IJA Festival Schedule

Event Schedule

This schedule outlines the dates and times of all events throughout the week-long IJA Festival. While this schedule shows 8 AM through midnight, the gym is open 24 hours a day, starting at noon on July 16th and ending at noon on July 22nd. The Festival Workshops are not included on this schedule and can be found on the workshops page.

12:00 PM – Gym Opens

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Open Registration

2:00 – 5:30 PM –  XJuggling

A fast paced, non-stop, best trick competition. Enter to compete or sit and watch the action!

8:00 – 10:30 PM – Welcome Show

Start the festival off right with the delightfully entertaining IJA Festival Welcome Show! Featuring high quality talent and humor from American and international performers.

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Open Registration

1:00 – 3:00 PM – Annual General Meeting

Meet the IJA Board candidates and learn the most recent happenings in the IJA!

7:30 PM – Youth Showcase & Juniors Stage Championships

Meet the future of juggling! The Youth Showcase is an open stage for young aspiring jugglers and performers.  The IJA Juniors Stage Championships is a prestigious juggling stage competition open to competitors under 18 years old.

11:00 PM – Renegade Show

A wild and raucous late night show where anything goes! Sign up to perform or sit back and get ready to laugh!

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Open Registration

2:00 – 5:00 PM – Individual Prop Competition

Categories: 3 Clubs, 3 Balls, 3 Rings. Jugglers will perform single-prop routines to music of their own choice and be judged on technique, presentation and choreography.

7:30 PM – Individuals & Teams Stage Championships

Prestigious international competitions recognizing top-level entertainment by offering medals and prize money for juggling performances.

11:00 PM – Renegade Show

A wild and raucous late night show where anything goes! Sign up to perform or sit back and get ready to laugh!

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Open Registration

1:00 – 4:00 PM – Numbers Championships

The competitors in the IJA Numbers Championships challenge each other as well as all past Numbers champions — and the laws of physics! See who can successfully juggle, individually and in teams, the greatest numbers of balls, clubs, rings and bounced balls.

6:00 PM – Sand Current by Institute of Jugglology

Institute of Jugglology, featuring Galen Harp and Ellen Winters, will present an interactive performance that creates sand paintings using modern object manipulation and ancient borrowed techniques.

9:00 PM – Flowcase

Featuring top notch flow artists, directed by Kevin Axtell.

11:00 PM – Fight Night

We’re excited to host the first ever Fight Night at the IJA Festival! A structured combat juggling competition to see who will become the reigning IJA Fight Night champ!

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Open Registration

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Joggling

Combining juggling with running provides an effective full body workout! Includes short and long distance races, as well as team relays.

2:00 – 4:30 PM – Games of the IJA

Hosted by Matt Hall and Brian Thompson, this year’s games will include many of the classics and some unique games with a special twist!

8:00 PM – Cascade of Stars

A family friendly show open to the local community, featuring top notch juggling and circus talent from around the world.

12:00 PM – Gym Closes

See You Next Year!!