A few rain drops didn’t spoil the 2017 Peru Circus City Festival Parade. People began to gather around the route early trying to get a good view of the longest running circus parade in the United States.
Our parade is the second largest in the State of Indiana behind the Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade held each May.
This year’s parade included authentic circus wagons, clowns, calliopes and wild animals in addition to the usual floats and bands that you would expect to find in a parade.
Local political figures were on hand including Peru Mayor Gabe Greer, State Senator Randy Head and State Rep. Bill Friend.
Peru Indiana Today was there to cover the parade. Below are several pictures of this year’s edition of our annual celebration of our circus history.
One of the many highlights is watching the kids as they grab the candy parade participants pass out during the parade and seeing the many Peru residents who become circus performers each summer. Hundreds of hours go in to their practice and performances. They really put on quite a show and make our community so proud!
Congratulations to the staff and volunteers of the Circus City Festival on a successful event. We are already looking forward to next year’s Circus City Festival. Just one of the many things that makes our community special.
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