Vendaros Circus at Wright Park is a must-see!
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Venardos Circus at Wright Park

I received free tickets to the show to run a ticket giveaway on Instagram. The post is not sponsored by Venardos Circus and all opinions are my own.

If Venardos Circus comes through your town, this is a show you must make time to see! My sister and I took Finley to the opening show at Wright Park in Tacoma and it was so much fun. It is a family-friendly circus show with Broadway-style performances, juggling, comedy, acrobatics, and more.

Creator Kevin Venardos calls it “the little circus that could,” and shares the story of his dream during the show. The show was first performed in 2014 with a cast of six people at the LA county fair and a small tent that they used as a backdrop. Today it is an all-American traveling circus manned by a diverse group people seeking to reinvent the American circus tradition.

Venardos Circus Opening Night

The opening night performance at Wright Park started at 7 pm with a pre-show at 6 pm. We made to the tent around 5:50 pm and there were already quite a few people there, so I suggested getting there early for the best seats. However, we were seated off to the side and still had a good view of the show. They had a concession stand on the other side of the tent, where we got popcorn and lemonade, and Finley got her first taste of cotton candy.

The show was lively and creative, and everything you’d hope to get from a circus, with a little Broadway mixed in. There were a mother and son from Budapest that did a juggling act, a husband and wife team from Havana that did a beautiful routine and balancing act, and a family of three from Romania that did daring flips and an act with crossbows. There was also comedy, aerialists, and of course Kevin Venardos’ musical acts. Each act brought in different elements that made you laugh, thrilled, or in awe, but always left you smiling. I loved Kevin’s ability to tell a story, both vocally and visually, and wrap it into a beautiful performance with a brilliant cast of artists.

The cast and crew were so friendly and interactive, from chatting in the entry line and concessions to pulling people up on stage during performances. We even got a picture after the show. With a show about dreams and feats, it’s impossible not to leave feeling joyful and inspired.

The show is vivid, inspiring, and full of dreams. Thanks to Venardos Circus we were able to create memories that will always be cherished. We can’t wait to see the show again next year!

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40 thoughts on “Venardos Circus at Wright Park”

  1. Such great photos!!! My oldest and I are already wanting to go back! I’m going to share your post with her she will love it!

    1. Thank you so much! And right!? I want to go back too! All of my childhood dreams of running away with the circus have suddenly resurfaced. Too bad I don’t have any physical talents lol

  2. I love the Circus and grew up going to them all the time in my little home town. I don’t see them coming to where we live now. I wish that changed. Thanks for the great pictures and reminder of how fun they are.

  3. Circuses are some of the most fun and magical things to experience. It seems like you had a wonderful time!

  4. Wow This is such an amazing event! I’d never thought that there’s still circus this time around. I want to experience this! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

  5. This is great for a family bonding. Circus is always a fun place and something the whole family will enjoy.

  6. It looks like such a lot of fun. I have wanted to take my daughter to the circus for so very long and I haven’t been able to do it yet. I would love to take her to see this one.

  7. What a fun and great experience you had. Circus is so much fun. I remember when I was a kids my parents always bring me to a circus show,

  8. I’m not sure if your pictures and description are 100% accurate or not, but if they are I find it VERY refreshing to see a circus without animals!

    1. Yep, they are an animal-free, Broadway-style circus. I definitely recommend seeing them if they are ever in your town πŸ™‚

  9. It bought back so much memories. As I kid I loved to go to circus. They were so much fun. I wish I had this nearby.

  10. Amazing! I have attended a couple of circus events and as much as I loved every but of it, it got scary when I was invited to join the performers. I was shaking when passing through the fire rings but it wasn’t so bad after all. Faced one of my fears! Haha!

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