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The Shrine Circus

June 24-26 at Qwest Arena


Three Dog Night said it best when lead singer Danny Hutton belted out, "I must let the show go on." So however rational those fears of manic-depressive clowns in oversized, neon-checkered coveralls may be, you won't want to miss what's going on at this year's Shrine Circus, rolling into Boise from Friday, June 24, to Sunday, June 26.

Trapeze artists will defy gravity--and sanity--with high-flying maneuvers. Lions and tigers (no bears, sorry) will evoke "ooohs" and "ahhhs" from audience members with their primal roars, while towering elephants will provide trips around the ring to eager riders and families. And as always, don't forget all the fantastic circus fare that you are hard-pressed to justify consuming on any other occasion (like Marge Simpson coif-esque cotton candy). There will also be a 10 a.m. circus parade to kick off the weekend on Saturday, June 25, at the El Korah Shrine in downtown Boise.

This event will have your senses tingling and your children (and, let's be honest, you) giddy with excitement. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children under 12, and free for children under 3. Buy yours online at, at the El Korah Shrine (1118 W. Idaho St.), or at select Zions Bank locations.

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