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.
On Saturday and Sunday, everything happens at Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute, 235 Frontenac St, Kingston, Ontario (Google Maps).
On Friday evening, there’s pre-festival juggling from 8–11 pm in the John Orr room of the John Deutsch University Centre, 87 Union Street, Kingston, Ontario (Google Maps).
Here’s the schedule for the main part of the festival. Don’t forget Friday evening juggling, above.
|Saturday, 15 Oct||10 am||gym opens for juggling and workshops|
|12:30 pm||juggling games (part I)|
|6 pm||gym closes for the show|
|7 pm||festival gala show|
|after show||gym reopens|
|Sunday, 16 Oct||10 am||gym opens|
|12:30 pm||juggling games (part II)|
|5 pm||gym closes; see you next year!|
All workshops are free. Just show up; no need to register in advance. There will be a schedule posted at the festival.
If you want to learn to juggle but the posted times don’t suit, ask at the desk and we’ll find someone to teach you.
If you’re looking for a hotel, there are a few in walking distance of the likely location 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).
We’ll likely also be able to provide some crash space.
The generous donations of our sponsors help keep the festival free for all participants. Please help us help them by considering one of our sponsors for your next purchase!