Circus Smirkus, the acclaimed international youth circus, returns to Saratoga Springs this summer, July 9 and 10, at the Saratoga Race Course on Union Avenue. Shows will be at 1 PM and 7 PM. Tickets are $20 for adults (13+) and $17 for children (2 to 12) and are available at Crafters Gallery on Broadway, at www.smirkus.org or by calling 1-877-SMIRKUS. Children younger than two are free on an adult’s lap.
More than two dozen teenaged stars bring youthful exuberance and polished skills from all parts of the country. The show is full of talent and spectacle, with aerials, acrobatics, highwire, juggling, trapeze, clowning and array of brilliant costumes. In its 25th year, Circus Smirkus is the only American youth circus to put on a full-season tour under its own big top, a 24-meter, 750-seat, one-ring tent in the European style. The Saratoga Springs shows are presented by The Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs.