Kelly Miller Circus arrives in Grand Haven

The big top was raised at about 9 a.m. Tuesday as onlookers gathered to get a sneak peek of the animals and performers.
Julie Angell
Aug 19, 2014


Despite the forecast for thunderstorms all day Tuesday, Bill Swano of the local Kiwanis said the show will go on.

The two-hour circus performances are slated for 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Harbor Island. Tickets at the door for adults cost $15 and children are admitted for $7. Those 2 and younger can go to the circus for free.





Took grandchildren to circus this afternoon and was disappointed there were no Tiger's although they were advertised.


Does the circus run for the whole week or just Tuesday ?


Awww geez, don't go all sensitive on me, just messin' with you. Lani said I had to play nice.

You've got as much right to be here as anyone else. Just please quit changing your posts!


Aw, but you didn't answer my question ?


"Aw, but you didn't answer my question",

Easy there Gord, you're getting a bit agressive...

Seriously, you'd have to ask a circus representative why they do it, but I can speculate for you based on what little I know about putting on a performance.

Rather than "Why do they charge more at the door", I think the real question is "Why do they give a discount days before the show"?

Giving customers a chance in advance of the show to commit to supporting the show allows the folks putting on the event to somewhat determine the interest in their offering and helps them collect some funds in advance of the performance to hopefully cover their costs. The penalty for waiting until the last minute to commit is paying full price.

There may be and probably are more reasons that I'm not aware of, but that's all I got. Maybe someone else will chime in with more ideas.


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