Have you ever been to the circus? With all of the different avenues of entertainment we now have available to us, I think the circus has, unfortunately, fallen by the wayside in terms of popularity. My limited experiences with the circus (that I remember, anyway) were the small acts that came to the Alabama National Fair when I was in high school, but I’ll always remember the sense of fantasy and wonder I felt while watching the circus acts perform. I always had fun at the shows, even if they were a tad cheesy.
Though they’ve waned in popularity, circuses are still around and still continue to draw crowds. The nostalgia of taking one’s kids’ to the circus is still an important part of our culture, and it’s a great entertainment experience the whole family can enjoy. Did you know the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, one of the oldest circus shows in America, is coming to the Legacy Arena at the end of this month? The excitement is in the air, and you can have a chance to take part in it, thanks to Chick-fil-A Birmingham and the BJCC.This Friday, January 15, from 5-8pm is Circus Family Night at the Greystone Chick-fil-A location (located at the intersection of Highway 280 and Highway 119). Enjoy a tasty meal from Chick-fil-A, watch a live performance by a Ringling Brothers Clown from 6:45-7:30pm, and stick around for a drawing for FOUR free passes to the circus! You read that right. A free performance from a Ringling Brothers Clown and an opportunity to win a family 4 pack of circus tickets that are good for any performance! You will need to be present to win, and the drawing for the free tickets will take place right after the clown performance. Can’t make it on Friday? Order your tickets online and get $10 kids tickets, with the purchase of a full price adult ticket, by using code “CFA” in the promo code box. The circus will be in town January 27-January 31, so don’t delay on ordering your tickets!Do you have any nostalgic memories of the circus?