Page 42                                            Spring 1995

European Festival Set for Sweden

The 1995 European Juggling Festival will be August 11-18 in Gothenburg (Goteborg), Sweden. The site will be Skatas, an outdoor recreation and exercise area on the edge of a nature preserve, five minutes from the city center. It features a track for rollerblading or unicycling, disk golf, swimming, sauna and hot tub. Workshops and 24-hour juggling will be in a nearby sports complex. On-site camping for tents and autos is plentiful, but you should get in touch with orga­nizers as soon as possible if you want to stay in a youth hostel or budget hotel.


Festival events include games, work­shops and a public show in the Statsteater. Food will be provided at low cost by Goteborg's best vegetarian restaurant, Solrosen.


More than 30,000 people are expected to be in Goteborg the week prior to the juggling festival for the World Cup Athletic Championships, so organizers urge street performers to come early to take advantage of those crowds.


Single ticket registration is 30 English pounds before June 1 (35 after) and 75 pounds (before June 1) for two adults and one child.


April 28-30 Montreal, Quebec

Les Jongleurs Associe du Quebec hosts its third annual festival at the Centre Immaculee-Conception. Saturday night features a "Souper-Cabaret" with Quebec-flavored French cuisine, followed by a juggling show at the Lion D'Or Cabaret. Special guests include diabolo artiste Donald Grant from Scotland, Cirque du Soleil's Daniel "Le Bateleur," Christian Harel and France Robert.


May 5-7 Washington , D.C.

The Third Continental Congress of Jugglers will be held (tentatively) at Prince George 's Community College, located due east of D.C. right outside the Beltway. The event is hosted by the U.5. Department of Juggling, the Jugglers of Bowie, the Fairfax Jugglers, and the Baltimore Jugglers Association, and is sponsored by the Juggling Capitol. There will be games, vendors, workshops, and a Public Show on Saturday evening at 7pm. Call Bill Allyn if you would like to perform.


May 19-21 Nijmegen , Netherlands

The Fifth Netherlands Juggling Festival


May 19-21 Fort Wayne , Indiana

The 15th Annual Sir Isaac Newton Memorial Juggling Festival will be held at Franke Park Pavilion #1 in Fort Wayne . Events include indoor/outdoor juggling, competitions, egg juggling, door prizes, pizza party, videos and a unicycle race.


May 20-21 Aurora , Illinois

Up For Grabs, an IJA affiliate, presents a juggling festival in the Prisco Community Center in McCullough Park in Aurora . Hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday. Activities include beginners workshops and contests.


May 25-28 Helsinki , Finland

The 11th Nordic Convention will be the most northern international festival ever. The site will be the Lauttasaaren Yhteiskoulu school, which includes a gym, stage, pool and cafeteria.


June 2-4 Encintas, California

The San Dreguito Manipulation Society presents a festival. The gym is great, the area is nice and close to the beach. This should be big!


June 10 Kutztown , Pennsylvania

The Reading Juggler's Club presents its Fourth Annual June Jugglefest at Kutztown University.


June 16-18 St. Louis , Missouri

S.O.S.E.J. (the Stanger Organization for the Study of Epistomology & Juggling), the St. Louis Juggling Club, presents its first juggling festival. Most events will occur in the West County YMCA , but the second annual "Gateway to Flight" juggling competition will be held at Union Station Saturday at noon. Three prizes of at least $200 cash will be given, plus the "Elsie" Award (named in honor of Elsie Wilkes).


June 17-18 Geneva, Switzerland

The Ninth Swiss Juggling Convention will be held in the Stade de Champel, Carouge (GE) in Geneva.


October 6-8 Lodi, California

The 1995 Lodi Juggling Festival will again be held at Micke Grove Park and Zoo in Lodi. Camping, public show, barbecue, street performing and a pervasive atmosphere of shared joy.


November 11-12 Bettendorf , Iowa

The Quad Cities Juggling Club hosts a free festival at the Bettendorf Center for the Cultural Arts, 951 27th St. Free open juggling and workshops and a free public show Saturday night.


If you're thinking of having a festival, send information to Juggler's World as far enough ahead of time as possible so that other jugglers can plan their travels. Next issue copy deadline is May 1 for festivals after August 1, 1995.

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