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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 Friday, May 18, 2018 and ends on Monday (Memorial Day) May 28, 2018.

Adults: $7
Children 10 & under are free
Veterans get free admission on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018

Ride Tickets:
1 ticket $1.25
22 tickets $20
Unlimited rides passes are available for $18/day Monday through Thursday (May 21-24), and $20/day Fridays through Sundays (& Memorial Day)


Jim R. Miller Park
2245 Callaway Road
Marietta GA

For more information, please call (404) 872-5818 or visit yaarabshrine.net/yaarab-shrine-circus.html



  1. 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?

      • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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!

        • 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.

          • Way to go Dave!!! Can’t believe these remarks from some people that the animals are treated well. How do you think they get a huge elephant to balance itself on a ball!! Open your eyes people it is torture to animals 100 percent!! Look what Ringling did and they finally got rid of animal shows because people were so shocked at the cruel treatment the animals experienced!! Well the Shriners better wake up as people are going to stop giving to them if they support this!! Just send the money in that you pay to see this to hospitals to help children!! You don’t need to see animal perform that aren’t meant to perform in such hideous way!! Teach your children not to support such abuse and send your ticket money into hospitals direct not through them that take most of it to support the circus!!

        • 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.

      • 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. 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.

    • 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.

      • 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. 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. 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

    • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

  9. 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)

  10. Please double check directions before heading to this event! Windy Hill Road no longer deadends at Austell road.

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

  12. 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. 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. 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?

    • 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!

  15. 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 🙂

  16. 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?

  17. 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.

  18. Hello!

    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?


  19. 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!

  20. 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..

  21. I too am wondering what time the fair grounds for midway will close…I know you can go back to rides after the circus…but until what time?


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