IJA Online Festival 2020
IJA Online Festival
July 13-19, 2020
IJA 2020 Online is a week long, multi-platform juggling event. The entire event is pay-what-you-want and open to the public, except for the IJA Online Juggling Championships, which is open only to members. We hope you’ll join us! Please consider donating to support us in making this event possible.
This festival section of juggle.org is a portal of links to all things related to IJA 2020 Online. In addition to our live events schedule, don’t forget to check out our workshops (still accepting workshop submissions!) and take a look at the prizes in our online raffle this year. Fest apparel is available from our shop to help you maintain your collection or just to commemorate this strange time in history.
Between our four shows, six panels, a ‘From the Archives’ movie night, a livestream of Drop Everything with Dan Holzman, IJA Award Presentations, IJA Online Juggling Championships, and the IJA Joggling Competition, we hope you find something engaging and exciting for you. Have an idea of something you want to see happen at IJA 2020 Online? Message email@example.com.
The judges for this year’s IJA Online Juggling Championships are all the IJA members. Members can view and score the competitors from now until 11:59pm EDT July 16. The winners will be announced on Saturday, July 18, during the Cascade of Stars. To view the Championships, you need to be a current IJA member with an IJA username and password.
You don’t have to be an IJA member to joggle in either the Fun Run or the Competitive events of the Online Joggling Championships.
- Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show Quarantine Edition and IJA Welcome Show – Monday 7:30pm EDT / 11:30pm GMT
- Flow Show – Wednesday 3pm EDT / 7pm GMT
- IRC Show – Friday 8pm EDT / 12am GMT
- Cascade of Stars – Saturday 8pm EDT / 12am GMT
- Race in Juggling: Addressing Inclusion in the Juggling Community, with Sky King
- Feminist Juggling – Creating Inclusive Spaces in the Juggling Community, with Josie Mae
- Juggling History Q&A, with David Cain
- Practice Methodologies, with Matt Hall
- Building International Juggling Community, with Erin Stephens
- Mess Discussion, with Eric Sipos
Please plan on attending the IJA Annual General Meeting at 7pm EDT on Thursday, July 16, 2020.
If you’re willing to help out with the online fest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See also the IJA Festival Facebook event.
Annual IJA Festival
Win A Festival Scholarship
What does the juggling community mean to you? Your answer could win you a scholarship to the 2019 IJA Festival! Submit a 1 minute video that answers this question and highlights your juggling skill, and we will select our 2 favorites to win a free festival package and $500 travel stipend.
Video submissions due April 5
Post to Instagram and/or Facebook, use #IJAFestScholarship and tag @ijajugglers or email email@example.com. Submissions in any language, and from any country are encouraged!
50% – What the juggling community means to you. – Let us know how being a part of the juggling community has had an impact on your life. Why do you love juggling?
30% – Juggling – We want to see your skills in action!
20% – Video Quality good editing, cool theme, unique presentation, etc.
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 Theatre: The stunning Embassy Theatre is located right across the street from Grand Wayne Convention Center:
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 are available on our Lodging page.
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.
Join our Facebook Event Page for regular ongoing festival information!
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, Online
July 13-19, 2020
IJA Online Juggling Championships
Online Joggling Championships
Workshops, shows, panel discussions, and more
74th Annual Festival
Wichita, Kansas, July 12-18, 2021
75th Annual Festival
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, July 11-17, 2022
76th Annual Festival
South Bend, Indiana, July 17-23, 2023
77th Annual Festival
Green Bay, Wisconsin, July 8-14, 2024
78th Annual Festival
Evansville, Indiana, July 14-20, 2025
IJA has contracted for our festival destinations through 2025. We will begin prospecting for our 2026 festival destination in summer 2021.
For further information, please contact the IJA Future Festival Site team (Mike Sullivan & Craig Lewis) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in IJA Festival history and past competition results? See Past Festivals.