National Circus Festival of Ireland
We are back, bigger than ever for our 18th Birthday! It’s everyone’s favourite weekend – the National Circus Festival of Ireland!
From the 14th – 17th of November we will be lighting up the town of Tralee, showcasing the world of contemporary circus to our beloved audiences. Join us for world renowned shows, Irish premieres, adult and children workshops, pop up performances around the town, shows every night at the Festival Club.
The ever popular Circus Siamsa shows on Saturday will blow your minds, and our festival parade winding its way through the streets of Tralee will make your Sunday.
We cannot wait for the people of Kerry to release their inner clown, run away with the circus and join in this epic celebration of circus Kerry style!
Circus Siamsa - Sat 16th Nov at 2pm and 5.30pm
At the heart of the festival is Circus Siamsa, a variety show, held each year in Siamsa Tíre.
It’s a family show but not just for kids!
This show is a highlight of the cultural year of Kerry and not to be missed! “It’s circus Jim but not as we know it.”
Festival Parade - Sun 17th Nov at 3pm
It’s that time of year again!
For Sunday the 17th of November, we’re looking for the people of Tralee to release their inner clown and join us as we take to the crowds for our festival parade for all to join in and experience, both young and old!
Dress up as your favourite circus act and get ready to somersault down the streets and bring your sparkle, your tassels, your stilts and your wearable quilts and bewilder all who catch the street show.
Leaving from Moyderwell Hall Sunday 17th at 3pm leading to The Town Square.
Parade like you mean it!