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The Lewis and Clark Circus on its last visit to Tallassee

Events fill St. Patty's weekend

ByLeigh Anne Butler

Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Tallassee? You’re in luck and not just because it’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The Lewis and Clark Circus will be in town Saturday and Sunday and The Tallassee Recreation Center is hosting a Sham-Rockin’ Bash on Saturday.

The Lewis and Clark circus will be at the 1220 Café grounds on Gilmer Avenue for two shows on Saturday and Sunday, 4:30 and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The Lewis and Clark circus is one of the last traditional tent shows left in America and combines old time circus traditions with modern innovations featuring aerialists, acrobats and magicians all under the big top. The circus is family owned by Olena and Vandeir Reis, an aerialist and acrobat.

You can purchase early bird discount tickets online for the 90-minute show. The early bird special is only available online and includes one adult and one child ticket for $15.99. Family packages are also available for $42.99 and include two adult tickets and up to four child tickets. All shows will take place rain or shine.

Band members from Generations (left to right): Jack Butler, Steve Butler, Charles Peppers.

The St. Patrick’s Day Sham Rockin’ Bash Green Out Dance will take place Saturday evening from 6-9 p.m. at the Tallassee Recreation Center. The dance is for ages 55 and older and will include music by the band Generations, dancing, refreshments and a photobooth. Tickets are $15 for singles and $25 for couples. There will be limited entry so tickets need to be reserved through the Tallassee Recreation Department. If there is enough availability, tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Tickets may be purchased for either event at the following: and