Your town. Your kids. Your circus.
Our first 25 years have literally flown right by. We're planning an entire year of celebrations to commemorate a quarter-century of being your hometown circus, and we're so excited to have you along for the ride.
Our 2019-2020 schedule brings our 25th anniversary celebration to life. Join us as we celebrate a quarter-century of circus excellence and youth development:
25th anniversary year kickoff party + World Circus Day celebration: April 13, 2019
Enjoy thrilling performances throughout the evening, live music, face painting, food trucks, and more. Experience the circus in person on real circus equipment with the help of skilled coaches.
Spring show 2019: BON APPÉTIT! : April 24 through May 4
Our annual spring shows highlight the skills learned by students of all ages. It’s the time of year when beginning- and intermediate-level performers have a chance to showcase their skills to friends and family. This year, we’re serving up a delectable buffet of artistic delights honoring all things culinary in our 18th Annual Spring Celebration Performances, Bon Appétit!
Summer show 2019: TWISTED: July 26 through August 11
Something is amiss in the Black Forest…The fairy tale world is thrown for a loop when sorceress Baba Yaga and her sisters brew up a devilish plan to tangle the traditional tales and sow the seeds of epic chaos, forcing beloved fairy tale characters to band together and strive to set their stories straight. Join the story as we share the depths and heights of contemporary circus performance in these sell-out shows.
L’homme Cirque – David Dimitri Presents His One-Man Circus: September 8 through 22
This is BIG! We’re welcoming David Dimitri’s one-man show, One-Man Circus / L’homme Cirque to the CJ campus. David will be performing in his own touring circus tent, which will be raised next to our very own big top. A sparkling presentation of nouveau cirque, both intimate and compelling, this is a show you’re not going to want to miss. Check out this video of David in action!
Circus Juventas Annual Gala: November 2, 2019
One of our most exciting events of the year is our annual gala, an evening pairing amazing student performances with a three-course meal, live and silent auctions, a raffle, and more. The glitz and glam of this event will be even more special as we celebrate this momentous year!
World Circus Day 2020: May 9, 2020, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
We’re culminating our year of celebration with a bit-top open house for all ages. Our community will have the chance to play on circus equipment, enjoy breathtaking performances, and more! Think food trucks, face painting, and local vendors! After 25 years of our community supporting our nonprofit mission, this is our gift back to all of you as we observe the 11th annual World Circus Day.