Limestone City Juggling Festival 2015

October 23–25, 2015 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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It’s a party for jugglers and anyone who wants to learn, with an open gym, workshops, games, and a Gala Show! Admission to the gym is free, donations gratefully accepted. The festival is co-hosted by the Queen’s and Kingston Jugglers’ Clubs.

Did we mention our Gala Show? We’re very excited to welcome this year’s headline performer, the Institute of Jugglology — the 2014 International Jugglers’ Association Team Gold medalists! At 7:00 pm on Saturday, October 24, 2017 in the KCVI auditorium. Get all the details!


Everything happens at Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute, 235 Frontenac St, Kingston, Ontario (Google Maps).


There’s also a workshops shedulule below.

Day Time Event
Friday, 23 Oct 5pm gym opens for juggling and workshops
midnight gym closes
Saturday, 24 Oct 10am gym opens for juggling and workshops
3pm juggling games
6:30pm gym closes for the show
7 pm festival gala show
after show gym reopens
midnight gym closes
Sunday, 25 Oct 10am gym opens
5pm gym closes; see you next year!


All workshops are free. Just show up; no need to register in advance. The schedule for “learn to juggle” workshops is firm; everything else is still tentative. If you want to learn to juggle but these times don’t suit, ask at the desk and we’ll find someone to teach you.

Day Time Workshop Instructor
Fri 7pm Learn to juggle! (beginner) Q&KJC
Sat 11am Learn to juggle! (beginner) Q&KJC
1pm Introduction to contact juggling (beginner)
Learn a style of juggling where the balls are rolled in contact with your body rather than thrown.
Sam Boyles
1pm Squeeze catches (intermediate/advanced)
Yes, you can catch two balls at the same time! Learn the basics of squeeze catches and open up a whole new world of juggling patterns.
Mike Moore
2pm Learn to juggle! (beginner) Q&KJC
9pm Learn to juggle! (beginner) Q&KJC
Sun 1pm Games that Solve Problems. (two hours, all levels)
Using the teachings of Viola Spolin you will explore how to use simple games to solve theatrical problems. Games have the ability to break down your habits and inhibitions allowing access to new solutions. In addition to classic games, you will also learn how to design games to solve your own specific problems.
Galen Harp
2pm Learn to juggle! (beginner) Q&KJC


If you’re looking for a hotel, there are a few in walking distance of KCVI but they’re mostly pretty expensive — downtown business and tourist hotels. Here’s a map with the festival site indicated so you can search for hotels nearby. Within a short drive there are a few less expensive ones on Princess Street (Howard Johnson Inn Kingston, Econo Lodge, Peachtree Inn), near Division and the 401 (Days Inn, First Canada Inns), and out Highway 2 across the river and east of downtown (Super 8).

If you’re an econo-juggler looking for crash space, please send our crash-meister Morgan a request, including how many people, which nights, and whether you have any special requirements (e.g., “I’m alergic to cats!”) Be prepared to bring something to sleep on, blankets or sleeping bag, and your own towel. Your hosts might be able to provide some of those, but better to assume not.


The generous donations of our sponsors help keep the festival free for participants. Please consider purchasing from them: they’re all wonderful people with great products. This year we had excellent raffle prizes donated by: