2017 IJA Festival

Annual IJA Festival

70th IJA Festival

Cedar Rapids, IOWA
July 10-16, 2017

Use the menu items above to access all festival info.

You can now view the list of workshops at the festival. That workshops page also has a link at the very top to the list of workshop descriptions.

Note that there will likely be workshop schedule changes made at the festival and they may or may not be reflected in the online schedule. Check at the IJA Workshop table at the fest for the latest info.

See Festival Details/Travel for two maps that show the IJA venues within the downtown area.

Mark your calendar now for a historic week of incredible juggling, workshops, shows, competitions and memories in Cedar Rapids! Register online by 11:59pm ET June 10, 2017, for advance Event Package prices. After that, registration will be available on-site at the festival. Stay tuned to this website for regular updates on performers and unexpected surprises!

Founded in 1947, the IJA is excited to be celebrating its Historic 70th Annual Festival in the delightful city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. See you there!

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Downtown Cedar Rapids is an ideal setting for the IJA festival, loaded with fun, friendly, casual places to eat, drink and shop. All Festival venues are conveniently located in the compact and friendly downtown center. Check out Go Cedar Rapids for more information on this great festival host city.


IJA 2017 Festival

Jugglers and Circus Artists of all kinds are invited to join us for the Historic 70th Annual IJA Festival, July 10-16 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA. Shows, Competitions, Workshops, 24/7 open gym, Special Events – See You There!

Things To Look Forward To:


Festival Site: the brand-new, $144-million US Cellular Center Complex:

  • A huge 28,000-sq.ft. main juggling space, connected to the DoubleTree Hotel by the hotel’s atrium lobby.
  • 5,000-sq.ft. of adjacent workshop space in the Taft meeting rooms, just steps from the gym.
  • A gorgeous atrium lobby and prefunction area for XJuggling, Games of the IJA, and more.
  • All of it connected to the beautiful high-rise DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, our festival HQ hotel!

Festival Theatre: The Paramount Theatre is a quick 5-minute walk from the DoubleTree and the US Cellular Center:

  • A stunning live performance theatre, recently restored to its original 1920’s glory.
  • The Paramount will be our venue for four nights of world-class juggling and variety shows and Stage Championships that are highlights of every IJA festival.

Festival Hotel: Offering impressive IJA festival rates for up to four people in a room!

  • The DoubleTree by Hilton Convention Center Complex, a beautiful, modern, high-rise boutique hotel located in the same building as our juggling space and Club Renegade venue.

Keep an eye on this page for all updates being made for the historic 70th Annual IJA Festival.
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Thanks to international programming, the annual festival, a strong social media presence and engaging eJuggle content, the IJA is now reaching

500,000+ people a year