Shrine Circus is Coming to Ontario Summer 2014


Shrine Circus Ontario 2014

Run Away to the Circus for the day and be AMAZED

World Famous Shrine Circus Tour is Celebrating 251 years of tradition

Coming to Rexdale, Brampton, Woodbridge, Milton, Markham & Paris

for a total of 63 shows from June 13, till August 10, 2014.

Shrine Circus

The Shrine Circus has something for the entire family in this exciting new show including; one of the largest Cat Acts in the world with Bengal & Siberian Tigers, the TARZAN Zerbini performing Elephants, the Jioke Acrobatic Equine Riders along with the Zerbini Liberty Equestrian Horses in celebration of the Year of the Horse, astounding Trapeze, Fire & Knife Juggling, Sword Balancing, Comedy, and high flying Teeterboard, Classical Clowns and more!

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REXDALE – Woodbine Centre Fantasy Fair (Parking Lot) –  June 13 – June 22, 2014

BRAMPTON – Powerade Centre Park  – June 27 – July 6, 2014

WOODBRIDGE  – Woodbridge Fairgrounds – July 10 –  July 13, 2014

MILTON – Milton Fairgrounds – July 17 – July 20, 2014

MARKHAM – Markham Fair Grounds – July 24 – July 27, 2014

PARIS – Paris Fairgrounds – August 1 – August 4, 2014

OTTAWA – RA Centre – August 8 – August 10, 2014

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We invite you to be a part of the Zerbini Family Circus’ 251st Celebration at the Shrine Circus featuring a fresh mix of spectacular entertainment in a traditional circus setting, all under the European style Big Top. You’ll be taken into a world where you’ll see spectacular performances from around the globe; Germany, Romania, Italy, Argentina, Mexico, France, USA & Canada. Hold on to your seats and embark on a circus experience – a showcase of talent that you’ll never forget!

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About the Performers

Tarzan Zerbini Family Circus Tour with 251 Years of Circus History (1763 – 2014)

“Our Ringmaster – The voice of the Circus welcomes you”  *** Richard Curtis ***

“The largest exotic act in North America with 14 Bengal & White Siberian Tigers” *** Judith & Juergen Nerger ***

“Our hilarious Circus Clowns” *** Incredibly funny Piolita & Cast ***

“Celebrating the Year of the Horse with Zerbini Equestrian Beauty & Acrobatics”  *** Erika & Jioke Riders ***

“Fast paced manoeuvers on the Unicycles”  *** The Videla Brothers ***

“Mesmerizing Teeterboard performance by the amazing Romanians Acrobats”  *** Dragomir Troupe***

“Beauty and elegance aloft on the Trapeze”  *** Gabriela & Company ***

“Fast paced flipping, flying comedic business”  *** Geeme’s Brother’s Acrobatic Comedy Act ***

“Daring Aerial Perch Pole”  *** Dragomir Troupe***

“Pirates Fire & Knife Juggling, Sword Balancing”  *** Gabriela & Robert Zerbini ***

“The Tarzan Zerbini Performing Elephants”  *** Erika Zerbini ***

Shrine Circus Ontario 2014The Zerbini Family

Since their humble family started in Paris France in 1763, the Zerbini’s have travelled the world sharing their talents with circus audiences on three continents.  As part of their commitment to the responsible and economically viable preservation of rare, endangered and exotic animals, Tarzan’s daughter, Patti and her husband own and operate an exotic animal sanctuary near Gainesville, Florida; (


The Annual Shrine Circus is one of the largest fraternal events sponsored by the Shriners. The Shrine Circus provides a quality fun filled family experience with proceeds going to great causes – the good work of Shriners in your community. Kids Up Front is also the designated agency giving deserving children an opportunity to come and see the show. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Run away with the Circus for the Night


Look up….look wayyyy up!  Yep, that’s the Big Top which means the Shrine Circus is in town!!

