The International Jugglers' Association (IJA) is a great
volunteer-run non-profit juggling organization with a fun-filled
juggling festival every summer and an electronic magazine called
eJuggle (available at www.juggle.org/ejuggle) and
various other online resources. If you're a juggler, I strongly
suggest that you join the IJA. See Upcoming
Juggling Festivals below for info on the next IJA festival.
- Stanford Court Jugglers
- Stanford/Bay Area jugglers mailing list
- Upcoming juggling festivals
- Past juggling festivals
- Other Bay Area juggling meetings
- Other useful juggling links
- Afghan Mobile Mini Circus for Children
The Stanford Court Jugglers, an
affiliate of the IJA, meets Wednesday evenings at Stanford University
from about 8:30pm till about 11pm, sometimes later. We've been
meeting at Stanford since June 1980.
You may want to join our email list (see below) to be notified of
changes and of various juggling happenings. Or if you're a visitor to
the group, it is recommended that you send email (see below) to verify
where we're meeting. Our meeting place is shown below.
channel has lots of SJRI club passing videos, which will give
you a sample of what we do at Stanford.
You can also watch our 2004 SJRI Teams
silver-medal presentation in Buffalo.
We meet year round at Stanford. Here are the current meeting
|Wednesdays about 8:30pm
||Juggling location -- click for directions & map
March 18, 2020 and onward
NO MEETINGS, during COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place orders.
With Gravity hosts another juggling meeting at Stanford on
Friday afternoons about 5pm. They meet on the grass in White
Plaza between the Stanford Bookstore and Tresidder Union or in the
Cubberley Auditorium lobby when it's cold, rainy or dark outside.
(There are usually no Friday meetings between school quarters but
sometimes they meet during the summer.)
Stanford/Bay Area jugglers mailing list
To verify our current meeting place, or if you want to be on our
mailing list, or if you have any questions about our juggling
gatherings or juggling in general, send email to Martin Frost: me at
cs dot stanford dot edu.
Past juggling festivals (most recent first) -- some will happen
again -- stay tuned
Some of the links below may get you info on their next fest.
- 2020 Jan 24-26: The nearby 3rd Game of
Throws juggling festival will be held in Palo Alto High School
on Embarcadero Rd at El Camino Real in Palo Alto, right across El
Camino from Stanford.
- 2018 June 16: East Bay JAM (Juggling And More)
festival On Saturday June 16th, come to beautiful
Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland for a free day of juggling, unicycling,
acroyoga, hooping and more. Visit the meadow any time between 10am and sunset. We'll have informal activities, workshops and lessons of all kinds. All ages and skill levels are welcome to join us to play in the park. Bring whatever props and skills you have, and learn from some of the most talented people around.
- 2018 May 11-13: Isla Vista Juggling
Festival in Isla Vista and Santa Barbara, California,
about a five-hour drive from Stanford. This popular fest is the
longest running regional juggling festival in the world, having
started in 1977 (only the big IJA fest has been going on longer --
- 2018 May 4-6: 10th Santa
Cruz Juggling Festival in Santa Cruz, California.
- 2017 Sep 29-Oct 1: The Portland Juggling
Festival. A great and large juggling fest, in Portland,
Oregon, with very good facilities, many workshops and excellent shows.
Don't miss it.
- 2017 Mar 17-19: Humboldt Juggling
Festival. The Humboldt Juggling Society, a Humboldt State
University club, holds its annual festival in Arcata,
- 2014 Oct 3-5: Don't miss the BACA Fest (formerly Berkeley
Juggling & Unicyle Festival). Still free except for the public
- 2014 Jun 13-15: The Boulder Juggling
Festival will be hosted at the Boulder Circus Center in
- 2014 Mar 21-23: The Damento Juggling Festival
will be in Davis this year, at Davis Senior High School.
- 2012 May 26: Sonoma
County May Madness JuggleFest. Julliard Park, Santa Rosa, CA,
Saturday 9am-6pm. Jugglers, unicyclists, and variety artists of all
makes and models are planning to attend.
