Elephant Parade Kicks Off Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in DC
Tonight elephants will parade from Capitol Hill to the Verizon Center, closing area streets along the way.
The annual DC Pachyderm Parade will bring elephants from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to the streets of DC tonight starting at 8 p.m.
This year's show, DRAGONS, is an Asian-inspired performance visiting the Verizon Center in DC March 21-24. DRAGONS performers and clowns will accompany the elephants on their grand entrance in DC.
Street closures will begin around 7:30 p.m. and roads should reopen by 10 p.m. as the elephants make their way from Capitol Hill to the Verizon Center downtown.
The route is as follows:
•North on South Capitol Street to Washington Avenue, SE
•Northwest on Washington Avenue to Independence Avenue, SE
•West on Independence Avenue to 3rd Street, SE
•North on 3rd Street to G Street, NW
•West on G Street, NW to the loading dock at the Verizon Center where they will disband.
You can follow the elephant's progress on Twitter @DCElephantWalk. And you can purchase tickets to the circus here.