We were invited to attend the opening night of the circus last weekend and of course we were thrilled and to say the kids were super excited would have been an understatement.  From the moment we could see the Big Top in the distance, the kids didn’t stop smiling!


Before the show started we were given a special behind the scenes tour of the Big Top and to see the animals getting all prepped for their big performances.  Now I know most of us wouldn’t want an audience when we’re having our shower but thankfully the elephant didn’t mind us watching him get his spray down before the show. It was the coolest thing to watch as the elephant completely cooperated during the process and even helped out by lifting his foot to be washed.  It was so cute to watch the elephant interact with the circus employees as he would playfully poke them with his trunk. We also got to watch the tigers (from afar) resting up for the show and the horses looking beautiful.  The best part of the behind the scenes look was to hear about how well all the animals are cared for.

Ringmaster Richard Curtis

Once we grabbed our hot dogs, snow cones and caramel corn and took our seats we were greeted in song by the charismatic Ringmaster, Richard Curtis.  Richard was an awesome ringmaster that kept the crowd engaged with his booming voice, good looks (for the ladies) and all around enthusiasm.  You could tell he loves his job!

Tigers, Trapeze and Elephants…Oh My! 

Here we gooooo! Now I don’t want to give away the entire show as I feel you need to experience this amazement for yourself but i’ll give you a little peek into some  of what you can expect under the Big Top through pictures!  Get ready for amazing animals, feet juggling, heart stopping stunts and SO much more.  Watching these performers you will be dazzled by their strength, courage, love for the Circus and the overwhelming feeling of family!

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Get your Tickets Now

Grab your family and head to see this classic circus for a night of fun you won’t soon forget!  Oh and did I mention YOU can ride an elephant?  Right before the show starts and during the intermission you can take a ride on the back of an elephant! How cool is that?!  So don’t forget to bring money for the reasonably priced food, face painting, elephant rides and fun light up toys for the kids!  Most all, get ready for some family FUN!

Use the coupon code “FUN” and get your general admission tickets 50% off, 2 for the price of 1!! An amazing deal for an AMAZING show!

Show Dates

June 21-July 1 2013                Rexdale – Woodbine Centre Parking Lot

July 5 – July 14 2013               Brampton – Powerade Centre Park

July 18 – July 21 2013             Vaughan – Interchange Parking Lot

July 25 – July 28 2013            Oakville –  Entertainment Centrum Parking Lot

August 2 – August 5 2013       Markham – Markham Fair Grounds

August 9 – August 11 2013      Ottawa – RA Centre Parking Lot


The Shrine Circus can’t wait to entertain your family!

Weekend Fun Guide (June 21-23 2013)


Well it is officially summer and there is only one more week of school until Summer Vacation begins!  Who’s excited?  Whether you’re renting a cottage or hitting a Water Park always be sure to check out our Weekend Fun Guide as we have you covered across Ontario.  This weekend you can take in a Ribfest, enjoy a multicultural Festival, indulge at a Strawberry Festival or enjoy one of the other fun things listed below. Whatever you plan, have a great first weekend of Summer 2013!

The Circus is Coming to Town!!  


Starting in Rexdale on June 21st, the Shrine Circus will be making stops in Ontario and Quebec to bring the fun of the circus to families!  Check out all the information here


Thinking about taking in a movie with the family this weekend?  Check out what’s playing on Saturday mornings at Cineplex theatres for their Family Favourites.  At 11:00am you can watch a movie for only $2.50!  You can also load the family into the car and head to a drive-in near you for some family fun!

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Visit a a Farmer’s Market near you this weekend to get some super fresh local produce and support the Farmers of Ontario.

Around Town this Weekend…

Blue Mountains

Salsa at Blue – A FREE family street party transforms the Village into a showcase of Latin Life with pulsating music, passionate dancing and lessons, fiery foods, kids soccer entertainment, sizzling night life & FIREWORKS! Don’t miss the New Friday night Party and the LIVE Soccer airing of Saturdays Italy vs. Brazil game!


