Tuesday, June 19 , 2018, 12:24 am | Fair 60º

 
 
 
 
Sports: A Noozhawk Partnership with The Lab and American Riviera Bank
The LabAmerican Riviera Bank

Isla Vista Juggling Festival a Good Excuse to Clown Around

{mosimage}

It was all fun and games at this year's event.

{mosimage}

The 32nd annual Isla Vista Juggling Festival, held Friday through Sunday, proved to be a ball of fun for all participants.

{mosimage}

As in years past, people came from all around California and beyond to learn and teach new juggling moves, pass objects with new people and generally have a good time.

Most of the events were held at the Robertson Gym at UC Santa Barbara.

In addition to juggling, the festival included other circus acts, including unicycling, stilt walking, clowns and musicians.

Saturday night’s Public Show, a fundraiser for the Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center, drew a near-capacity crowd to the Isla Vista Theater. The emcee was world-famous juggler Vova Galchenko.

The festival, the longest-running juggling festival in the world in one location, is dedicated to the memory of local juggler Patty Laney, who was raped and murdered in 1977.

Click here to see more of Robert Bernstein’s photos from the festival.

{mosimage}

 

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Enter your email
Select your membership level
×

Payment Information

You are purchasing:

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >