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Sat, Sep 21


Burlington City Park

Burlington Carousel Festival

Join Upside and our free-standing aerial rig at the City of Burlington's biggest festival of the year! Upside Students: We need YOU to help with aerial demos! Register here.

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Burlington Carousel Festival
Burlington Carousel Festival

Time & Location

Sep 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – Sep 22, 2019, 5:00 PM

Burlington City Park, 1388 S Main St, Burlington, NC 27215, USA


About the event

The Burlington Carousel Festival is the largest event hosted in the City of Burlington...and they've asked Upside Aerial Arts & Fitness to be there! The festival takes place over two days: September 21st (10am to 6pm) and September 22nd (12pm to 5pm). Michelle Spurlock, Upside's owner, has been hired for 3 aerial silks performances on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. In between, we want Upside Aerial students to help share aerial arts with our local community! We need ALL LEVELS of student represented. Student demos can range from showing off a few skills you've learned in class to preparing a fully choreographed piece complete with music and costume. We have canceled aerial classes and Open Studio during the Festival to encourage as many of our students as possible to get their FREE aerial playtime with us on our rig! (Ground Circus Arts classes with Alex are still on as scheduled for 9/22.) Be sure to register to let us know when you can come!


The Upside Aerial rig will be located on Ball Field #1 (address for your GPS: 1402 Overbrook Rd Burlington). If you enter from Church Street or the YMCA, walk past the amusement park area to the fields in the back. Then look for the 23 foot tall silver aerial rig with green silks! Click/tap here for a Festival Map with Upside's location circled in red.

PARKING: A few thousand people attend this event, so finding parking can be dicey. But you can Park & Ride for free! Park in downtown Burlington Lot #8 (address for your GPS: 700 South Spring Street). LINK Transit buses will be running between Lot #8 and the festival grounds every half-hour from 10am to 6:30pm on Saturday and 12pm to 5:30pm on Sunday.

The Carousel Festival features live music at multiple stages, arts & crafts fair, food & a beer garden, Amusement Park Rides & fun for the whole family. Event entry is FREE but don’t forget to bring spending money for shopping, face painting, rides, food and other great activities. Learn more at or on Facebook here.

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