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March 11, 2009

Next week: Pachyderm Parade + special discount on circus tix

Filed Under: Northern Virginia | Washington, DC

It's an annual tradition in DC: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's Pachyderm Parade on Capitol Hill is set for next Tuesday, March 17 - complete with a bagpiper to mark St. Patrick's Day.

Scheduled start time is 10 a.m., and the route is: East on Virginia Ave. SE (by Garfield Park), north on 4th St. SE to East Capitol st., continuing north on 4th St. NE to Stanton Park. It will then continue west on Mass Ave. NE to Columbus Circle (in front of Union Station), to E St. NW, and down 3rd St. NW to G St. NW to the Verizon Center.

Important sidenote: I'm told that due to unpredictable train schedules, the start time and route are subject to change. Continuous updates will be available on the Animal Walk Hotline: 1.866.683.3670.

The circus will be in town at the Verizon Center March 19-22, at the First Mariner Arena in Baltimore March 25-April 5, and at the Patriot Center in Fairfax April 8-19. Special discount: Use the coupon code "mom" (no quotation marks) to get four tix for $44.

Other special events at this year's DC dates: On opening night, Thursday March 19, there will be a special tribute to the troops, with Ringling Bros. honoring wounded veterans from Walter Reed Army Medical Center. And on Friday the 20th at 5 p.m., Ringling Bros. will partner with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to host an on-site naturalization ceremony for new citizens.


Posted by Sarah at 11:10 AM.


Can you give more information on how the coupon code works. I tried to use it on the ticketmaster website and it didn't work. thanks in advance.

I tried the coupon code on the Ticketmaster site that is linked to this site and it did not work. Do you have any insight? Thank you.

Thanks to Katherine and Sarah for bringing this to my attention. I'm sorry you're having trouble with the code! I've put in a message to my contact with Ringling Bros. who sent/authorized the code to share with DCB readers... and as soon as I hear back from her I will post an update here.

For those of you having trouble with the discount code for circus tix... Word I got back from their rep is that you need to be sure to enter the discount code into the correct field in the Ticketmaster system when you check out. The correct box to enter the code reads: MC Promotion. Hope this helps!