On the concluding Saturday of the festival, the CCFI hosts the only circus heritage parade in the United States. Authentic circus wagons, clowns, calliopes, wild animals, floats, and bands make their way down the center streets of the town. This parade is the longest running circus parade in the country and the second largest parade in Indiana.

Parade Participation

To participate in the parade, please either contact the CCFI office at (765) 472-3918, request a participation packet via, or download the application form below.



For questions or specific sponsorship requests contact the CCFI office at (765)-472-3918. All donations are tax deductible.

Parade Route

If you or your company would like to become a Circus Parade Sponsor please download the Parade Sponsorship form above and mail, along with payment made out to:


Circus City Festivals, Inc. 154 N. Broadway Peru, Indiana 46970

Sponsorship Levels

Parade Sponsorship is welcomed. Companies or individuals wishing to become a parade sponsor can download the sponsorship form below or contact the CCFI office at (765) 472-3918. All donations are tax-deductible.


Banner Club- $50, Recognition in program and two free tickets to Family Night Performance.


Flag’s Up Club- $100, Sponsorship of Parade Day Breakfast; Recognition at breakfast and in program.


Center Ring Club- $250, Sponsorship of circus wagon or horse team in parade; Recognition on group banner and in program, and appreciation certificate.


Ringmaster’s Club- $500, Sponsorship of special attraction entry in parade; Recognition on individual banner and in program, and appreciation certificate.


Top of the Tent- $1000, Sponsorship of CCFI Calliope or wild animals; Recognition on individual banner and in program, and appreciation plaque.




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Circus City Festival, Inc. 154 N. Broadway  Peru, IN 46970

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