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Drive-in circus, movies on tap in Weyauwega

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We can stay home or we can innovate.

It’s a beautiful summer in Wisconsin, so in spite of our public health concerns, we know there’s only one real choice.

Drive-in entertainment continues to grow in the region as a remedy for our cabin fever in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic.

The trend heads to Weyauwega next month with opportunities to share in some fun with adequately distanced friends and neighbors.

Wega Arts will host its Summer Drive-Up Weekend on Aug. 7-9 at the Waupaca County Fairgrounds. The weekend will include two nights of drive-in movie double features followed by a circus that can be enjoyed from the car.  

On Aug. 7, moviegoers will take in Grease and Jurassic Park. On Aug. 8, it’s American Graffiti and Men In Black.

The fairgrounds will open at 7 p.m. and the movies will start at dusk.

Concessions and beer will be available. No carry ins will be permitted. Goodies will include popcorn, candy, hot dogs, veggie dogs, a pulled pork sandwich plate, soda and water.

Cars will be safely distanced and each spot will include adequate space to sit outside the car. The movie sound will be transmitted over an FM frequency. Tune in from your car or bring a portable radio.

On Aug. 9, prepare for something a little different.

Wega Arts and Professor Pinkerton will present a Drive Thru Mini Circus with the Deadman’s Carnival.

The Waupaca County Fairgrounds will be set up with acts throughout the site so patrons can drive through and see a variety of exciting performances from the safety of their car. Expect acrobats, juggling, magic, stilt walkers, puppets, music and more. The station-by-station event will provide about 30 minutes of live entertainment. It’ll take place from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Drive-in shows are quickly gaining prevalence in our pandemic existence.

Future Neenah held the first two events of its summer concert series in drive-in format at Neenah High School. Paperfest is holding three consecutive nights of drive-in concerts on Thursday through Saturday at Fox Cities Stadium.

Advance tickets for the movie nights in Weyauwega can be purchased here. Advance tickets are $25 per carload of up to six. Additional moviegoers are an extra $5 each. Tickets will be $30 at the gate with the additional $5 per extra passenger still applying.

The same price structure is in place for the drive-thru circus. Tickets for that event can be purchased here.