Without a circus in town, audiences would have to quench their thirst for aerial thrills by watching window cleaners eating sandwiches on their lunch breaks. Take in flashier stunts with this GrouponLive deal to see the Piccadilly Circus at the Fairmount Park Race Track in Collinsville. For $28, you get a circus package for two adults and two children (up to a $67.20 value, including all fees). Doors open an hour before the show. The package includes:
- General admission for two adults, including a buy-one, get-one-free discount
- General admission for two children aged 12 or younger
Choose from the following performances:
- Wednesday, October 3, at 4:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, October 4, at 4:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.
Piccadilly Circus celebrates its 25th year of delighting family audiences around the country with its touring spectacle of suspenseful thrills and slapstick laughs. Dubbed Blast!, the two-hour extravaganza fills the 80-foot big-top tent with such death-defying acts as motorcyclists somersaulting through the air, the Ukrainian Olympic high-bar team flinging themselves skyward, and middle-aged men cutting back on their sodium intake. A menagerie of exotic animals also moseys across the arena floor with a 9,000-pound elephant balancing its leathery bulk on a 3-foot ball and a pack of Cossack riders showing off their synchronized galloping. As cirque artists, soaring aerialists, and zany clowns unpack their bags of tricks, spectators may feel pangs of regret about youthful decisions to run away from the circus and enroll in actuarial school.