The Circus is Coming to Downtown Delray Beach

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DELRAY BEACH, FL – On Thursday, May 17th, the recently renovated Signature Delray Beach Event Series, “On The Ave,” will have its most exciting installment to date. The Big Top “On The Ave” is free to the public and will span six blocks of Atlantic Avenue, from Swinton Ave to SE/NE Sixth Ave, from 6pm to 10pm. The exciting evening will feature a full Cirque-Style Circus and Flying Trapeze. The Rainbow Circus, based out of Miami,will have an eclectic mix of performers on each block. The interactive circus will include highflying acrobats, contortionists, aerial dancers and so much more. Trapeze Experience will have a full-scale flying trapeze on the front lawn of Old School Square for anyone to attempt. The “Open Air Gallery” contemporary art show will run the center line of Atlantic Avenue for all six blocks and the “Live the Arts” featured merchant gallery will host various Delray Beach arts programs and schools. Circus food, music, scattered street performers, a Fiat 500 car display and interactive contests will all be part of this colorful occasion. Rainbow Circus Productions provides both Cirque-style and traditional-style circus entertainment. Their troop of professional performers have worked with top circuses around the world, including both Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Brothers. Keep your eye out for the special photographer who will be strolling the Ave taking pictures of guests with circus performers for a Facebook feature. If you are interested in becoming an acrobat yourself, make sure to stop by Old School Square and take a swing on the flying trapeze. A special discounted two-hour trapeze class will be held from 4pm to 6pm at Old School Square for the first eight people to register and the trapeze will be open for single rides from 6pm to 10pm. For flying trapeze pricing information and registration call 561-279-1380. Learn more about interesting classes in the arts held all around Delray Beach by visiting the “Live the Arts” booth gallery on each block. Tucker Music Academy, Lifestyles Martial Arts, Barrel O’Monkeys Gymboree, and the Rainbow Circus will have booths with information on class registrations for the entire family. Delray Beach Playhouse will be there with information on auditions for stage productions and Peter Mark Salon will be providing feather hair extensions for attendees. For a preview of Shakespeare at the Pavilion coming May 18th through May 20th stop by the Old School Square Pavilion for “Much Ado About Nothing” performed by the Take Heed Theater Company during the event. For more information on The Big Top “On The Ave” contact Jamie Salen at 561-279-1380 ext 17 or visit www.ontheavedelraybeach.com

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