Yaarab Shrine Circus


The circus is coming to town, and it happens to be the biggest Shrine Circus in North America. Don’t miss the opportunity to see all-new top circus acts from around the world with clowns, bears, elephants, horses, motorcycles, acrobats, and daredevil acts. Plus, enjoy a giant Carnival midway featuring over 40 rides and attractions.

Yaarab Shrine Big Top CircusOf course, you can expect lots of good food, like pizza, funnel cakes, ice cream, corndogs, cotton candy, candy apples, fluffy fries, hamburgers, hotdogs, cheese steaks, elephant ears, Polish sausage, Italian sausage, barbeque, home fries, fried Oreos, roasted corn, snow cones, apple dumplings and more.

The Big Top rises at Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta.

The circus begins on May 17, 2014 and ends on May 26, 2014.

2014 Circus Schedule – Schedules And Prices Subject To Change

Friday, May 16, 2014
Midway Opens at 5PM
NO circus performances on this evening – RIDES ONLY
Miss Shrine Circus Beauty Pageant

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Midway Opens at 10AM
Circus Shows – 11AM, 1PM, 4PM & 7PM
Circus Parade – 3PM

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Midway Opens at Noon
Circus Shows – 1PM, 4:30PM & 7:30PM
Circus Parade – 3PM

Monday, May 19, 2014
Midway Opens at 5PM
Circus Parade – 6PM
Circus Shows – 11 AM; 7 PM

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Midway Opens at 5PM
Circus Parade – 6PM
Circus Shows – 7 PM

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Midway Opens at 5PM
Circus Parade – 6PM
Circus Shows – 11AM, 7 PM

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Midway Opens at 5PM
Circus Parade – 6PM
Circus Shows – 7 PM

Friday, May 23, 2014
Midway Opens at 5PM
Circus Parade – 6PM
Circus Shows – 11 AM, 7 PM

Saturday, May 24, 2014
Midway Opens at 10AM
Circus Shows – 11AM, 1PM, 4PM & 7PM
Circus Parade – 3PM

Sunday, May 25, 2014
Midway Opens at Noon
Circus Shows – Final Circus Performances: 1PM, 4PM & 7PM
Circus Parade – 3PM

Monday, May 26, 2014
Midway Opens at 10AM
Circus Shows – 11AM, 1PM & 4PM
Circus Parade – 3PM

Tickets are available at the gate.
Adults: $10
Children 6-11 $6
Children 36″ and under are free

Jim R. Miller Park
2245 Callaway Road
Marietta GA

For more information, please call (404) 872-5818 or visit http://www.yaarabshrine.net/shrine_circus/index.html.


  1. Holley Jordan says

    I came to the circus last year and brought a group of school kids (for the morning show). It was amazing, and we loved it! We are still talking about all the fun we had! Is it possible to bring a group of kids again this year?

      • Ronald says

        A waste of time and money. They charge you for the midway because of low turn out. It was not like that in the past. It’s not worth $10 to get in and walk around. It’s boring that’s why no one is there. Don’t waste your time and money. Go to six flags; you”ll spend the same money.

    • Koreykay says

      No animal should be used for human entertainment purposes. It is completely unnatural for an 8,000 lb elephant to do these “tricks” and stand on ball or pedestal. Further, this circus has dozens and dozens of citations from the Animal Welfare Act and the US Dept of Agriculture due to their ongoing failures to comply with basic animal care. The naturally wild animals used in these acts are chained for hours a day where in the wild, they would naturally roam up to 50 miles/day. Trainers use bullhooks, whips, and electric prods to dominate the animal. Wild animals do not respond like a cat or dog to positive reinforcement (eg treats). It is widely proven that children that witness these cruel events to animals have emotional distress when they get older. Please do not teach your children that it’s okay to be cruel to animals.

      • Vickie Boudreau says

        Get a life! This is a time honored tradition and the animals are better taken care of than most peoples kids! Plus the money goes to charity!

        • Dave says

          Did you seriously just respond to someone calling out animal cruelty by telling them to “Get a life?”

          Do you think shipping a Bengal tiger around the country, year after year, in a crate on the back of a tractor-trailer is something to take pride in?

          If you leave a 20 pound dog in your car at Walmart in June, you might go to jail. So why would you think it’s okay to abuse a 2000 pound elephant?

          To fund a children’s hospital, the Shriners hire a bunch of carnies to run their traveling band of low-lifes who come into our town, create zero jobs, lie to us and overcharge us.

          To fund a children’s hospital, the Shriners trap some of the most majestic animals on earth, stuff them in a 10×10 crate, completely strip them of their dignity, terrorize them day after day with Tasers, until they die – sometimes 20 or 30 agonizing years later.

          To fund a hospital. Do you not see this as just a little bit hypocritical?

          Man up and create a new tradition that your family might actually be proud to be associated with. Or at the very least, send a strong message to the Shriners to leave the animals out of the circus.

          BTW, I’m most definitely NOT some granola-eating animal rights nut. I’m just a regular family guy who loves his dog enough to do a little research into circuses. What I found shocked me beyond belief.

        • Diana says

          Slavery, segragation, and women not being allowed to vote, were also once time-honored traditions, Vickie.

          Animal abuse in the name of ‘entertainment’ is not ok, even if it does fund a noble cause. Carry on the circus without the animals.

