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15 Star Starred
Circus Vargas at Balboa Park
at corner of President's Way and Park 1549 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101
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"Circus Vargas, The Big One Is Back"
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4.2 average rating
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Maria Red Velvet
40 events
11 reviews
11 stars
attended Feb 21 2011

I would have liked to know in advance that there are no animals at all. My kids were anxious to see the elephants that never came out..... Why is it called "The Big One" if its very small? the performers are good but its a lot of repetition and...continued

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The quintessential coupling of traditional acts and modern concepts, a production par excellence, Circus Vargas is sure to be one of the most enjoyable and memorable editions of Circus Vargas to date, an ingenious mélange of unparalleled artistry and comical relief…. a welcome diversion from the everyday doldrums.

The circus features an interactive pre-show 20 minutes prior, hosted by CBS’_ Amazing Race_’s Jon Weiss! Jon Weiss is front and center, welcoming the audience and inviting the children of all ages into center ring to feel what life is like under the Big Top. Join the fun with Jon guides everyone on a crash course in circus skills such as juggling, feather balancing and hula-hooping.

Circus Vargas blends an elegant display of strength, speed, grace and dexterity with an overall ambiance of humor, foolishness, and drollery! Mix in some spotlights, beautiful music, and the intimacy and excitement of the Big Top and you have the magic recipe…Circus Vargas.