The Circus Comes Back to Town

Sarasota Rejoins the Circus Universe

Historically, Sarasota, FL, has been the winter home for circuses for over 70 years, ever since Ringling Bros. was offered 150 acres of land to move there in 1927. Other circuses followed Ringling's lead, and retired performers have made the city their home, but the city did not have a circus of its own until Pedro Reis founded Circus Sarasota in 1997.

Reis is a circus veteran, having performed with Ringling Bros. and Big Apple Circus, a

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