Cirque Italia Water Circus

The Big Top is coming to the Hamilton Mall this week, but this is not your grandmother’s circus. Cirque Italia, a traveling water circus, brings the traditional big top show to the 21st century, combining water and technology for a one-of-a-kind experience. The show will be held Thursday through Sunday, July 6 to 9.

Cirque Italia is bringing its Gold Unit, new this year, to the mall outside Sears. The show combines water and laser lights for a breathtaking backdrop to your favorite circus routines, including comedy acts on the trampoline, jugglers juggling fire, a contortionist, and aerial performances that will make you hold your breath before applauding in amazement.

Times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Look for the white and blue striped big top tent, located at the Hamilton Mall, 4403 E. Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. Tickets range from $10 to $50. Call 941-704-8572 or go to

—Jacklyn McQuarrie