Acrobat Wallenda bringing drive-in, daredevil show to Hertz Arena
American Acrobat Nik Wallenda, the daredevil high wire artist, is bringing his talents to Southwest Florida to perform for a drive-in crowd at Hertz Arena in Estero in July.
“The King of High Wire” says he will be bringing his “Daredevil Rally Drive-in Thrill Show” to the arena’s parking lot from July 9 to 12.
According to the press release, the shows will feature Wallenda and his wife, Erendira Wallenda, as well as internationally renowned daredevils to include FMX freestyle jumpers, BMX riders, sway pole performers, motorcycles in a steel globe, a wheel of steel and a human cannonball.
“Clearly, there’s a high demand for family entertainment right now given the crazy times that we’re all dealing with,” Wallenda said in the press release. “We’re confident the Daredevil Rally Drive-in Thrill Show will fill that void.”
Wallenda expressed excitement to put on the show with all the other daredevil acts.
“After touring the globe, I’ve made friends with some of the greatest daredevils of our time,” Wallenda said. “For these special performances at Hertz Arena, I’ve invited all of them to unite together in one place to put on a show like has never been seen before.”
Wallenda is a Florida native from Sarasota, where he put on a string of shows earlier in June. In March, Wallenda walked 1,800 feet on a steel cable over the still active Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua live on ABC, which was his longest walk.
Scheduled show dates: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9 and Friday, July 10, 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11 and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, July 12.
The viewing option will be similar to that of a drive-in movie – from the comfort of a vehicle. Tickets may be purchased at www.daredevilrally.com.
Wallenda acknowledged the pandemic and the emphasis being given to public health and safety at the upcoming events at Hertz Arena.
“Quite obviously, given what’s happening with the pandemic crisis, we also want this to be a safe event. To that end, we’ll even be applying social distancing as it relates to vehicle placement in the Hertz Arena parking lot,” added Wallenda.