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Free Riverside Circus at the Wharf Miami

The popular Wharf Miami, set along the Miami River offers a close up view of one of the city's most traversed waterways and for the next few days, a three-ring circus. Until Jan. 5, the Wharf is transformed into a Riverside Circus. The fun runs from noon to 3 a.m. on Friday Jan. 3 and Saturday Jan. 4 and noon to midnight on Sunday Jan. 5.

The non-stop entertainment includes:

  • Clowns
  • Stilt-walkers
  • Jugglers
  • Acrobats
  • Magicians
  • Face painters
  • Dancers
  • Mimes

Aside from all the circus fun, enjoy a variety of drink specials with the most affordable ones happening during Friday Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m. when they'll have $1 Wharf Lagers and $3 wines by the glass. There's also plenty of food for purchase from food trucks including CRACKED by Chef Adrienne, La Santa Taqueria, Spris Artisan Pizza, OG Ceviche Seafood & Grill and MOJO Donuts.

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Josie Gulliksen

About Josie Gulliksen

Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami and contributes to Edible South FL and Miami Media Group. She has contributed to, Biscayne Times and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today as Calendar Editor and arts writer and then worked for 13 years in public relations. She has her own blog Scene Around South FL at

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