iLUMINOUS by Circus Vargas has arrived!

Last night my family and I had the opportunity to check out iLUMINOUS by Circus Vargas  and let me tell you! We had so much fun! iLUMINOUS is a new, high-energy extravaganza that illuminates the wonder and imagination of every child at heart. It was especially special to me because the very first circus show I attended  when I was a kid was by Circus Vargas, so it was nice to share the memory with my daughter and niece.



Our party consisted of my husband, myself, my two-year-old daughter, my three-year-old niece and my mom. Each of us had our favorite acts. I personally loved the luminous athletic bouncers on the trampoline wall because it made me feel like I was in Vegas for the night. I know that my mom loved the brother-sister roller skating daredevils because the act took you back in time through fun music.


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Photo Credit: Mike Rollerson

The show is packed with lots of fun and laughs. A lot of laughs! It’s about  2 hours long with a  short intermission in between.

Here a few tips to make your trip to see iLUMINOUS a success:

  1. Use special code MOM5 for $5 off each Child and Adult ticket in the Arena and Bleacher sections. Offer available online only and can be used for any performance through June 13.
  2. Bring Cash for Parking. We paid $10 at the Burbank Location
  3. Kids 2 and under to not need a ticket
  4. The free pre-show starts about 45 minutes before the show. Your kids will have the opportunity to join the circus!
  5. They have lots of snacks (nachos, popcorn, hotdogs, shaved iced and cotton candy) If that’s not your thing there are plenty of restaurants across the freeway. Just a 2-minute drive away.
  6. Stay for a post-show meet and greet with the stars

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Circus Vargas presents iLUMINOUS is appearing under the blue and yellow Big Top in:

BURBANK: Thursday, May 12 through Monday, May 23

777 N. Front Street

 VENTURA: Thursday, May 26 through Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day)

Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Bld., Ventura

 SANTA ANA: Thursday, June 2 through Monday, June 6

Westfield Main Place, 2800 N. Main Street

IRVINE: Thursday, June 9 through Monday, June 13

Orange County Great Park, C Street

Don’t forget to  use special code MOM5 for $5 off each Child and Adult ticket in the Arena and Bleacher sections. Offer available online only and can be used for any performance through June 13.


My family and I had a great time making new memories and I would like to share the love. So, I’m giving ONE of my readers a family 4-pack to the Ventura, Santa Ana or Irvine opening night! All you have to do is comment a circus memory below!



Winner will be announced on Friday, May 20th. Entries will be accepted through 5/19/2016 11:59PM. L.A Mamacita has the right to cancel or change the rules of the give away at anytime.


  1. The Tricia Collective says:

    This looks like so much fun! I bet my family would love it. Too bad we aren’t in California!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    My Best Memory of the Circus was 2yrs ago when I took my children (Emily age 9 and Erick age 2) to the show for the first time. Grandma also attended. I as a mom was filled with joy to see my children so happy but as I turn and look at my mom I see the Joy the love the EXCITEMENT in her eyes. It was not only my kids first time but my moms also. It was amazing.

    1. What a beautiful memory! My mom hadn’t been in like 25 years ( I guess she only went once in her life) so I felt like she was a kid going for the first time too.

  3. Tiffany E. says:

    The last time I was at the circus was as a 7 or 8 year old. Although the memory is a bit of a blur I loved the fact that we were enjoying something as a family and how everything looked huge to little me. I want my son to experience the same soon!

  4. Bianca says:

    My very first and only circus visit was also Circus Vargas when I was like 9 years old. I don’t remember it at all, but this one looks so fun!

  5. Cecilia says:

    My favorite memory of the circus was when the circus was in our rancho in Nayarit, Mexico! I remember being able to pay the entrance for all of my primos and primas! Just being able to go in to the Circo was memorable for them. I think if I wasn’t there visiting, they would have never been able to ever go. They had sooo much fun and I even got them light up swords and crowns for them to wear. Everything was on me. La Prima del Norte!

    1. Cecilia you are the winner! Let me know which opening night you would like to attend! Ventura, Santa Ana or Irvine.

      1. Cecilia says:

        Yeyy!!Thank you!How exciting. I’ve never won anything. Lol. Santa Ana please.

  6. Cecilia Islas says:

    My favorite memory of the circus was when the circus was in our rancho in Nayarit, Mexico. I remember being able to take all my little primos and primas to it. Out of all the years that the circus went to the rancho, they had never been. The excitement and fun they had was priceless. My Tia’s said that if it want for me and my family, they probably would have never gone. I got the boys light up swords and the girls, light up crowns. They all remember til this day. La Prima del Norte 🙂

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