Circus Vargas, turning 50, takes a look back at the early days of the circus

Circus Vargas is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a look back at the early days of the circus in America. Watch acrobats, animals and adrenaline-hungry performers as the circus boards its steam engine to relive the nostalgia of another time. There will be a free, interactive pre-show where guests can mingle and meet with the cast 30 minutes before the show starts and children can participate in an activity under the big top.

Circus Vargas: Various times today through Feb. 18. 1640 Camino del Rio N., San Diego. $15-$72. (877) 468-3861. circusvargas.com

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