Sad News About Our Orton Tree — and Looking Ahead


Sadly, we learned during last year’s Orton Park Festival that our magnificent burr oak tree has a bacterial infection, and we should cease using it for the health of the tree and the safety of our dancers.


For this reason – and with support from the Marquette Neighborhood Association – we are re-envisioning our performances at the festival with an aerial truss rig that we can set up in the park. MNA has awarded us a generous grant to help purchase this new rig in time for the August 2023 Orton Park Festival. We are so grateful to MNA for their commitment to Cycropia at Orton Park.

If you love the Orton Park Festival show as much as we do, will you help us raise an additional $6,500 to ensure we can perform this year and continue the magic of this unique community event for years to come?

Your gift of any size is deeply appreciated.