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Circus is Coming to Town
As an introduction to fall, the circus is coming to town. Circus Vargas is prepared to entertain and amaze spectators with a fantastic and spectacular show for “children of all ages.” Following a successful stop in Milpitas, performances are scheduled in Hayward at the Southland Mall through September 10, followed by the appearance of the “Big Top” at the NewPark Mall in Newark for eight performances of fun-filled family entertainment.
Hand-made in Milan, Italy, the Big Top tent – 90,000 square feet of fabric supported by 500 stakes and over four miles of rope and cable – provides seating for 1,500 people. Replicating the era when all circus acts were performed under a massive tent, set-up is not an easy task. At the crack of dawn, 30 men start a seven-hour process of raising the Big Top, and, when it is time to move on, carefully repack the tent for travel to the next town.
Performers from all over the world star in this spectacular extravaganza including international circus stars, high wire & trapeze artists, jugglers & clowns, the Human Rocket, the Ultimate Motorcycle Globe of Death and much more. While many contemporary circus acts have opted for indoor venues, the smell of sawdust and sight of the huge canvas tent is a unique and irreplaceable experience. Circus Vargas captures that tradition and is spellbinding without animal performances which have become controversial. Add the melodious voice of Ringmaster Kevin Venardos singing a bit of Broadway, a splash of razzle-dazzle and the magical world of Circus Vargas is a complete entertainment extravaganza.
In addition to the thrill of circus acts, proceeds from Newark performances will benefit League of Volunteer Thanksgiving Day meal and Toys for Tots – Adopt-a-Family and Kids Holiday Party.
Thursday: 5 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Friday/Saturday: 4 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.
Monday: 7 p.m.
Sept 6 – 10
Sept 13 - 17
Tickets available at:
The Book End, 6678 Thornton Ave., Newark
LOV, 36120 Ruschin Dr., Newark
Notice from League of Volunteers (LOV):
Save $10 on Children’s General Admission and Arena Seating tickets when you purchase advance tickets from LOV or The Book End in Newark. VIP seating is available at extra cost.
General admission bleacher tickets: Adults (age 11 & up) $25; Children (age 2-10) $20
Arena chair seating tickets: Adults $35; Children $30
Families are limited to one discount coupon - good for two children.
Military, group and senior discounts are available.