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!

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Annual IJA Festival

70th IJA Festival

Cedar Rapids, IOWA
July 10-16, 2017

Registration Now Open

Festival Registration is NOW OPEN! Adult registration packages are available for $260 for the full week-long festival. Youth packages are $200 for the full week registration. Online pricing will end on June 15, 2018. After that, only on-site registration will be available.

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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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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.

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 Springfield!

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 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.