Detroit’s hometown circus, The Shrine Circus, performs for its 113th year Feb. 20-23, 2020, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.
Try your hand at a carnival game, buckle up for a thrilling amusement ride or indulge in a tuft of cotton candy at the weekend-long festivities. The performances by The Shrine Circus include amazing aerial acts, hilarious clowns, incredible animals, death-defying stunts and more.
The circus started in 1906 as a way to fundraise for the Shriner’s causes. Currently, the Shriners operate and maintain a network of 22 pediatric speciality hospitals.
“All children, 18 years and younger, may be eligible for treatment at Shriners Hospitals; eligibility is not based on financial need or relationship to a Shriner,” its official Facebook page explains.
And best of all, this family-friendly event lets you enjoy a weekend of fun while supporting the philanthropic work of the local chapter of Shriners.
Showtimes are as follows:
- 7:30 p.m. Thursday
- 2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday
- noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday
- 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday
Tickets are $15 for bleacher seating, $25 for preferred seating and $50 for ringside seats. Kids under 3 are free if they don’t take up a seat. Tickets are available online or at the ticket office starting two hours before the performance.
Parking costs $10 per vehicle and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Detroit Shriners.
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