Come one, come all to the incredible Big Apple Circus at the National Harbor! Big Apple Circus, world renowned for its one-ring, intimate and artistic style, where no seat is more than 50 feet from the performers, is now at the National Harbor through April 1. The 40th anniversary of the circus includes a full lineup of global artists and acts and features the famous seven-person pyramid on the high wire with Nik Wallenda and The Fabulous Wallendas, as well as the daring quadruple somersault attempted on the trapeze by The Flying Tunizianis—the first time in circus history that both legendary feats are performed under the same big top.
Upon entering the circus tent and seeing the ring, you immediately notice the intimate setting. There really is not a bad seat in the house! The Big Apple Circus provides nearly 360 seating. There is only a small portion of the ring that does not have seats around it and that is for the entrance of the acts and the band. It was so neat to look around and see the magic happening all around us. One thing I have to mention is the clowns. All circuses have clowns, and the Big Apple Circus is no exception. These clowns were so silly, warm, and friendly. They were not over the top or scary at all. My 6 year old said they were the best part of the show!
The Big Apple Circus is a highly entertaining show, full of incredible jaw dropping acts and laugh out loud moments! A few of our family favorites include the glow in the dark juggling, the roller skating duo that defied gravity, and of course seeing the one and only Nik Wallenda in person walking the tight rope! Did you know that Nik Wallenda has walked the tightrope across Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon? For Nik, whose motto is #NeverGiveUp, every walk is an expression of honor to his great grandfather, the legendary Karl Wallenda who brought the family to America for The Greatest Show on Earth. Nik learned to walk the high wire at just 2 years of age while holding the hand of his mother, Delilah, who had also walked the high wire while pregnant with him. It was incredible to see the Wallenda family pull off the seven person pyramid across the high wire. You could have heard a pin drop!
A night or afternoon out to the Big Apple Circus is one you won’t soon forget! Our family absolutely loved this show. We giggled, we cheered, and we watched in awe at the amazing acts! Be sure to add a visit to the Big Apple Circus to your spring break plans! For show details and to purchase tickets, click here.The National Harbor is also offering hotel packages, water taxi packages, and discounts at select stores, see those details here.