Treetops to Big Top

Selby Gardens Partners With Ringling to Celebrate Orchid Show

The annual show will highlight both flowers and circus aerialists.

10/05/2021 By Dedriana Perry

Memories of a Clown

Former Clown Peggy Williams Looks Back on Her Decade in the Ringling Bros. Circus

There were no tears of a clown for this lady.

07/29/2021 By Stacey Altherr

Real Estate

A Glamorous Home With a Ringling Family Connection Comes on the Market Again

This 1924 home in the Sapphire Shores neighborhood blends modern updates with original 1920s glam.

05/20/2021 By Kim Doleatto

The Elephant Polka

The Strange, Spectacular, Sad Story of The Ringling Bros.' Elephant Polka

In 1942, the Ringling Bros. circus convinced Balanchine and Stravinsky to produce a ballet—for elephants.

12/30/2020 By Robert Plunket

Step Right Up

Mr. Swindle's Peculiarium and Drink-Ory Garden Returns to the Sarasota Fairgrounds

It's a spectacle of curiosity and wonder.

11/26/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Under the big top

It's Your Last Chance to See the Summer Circus Spectacular

The popular collaboration between The Ringling and The Circus Arts Conservatory ends this Saturday.

07/29/2019 By Hanna Powers

Turn Your Television On

A New Documentary on the Circus Highlights the Ringling Brothers' Contributions

If the name Ringling isn’t reason enough to tune in, then the appearance of current Sarasotans interviewed will be.

09/28/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Show Time

The Circus Arts Conservatory and The Ringling Present Summer Circus Spectacular 2018

Summer Circus Spectacular features acts containing comedy, aerial skills, crossbow, hand-balancing and more.

06/21/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

A Little Big Top

Step Right Up to the Howard Bros. Circus Model at The Ringling

The meticulous replica of a traveling circus has been decades in the making.

06/14/2017 By Alice Murphy

Entertainment

Ringling Bros. Circus Shutting Down

The 146-year-old Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus will hold its final performances in May.

01/16/2017 By staff

Sunshine Memories

The Circus Made Us Famous

The circus' Winter Headquarters was the largest attraction in the state in the '30s and '40s.

12/28/2016

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Oct. 20-26

A free Celebration of the Arts, Mote Circus by the Sea, Jazz Club’s Oktoberfest Pub Crawl and more.

10/20/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: July 28-August 3

Jah Movement plays Friday Fest at the Van Wezel, last chance to catch Summer Circus Spectacular and more.

07/28/2016 By Ilene Denton

Preview

Ringling International Arts Festival Offers An Eclectic Line-Up

Priority tickets for prime seating are on sale now.

07/06/2016 By Kay Kipling

The Weekend Starts Now

Your Top 7 Things to Do: April 14-20

Sarasota Magazine's Best of Sarasota party, Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash, free admission to the Ringling Circus Museum and more.

04/14/2016 By Ilene Denton

Clowning Around

Sailor Circus Presents The Greatest "Little" Show on Earth

The Sailor Circus Academy showcases students' skills in spring performances.

03/31/2016 By Jenna Greenfield

The Weekend Starts Now

Your Top 7 Things to Do: March 31-April 6

The Sarasota Film Festival begins, Chris Botti plays the Van Wezel, the Bishop Planetarium screens Star Trek and more.

03/31/2016 By Sarasota Magazine Staff

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Piece of Sarasota History in the Museum Area

Bob Plunket takes us inside a lovingly restored Spanish-style home in the Ringling Museum area that's currently for sale.

03/08/2016 By Robert Plunket

Road Show

A History of the Ringling Circus Train

As great rail trips go, the Orient Express had nothing on the Ringling circus train.

01/25/2016 By Loomis Dean

Article

Sarasota Arts and Entertainment Guide

Your guide to Sarasota arts and entertainment.

12/01/2015 By Sarasota Magazine