How To Register

Advance registration for this year’s festival in Cedar Rapids is now closed. Details and pricing about onsite registration are below.

You must be a member of the IJA to register for the Festival. Join or renew your membership today!

You can register and pay online with your credit or debit card or with PayPal.  No mail-in or phone registration is available.

The only items being sold through advance registration are:

  • Festival Event Packages
  • Exclusive 75th Annual Black Piped Zip-Up Sweaters
  • Donations to the Festival Scholarship Fund
  • Vendor Table Reservations and (for Vendor Discount Program vendors only) VDP Vendor Event Packages

This page is for all of the above except vendor items.  Please see the vendor page in the IJA Store to purchase vendor tables and other vendor items.

ALL other festival items (individual show tickets, daily Gym Passes, daily spectator passes & additional festival T-shirts) will be sold on-site at the festival starting Tuesday morning at 9am.

Lodging, meals and transportation are not included.  Please make your travel plans as soon as possible to secure the best rates and availability.

For information about festival pandemic policies including refunds, please see Covid Protocol.


Festival Event Packages

These include gym admission all through the week (including all regular festival workshops), a festival T-shirt, a ticket to each of the evening shows in the Paramount Theatre, access to watch all regularly-scheduled events in the gym and other indoor festival venues.  Festival Event Packages will not be sold on-site at the festival.


VDP Vendor Event Package Add-on

Available ONLY to IJA Vendor Discount Program (VDP) vendors, this $99 add-on to a VDP Vendor Setup order includes all the items from the Festival Event Package above.  Limit two Add-Ons per VDP vendor.  Purchase through the vendor page in the IJA Store.


Donate to the Festival Scholarship Fund

When you register below, you’ll also be able to donate half or all of a Festival Event Package toward the Festival Scholarship Fund.  This fund will be used to help jugglers attend the festival who may otherwise be unable to attend. You can also donate without purchasing a Festival Event Package, here.


Deadlines and Festival Event Package Prices for Ija Members (Youth Are Ages 11-17):

Early Bird Pricing (deadline Feb 28)

Adult Festival Event Package$250Registration Closed
Youth Festival Event Package$160Registration Closed


Pre-Registration Pricing (March 1-May 31)

Adult Festival Event Package$280Registration Closed
Youth Festival Event Package$200Registration Closed


On-Site Options

Adult Daily Gym Pass$65
Youth Daily Gym Pass$35
Daily Spectator Pass$7
Numbers Championships Entry Fee$15


Other Pricing for online registration (deadline May 31)

Youth Group price$125Registration Closed
Vendor Setup$125Registration Closed


Exclusive 75th Annual Black Piped Zip-Up Sweater
This zip-up sweater is exclusively available to order only for those who pre-register for a Festival Event Package for the 2022 IJA Festival.  It will not be available to order at the festival and no additional zip-up sweaters will be made.  Items may vary from photo as supply levels are uncertain.

Unisex Adult sizes $55
(Chest) XS 31-34”, S 34-37”, M 38-41”, L 42-45”, XL 46-49”, XXL 50-53”

Unisex Child sizes $45
(Body width) XS 15”, S 17.5”, M 19”, L 20.5”


Vendor Registration

Each vendor must purchase a minimum of one Vendor Setup at $125 which includes one 6’ table, two chairs and Wi-Fi Internet access; the Vendor Setup fee will be waived for IJA Vendor Discount Program (VDP) participants.  Additional 6’ tables are available for $50 each.  Electrical drops are available for $75 per drop.  Space is limited, so be sure to reserve early.

During advance registration, IJA Vendor Discount Program (VDP) vendors may also purchase, with a VDP Vendor Setup, a VDP Vendor Event Package for $99 that includes all the items of the Festival Event Package.  Limit 2 per VDP vendor.

Vendor space will not be sold on-site at the festival.  You must order your vendor space by 11:59pm ET on May 31, 2022.  Purchase through the vendor page in the IJA Store.  For more information email Vendor Coordinator Mike Sullivan at


Youth Groups

Discounted Festival Event Packages are available to groups of 10 or more youths (ages 11-17) registering together with one or more adults no later than 11:59pm ET on May 31, 2022.  For every 10 youth-group tickets purchased, the group can purchase 2 adult Festival Event Packages for chaperones at the Youth Group price of $125 each.  To register your youth group, email with your group details.


Email Confirmation

Full payment is required with online registration.  Pay securely online with your Visa, Discover, MasterCard or American Express, or using your PayPal account.  You will receive email confirmation of your registration.

To pay by check or cash, please email for information.

Your festival materials will await you in the gym at the DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Cedar Rapids Convention Center.


On-site in Cedar Rapids

Jugglers who have registered in advance can pick up their Festival Event Package starting about Noon on Monday, July 11, 2022, in the Ballroom of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cedar Rapids Convention Center Complex.  On-site registration opens at 9am on Tuesday, July 12, in the Ballroom of the DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Cedar Rapids Convention Center.



For registration-related questions, email Festival Registrar Shivella Schwab at  Please include a phone number for a quicker response.