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Join Us for the 69th Annual IJA Festival, July 25-31, 2016 in El Paso, Texas, USA!

For the first time ever, the IJA brings its week long festival to the Lone Star State! Festival attendees coming to El Paso will enjoy a fun, hassle-free week with all of the festival venues just steps away from each other in a clean, safe downtown core.

Event packages for the IJA fest include gym access, regular workshops, a T-shirt and a ticket to each show.  They don't include special workshops or any competition entry fees.  Purchase your Event Package during the Early Bird period for the best price.  Special workshops can also be purchased during advance registration.

A La Carte registration will be available on-site at the festival for: daily gym admission, T-shirts, show tickets, special workshops and spectator passes.

Event Package purchase date
    March 20th thru June 30th
  On-Site at the Fest
Adult (age 18-64)
    $239   $259
Youth/Senior (11-17, 65+)
    $189   $219

Enjoy 7 days of world-class shows featuring international performers, 24-hour open juggling,  Club Renegade shows, a wide variety of juggling competitions, and workshops for jugglers of all skill levels.

Click here to see a list of performers

The 2016 IJA Stage Championship total prize money has been increased to $35,000! Thanks to the generous support of anonymous donors, iiWii and Unna Med, the 69th Annual IJA Festival will have the largest prize money in history! The prize money includes $10,000 for the Gold Medalists of the Individuals and Teams Championship! The Deadline to enter is April 1st. Click here to see the rules and guidelines.

Here is some exciting information for the 2016 festival:
  • Free brunch on Tuesday through Saturday for ALL registered attendees (Event Package or Gym Pass for the given day).
  • Hotel rates of $89 - $95 (up to four people per room) at three great hotels, all within walking distance to the The Convention Center.
  • Convenient location with the El Paso Convention Center, both theaters and the IJA headquarters hotel all across the street from each other:


             • Tricky Falls, appropriately named for Club Renegade, home to El Paso’s craft cocktail lounge, Bowie Feathers
             • Camino Real El Paso Hotel, in the National Register of Historic Places, rooms available at the IJA rate.
             • Plaza Theater, a spectacular building for the IJA Stage Championships, Cascade of Stars and Welcome Show.

  • UPDATE:
  • Joggling Championships at Bowie High School track just 2 miles (10 minutes) from the Convention Center.
  • Air connections to over 600 cities worldwide on every major US airline through El Paso International Airport, including 25+ daily flights on Southwest Airlines.

We look forward to seeing you in El Paso!

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