The preparations were for the circus’ five-day performance that opens Thursday, Aug. 23.
The 90,000-square-foot tent took crews about four hours to haul up Tuesday afternoon using cables and straps. The tent will be held in place with 500 poles and can seat 1,500 spectators.
Performing under the big top will be an animal-free show with music, live acts and acrobats — including, for the first time, the Human Rocket.
The circus opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23; and also has shows at 5 and 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. 25, at 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, and a finale at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27.
Tickets are on sale for between $15 and $65 at www.circusvargas.com.