Peru Circus City Festival

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With the support of the community, we are proud to host Circus City Days Festival. Come down and enjoy great food, vendors, games, rides, and much MORE! And don’t forget to see a Circus performance.

The festival runs annually the 3rd week of July from Monday through Saturday. The festival activities begin a few weeks prior with the crowning of Miss Circus City. This scholarship program has been running annually for over 60 years!

The festival culminates on Saturday with the longest-running annual Circus Parade in the world.

Circus Parade

July 20, 2024 – 10:00 AM

On the concluding Saturday of the festival, Circus City Festival hosts the only annually running circus heritage parade in the United States. Authentic circus wagons, clowns, calliopes, wild animals, floats, and bands make their way down the center streets of the town. This parade is the longest running circus parade in the country and the second largest parade in Indiana.


July 12(friday) - July 20(saturday) (All Day)(GMT-04:00)


Downtown Peru

Peru, Indiana

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Circus City Festival Inc.

In 1960, the Circus City Festival Inc. (CCFI) was formed with the objective of reawakening the area’s rich circus heritage. Dating back to the late 1800s, many of the country’s most famous circuses over-wintered a few miles southeast of Peru. That area is now home to the famous International Circus Hall of Fame.

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