IJA Festival

IJA Festival 2019

Fort Wayne, Indiana
June 24-30, 2019

Join us at the 2019 IJA Festival for a week of incredible juggling, workshops, shows, competitions and memories in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Stay tuned for regular updates on performers, registration, special events and unexpected surprises!

Founded in 1947, the IJA is excited to be celebrating our 72nd Annual Festival in the delightful city of Fort Wayne, Indiana. See you there!

Check back soon for more details.

Annual IJA Festival

70th IJA Festival

Cedar Rapids, IOWA
July 10-16, 2017


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View full IJA Festival Pricing, including all festival package tiers and deadlines, as well as a la carte options.

View the 2018 Festival Schedule

View the 2018 Workshop Schedule

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Cascade of Stars
Welcome Show
Stage Championships
Youth Showcase
Planting the Juggling Seed
Flow Show


Stage Championships (Rules)
Numbers Championships
Joggling Championships
Individual Prop Comp
Games of the IJA
Fight Night


Juggling Film Festival
Challenge Night
Game Show Night
Juggling History Q&A
Silent Auction
Annual General Meeting

IJA 2019 Festival

Jugglers and Circus Artists of all kinds are invited to join us for the 71st Annual IJA Festival, July 16-22 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. Shows, Competitions, Workshops, 24/7 Open Gym, Special Events – See You There!

Festival Venues:

Festival SiteMass Mutual Center:

  • An 18,000-sq.ft main juggling space open 24 hours a day.
  • Four adjacent rooms for workshop space, just steps from the gym.
  • Within a 5 minute walk to our theater and hotels.

Festival Theatre: The stunning Embassy Theatre is located right across the street from Grand Wayne Convention Center:

  • A classic Vaudeville-era style performance theater, built in the 1920s.
  • The Embassy Theatre will be our venue for the Welcome Show, Cascade of Stars and IJA Stage Championships.

Festival Hotels: Offering impressive low IJA festival rates for up to four people in a room.

Complete hotel info including how to get the IJA group booking rates for the hotels is given on the Lodging page.

  • The Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place is just a 2 minute walk across the street from the Mass Mutual Center. Features free Wi-Fi, two on-site restaurants, MVP pub sports bar, a fitness center, and an indoor heated pool.
  • The Marriott Springfield is a 5-minute walk to the Mass Mutual Center. Features free Wi-Fi, two on-site restaurants, Currents bar, a fitness center, an indoor heated pool, and a beautiful rooftop garden.

All the info you need to learn about and get ready for this year’s IJA Festival can be found on this site. Learn about the Lodging Options, Festival Events, Shows and Special Guests, Competitions, Festival Pricing, Vendor Information, and other Festival Details. Have any more questions? Don’t hesitate to Contact Us!

Keep an eye on this page for more updates coming soon on the 71st Annual IJA Festival.
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See You In Fort Wayne!

Future and Past IJA Festivals

Save the dates and start planning now for these future IJA festivals:

73rd Annual Festival
El Paso, Texas, July 13-19, 2020.

75th Annual Festival
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 2022

IJA has contracted for our festival destinations through 2022. We will begin qualifying prospective destinations for 2023 in late 2018.

For further information, please contact IJA Future Festival Site Coordinator Mike Sullivan at 972-333-3532, or email festivalsite@juggle.org.

Interested in IJA Festival history and past competition results? See Past Festivals.