Stores from May 1, through the last day of the Yaarab Shrine Circus and Fair to get your Mega Pass for $21.95 which includes one gate admission, one circus admission, and unlimited carnival rides for one person for any day from open to close. You can also get buy one get one free, single-day adult admission coupons at any Food Depot location from May 1 through May 28.
Tickets will be available for online purchase for the first time this year, by visiting 2018shrinecircus.com beginning May 1 – May 28th.
New for 2018 the Yaarab Shrine Circus and Carnival is offering $18.00 pay one price unlimited rides per person Monday, May 21 through Thursday May 24. And $25 pay one price unlimited rides Fridays through Sundays of the Carnival and Memorial Day Monday. The price does not include admission and all riders must be at least 36 inches tall.
All Veterans will be admitted on Memorial Day for free, Monday, May 28.
Back by popular demand is the Car Load Night, Tuesday, May 22, for only $50, any car with up to seven people legally and safely buckled up in their own seats, pays $50 per car and receives parking, park admission, circus admission and unlimited rides for that day only.
This year’s carnival midway is presented by Wade Shows. Wade Shows is consistently ranked as one of the top five amusement companies in the industry. For over 100 years, Wade Shows has been the leader in bringing affordable family entertainment to carnival fans throughout the country. You are sure to find something for the whole family as 35 rides including the Tilt-A-Whirl and the Wacky Worm will be there for kids of all ages! With more than 100 amusement rides and attractions Wade thrills over 15 million people each year.
Circus performance times are Monday through Friday at 11:00 a.m., and 7:00 p.m.(with no 11:00 a.m., circus events on Tuesday May 22, and Thursday May 24); Saturdays 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. On Memorial Day Circus times will be 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. Gates to the carnival open at 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.; Sunday at noon, with a special “SNEAK-A-PEEK-RIDE-A-THON” on Friday, May 18, for only $10. Adult admission to the Yaarab Shrine Circus and Fair is $7; children 10 and under are free, admission includes unlimited performances to the circus on any given day and access to the grounds for the Carnival Midway. Midway ride tickets are $1.25 each; all rides require more than one ticket.
Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to the age of 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate -are eligible for admission and receive all care in a family-centered environment with no financial obligation to patients or families. For more information call 404-419-6755, or visit the circus website at www.2018shrinecircus.com.