Bindlestiff Family Cirkus at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC!


Come see the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus at the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival
National Mall, Washington, DC
July 6 to 9, 2017
We are very pleased to announce that the Smithsonian Folklife Festival has invited the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus to participate in the 50th anniversary celebration of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC from July 6 to 9, 2017, as one of a series of exemplars of the living cultural heritage of the American Circus.
Here’s where to find us!
Thursday, July 6 – Rain Day Schedule!
1:30pm – 2:30pm: Arts & Industries Rotunda
Friday, July 7
11:30am – 12:00pm:  Arts & Industries Rotunda
11:45am – 12:30pm:  Circus Stories
2:00pm – 3:00pm:  Ralph Rinzler Stage
Saturday, July 8
12:00pm – 1:00pm:  Ralph Rinzler Stage
3:00pm – 4:00pm:  Ralph Rinzler Stage
6:30pm – 7:30pm:  Big Top
Sunday, July 9
12:00pm – 1:00pm:  Ralph Rinzler Stage
2:30pm – 3:00pm:  Arts & Industries Rotunda
4:00pm – 5:00pm:  Ralph Rinzler Stage
For the festival schedule and more information:

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Circus Arts program

Smithsonian Folklife Festival sponsorship and benefits brochure

Please support our participation with a tax-deductible donation

For more information or to get more involved with our fundraising efforts, please contact Keith Nelson,