      • non treehugger says

        Hug a tree lady, that elephant can’t get a hunters bullet at the circus, I bet you have duct tape shoes and eat bark. Your what’s wrong with America. You probably think that elephant should have a ssn, obamacare, and a pension.. wacko! That ELELPHANT is saving CHILDRENS lives, go save a pine tree

  2. Marilyn Sawyer says

    Where can you buy tickets in advance for the 7.00 adult price? I need 4 adults and I have 2 under 5 that according to this site will get in free. On ticket masters it says kids are 7.00 and adults are 10.00. So what I did on there was to go ahead and select the 4 adult tickets at 10.00 each, figuring the 2 little ones will get in free…My total comes up 4 adult tickets to be 51.00 where they put an 11.00 service charge on the already 3.00 more each ticket price. What is up with that…I can go to the gate and pay 28.00 or go online and pay 51.00? That is crazy! There must be somewhere you can go and pay the 7.00 or even the 10.00 but anymore then that is nuts for a 7.00 ticket.

    • says

      Hi Marilyn,
      We spoke to the event organizers and found that the adult ticket price for 2010 went up to $10. Tickets are available online through TicketWeb.com, and we added a link to that site in the main article. For more information, please call (404) 872-5818.

      • Barbara says

        For the past 3 years we’ve gotten in free with coke cans. Is that deal happening again this year? That’s really the only way our family of 7 can afford to see the circus. Then we give each child 1-2 rides.
        Thanks! Keeping my fingers crossed.

  3. judy williams says

    Took the granddaughter last year. She loved the circus but couldn’t ride any rides due to height restrictions. Are their restrictions this year as well?

  4. Carly says

    Hi there! I have free tickets (given by my husbands work) to get into the circus. Is the $20 dollars for all you can ride per person? I have 5 kids and that could be very pricey! lol :) Thanks, Carly

    • says

      Hi Carly,

      Yes, $20 for all you can ride was per person, but it looks like that promotion ended today. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – the last three days of the circus – you simply pay for the rides you want to ride. If you need more info, you can contact the event organizers at (404) 872-5818.

  5. D. Steed says

    I would like to bring a group of special needs students to the Circus in April. Are there discount prices for school groups?
    Thank you!
    Denice Steed

  6. Jeanette says

    Are the rides 1 ticket each or are they diff. depending on ride? I am just trying to figure out what pass to purchase.


  7. Jennifer says

    What are the height restrictions for the rides? I would like to buy an unlimited ride package, but would like to know if my 3 year old will be able to go on any of the rides.


  8. jennifer says

    I will like to take my daughter May 5th. will the unlimited rides price still be available at that time???

  9. shelley says

    its 10 dollars to get in?! what if i just want to ride the rides and skip the circus show? thats ridiculous. my mom & i used to love to come in and walk around and just see things. but im not payin 10 bucks to do that.

  10. Corey Hardin says

    I am one of the Shrine clowns and I may be able to still get some Golden tickets for anyone interested. The tickets are $25.00 and include admission to the park and circus for two people and two wristbands for unlimited rides. Please contact me if interested and I will see if we still have them available. Thanks, RiverBum (Corey Hardin@art.net)

    • Brooke says

      Hey Corey, I’m interested in the Golden Tickets if any are still available, I tried to email you, but it wouldn’t let me.
      Thank you, Brooke

    • Julia says

      Hello, Do you still have these tickets available? I would be interested in getting the package deal.

  11. rhonda says

    I have always loved going. Now I have children they love it to. I have even worked on the midway a couple times.

  12. Laura says

    It says on the site you can get discount coupons at all metro Atlanta Walgreens stores…I have now called 6 stores who said they have never had them…what is the deal with that?????

  13. crystal says

    I would just like to know if I.can.still get unlimited rides fore tomorrow the 29th and if they offer anything for active duty military?? No.Walgreen stores seem to know.anything about selling tickets

  14. Michelle says

    Does anyone know what time the midwya rides open today (Sunday). I see circus times, but not rides.

  15. Kaci M. says

    We’ve never been to this circus. What do you reccomend for us? Are all rides 36” or taller, or do they range of how dangerous they are?

    • says

      Hi Kaci,
      We would recommend arriving an hour or two before the circus show so you can enjoy some food and games. Most, if not all rides have a height/safety requirement, but there are many other things to do and see. The circus seating is general admission so line up early for the best seats. Hope you have fun!

  16. Kristina says

    Hi, I have two children ages 4 and 2. We are planning to go to the circus this weekend but I’m not sure we will have the extra cash to go. I know this site says that children 36” and under are free but my fiance and I would need to purchase tickets for ourselves. Is there any way for us to purchase tickets at a discounted price so that my children will have a chance to see the cirucs? Also my son (the 4 yr old) I believe he will be tall enough to ride some rides, is there any way I can purchase tickets for the rides at a discounted price as well? Any information would be very much appreciated!

    Thanks so much :)

  17. Ashley Kennelly says

    Hi, I am going to go today and I was wanting to know how long it will be open. Just till 7pm or is that just for the circus show?

  18. barry cowan says

    hey yall im sportster the clown im the football clown,or racecar driver or baseball clown,whatever i might decide each day!!!i look forward to seeing each and every one of you!!!come up and give me a high five,i might just give you a trading card…lets have alot of fun this year ….look forward to it.

  19. Tameka says


    This would be my family’s first time coming to this event. We have 2 yr old and 4 yr old children. Besides the circus, are there any rides or attractions that they can enjoy as well?


  20. samantha says

    When you purchase generwl admission is the circus included.in that? Or is it an addition fee??

  21. Cathy Lowe says

    Just to let everyone know that the Shriner’s Circus and Fair this year was well worth the trip. Excellent rides, circus, food and people. Thank you to every Shriner out there for making the world a better place to be. God bless each and everyone of you. See you next year!

  22. Shilpi says

    Hi, I would like to know about the rides.. Are they Scary? I would like to go with my 2yr old daughter, her height is 35″.. Is it safe to go.. Will she be able to enjoy..

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