GIVEAWAY: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey DRAGONS

Eve and Charlie with legendary Ringmaster Jonathan Lee Iverson in 2011 We DC-area families can get our circus fix this March and April when the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey DRAGONS Circus comes to Washington and Fairfax! DRAGONS performs at two arenas in the Washington, D.C. area – the Verizon Center in the District from March 20 – 24 and the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. from April 10 – 21. Whenever the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus comes to the DC area, my Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Cirque Du Soleil TOTEM in Baltimore Family Four Packs and Exclusive Discount

Cirque Du Soleil TOTEM is in Baltimore, and they're giving A Parent in Silver Spring readers two family four packs and an exclusive 20% discount on tickets! The world-renowned Cirque Du Soleil brings their latest big top touring production, TOTEM, for a limited engagement under the trademark blue-and-yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) at Westport Waterfront in Baltimore. And they have given me TWO four-packs of tickets to give away! These tickets are only for the Wednesday April 27 8pm production. Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Four Tickets to Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus

UPDATE: Christine aka "summerstarfish" is the randomly-drawn winner! My family and I love the circus. It's one of those iconic experiences of childhood. And I love how, unlike Disneyworld/Disneyland, the Empire State Building or the Grand Canyon, this great kid memory-maker travels right to your town. No barf bag or airplane restroom diaper origami necessary! And we DC-area families can get our circus fix next week through April 24 when Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus comes Read more...

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Comes to DC

The circus is coming to town, you know The Greatest Show on Earth.  The latest theme is Zing Zang Zoom, and the latest cool freebie that the Big Top's offering for families is a Clown College and All Access Pre-Show on the actual circus floor.  You get to be up close and personal with the performers and it's free to all ticket holders. Last year we experienced the interactive All-Access Pre-Show that allows kids to meet the Ringling Bros. performers.  My kids were completely wowed by this Read more...

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Was Over The Top

If going to Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus, be sure to arrive one hour early for the chance to meet the performers up close on the circus floor. It's awesome! Last night my family and I headed to the Verizon Center to see Over The Top, the all-new circus production from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey. And it lived up to its name - it was seriously, ridiculously over the top. If you're on the fence about going, you should totally go!Be sure to arrive one hour before Read more...

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Discounted Tickets & Elephant Parade Info

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming to town, there's a free elephant parade, and APISS has the hookup for discounted tickets! The all-new live show from the celebrated circus is called Over The Top, an entertainment extravaganza featuring the ultimate tug of war between the Ringmaster and a clown for a magical top hat that controls the circus. The show has nearly 100 animals including flying dogs, Asian Elephants that groove, miniature horses, llamas, pigs and even Read more...