Midnight Circus is back for our 13th year of Bringing Circus to the People!
We are excited to return to many of our past parks, as well as welcoming three new parks to the 2019 Tour – Jefferson, Foster and Mozart!
Jefferson Park is located right in the heart of its community on the Northwest side of Chicago. It has multiple sport fields on nearly eight acres, and hosts the rehearsal space for the all-volunteer Citywide Orchestra. The park also offers piano, violin, and cello lessons. Across the way is the Ed Paschke Art Center which houses the Chicago native’s work and serves as an exhibit space for other artists.
Foster Park is situated in the Auburn Gresham community. It is named after Frank Foster who was a pioneer in developing public parks. He is credited with starting the nation’s first field houses which offered recreational programs, English lessons, the city’s first branch libraries, and more. President Teddy Roosevelt declared Foster’s park concepts as “the most important civic achievement in any American City.” Today, the park sits on 23 acres with fields, two gymnasiums, and a field house which offers after school and other programs.
Mozart Park is named after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Though not a Chicago native, the decision to name the park after the Austrian composer came from the popular vote of Chicago school children in 1915. Nestled in the Logan Square community, the park has over five acres suited for a number of activities and offers programs for preschoolers up to senior citizens. In the Summer, Mozart Park is known for showing Spanish-language outdoor films as part of the Movies in the Parks series.
Our 2019 Circus in the Parks Tour includes 36 shows across 9 parks, with many more partnering parks joining in — featuring world-class performers from all over the globe, and of course, some from right here in Chicago! Check out the full schedule below and plan to see Midnight Circus at your neighborhood park! Tickets go on sale July 1st.
Midnight Circus is thrilled to once again be part of Chicago Parks District’s Night Out in The Parks! Every year NOITP brings more than 2,000 events to neighborhood parks all across Chicago. Be sure to check out all of the events happening at your neighborhood park!
Want to see your business/company featured in our 2019 Program Book? Ad space is available now! Midnight Circus seats 550+ audience members per show, which means great visibility for you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
We are excited to celebrate 13 years of community building, fundraising, and world class circus. We look forward to seeing you and your family under the Little Big Top at a park near you!