The 73rd Annual Shrine Circus


The world of acrobatics and death-defying motorcycles inside a round steel cage are only a taste of what the Shrine Circus has to offer

This year coming for its 73rd annual performance, we’re excited to announce that the Shrine Circus will be returning to Mesa County Fairgrounds on Friday, June 1st & Saturday, June 2nd. Showtimes will happen at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm on both days.

In years past the Shrine Circus has brought exotic animals like elephants and tigers, as well as amazing acrobatics and death-defying stunts that one would have to travel hundreds of miles to see anywhere else. They are very open about how well they treat their animals, going in depth on how their elephants receive weekly manicures and how all animals have extremely strict and healthy diet plans. Their animals are considered family and treated with the utmost respect and admiration.

The two-day event showcases the classic circus experience that has brought in crowds for generations. This event is the perfect show for families of any size and with reasonable ticket prices, they are sure to go fast. With the show being in its 73rd annual performance in the Grand Valley, it has become part of our tradition here.

Adult tickets are currently $15 while children (6-12)  are $8. Tickets at the gate will be $20 for adults and $10 for children. Children 5 and under are free. Tickets are available now and can be purchased online at, in person at the Avalon Theatre Box Office (located at the corner of 7th & Main Street in Downtown Grand Junction) Mon-Sat between noon and 8pm or over the phone by calling 970-614-8497.