2017 Circus Dates – Saturday, May 20, through Monday, May 29

The largest Shrine Circus and Fair in North America is back for its 75th year in Marietta GA! 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 Red Devil Clowns. Fireworks on both Saturdays are sure to amaze and entertain kids of all ages! Come be entertained and amazed then fill up on all your favorite carnival foods- corn dogs, funnel cakes and cotton candy, just to name a few.    This all takes place at Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta, GA 30008.

For the first time in Marietta see the Magnificent Big Cat Extravaganza and the Rage in the Cage presented by Bruno Blaszak. You won’t want to miss the aerial artistry featuring Miss Celena, Miss Elena and Miss Ciara flying high above the crowd, as well as the Fearless Flight, which include The Flying Bells and the Transformation from Romania, the Bileas. The Shrine Circus and fair would not be complete without the Red Devil Clowns as 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 let you know of all the activities under the arena including the largest Asian male elephant in the world- The Majestic Tarzan, as well as the American Show Camels presented by Ian Garden. Once again you can catch a spectacular fireworks show on both Saturday nights of the Shrine Circus and you can roam the grounds to see all the FREE ground acts that include the Sea Lion Splash Show, the Kachunga the Alligator Show and new in 2017 is the Lew-E Comedy Circus Show for kids of all ages.

Back again this year are unbelievable ride specials including the “SNEAK-A-PEEK-RIDE-A-THON” on Friday, May 19. 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 coupon for $7 off any one day and includes one gate admission, circus admission, and unlimited carnival rides for one person for any day from open to close.

New for 2017 the Yaarab Shrine Circus and Carnival is offering $18.00 pay one price unlimited rides per person Monday, May 22 through Thursday May 25. And $20 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 29.

Back by popular demand is the Car Load Night, Tuesday, May 23, 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 23, and Thursday May 25); 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 19, 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 1-800-360-5818, or visit the circus website at

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