August 23rd 2019 – August 25th 2019 San Diego Circus Center

San Diego Circus Center is producing San Diego’s first annual circus festival. The festival will consist of both youth and professional acrobatic show productions over a 3 day period to cultivate, educate, promote, encourage and develop public awareness of the circus arts. By exposing our talent to the community through our platform, San Diego Circus Center will be solely responsible for high caliber productions and quality performances. The festival will also be a pathway for youth to excel and an avenue for established professionals to perform. By celebrating San Diego’s growing circus community, the Circus Festival aims to attract new audiences and give our circus youth and established professionals an opportunity to perform.

The festival will begin by hosting the American Youth Circus Organization’s bi-annual National Event from August 14th to August 19th 2019, celebrating their 20th anniversary. Students and educators will come together to share circus disciplines and techniques at our SDCC facility, while also having the opportunity to showcase their work right outside.




San Diego Circus Center (SDCC) is devoted to advancing circus training on the west coast and enriching the lives of our community by teaching circus disciplines, art and culture. We offer recreational and professional circus training and performance opportunities for our youth and adults in a safe, noncompetitive, socially enriching and nurturing environment. With our curriculum we encourage and build on each individual’s strengths and abilities to create a strong, unique foundation for excellence. Our focus is on higher education and professionally aimed classes and programs, and we also are a strong advocate of recreational studies. SDCC inc. 501(c)(3) is a non-profit arm of SDCC S-corp, run by two separate accounts. Any profit will remain in SDCC 501(c)3 for our Limb differences, Scholarship and Autism programs.


August 14th - 18th, we are very excited to be hosting The American Youth Circus Organization’s Bi-Annual Festival. AYCO is a national nonprofit organization, who’s mission is to promote the participation of youth in circus arts and support circus educators. Every two years, hundreds of circus youth and circus coaches gather from all across North America for the national American Youth Circus Festival. This five-day event is composed of over 150 workshops, three youth showcases, and a plethora of social events and community building opportunities. During the AYCO part of our Festival, over 400 youth circus students and educators will be participating in workshops, seminars and community circus events at the San Diego Circus Center and surrounding facilities. We highly recommend you join us. For more information click here.


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