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Shrine Circus and Parade

Friday-Sunday, June 20-22

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Founded in 1906, the Shrine Circus has grown not only in popularity, but in scale and scope, taking aerialists, a human cannon, clowns, jugglers and all kinds of animals to cities across North America each year. The circus is in town June 20-22 at the CenturyLink Arena, with two shows each day, but before the first performer flies through the air or the first clown falls out of a car, the El Korah Shriners will present a tradition of their own, one that combines the traveling circus with some homemade fun: the Third Annual Circus Parade. The parade--complete with animals, performers and, yes, fez-wearing Shriners in their tiny Tin Lizzies--will take a jaunt around downtown, starting at Jefferson and 10th streets and ending at Bannock and 11th streets.