Baraboo's Circus Celebration

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Photo Courtesy of Bill Johnsen
Photo Courtesy of Bill Johnsen
Photo Courtesy of Tom Williams
Photo Courtesy of Tom Williams
Photo Courtesy of Tom Williams
Photo Courtesy of Tom Williams
Photo Courtesy of Tom Williams
Photo Courtesy of Tom Williams
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Baraboo, WI 53913
Information: 608-356-8333

Baraboo will commemorate its heritage with a Circus Celebration on July 10 and 11. This weekend full of circus-themed fun will feature big top shows at Circus World, trolley tours of historic sites, live entertainment, a car show and a “parade” of artistically enhanced elephants.

These events will substitute for the Big Top Parade, which is set to return in 2022. Circus World will present its big top show at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Meanwhile, across town at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo/Sauk County, the entertainment stage will welcome aerialists, a magician, clowns and bands from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trolley tours will offer a nod to the community’s roots, as Baraboo Tours leads passengers on visits to several prominent circus sites hourly on Saturday and Sunday.

And there’s more: Circus Celebration weekend will mark the community-wide appearance of 15 fiberglass elephants painted, detailed and otherwise embellished by local artists. Community sponsors stepped up to support this project and display the elephants at their locations.

If all that isn’t enough for you, a Car Show is planned for Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Slumberland in West Baraboo. All makes, models and years are welcome, and three trophies will be awarded. Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio will serve as the event DJ and MC.

  • Free Admission
    • Yes
  • Fair/Festival Type
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Community
    • Music
    • Car Show

Nearby Places

Spinning Wheel Motel Baraboo - 0.96 miles away
Thunderbird Motor Inn Baraboo - 0.97 miles away
Ringling House Bed & Breakfast Baraboo - 1.07 miles away
Swanson's Motel Baraboo - 1.31 miles away
Campus Inn Motel Baraboo - 1.4 miles away
Durward's Glen Retreat Baraboo - 1.4 miles away
Log Lodge Motel & Cabins Baraboo - 2 miles away
Clarion Hotel and Convention Center Baraboo - 2.04 miles away