Bronte Creek Family Fun Day @ Courtcliffe Park – Join Trout Unlimited Canada creekside to learn all about the critters that call Bronte Creek home!! Free! Fun, prizes! All welcome!


Huron’s Multicultural Festival – Stage performances by Japanese, First Nations & Brazilian percussion troupes. Ojibway Storyteller Aaron Bell, International out-door games, indigenous crafts and opportunity to sample culinary delicacies & beverages from around the world. Programming features music & dance from around the world geared to appeal to a broad range of age groups and activity levels.


International Food Fest – London International Food Festival is the host to an array of savoury dishes from around the globe. Partake in games, food and fun in this annual London, Ontario event.


Strawberry Summerfest – Events include a Kid Zone, music and entertainment, movie night and Show n’ Shine. There will also be a soccer tournament, baseball tournament, Sunday church service at the Community Centre and breakfast served at the Legion.


Agricultural Fair Weekend – Celebrating 125 years the Maxville Fair is a 4 day event. Features cattle, horse and horticultural events as well as shows and entertainment. Food available on site, Concert on Sat. June 22 features Emerson Drive.


Strawberry Festival –  Come out and try everything strawberry until your hearts desire.  Enjoy the fun of this event at the Milton Fairground on Saturday June 22 with entertainment, fun for the kids, vendors and of course lots and lots of fresh strawberries!

Niagara Falls

Fireworks over the Falls – Canada’s longest-running fireworks series is underway with fireworks every Friday, Sunday, and holiday until September 1, preceded by the popular Coca Cola Concert Series on the Victoria Park Stage. The best views are in Queen Victoria Park overlooking Niagara Falls.


Oakville Family Ribfest – The Second Annual Oakville Family Ribfest is a fabulous summer event combining world famous ‘ribbers’, food vendors, great music, a kids’ Play Zone, Sport Zone, artisans and more. Summer fun for all ages.

Kerr Village Summer Celebration – Kerr Village presents the Carousel of Nations for the sixth year running. Part summerfest. Part multi-cultural festival. Total family fun. Pavilions from “around the world” showcase traditional arts and crafts, singing and dancing, and ethnic cuisine. Adults and children will enjoy live musical performances throughout the day. Don’t miss The KidsZone. Free admission.


TD Ottawa Jazz Festival – Nestled in the heart of beautiful downtown Ottawa, scores of music fans travel to enjoy the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, featuring some of the jazz worlds most renowned and cutting-edge musicians.

Dragon Boat Festival – Come out and enjoy North America’s largest Dragon Boat Festival.  The festival will include: Multicultural performances including live music, cultural presentations, and ceremonial activities, Roving entertainment, Children’s area featuring award winning family entertainment, Beer Garden, Food Vendors featuring international cuisine and summer desserts, Exhibitions and shopping opportunities.

Ribfest on Sparks Street Teams from Canada and the United States will competing for the top rank of best rib choice, best rib sauce, best chicken choice and best chicken sauce.


PoultryFest – Don’t miss the 14th annual PoultryFest celebration on June 22nd 2013! It’s going to be buckets of fun! Admission is free so join us for a jam packed day of food and frolic in Smithville.  You’ll be entertained all day with shows, competitions, historical and educational displays, kid’s activities and lots to eat!!


Strawberry Spectacular – Enjoy entertainment, beef on a bun, water and …. of course….strawberrries and ice-cream. Join us and take a tour of the past, you’ll have a blast. A great value for the entire family.  Great Value…Great Day!


Blues and Ribfest – A three day summer festival featuring live blues music, world-class ribs, a  variety of quality non-rib food options,  and a beer garden for our Blues/Rib-loving friends 18 and over.


Hometown Turkey Festival – Say yes to Turkeyfest!  Have fun on the midway, enjoy vendor alley, entertainment, the car show and  hot air balloon rides and be sure to check out all the contests and competitions .  Oh, and don’t forget the turkey dinner!!


