The Circus is Coming to Southern California

this is a sponsored post on behalf of Feld Entertainment for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.

it’s that time of year again…the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is coming to Southern California just in time for some summer fun!

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if your family loves the circus, then be ready to see an all-new show with lots of new acts…like the Ringling Girls and Barnum Boys who will kick-off an epic battle of girl power versus boy power.

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and see amazing daredevils perform dangerous stunts….

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and fun unicycle basketball acts like this!

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and the elephants! we just love the elephants.

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the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey‘s all-new show Built to AMAZE will be an extraordinarily engineered circus experience where the audience will experience what it takes to build The Greatest Show On Earth! high-energy, high-jinx and hilarity will be transported by colorful circus machinery and unleashed from shipping crates right before the audience’s eyes from. and one hour before show time, families can meet the performers, get autographs, dress-up in circus clothes and see an amazing elephant that paints masterpieces at the All Access Pre-show –free with a purchased ticket!
rolling into town
july 10th – july 16th – Staples Center, Los Angeles
july 19th – july 23rd – Citizen’s Business Bank Arena, Inland Empire
july 26th – august 4th – Honda Center, Orange County
tickets
$20, $26, $45-50 vip, $70-80 front row & $100 circus celebrity
opening night tickets are $12 (not valid for vip or premium tickets)
special coupon code!!!!!
4-pack of tickets for $60
just make sure to use code MOM by phone or online when ordering tickets.
(800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com
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{disclosure: i was given complimentary tickets to media night. all thought and opinions are my own. }

The Circus is Coming to Town! Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey

how cool would it be for your kiddies to see this…..
or this…..
and this….

and the elephants! we just love the elephants. 

or even this…..?!?!?!
the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents their all-new show Dragons! a-millenium event that celebrates the year of the dragon. it’s coming to the Southern California next month! i still have memories of going when i was little. and one hour before show time, families can meet the performers, get autographs, dres up in circus clothes and see an amazing elephant that paints masterpieces at the All Access Pre-show –free with a purchased ticket!
rolling into town
july 11th – july 17th – Staples Center, Los Angeles
july 20th – july 24th – Citizen’s Business Bank Arena, Inland Empire
july 27th – august 5th – Honda Center, Orange County
tickets
$20, $26, $42 vip, $70 front row & $100 circus celebrity
opening night tickets are $12 (not valid for vip or premium tickets)
special!
4-pack of tickets for $60
just make sure to use code MOM by phone or online when ordering tickets.
(800) 745-3000 or ticketmaster.com

the Elephants are coming!

it’s today! the elephants are arriving on the circus train today!!! it’s the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus “Elephant Walk.” since the circus is coming to the OC on wednesday, they gotta bring all the circus animals and equipment by train to the Honda Center. well….the elephants have to get from the train to the Honda Center somehow, so they walk them down the street from the train drop-off to the Honda Center. people can sit along the curbs and watch!

the reason i haven’t posted it until now, is because it is hard to find information about this event. plus Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus doesn’t publicly announce when the train will arrive, especially because traveling with animals can be unpredictable. and because a lot of times PETA does protesting when the circus comes to town.

however, i got some inside information that the “Elephant Walk” is today! july 25, 2011. and the elephants walk down Cerritos Street and Douglas Street to the Honda Center. i know that the train can arrive as early as 11:30…but you know what happened last year. there are parking lots near by, so if you want to try and go, bring some treats and a book to past the time.

we probably won’t be going….the kids did like it yesterday (if you minus the hours of waiting), but i am solo today….that may be a challenge.

here are directions.
here is a link to last years elephant walk.
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Disclaimer: i apologize in advance if any of this information is wrong.

activities this weekend.

all weekend
The OC Fair!!!!!

The Circus!!!!!

use code MOM for discount

US Open of Surfing – Huntington Beach free
Wild Rivers – Irvine, – coupon here
Kids Eat free at IKEA until August 15th
Cookout tours
Watermelon tours – Tanaka Farms
The Great Park Balloon free
Ocean Institute – Dana Point
Sawdust Festival
Splash Pads free
Project Playhouse
Public Swim – Orange $2.50
Garden Concerts for Kids at the Getty free
Long Beach Crawfish Festival free
The La Habra Corn Festival free
San Clemente Street Fair and Fiesta
free

friday, august 6th

10:30 – 11:15 am, ages 2-8, $5 per child
Bayside BuddiesPeter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center
3:30 – 4:30 pm, ages 2-8, $5 per child
First Fridays Film – San Juan Capistrano Library free

Public Swim – Orange $2.50

Family Film Fest – Orange Library free
Concert in the Plaza – Cerritos free
Dive-In Movies – Lake Forest, Trabuco High School $1
Movies on the Beach – Newport Dunes free
Shakesphere by the Sea – Long Beach free
Evening Campfire – El Dorado Nature Center $2

Swingtown – Orange County Great Park

free $10 parking

saturday, august 7th

– use code MOM for discount

Animal Art – OC Zoo

11:00 – 12:00, $5 per person, $3 parking
Home Depot Kids Workshop – Home Depot
Schoolbus Pencil Organizer, free
Meet Madeline – Orange Public Library and History Center
Music and Movies in the Park – Los Alamitos
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, free

Gardening Class – El Dorado Nature Center, Long Beach free
Evening Campfire – El Dorado Nature Center, Long Beach $2

Lakeshore Learning Store Free Crafts
Bookworm’s Bookmark,
free
Free family Art Class – The Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse free
Music Under the Stars – San Juan Capistrano Mission
Summer Film Series – Old Orange County Court House free
Movies on the Beach – Newport Dunes free

Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles – Orange County Great Park

free $10 parking

Music at the Library – San Juan Capistrano Library $5, $10

Family Film Feature – San Juan Capistrano Library

free


sunday, august 8th

– use code MOM for discount

Dana Wharf Fishing Clinic
12:00 – 12:30 pm. Dana Wharf, Dana Point
free

Garden Tours – Rancho Los Cerritos free

Nixon Library Family Concert Series – Yorba Linda free

Concerts in the Park – Dana Point free

Concerts in the Park – Newport Beach free
Concerts in the Park – Yorba Linda free
Surfin’ Sunday Concert Series – Huntington Beach free
Summer Concert Series – Ranch Santa Margarita free
Ontario Mills Summer Concert Series free
Art-A-Fair – Laguna Beach, coupon here
Arboretum Adventures – The Arboretum, Los Angeles

The Greatest Show on Earth!

we went to the circus! The Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus. it was a blast! we got to go opening night and enjoy the fabulous show. the music! the lights! the performers! the animals!

after going to elephant walk, my boys had been talking about the circus non-stop, telling their friends they had seen the elephants walk down the street. so they were thrilled to see them perform. there were so many circus acts to enjoy. the boys especially loved all of the animal acts and the motorcycles (of course!). i loved the costumes and the contortionists!

and what is the circus without elephants! you could see they were having so much fun.


we even got to meet little baby elephant Barack….well…maybe not so little!


don’t miss your chance to go to the circus this summer…it runs through august 8th! click here for more details. and don’t forget to use code MOM for a great discount on tickets!