Who says there isn’t anything to do in the winter in Greater Cincinnati? Winter Carnival In Vue returns to Bellevue’s Fairfield Avenue on Saturday, February 20, 2016, bringing with it even more family-friendly carnival fun than last year’s successful event. Sponsored by Citizens Bank of Northern Kentucky and Cleves and Lonnemann Jewelers, Winter Carnival will take place – indoors and out – from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. from the 200 to the 700 block of Fairfield Avenue.
Strolling Shrine Circus clowns, Presto Paul the magician, a balloon twister, face painters and the roving Pickled Brothers, who will perform feats of fire-eating and sword swallowing, are all part of the fun. Additionally, there will be four giant artist-created photo boards, featuring Anna and Elsa, Ariel and Flounder, Mickey Mouse and Star Wars’ Capt. Phasma characters, that kids can get their pictures taken with – and enter a drawing to win two of them.
Visitors can enter a drawing at all participating Fairfield Avenue merchants to win a set of four tickets to the Shrine Circus, taking place February 26, 27 and 28. Four sets of circus tickets will be given away. Two character photo boards – Anna and Elsa and Capt. Phasma – will also be given away to two lucky winners.
Bellevue merchants will be accepting donations on behalf of the Shriners. The Shriners of North America support Shriners Hospitals for Children, a world-class network of 22 pediatric specialty hospitals located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Since 1922, Shriners Hospitals for Children have significantly improved the lives of more than 800,000 children.
In addition to all the entertainers and photo boards, many Fairfield Avenue shops will be decorated for the carnival and have Midway-style games and other fun and activities.
Winter Carnival In Vue is free and open to the public. Check the www.ShopBellevueKy.com website for more details and updates about Winter Carnival 2016. A schedule of activities/locations will be available in Fairfield Avenue shops later this month.