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.
For more information on the Detroit Shrine Circus and for details on other family fun things to do this weekend in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, visit the Metro Parent calendar.
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