10 Days of Magic!

There's a magical, acrobatical, hilarious spring break waiting for you at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

This year's Festival of Illusions is bigger and better than ever, with 10 DAYS of headline entertainment, youth workshops and other family fun. Activities are scheduled from March 24-April 4, so that more beach-loving families (from both Oregon and Washington) can take part.

Reserve your tickets today!

This year all seating is reserved, so make sure to get your tickets early to get your desired seats. Our secure online ticketing system is a fast, easy, and secure way to purchase tickets using a credit card or PayPal.

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Rudi Galindo

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 7:00 PM

A man stands alone in the street with only a suitcase. Unexpectedly, a child is invited to join him. Together they begin to improvise and without a word create magic as they open a suitcase full of surprises.

Teatro Pachuco combines the elements of silent film and European clown and distills it with the passion of the Mexican-American culture. The result is a unique style of physical theatre that has entertained more than a million smiling faces on four continents.

This performance is called “Just Passing Thru,” and it was voted the Grand Prix winner at the Gent International Street Theater Festival. Reserved seats are $16 adults, $14 for seniors/students, $8 for youth ages 5-18, and free for kids age 4 and younger.

Jeff Evans flings playing cards toward the viewer with a smile

Jeff Evans

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Jeff’s career in magic began at age 12, when he found a book on coin tricks at his grandparents’ house. Today, Jeff regularly performs for appreciative audiences throughout the Northwest, and he’s one of the Festival of Illusion’s favorite magicians.

Fan favorites include “Sparky the Trained Chicken” and his “ridiculously dangerous” escape stunt from ropes, chains, and padlocks. No wonder he was named the 2013 Seattle’s Funniest Magician and ParentMap Magazine’s 2013 “Golden Teddy Award” for Best Live Entertainment.

Reserved seats are $16 adults, $14 for seniors/students, $8 for youth ages 5-18, and free for kids age 4 and younger.

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The Amazing Bubble Man

Mar 26, 2019 - Mar 27, 2019

The Amazing Bubble Man (aka Louis Pearl) is one of the world’s leading bubble-ologists, who has been thrilling audiences around the world for nearly 30 years, with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles.

From square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles and even people inside bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages.

We’ve got two showings this year: Tuesday, March 26, and Wednesday, March 27, both at 7 pm.

Reserved seats are $16 adults, $14 for seniors/students, $8 for youth ages 5-18, and free for kids age 4 and younger.

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Brian Ledbetter

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Ace mentalist Brian Ledbetter makes jaws drop with his uncanny display of mindreading: predictions come true, thoughts are read and objects are moved without anyone touching them.

Brian’s exciting and interactive show combines comedy and audience participation with truly remarkable feats of mentalism.
Prepare to be amazed!

Reserved seats are $16 adults, $14 for seniors / students, $8 for youth ages 5-18, and free for kids age 4 and younger.

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Iman Lizarazu

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 7:00 PM

“Basquette Quese” starring Iman Lizarazu is a poetic tale about a clown in a war to fall asleep! In her classic comedic battle, Iman, the consummate Pierrot (the iconic character of mime and Commedia dell’Arte) cooks up hilarious strategies to exhaust herself.

The result is a rollicking whirlwind of bed-time antics – juggling pillow feathers – a Flamenco ballet while juggling seven rings – a pirate’s adventure atop a rola bola – and even a Tango that brings life to Max, her clothes hanger!

Iman’s performance totally mesmerizes the audience. Her world-renowned physical comedy, brilliant mime, dance and juggling deliver original, invigorating, tender and genuine, entertainment.

Reserved seats are $16 adults, $14 for seniors/students, $8 for youth ages 5-18, and free for kids age 4 and younger.

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Stefano Iaboni

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Born and raised in Rome, Italy, Stefano Iaboni trained in a professional circus school in Holland and spent 10 years working as an actor and comedian in Barcelona.

He offers a family-friendly show that includes magic, juggling, comedy and volunteer participation.

Reserved seats are $16 adults, $14 for seniors/students, $8 for youth ages 5-18, and free for kids age 4 and younger.

Angel Ocasio with a red ballon

Angel Ocasio (BILINGUAL)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 7:00 PM

COMEDY FOR THE KIDS WITH ANGEL OCASIO
Nationally recognized as a top physical comedian in the Pacific Northwest, Angel Ocasio family entertainment combines physical comedy, magic, juggling, music and his unique style of comedy in bilingual (English-Spanish)

COMEDIA PARA LOS NIÑOS CON ANGEL OCASIO
Conocido nacionalmente como el mejor comediante de físico en el Pacifico Noroeste, el entretenimiento familia de Angel Ocasio combina la comedia física, magia, malabarismo, música, y su estilo único de comedia en blinqué (Inglés-Español).

Reserved seats are $16 adults, $14 for seniors/students, $8 for youth ages 5-18, and free for kids age 4 and younger.

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Henrik Bothe

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Danish born Henrik Bothe has entertained audiences around the world with his unforgettable physical comedy show. It spans from plate spinning a la the Ed Sullivan Show to comedy magic and juggling such as escaping a straight jacket while riding a unicycle.

This had led to the thrill of being featured on the Tonight Show, on TV in France, Italy and China. Henrik has performed in four languages, 50 states, and 22 countries since 1984.

Reserved seats are $16 adults, $14 for seniors/students, $8 for youth ages 5-18, and free for kids age 4 and younger.

Two children making art with paint at the AbraCadabra workshop

AbraCadabra Art Workshop

Part of Magic Week at the Lincoln City Cultural Center

Monday through Friday, March 25th-29th

Family friendly drop in magical art stations including magic hat and wand making, scratch art, pompom Rabbits, clothespin creatures, clay creations, magic trick making, beading and more, also including our famous "Invention Station". 4 stations, 2 of which change each day.  Kids 7 or under need an adult present.
Just $5 per youth, all materials provided.