The 28th Annual New Zealand Juggling and Circus Festival 2020

Tauranga - Aongatete Outdoor Education Centre (dates to be advised probably February)

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.

Our venue is the beautiful Aongatete Outdoor Education centre which is nestled in the native bush of the expansive Kaimai Ranges. It features an all night juggling hall, confidence course, swimming hole and more nature than you can shake a devil stick at!

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

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

Festival Schedule


  • Load in day, Unpack, Set up camp
  • Catch up with friends
  • Pre festival show (Details soon)


  • Registration Desk Opens -10am
  • Workshops - 10am to 5pm
  • Renegade Show - 7pm


  • Workshops - 10am to 5pm
  • NZJCF Gala Show - 7:30pm, Main Hall
  • Fight Night Combat Tournament - 10pm, Main Hall after the Gala Show


  • AGM (Everybody to attend) - 11am
  • Workshops - 12pm to 2pm
  • Circus Olympics - 2pm to 4pm
  • Workshops - 4pm to 6pm
  • Renegade Show - 9:30pm ish


  • Load out day, Pack up

Please note: This is currently a draft of the festival schedule and may change without notice

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