Photos copyright © Steven L. “Skippy Steve” Price
PORTLAND JUGGLING FESTIVAL 2020
SEPTEMBER 25 27, 2020
Online via Zoom and Twitch.tv
The Portland Juggling Festival is three days of workshops, online hangouts, and the first ever Virtual edition of the Juggling & Vaudeville Extravaganza show.
All aspects of the event are free of charge!!
Ben Linder Memorial Award
Every year the Ben Linder Memorial Award for Inspiration is given out to a juggler nominated by festival attendees. It is typically given to a juggler who is present at the event. Click Here to read more about the Ben Linder Award and to make a nomination for 2020.
Buy some Portland Juggling Festival Gear!
T-shirts, Facemasks, and Tote Bags featuring the 2020Portland Juggling Festival design are available at Teespring.com. Check it out and get the coolest(maybe the only??) juggling festival gear of 2020!
(old, 2020. Return soon!)
The Portland Juggling Festival is all about sharing skills, helping each other learn and grow. We provide a full roster of workshops taught by our special guests and by local artists. All workshops for 2020 will be hosted via Zoom.
Click on any title on the schedule to be taken to the corresponding Zoom Room or Twitch Channel.
There is no advance sign up for workshops, just show up, participate, and have fun.
(Old, 2020. Return for updates)
September 25, 2020
6:00 pm the Zoom Room opens for hangout time
??:00 pm club renegade?
12:00 am the Zoom Room closes until the morning
September 26, 2020
10:00 am to 6:00 pm workshops, and Zoom Room hangout time
6:00 pm Virtual juggling & vaudeville extravaganza show, on twitch.tv/portlandjugglers
7:00 to TBD (2:00 am) late night juggling Zoom Room
September 27, 2020
10:00 am to 6:00 pm workshops and Zoom Room hangout time
8:00 pm festival closes, see you next year
The Portland Jugglers usually meet on Wednesdays at Reed College. Sadly, due to Covid and the recent collapse of Reed's gym from an ice storm, meetups are sparse. Often, people will meet up to jam at Alberta Park on Wednesdays, around 6pm. It is free and open to the public. All kinds of juggling, object manipulation, and circus skills are welcome. People are always available to help get you started or learn a new trick.
Reed College began offering juggling as a PE class in 1979, and it was open to the public who frequently brought new skills to the college class. The public component grew into the Portland Jugglers, and we continue to meet weekly concurrent with the college class. We are grateful to Reed College for helping foster Portland's vibrant juggling community.
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