Annual Pachyderm Parade Celebrates the Arrival of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus to Washington, D.C.

Mar 18, 2011, 18:19 ET from Feld Entertainment

Elephants and Donkeys Cross Party Lines for the Biggest Birthday Bash

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents BARNUM 200(SM) is coming to Washington, D.C., for five weeks of super-sized spectacles. This monumental, once-in-a-lifetime event celebrates the biggest birthday bash in circus history that can only be experienced at The Greatest Show On Earth®, Barnum's living legacy!

To kick off the show, BARNUM 200's famous elephants will march on Capitol Hill for the biggest birthday bash with special guests including donkeys, clowns, horses, motorcycles, and even a Watusi. Join us in singing happy 200th birthday to circus legend P.T. Barnum in front of the Capitol Dome when the elephants parade up 3rd Street N.W./S.W., making a stop on the National Mall.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. **

**IMPORTANT NOTE** Due to unpredictable train schedules, the start time and route are subject to change. For arrival time updates call the Animal Walk Hotline at 1-866-683-3670 or follow us on Twitter @DCElephantWalk.  

WHERE: The route for the animal walk is as follows:

  • Start on Virginia Ave, S.E. and New Jersey Ave, S.E. (Garfield Park).
  • Go west on Virginia Ave, S.E. to South Capitol Street, S.E.
  • Turn right (north) on South Capitol Street, S.E.
  • Merge left onto Washington Ave, S.W.
  • Turn left (west) on Independence Ave. S.W.
  • Turn right (north) on 3rd St. S.W./N.W.  
  • Turn left (west) on to G St. N.W.
  • End at Verizon Center.

Photo-op locations: Members of the media are encouraged to take photos at 3rd Street between Madison Drive N.W. and Jefferson Drive S.W. Expected arrival at 2:15 p.m.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents BARNUM 200(SM)

Verizon Center, Washington DC, March 24 – 27

1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore MD, March 30 – April 10

Patriot Center, Fairfax VA, April 14 – 24

Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets via charge, by phone at 800-551-SEAT, via, and the Verizon Center and Patriot Center box offices. For more information on Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® visit

About Feld Entertainment, Inc. Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment's productions have appeared in more than 70 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Feld Motor Sports, Disney On Ice, and Disney Live!

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