Circus McGurkis, A People’s Fair, has been taking place since 1971. A project of the St. Petersburg Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Circus McGurkis was started by a dedicated group of peace activists during the Vietnam War and was coordinated for many years by Christine O’Brien.
Quakers carry on their programs as an expression of their belief in the dignity and worth of each person and in the power of love and nonviolence to bring about change. We celebrate all of you who, with your creativity and activism, make our community a more beautiful, loving and just place to live. With your cooperation and understanding, this year’s slightly incredible Circus McGurkis will be better than ever!
Circus McGurkis features arts, crafts, music, games, and ideas with a special focus on activities for children and families of all ages and types. Show and sell your handiwork. Share your creativity or performing skills.
If you have service or advocacy organization, come share your work and ideas with the community. Each year, Circus McGurkis is what its participants make it – a festival of many colors, shapes, rhythms, tastes and activities.