World Circus Day

Celebrate World Circus Day – April 18, 2015

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The circus mural on the Robarts Sports Arena was commissioned to welcome the return of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to Sarasota, Florida January 17, 2008.  The mural was to be temporary, as the building was slated to be replaced.  It remains as vibrant today as it was on completion seven years ago.

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Ringling is back and its headquarters are just up the road in Ellenton, Florida.

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This World Circus Day take advantage of a free day visiting the Circus Museum on the campus of the John and Mable Ringling Museum.

For those of you who may have more of an interest in the circus in Sarasota you can view some excellent photos in my posting “Sarasota’s Big Top.”