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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Circus Vargas comes to San Diego, just minutes from Coronado!

Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, the circus has come to town!


The cast of this year's show during the opening number.

from: ecoronado.com

Posted by Anne Covington

February 18, 2012

Tonight was opening night for Circus Vargas, an intimate one-ring show, that will be playing under their bright blue big top tent in Balboa Park for the next ten days. You can spot the iconic circus tent right off the 5 freeway, right before the ramp for the SR 163 through Balboa Park. You may recognize the sight from the recent film, “Water for Elephants”, where the show was featured as the modern day circus at the beginning and end of the motion picture. Circus Vargas will be in the San Diego area through March 26th, and will hold additional performances in El Cajon, Mira Mesa, and Vista.


Circus Vargas in Balboa Park

This year’s 2-hour show features singing ringmaster Kevin Venardos as the master of ceremonies, comedian and daredevil Jon Weiss, the Tabares family performing on the flying trapeze, the Garcia Family on motorcycles in the Globe of Death, the Zinduna Brothers and their feats of agility and strength, and many other talented performers including a hula-hoop artist and juggler. Not in the show tonight, but coming soon, will be a tightrope act and trampoline act. Circus Vargas has been providing family entertainment since 1969, and is now owned and operated by Nelson and Katya Quiroga of Tabares Entertainment, Inc. The new 2012 production is completely animal free, and is held beneath a beautiful, hand-made circus tent from Milan, Italy that comfortably seats 1,500 spectators.

Matti Esqueda surprises an audience member during this evening's performance.
Be sure to arrive early to your performance of choice, and experience the half-hour preview show that is hosted by talented performers Jon and Laura Weiss. During this time, children of all ages can step into the circus ring and learn how to hula-hoop, juggle scarves, and balance feathers. Dance music keeps everyone bopping and the party spirit is infectious, even for those in the audience observing from afar. This is also a perfect time for photos of your family as they experience a crash course in circus skills!


Jon and Laura Weiss lead the pre-show entertainment with children and adults from the audience.


Jon Weiss dazzles the audience with his balancing act.


The Garcia Family performing the Globe of Death, with their 10 year old son, Maximus looking on


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