big tossup at the 2001 IJA Madison festival

IJA Juggling Festival 2003
Reno, Nevada
July 14-19, 2003

Six days of juggling, Monday through Saturday
Monday is free!


Photos from the 2003 Reno Cascade of Stars show!

Download the Festival Flyer and Registration Form

Festival Highlights

Check out the schedule

Vendor Inforation

The 2003 IJA juggling festival will be in Reno, Nevada, Monday, July 14 through Saturday, July 19. Once again we'll have six days of juggling, this time in Reno's City Center Pavilion, which opened in 1999.

There will be juggling workshops, great performances, competitions, games, and lots of people to juggle and share ideas with for six days. The schedule details will be posted here as they become available.

Reno and Lake Tahoe

Reno is a well-known gateway to nonstop fun and entertainment for all ages. Most of Nevada's Reno/Tahoe Territory is located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Rand McNally has rated the area "#1 in Outdoor Fun." Reno/Lake Tahoe offers more recreational possibilities than you can imagine within an hour's drive. It has beautiful hiking trails, a river running through downtown, and the most gorgeous fresh water lake in the world.

56th Annual IJA Festival

The festival headquarters will be at Circus Circus Hotel and the City Center Pavilion. Workshops will be held at Circus Circus and juggling will be a block away in the City Center Pavilion. The City Center Pavilion has 39,891 sq. ft. of floor space with ceiling height of 25-27 ft. maximum (20 ft. to the lights).

Circus Circus special features: free live world-class circus acts, midway carnival games, arcade video games, five retail stores, six restaurants, free skyway shuttles, self-parking garage, valet parking, and airport shuttle. Check out


Reservations: Call Circus Circus Hotel at 800-648-5010 or 775-329-0711. Please identify yourself as part of the International Jugglers' Association in order to receive the group rates listed below. Rooms must be reserved by June 13, 2003.

Main Tower -- $69 plus 13.5% room tax, per room per night, for one or two people, Sunday-Thursday; $99 plus 13.5% room tax, per room per night, for one or two people, Friday-Saturday.

Sky Tower* -- $44 plus 13.5% room tax, per room per night, for one or two people, Sunday-Thursday; $74 plus 13.5% room tax, per room per night, for one or two people, Friday-Saturday. For three or more people, add $10 plus taxes per person per night. Children 12 and under, in the same room, using existing bedding, are free of charge. If a rollaway bed is required, we suggest it be requested when making the reservation -- there is an additional charge of $10 per night. Cribs are available at no charge. Please note that both rollaway beds and cribs are on availability only.

* Circus Circus Hotel is providing new, lower rates with the for IJA members in the Sky Tower .  If you have already reserved a room with Circus Circus and would like to take advantage of the new rates, contact the hotel and ask to have your reservations changed to the Sky Tower with the new IJA rates.

The Sky Tower is located directly across the street from the Main Tower and has sky trams that conveniently run back and forth as well as a skywalk that connects both towers. The Main Tower houses the restaurants, main convention space, casino, midway, circus stage and gift shops.

Flying to Reno

Getting there: Check out airfares online. Here are a few web sites:, and

IJA members will receive the Reno fest mailer
by Spring 2003 with all the festival details.
Details will be also posted here as they become available.

Remember to save Monday through Saturday, July 14-19, 2003.

See you in Reno!