IJA Festival

2018 IJA Festival

Springfield, MA, USA
July 16-22, 2018

Join us at the 2018 IJA Festival for a week of incredible juggling, workshops, shows, competitions and memories in Springfield, Massachusetts. Stay tuned for regular updates on performers, registration, special events and unexpected surprises!

Founded in 1947, the IJA is excited to be celebrating it’s 71st Annual Festival in the delightful city of Springfield, Massachusetts. See you there!

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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Located close to many of the East Coast’s juggling metropolises, Springfield is a great location for the IJA festival. All festival venues are conveniently located in the downtown city center, which is also scattered with fun and relaxed places to eat. National and international travel are available, and tourists can easily go sightseeing in Boston before or after the festival.

IJA 2018 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 Springfield Symphony Hall is located right across the street from Mass Mutual Center:

  • A classic Vaudeville-era style performance theater, built in the early 1900s.
  • The Symphony Hall 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 Hotels: Offering impressive low IJA festival rates for up to four people in a room.

  • 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.

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!


Future and Past IJA Festivals

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

72nd Annual Festival
Fort Wayne, Indiana, June 24-30, 2019.

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

IJA is currently qualifying potential host cities for our festivals in 2021 and beyond. Download our 2021-2022 Festival RFP (1.3MB PDF).

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.

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