Art of Eating Festival – The Art of Eating Food & Wine Festival is a celebration of food, wine, beer and entertainment in this beautiful waterfront setting nestled on Lake St Clair in Tecumseh, Ontario. Come and join us as we enjoy the art of eating with food, award-winning wines, beer and great music! Must be 19 years or older.

Family FunFest – Funfest takes place at Memorial Park in Tilbury, with a special downtown kickoff Friday from 3 p.m.-7 p.m.  There will be a Petting zoo, Zero Gravity Circus, WWII military display, hypnotist Fernandez, kids crafts, puppet show and midway rides, games and live entertainment.
Chi-Cheemaun Festival – Come on out for a great weekend of fun, games, BBQ’s and more in Tobermory to celebrate the Chi-Cheemaun.

Redpath Waterfront Festival – Toronto’s unique urban waterfront will be the best place to get on board and tour the international fleet of majestic ships that will grace our inner harbour. Enjoy the music, food, dance and a host of other great activities for adults, kids, families, and lovers of all things nautical, that will be part of the celebrations next year.

Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival – The 25th Tim Hortons® Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival promises a two-day fun-filled event that brings sports, team spirit and community spirit to Toronto Centre Island

TD Toronto Jazz Festival – When the Festival kicks off this summer from June 20 – 29, 2013, more than 500,000 music lovers will be entertained as 1,500 musicians take over the city performing 350+ concerts in just 10 days. From the young lions to the legends to undiscovered gems, the Festival is yours to discover. Let the music be your playground this summer.

Wasaga Beach

Wasaga Beach Fest – Once again the Wasaga Beach Fest marks the official start of summer and ignites the area’s biggest beach party.  The festivities start at noon each day with a guarantee to get your body moving and your heart racing.  And there’s something for everyone.  The festival also features a variety of food and a children’s amusement area against a backdrop of a sandy beach and the hot sun for all to enjoy at the Wasaga Beach Fest.


Summer Fest – Summer Fest is the annual event in Windsor, ON downtown that signifies the start of summer. This year’s dates are June 13 – July 1. Highlights include the Tug Boat Race on June 22, The Rediscover the Riverfront by bike on June 23, Summer Fest Riverfront Fireworks Party June 24, the Summer Fest Weekend Concert Series June 16,23 and July 1, World’s Finest Shows Midways, and it all Wraps up July 1 with the spectacular Canada Day Parade, Giant 5000 Piece Cake and The Symphony of Sound and Light

The Circus is Coming to Town

The Big Top is going up because the Shrine Circus is coming to town!


Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages we welcome you under the Big Top to see the largest exotic cat act in the world plus the TARZAN Zerbini Performing Elephants, Trapeze & Aerial Artistry, Jugglers, Unicycles, High Flying Acrobatics, Cavorting Clowns, the Incredible Circus Wheel and much more! And we want YOU to WIN Tickets  to take your family for some fun!


Get your tickets

Use the coupon code “FUN” and get your general admission tickets 50% off, 2 for the price of 1!! An amazing deal for an AMAZING show!


Show Dates

June 21-July 1 2013                Rexdale – Woodbine Centre Parking Lot

July 5 – July 14 2013               Brampton – Powerade Centre Park

July 18 – July 21 2013             Vaughan – Interchange Parking Lot

July 25 – July 28 2013            Oakville –  Entertainment Centrum Parking Lot

August 2 – August 5 2013       Markham – Markham Fair Grounds

August 9 – August 11 2013      Ottawa – RA Centre Parking Lot


Join the Twitter Party on Tuesday June 18th from 8-9pm ET for a chance to WIN one of ten family passes for 4 to see The Shrine Circus LIVE in a city near you.  You can also enter to WIN the GRAND PRIZE (valued at $4,000.00)… a family trip for 4 to the Elephant Sanctuary, Two Tails Ranch (All AboutElephants), in Williston Florida!! RSVP to the party HERE and enter now to WIN a trip to the one of a kind Elephant Sanctuary.