The Circus is Coming!

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

If circuses are your family's thing, then you'll probably want to hit the latest edition of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's circus that comes to town next week.

It's called "Fully Charged" and will run at the Schottenstein Center for eight shows, beginning Thursday, May 10 and ending Sunday, May 14.

A few helpful hints:

*Tickets run from $10 up to $75, but opening night tickets (Thursday, May 10) are only $11. You can buy them online at or, or at the Schott's box office.

*Shows are Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11 at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 12, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 13, 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

*And one hour before every show, there is a free "All Access Power Up Pre-show Party" that will let you meet some of the performers (human and animal), engage in some sort of activity called "CircusFit" (we're guessing it does not involve eating all the peanuts and popcorn you can), and you can register for a chance to win a pachyderm painting created by one of Ringling Bros.' Asian elephants.