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Groundhog Day Juggling Festival
Groundhog Day Juggling Festival
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Late January
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. Workshops On Saturday and Sunday afternoon several workshops will be hosted by AJA club members and guests. Contact Spencer at workshops@atlantajugglers.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 Braswell
Yaarab Shrine Center in Atlanta, Georgia
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.
Saturday 2:00 pm Juggling Competition GYM HOURS Friday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Saturday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Admission & Parking
Free for spectators 20.00 for participants

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