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Circus Vargas returns to Escondido for first time in 20 years

Circus Vargas is concluding its San Diego County tour in Escondido’s Westfield North County, where it will perform until March 13, before moving to the Promenade in Temecula.

Circus Vargas is presenting an original new production called “Steam Cirque.”

Goggles, gears, and gadgets set the stage for Circus Vargas’ 2017’s retro-futuristic production, Steam Cirque! Join them on a journey of fantastic proportions where children of all ages will marvel at the wacky and wonderful cast of characters that come alive in this exciting steampunk, science- fiction fantasy inspired circus odyssey!

Arrive 45 minutes early for an entertaining, interactive pre-show celebration, where kids can create their own magic under the big top, learning circus skills such as juggling, balancing and more! Meet and mingle with the entire cast after each performance. Capture the fun by posing for picturess or selfies with your favorite cast members.

The storyline: An eccentric group of adventure seekers stumble upon a traveling circus in an imaginary Victorian city, far, far-away. SteamCirque’s peculiar protagonist, part magician-part inventor, attempts to industrialize the circus by incorporating his steam powered mechanical contraptions into the ordinary, typical circus rigging, filling the big top with new, imaginative acrobatic apparatus for the artists to perform their acts.

Husband and wife team Nelson and Katya Quiroga’s inspiration for this year’s production came to them over a casual dinner with friends. While reminiscing of traveling, their many adventures and how fast time has passed, Nelson remarked suddenly that he’d felt as if he’d been “Around the World in 80 days!” referring to a novel from French author Jules Verne’s collection, Voyages Extraordinaire. That comment and the subsequent conversation that followed morphed into hours of story-telling. “It’s been quite the journey, says Katya. Sometimes we don’t even believe it ourselves.”

General admission tickets are $17-$27 for children and $27-$37 for adults. Reserved Ringside seating is $47-$62 for children and $57-$72 for adults. For Circus Vargas performance dates, times and to purchase tickets, visit, call 877-GOTFUN-1 (877-468-3861) or visit the box office at each location. Follow Circus Vargas on Facebook and Twitter for updates, discounts and behind the scenes video.


Performance schedule:

Thursday, March 2 – Monday, March 13

Westfield North County, 272 E Via Rancho Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025

Thursday, March 16 – Monday, March 27 Temecula, CA

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