- 2012 Jan 12-15: The Seattle Juggling
Festival will be four days long at Seattle Center (by the
- 2009 Nov 12-15: The
Nomadic Los Angeles Juggling Festival will be held at Los
Angeles Valley College in Monarch Hall November 14-15 hosted by
the San Fernando Valley juggling group Safety in Numbers. Join in at
the regular meeting on Thursday, Nov 12, 9pm-midnight, at LA
Valley College Gym, and on Friday, Nov 13, at the Kalvan Gym
in Van Nuys from 4pm to midnight.
- 2009 Oct 2-4: This year the Nomadic Juggling
Festival will be at Catalina State Park near Tucson,
- 2009 Mar 27-29: The Pacific Northwest
Juggling Convention will be held in Corvallis, Oregon, on the
campus of Oregon State University.
- 2008 Mar 14-16: The Victoria
Juggling Festival will be held at the University of Victoria
in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
- 2007 Feb 17-18: Southern
California Juggling Festival. Hosted by Claremont High School
Juggling Club, Claremont, CA.
- 2005 Aug 19-21: Coeur d' Alene
Juggling Festival on the North Idaho College campus, on the
shore of Lake Coeur d' Alene. For more info, contact David Groth:
idahojuggler at adelphia.net
Other Bay Area juggling meetings
- Down With
Gravity meets at Stanford on Fridays about 5pm on the
grass in White Plaza between the Stanford Bookstore and Tresidder
Union. They generally do not meet between school quarters.
- The Klutz Juggling Club meets in Burgess Park (near city
hall) in Menlo Park on Saturdays 3pm-6pm, assuming the weather is
- The Santa Clara Jugglers Club meets in Central Park in
Santa Clara on Sundays 11am-3pm.
- The Berkeley Juggling Club
- The Castro
Valley Jugglers meet on Tuesday evenings at the rotunda of the
Castro Valley Bart Station.
- The UC Santa Cruz Juggling Club meets (or at least used
to meet) outside on Wednesdays and Friday. (Not sure if they meet
during the summer.)
- The San Francisco Gutter Jugglers meet 5pm-8pm Sundays in
the Circus Center, 755 Frederick St, San Francisco, near Golden Gate
Park. Free! Questions? Contact Jade: jadejuggler at aim.com.
Other useful juggling links
- Martin's youtube
channel, with lots of SJRI club passing videos that will give
you a sample of what we do at Stanford.
You can also watch our 2004 SJRI
silver-medal presentation in Buffalo.
- eJuggle, the IJA
online magazine with articles and videos (some of which require
inexpensive IJA membership to access).
- The International Jugglers' Association
(IJA), which organizes a big juggling
convention every summer (see also eJuggle above).
- PassingWiki.org, a
website devoted to club passing, with lots of patterns and causal
diagrams, where you can add patterns yourself.
- The Passing
Database, a website devoted to club passing, with over a
hundred patterns listed, plus links to club passing articles, videos,
simulators and other club passing sites.
Area Jugglers Pattern Book, a book explaining dozens of
passing patterns, mostly for four or more jugglers.
Edge, which lists lots of upcoming festivals, along with
forums, local clubs and records.
- The Internet Juggling Database
(IJDb), which was a well maintained collection of online
juggling resources, many of which have since been moved to other
- Online juggling
instructions from the International Jugglers' Association.
- Wolfgang Westerboer's program JoePass!, with
juggling animation and an editor for creating and editing causal
diagrams -- excellent for recording and showing passing
- The Orange Jugglers (in
Orange County, CA).
Afghan Mobile Mini Circus for Children
Click on the button at left to donate to the
Mobile Mini Circus for Children, an Afghan-International
non-profit organization that uses the medium of juggling and circus
arts to help children traumatized by war to heal, to build self-esteem
and hope, and to express themselves. Your full donation will go to
the MMCC via the International Jugglers' Association. Payment
processing will be via PayPal, but you do not need a PayPal account --
just a credit card.
Webpage maintained by Martin Frost.
Last modified: Fri Oct 15 17:43:49 PDT 2021