The Circus Comes To Town

Circus-1Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is celebrating the Chinese Year of the Dragon by bringing its own magical creatures to Lexington’s Rupp Arena for six performances Sept. 6-8.

Circus performers from the farthest reaches of the earth will assemble for “Ringling Bros. Presents DRAGONS” to showcase astounding acts of bravery and athleticism.

Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson presides over a tournament of circus champions that brings together mystic dragon lore with authentic circus feats.

Families will enjoy one circus act after another, including Shaolin Kung Fu Warriors, Cossack riders, Asian elephants, fierce tigers and the frenzied Globe of Steel.

The fun begins an hour before the show with the interactive All Access Pre-show, which is free with your ticket.

Families can learn juggling and balancing skills, get performer autographs, see one of the Asian elephants paint a one-of-a-kind masterpiece and meet the Ringling Bros. Clowns.

Tickets start at $15 and are available through Ticketmaster and the Rupp Arena Box Office. Info: (800) 745-3000 or visit