From August 1 thru August 7, clowns all over the world will be clowning around for International Clown Week. We are the official Chicagoland location in celebration of this event.
This event is a loving and festive remembrance of circus artists past, held in the nation’s most well known final resting place for circus artists, remembered especially for its elephant statues and roustabout headstones. This event includes speakers, laying of flowers, circus arts performances, LOTS of fun stuff for kids including activities and entertainment and contests with prizes, snacks and drinks, and many many many clowns. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and a youthful attitude.
Performers (clowns, acrobats, jugglers, etc) are welcome to come in costume and to share your talents at the end of the ceremony.
FREE event and open to the public; all ages welcome :o)
Showman's Rest on Facebook
Facebook Event Invite
Ken Biringer's video story
Reports from past years.
International Clown Week
Showmen's League / Showmen's Rest
Woodlawn Cemetery of Chicago
Photos from the 2008 event
Photos from the 2007 event
Photos from the 2006 event
This website provided courtesy of Susan Hooper - "Not Your Ordinary Clown"