The 25th Annual New Zealand Juggling and Circus Festival 2017

Thursday 2nd March – Monday 6th March 2017 Parakai Springs, Auckland.


About the festival

Since 1993 the "New Zealand Juggling and Circus Festival" has travelled all over the country, taking an exciting and diverse event to new kiwi communities. The Festival invites all local, national and international visitors, from complete beginners through to professionals. There is something for everyone. Each year 100 to 250 participants come together from all over the world to have a great time!

The NZJCF is a place where everyone can learn or share circus skills from aerial to ground, juggling to balance and from beginner to advanced. It is a beautiful environment whether you want to learn, teach, hang-out or just play. No matter how experienced you are, or if you’ve never juggled before, the festival has something to offer everyone ...

This year Sam and Logan are proud to announce that the New Zealand Juggling and Circus Festival will be held in Parakai Springs, Auckland. This is the third time the festival has travelled to Parakai, much to the locals' excitement!

There will be circus workshops for all levels, an amazing public show, Renegade performances, Fire Jam, Juggling Olympics and more.

The festival will be based at "Parakai Springs" with fantastic facilities including huge outdoor area for circus mayhem, large marquee which will be open for 24/7 juggling goodness!!!, camping and amenities, hot pools, hydroslides, on site food bar, walking distance to supermarkets and takeaway's. Get excited!!! We have an awesome venue in an awesome part of the country, what more could you want?

For more information and to keep up to date with the festival be sure to follow the event and join us on Facebook!!

International Guest

Please give a warm welcome and get excited for Kyle Johnson!!!

Kyle was born and raised in California. He learned to juggle at the age of 14. His years have been spent improving, performing, and teaching juggling. He has been featured on the list of "Top 40 Jugglers Of The Year" 6 years in a row (2010-2015), voted "Most Inspirational Juggler" by his peers on two occasions, and is certified by the International Jugglers' Association to teach children to juggle.
Kyle has developed his juggling style from the influence of the worldwide juggling community through online video. Kyle works to integrate traditional juggling, contact juggling, and movement to make his juggling unique.

Follow him everywhere:
Official Website!!

The NZJCF Public Gala Show

The New Zealand Juggling Festival presents the annual "Gala Show". This show brings some of the countries best professional and up and coming variety acts to communities around the country. It even draws a few international performers!

Parakai Springs

Saturday 6th of March

Times: Doors Open 6.30pm, Show Starts 7.00pm

To keep up to date follow the event on Facebook!

We have a bunch of awesome acts confirmed with more to come out of the woodwork!


    This is a show you don't want to miss and it will sell out! Get in quick! Tell your family and friends! And get set to be blown away!

    The Circus Olympics

    The Juggling Olympics is a family friendly day in the park! The event is a series of circus competitions, both serious and silly, where the participants of the New Zealand Juggling and Circus Festival challenge one another for glory.

    Come on down, get involved, have some fun, be amazed and be entertained!

    Parakai Springs

    Sunday 7th of March


    Festival Schedule


    • Pack in day
    • Come set up your camp, say hello
    • No workshops running
    • All Night Music and Juggling Jam


    • Workshops: All Day
    • 7:30pm Renegade Show on-site


    • Workshops: All Day
    • Public Show: Doors Open 6.30pm, Show Starts 7.00pm


    • Workshops: All morning
    • 11am Festival AGM (All welcome and encouraged to attend)
    • 2pm-4pm The Circus Olympics
    • Sunday Night Renegade?!?!


    • Pack Up
    • Clean Up
    • Head Home

    Registration Fees


    Full festival passes include: All Workshops, full Pool and hydroslide access, Gala Show ticket and on site camping.

    Day passes include all workshops and full pool and hydroslide access. Camping is additional $5 per night if required.

    Gala Show ticket ONLY includes admission to Gala Show. Pool access and workshops are not included.

    Adults Full Festival Pass $100
    Youth (6-14) Full Festival Pass $60
    Under 5 with a Paying Adult Full Festival Pass FREE!!!
    Family(2 Adults and 2 Youth) Full Festival Pass $260
    Adult 1 Day Pass $40
    Youth (6-14) 1 Day Pass $30
    Under 5 with a Paying Adult Full Festival Pass FREE!!!
    Family(2 Adults and 2 Youth) 1 Day Pass $110
    Adult Gala Show Ticket $20
    Youth Gala Show Ticket $10
    Under 5 with a Paying Adult Gala Show Ticket FREE!!!


    For any questions email: , or call Sam on +64211045045.


    We have a beautiful campsite right next to all the facilities and action! There are plenty of tent sites so feel free to pick and choose on the day.

    • Camping price included in Full Festival Pass
    • Day Passes exclude camping, however, camping can be included for an additional $5 per night
    • Camp grounds includes, a large Kitchen and full bathrooms.

    For people after a little more comfort there are a couple of motels/Lodges accross the road from the venue.

    For any travellers travelling around New Zealand on their way to or from the NZJCF the lovely people at Jugglers Rest have offered discounted accommodation for you in Picton.