Shrine Circus is coming to Alexandria June 17

There will be two performances — 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Doors will open one hour before showtime for pre-show festivities.

Shrine Circus
Asian elephants will be part of the Shrine Circus that will take place in Alexandria on Friday, June 17.
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ALEXANDRIA — The Carden International Circus will present the Shrine Circus at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Friday, June 17.

There will be two performances — 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Doors will open one hour before showtime for pre-show festivities, including performer meet and greets, animal rides and other activities.

Tickets will be available one hour before showtime at the fairgrounds, County Road 82 West. Tickets are also available at Cub Foods and Elden's Fresh Foods in Alexandria.

According to a Shrine Circus new release, thrills and excitement will fill three rings with acrobats, animals, daredevils and clowns.

This year's event features a new generation of circus performers from across the world who will be led by Ring Master "Lucky" Malatsi, according to the release. Performances will last about two hours and includes contortionists, acrobats, aerial artistry and daredevils that defy the law of physics.


The Carden herd of Asian elephants will "lead the charge as they adorn the rings demonstrating their enormous grace, intelligence and strength guided by first-generation trainer and presenter, Florin," the release said. Also, horses and camels will dance in unison and dogs will leap through the air as if they have wings, the release said.

Dancing bears and other surprises are also part of the show.

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