The Great Circus Parade returns Sunday after a six year hiatus. Record turnout is expected at the downtown Milwaukee event which will be proceeded by wagons displayed by the lake and circus performances. Although a half million people are expected, organizers have already decided they will not hold a parade in 2010.
Dave Fantle with Visit Milwaukee understands their decision saying the more often you have an event the more likely it will be taken for granted, where as event like the Olympics, every four years, always builds up a demand.
Organizers say the economy must improve before they plan on bringing back the parade, which relies completely on private funding. The last one, which took place in 2003, cost $1.5 million.
This year's parade is expected to be among the largest in the county surpassed only by the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rose Bowl Parade.