If you love going to the circus, then you'll definitely have to check out this very unique experience floating on a major river in Illinois.

Experiencing The Circus In Illinois

I love the circus. I grew up going to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the old Chicago Stadium in the Windy City. My favorite was watching the world-famous animal trainer, Gunther Gebel-Williams. As I got older and had my own family, I started taking them to see the circus. Of course, they loved it too. It's been a while since I've gone to the circus but I'm always looking for a special experience and I think I found it.

World-Famous River Circus Is Coming To Illinois

I believe this is the most unique circus experience that I've ever heard of. It's a river circus where the performers do the show on a raft while floating on water. Now, that's got my attention. The event is free for the audience to enjoy. That's even better. Plus, it will be sailing its way down to Illinois.

FLOTSAM River Circus Is Coming To Illinois

The tour will happen on the Mississippi River. This group will start in Minneapolis on August 4th and end on September 10th in St. Louis. Their performances will be covering five states which includes thirty free shows. Each event is about an hour long. Donations are accepted. Illinois tour stops Include August 21st in Savanna, September 2nd in Quincy, September 6th in Grafton, and September 7th in Alton. For tour info, HERE.

According to rivercircus.com,

 FLOTSAM! is a troupe of musicians, circus performers and puppeteers traveling on a handmade ramshackle raft, giving free performances in towns along the way.


During the tour, the raft is our mode of transit, our home, and our stage.

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