Festival Productions

The Adventures of Heartman

Fern Street Circus


By Fern Street Circus

200+ Person Capacity Per Performance
Run time: 45 minutes

A ticket is not required for this performance, but we'd sure like to know if you'll be attending!

The Adventures of Heartman

About the Production

The Adventures of Heartman explores myths, inspirations and aspirations around superheroes and superheroines, starting with a seven-year-old child’s imaginary superhero and broadly using a circus sensibility of playfulness and levity. This interactive show features a core troupe of San Diego’s finest circus and variety arts professionals, a bi-lingual ringmaster, After-School Circus Program students from City Heights, and a 5-piece band – all in a newly created Fern Street set. Prior to each performance, visual artists will conduct pre-show workshops to help audience members create their own superheroes for the show’s opening parade.

Patron Note

Walking required. Outdoor performance. Some seating provided.

Fern Street Circus

Fern Street Circus

Founded in 1990, Fern Street Circus has built a rich legacy of circus in San Diego through a series of annual shows in Balboa Park and in neighborhoods across the County. Known for creating productions with a whimsical sense of place, the Circus mixes adult professionals with after-school students. Anchor elements include original, live music; sets by locally known visual artists; a bi-lingual presentation, and a simple, non-linear narrative. The mix of professionals and amateurs brings the best of both worlds – an accessible, energetic, and polished performance for an all-ages audience.


All tickets


  • SAT: 1:30 pm & 4:00 pm
  • SUN: 1:30 pm & 4:00 pm
  • Please arrive 60 minutes prior to the start time to make our own super-hero mask for the performance.


Galbraith Lawn, UC San Diego Campus

5 minute walk from Festival Village