Jest Fest! 2015 Gainesville, FL


Thank you for joining us on Sunday, April 10, 2016,

Stay tuned for news on the 2017 Jest Fest! for another FREE,

fun-filled day of hilarity and derring-do at the Historic Thomas Center!

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Schedule (pdf)

Featuring World Renowned Comedy, Variety and Circus Stars!

Check out the 2016 Lineup

Avner the Eccentric The Flying Wallendas Carrs Flying Trapeze

Broadway & Film Star Avner
the Eccentric

Played the Jewel in the film Jewel of the Nile

The World Famous Flying Wallendas
Daring Feats On The High Wire
Without A Net!

The Flying Carrs Flying
Trapeze Show

With Krizia Carr of the legendary Flying Caceres Family!

Arsene from Paris Johnny Peers' Muttville Comix Dog Show Howard Blackwell

Silent Clown Arsene from Paris
Studied with the legendary mime,
Marcel Marceau!!

Circus Star Johnny Peers’ Muttville Comix
Hilarious comedy dog show!

Illusionist Howard Blackwell
Timeless Magic With A Modern Twist!

Rick Hubbard The Halls of Mimicry Puppets and Music One Man Band Marc Dob son

Rick Hubbard’s Kazoobie Kazoo Show
Fun Interactive Show For All Ages! Free Kazoos!

The Halls of Mimicry

The History Of Clowning With Live Music & Puppetry!

One Man Band Marc Dobson

Stilt Walker Mike Weakly Clown M.T. Head Jester Merald Clark

Stilt Walker Mike Weakley

Clown M.T. Head Jester Merald Clark
Fidler Don Austin Magic Mike Balloon Hats and Animals Kate Osbron Magic Wand
Fiddler Don Austin

Magic Mike Balloon Hats
and Animals

Kate Osbron Magic Wand

PHOTOS FROM 2015 JEST FEST! All images photographed by Suzanna Mars and Sean Plemons


Special thanks to our 2016 Sponsors:

Jest Fest Sponsors

Community Partner Sponsors:

Community Partner Sponsors

Jest Fest! has been funded in part by a Tourist Development Tax Grant from the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners
in conjunction with the Alachua County Tourism Development Council.


Copyright 2016 City of Gainesville Parks Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department