Amazing acrobats take over a San Diego park!

Practicing acrobatic skills at the AcroLove Festival in San Diego's Ruocco Park.
Practicing acrobatic skills at the AcroLove Festival in San Diego’s Ruocco Park.

Okay, so I was walking along the Embarcadero this afternoon, among crowds of people who were simply enjoying the summer weekend, when I spied something out of the ordinary. Huh? What is that? I thought maybe my brain had been turned upside-down by the hot sun. No, I really was seeing about a hundred performing acrobats right there on the grass in front of me!

Was this a dance troupe having some sort of unusual party? Were they circus performers? No and no. I soon learned I’d stumbled upon the AcroLove Festival in Ruocco Park! It’s a cool event where people can practice acrobatic skills!  Many of the attendees are primarily interested in yoga!

I strolled about the park for a few minutes taking some photos while trying not to be too horribly intrusive…

Both beginning and expert acrobats were linking limbs, lifting, swinging and contorting to create different amazing poses.
Both beginning and expert acrobats were linking limbs, lifting, swinging and contorting to create different amazing poses.
All sorts of people were trying out different moves that appear to take a lot of strength and athletic ability.
All sorts of people were trying out different moves that appear to take a lot of strength and athletic ability.
These guys told me what the heck was going on. I thought maybe I'd stumbled upon circus performers!
These guys told me what the heck was going on. I thought maybe I’d stumbled upon circus performers!
Acrobats patiently learn correct technique on the grass of Ruocco Park in downtown San Diego.
Acrobats patiently learn correct technique on the grass of Ruocco Park in downtown San Diego.
I don't know the names of these many poses, but I saw people flying through the air and upside down all over the place.
I don’t know the names of these many poses, but I saw people flying through the air and upside down all over the place.
Two graceful acrobats seem to engage in a dance!
Two graceful acrobats seem to engage in a dance!

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

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