The Picklewater Free Circus Festival

Photos of performers at the annual free Picklewater Circus Festival

San Francisco has a long, rich tradition of circus arts, producing some of the greatest circus artists in the world today, with hundreds of performers living and studying here in the bay area. Picklewater contributes to the San Francisco arts scene every summer with the month-long Picklewater Free Circus Festival. The shows are FREE and held in downtown San Francisco’s Union Square. It’s a great risk-free way to get a little circus into your life. You may witness feats you never thought possible. You may laugh out loud. You just might love it and want to run away to join our circus!

Now in our tenth year, join us at San Francisco’s Union Square for an amazing summer line up!

July 9th –

    2:00 pm Richy Bee
    2:45 pm ClownsNotBombs

July 16th –

    2:00 pm The Sardine Family Circus
    2:45 pm Circus of Smiles

July 23rd –

    2:00 pm The Sardine Family Circus
    2:45 pm Pi, the Physical Comedy Troupe

Catch us every summer at San Francisco’s Union Square, or hire the Picklewater Free Circus Festival to perform at your town, fundraiser or event. Contact us through the link at the bottom of this page for more information.