Special thanks to Alpharetta GA CVB for providing tickets for this Big Apple Circus review. All opinions are my own.
With two young kids, we’re always looking for family entertainment on the weekends. It’s nice to have an event to look forward to all week and a way to bond as a family. Living near Alpharetta, Georgia gives our family the opportunity to see world-class entertainment without traveling far. When I read that Big Apple Circus was coming to Alpharetta, I immediately jumped on the opportunity to take our family. It was my son’s first-time at the circus and I was looking forward to making some new memories together.
Big Apple Circus Review: Something for the Whole Family
The show, which lasts a little over two hours with an intermission, offers a variety of entertainment. The circus acts range from the awe-inspiring contortionist to majestic horses that the kids loved. My usually squirmy four-year-old son was immediately engaged and watched very carefully. They have a live band that accompanies each act and the Ringmaster kept the audience entertained between acts.
One of my favorite acts was the daredevil rollerskating act. It combines the world of art, dance and acrobatic skills as they skate in fast circles, on a small platform, while performing outrageous feats of strength. I can’t fully describe the awesome artistry of their act – it’s definitely something you have to experience.
The finale includes the legendary Flying Wallenda family. Nik Wallenda, who is a 7th generation family member, holds 10 world records for his high wire skills. The act included his wife as they led the their team, across the high wire, in a 7-person pyramid. The whole tent was quiet in anticipation as they bravely balanced.
Unlike their competition, the show is very kid-friendly. I think the entertainment is definitely worth the price tag. It’s hard to find wholesome family entertainment – especially local to us.
Big Apple Circus Review: Available Extras
Concession-style food is available under the big tent that includes: hot dogs, popcorn, sodas, candy and nachos. Kids souvenirs are also available for purchase. Our family opted for a souvenir photo with Frankie, the pony, as a long-lasting memory.
Parking is a $5 fee and port-a-potties are available onsite. Don’t worry about your seat selection during your ticket purchase, there isn’t a bad seat in the tent. In my opinion, sitting further back allows you to have a better view of the acts that happen above the audience.
What: Big Apple Circus
Where: Verizon Ampitheatre Lot A in Alpharetta, GA
When: Playing NOW – February 25th
- $25 Individual tickets – $109 VIP Ringside tickets
- Circus of the Senses Performance will be held on Wednesday, January 31 at 10:30 a.m.
- Embracing Autism Performance will be held on Saturday, February 3 at 11:00 a.m.
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