Only a few more shows remain this weekend in Cobb before the 77th Annual Yaarab Shrine Circus and Fair packs up its Big Top until next year.
Those wanting to catch acts such as the human cannonball Brian Miser and the Shrine Circus Clowns have four more days, Friday through Monday, to visit Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road in Marietta.
The Yaarab Shrine has partnered with Royal Hanneford Circus to provide attendees entertainment from both animals and acrobats. The former group includes the Shrine Circus Elephants with the Hanneford Dancers, while Equine Excellence will feature horses, camels and zebras.
Ringmaster Tim Tegge will host the Flying Poemas, featuring triple somersaulting Adrian Poema Jr., while more aerial feats are sure to be witnessed during this year’s newest feature, Johnny Rockett’s Cycle Circus Live.
Circus performances for Friday are set for 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m., 1:30, 4 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 1:30, 4 and 7 p.m. Monday’s Memorial Day holiday will feature the final circus shows, with performances at 11 a.m., 1:30 and 4 p.m.
This weekend will also feature an arts-and-crafts show inside the park’s new 40,000-square-foot Event Center, featuring arts and crafts vendors from all over the Southeast.
Saturday’s festivities also include a fireworks show.
The Midway will be open at 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday, noon Sunday and 10 a.m. on Memorial Day.
Attendees can also see all the free ground acts including Cycle Circus Live, Lew-E’s Comedy Circus and Cowboy Woody/Treeman roaming the grounds daily. The event will also have 35 rides for all ages.
Gate admission is $7 for adults and free for children 10 and under. Ride tickets are $1.25 each, with all rides requiring more than one ticket.
Those putting the circus into their weekend planners will not have to deal with rain, but can count on high temperatures. AccuWeather predicts that all four days will see partly to mostly sunny conditions, with the mercury topping out each day in the mid-90s and dipping only into the low 70s.
For more information about the Yaarab Shrine Circus and Fair, visit www.2019shrinecircus.com.