Start Spring Break with Ringling Bros. Circus This Weekend


We always, always see the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus when it comes to the DC area, but the show that is in town at the Verizon Center March 20 – 24 and the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. from April 10 – 21 is THE BEST yet!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus DRAGONS is incredible. The acts are amazing, and the rings and seating for DRAGONS are constructed in such a way that every seat in the house is a good one. The kids (and us adults) felt we had our best views yet of the trapeze artists, acrobats, elephants, tigers, lions and everything.

Favorite acts include the Shaolin Warriors who execute intense martial arts feats and the equestrian acrobat Cossack Riders who perform intricate maneuvers on horseback. We love the Torres Family who fit eight (they used to do seven!) motorcylists within a Globe of Steel, driving at top speeds upside down and around without hitting each other.

Included with every ticket is the interactive All-Access Pre-Show that allows kids to meet the Ringling Bros. performers (in the collage above you can see how we got to meet one of the stars of the show, Paulo do Santos, a performer who does EVERYTHING.) My kids were completely wowed by this chance step onto the arena floor and meet and take photos with performers.

Start your kids’ Spring Break off right and go see the show tonight or this weekend! I highly recommend.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased via Ticketmaster or by phone at 800-551-SEAT, and at the Verizon Center and Patriot Center box offices.

The Verizon Center | March 21 – 24, 2013  — DC Dates and Show Times:

Thursday, March 21 – 10:30 am, 7:30 pm,

Friday, March 22 – 7:30 pm

Saturday, March 23 – 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm

Sunday, March 24 – 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm

Ticket Prices: $15.00/$20.00/$30.00/$35.00 (Circus Celebrity, Front Row and VIP available)


The Patriot Center | April 10 – April 21, 2013 – Fairfax Dates and Show Times:

Wednesday, April 10 – 7:00 pm;

Thursday, April 11 – 7:00 pm;

Friday, April 12 – 10:30 am, 7:30 pm;

Saturday, April 13 – 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm;

Sunday, April 14 – 1:00 pm, 5:00 pm;

Thursday, April 18 – 7:00 pm;

Friday, April 19 – 1:00 pm; 7:30 pm;

Saturday, April 20 – 11:30 am, 3:30 pm; 7:30 pm;

Sunday, April 21 – 1:00 pm, 5:00 pm.

Fairfax Ticket Prices: $15.00/$20.00/$30.00 (Circus Celebrity, Front Row and VIP available)


Disclosure: Feld Entertainment provided review tickets for my family as thanks for hosting a giveaway to a lucky blog reader winner earlier this month. This post-show post is completely voluntary and because I truly believe this show for families. All opinions are my own. 


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