Groundhog Day Juggling Festival
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
The Atlanta Jugglers Association is thrilled to announce its 36th annual festival! You’ll see jugglers, unicyclists, yo-yo experts, live music and family fun for all ages. Admission is free to spectators for all daytime events.
The free public show is Saturday from 2 PM to 4 PM. The show includes a juggling competition and a performance by Atlantas Seed & Feed Marching Abominable Band.
A Fire & Light Juggling Extravaganza will be at 9:30 PM and a Late Night Cabaret at 10 PM Saturday night.
Competition for the famous PHIL award happens Saturday at 2 PM. Rules for the juggling competition are simple each competitor has 4 minutes, anything goes (NO FIRE!). Judges are selected from the audience and their only qualification is no knowledge of juggling.
On Saturday and Sunday afternoon several workshops will be hosted by AJA club members and guests. Contact Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org if youd like to teach a workshop or request a workshop. If theres something you want to learn, just ask at the registration table and well find someone to teach an impromptu workshop. Heres a list of workshops from last years festival:
Saturday 4 PM 3 ball beginner Chris Lancaster
Saturday 4:30 PM Diabolo Ted Joblin
Saturday 5 PM Contact juggling Kenny Toombs
Saturday 5:30 PM Kendama Chris Lancaster
Saturday 6 PM Club steals Kenny Toombs
Saturday 6:30 PM Poi Ky Lee
Saturday 7 PM Club passing Jimmy Robertson and John Nations
Saturday 8 PM Hoops Meshpa
Saturday 8:30 PM Can juggling Will BraswellVenue
Yaarab Shrine Center in Atlanta, GeorgiaDirections
DIRECTIONS: Take Interstate 75/85 (the Connector downtown) to Freedom Parkway exit and go east on the parkway until you reach Ponce de Leon Ave. Turn left and go about a mile to the Yaarab Shrine Temple on your right. Look for the JUGGLING signs. Were in the recreation building in the back. Heres a picture of the front of the building.
Park for free in the Yaarab Shrine parking lot. The lot often fills up on Saturday afternoon before the competition/show so come early and/or allow time to find other parking. There is more parking at the Ponce de Leon Center on Hunt St. directly across from the Shrine Center.Times
Saturday 2:00 pm Juggling Competition
Friday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pmAdmission & Parking
Free for spectators
20.00 for participants Websitehttp://www.atlantajugglers.org/festival.htmInfophone