Come One, Come All to Mercer Island Preschool Association's 57th annual Circus!!


Join us April 27th from 10am-2pm at the Islander Middle School for a day of games and fun! MIPA members get EXCLUSIVE access for MIPA MAGIC HOUR from 9-10am. Enjoy the entertainment and games with your kids, and then grab a bite to eat at the food trucks. This will be an indoor and outdoor event, weather permitting. We can't wait to clown around with you!


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What Circus is all about:



Circus is a time to connect across our community of parents, caregivers, preschools, and kids-centered organizations while the kids are having fun.



We hope you'll leave Circus feeling supported by fellow parents, preschools, and island businesses who care about our kids. Plus, we hope your kids have the best day ever!



We want you to leave smiling.  We plan to give you moments of playful connection that will have your family giggling.



A good magician never reveals his tricks.  We've all got different ideas & experiences up our sleeve, and Circus gives us an opportunity to marvel at all that we can accomplish together.   



Activities & Entertainment schedule:
Come enjoy Reptile Lady, Bubble Man, Touch-a-Truck, Interactive Magic, Dizzy's Tumble Bus, indoor inflatables, face painting and so much more!!! We have games galore for preschool-aged kids and more surprises to come!


Entertainment Schedule

10:00 AM           MIHS Cheer Team

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM     Creation Dance

10:30 - 11:30 AM            Bubble Man     

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM     Reptile Lady     

12:30 PM - 12:35 PM     Mercer Island Martial Arts                      

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM         Magic Show



Tickets: $25 per child


Who needs a ticket?

All ages are welcome, tickets are required for kids ages 12 months through 11. Adults and kids 12+ are free.


How do I get access to MIPA Magic Hour?

All MIPA members get an extra hour of Circus access, from 9-10am. Not a member? Now is your opportunity to join for half price! Add a membership to ticket purchase for only $25!


We don’t want any of our families to ever feel excluded from participating in Circus. If purchasing tickets would pose financial hardship to your family, please connect with Mercer Island Youth and Family services.


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MIPA’s Circus began in 1966 as a Dr. Seuss-inspired carnival called Circus McGurkus for the children of Mercer Island.  Since then, it has grown into a festival that attracts hundreds of families from all over Seattle and the Eastside.



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