Clown Events

Here is a partial listing of regional and national clown events. I will update the information and add more events as I learn about them. If you feel there is a clown-related event that should be included, let me know. Links to organizations that hold annual conventions for face painting, balloons, and magic are included on their respective pages.

Why go to a convention?

Conventions are a great place to meet other professional clowns, attend workshops, enter competitions, and try out the latest items from their dealers. I was hesitant to go to a convention when I was first getting started. I didn't think I knew enough, but I soon discovered that they are a great place for new clowns.


2013 Events

January 2013

Florida Super Jam
January 9-12th, 2013
The International Palms Resort and Conference Center
6515 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
http://www.thefloridasuperjam.com/

SUPER Balloon Jam by organizers Sheree Brown-Rosner and Herschel Rosner This Year’s Theme The Florida Super Jam is …Out of This World!

Northeast Clown Institute
January 18-20, 2013
Radisson Hotel
180 Water Street
Plymouth, MA
http://www.clowninstitute.org/

The Northeast Clown Institute (NCI) will be holding its 24th annual weekend program.

Clown Jamboree
January 23-27 2013
Hilton Mystic
20 Coogan Boulevard
Mystic, CT 06355
http://www.clownjamboree.com/

Come Celebrate, Laugh, and Learn at Clown Jamboree at their 19th Birthday with the special theme of: All The World Loves A Puppet!
Presented Steve “Salty” Kissell & DJ “Fancy Pants” Ehlert ConventionGuys.com

Joey To The World Gospel Clown Convention
January 25-26, 2013
First Baptist Hurst
1801 N. Norwood
Hurst, TX 76054
http://www.joeytotheworld.org/

JTTW is one of the largest and oldest gospel clown conventions.

FLOAT
January 27-31, 2013
St. Louis Airport Marriott Hotel
10700 Pear Tree Lane
St. Louis, Missouri 63134
http://www.floatconvention.com/
FLOAT is the only convention currently held in the United States that focuses on providing advanced level education for the career balloon decorating, delivery and retail professional.

Twist & Shout
January 30 -February 4, 2013
St. Louis Airport Marriott Hotel
10700 Pear Tree Lane
St Louis, MO, 63134
http://www.balloonconvention.com/

Since 2000, Twist & Shout has been a constant source for the best in balloon education, friendship, competition and innovation. This annual convention showcases the most talented twisters in the world, and continues to set the standard for all other Balloon Events.


February 2013

Show Me Clowns For Jesus February 14-17, 2013
Ramada Oasis Convention Center
2546 North Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO 65803
http://www.ShowMeClownsForJesus.org/

Come worship, laugh and learn at this 28th edition of a great family event. We have a professional and caring staff with entertaining classes, shows and exciting dealers.
Presented Steve “Salty” Kissell & DJ “Fancy Pants” Ehlert ConventionGuys.com

Circus Magic Convention
February 20-24, 2013
Holiday Inn Patriot 3032 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
http://www.circusmagicconvention.com/

Come Celebrate, Laugh, and Learn! Come Celebrate the 31st Year of Circus Magic with the special theme of: All The World Loves a Puppet. And if you are up for some fun, join in the late night roast of nationally know clown artist and performer: Mr. Jim Howle. There will be some surprise guests to help us all celebrate. The Saturday banquet and show will be very special with lots of laughs and awards. You can be sure that there will be lots of surprises and prizes! Be ready for the once in a lifetime farewell performance with Jim Howle as he is retiring from clowning.
Presented Steve “Salty” Kissell & DJ “Fancy Pants” Ehlert ConventionGuys.com

World Clown Association 2013 Annual Convention
The Borneo Adventure
February 25 – March 1, 2013
Merdeka Palace Hotel
http://worldclown.com/

The Annual convention for the World Clown Association.


March 2013

No Current Events


April 2013

COAI Annual Convention
April 16-21, 2013
Holiday Inn Midlothian-Richmond Koger Center
1021 Koger Center Blvd
Richmond, Virginia 23235
http://www.clownalley3.com/2013COAI.html

Clowns of America International's annual clown convention. Hosted by: Virginia Alley #3 Catching the Spirit of Richmond


May 2013

The Clown CORNvention
May 16-18, 2013
Adventureland Inn
3200 Adventureland Drive
Altoona, Iowa 50009
http://www.clowncornvention.com/

Face and Body Art International Convention FABAIC
May 22-26th, 2013
Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center & Spa
250 Racquet Club Road
Weston, FL 33326
http://fabaic.com/

Hosted by Marcela Murad (Mama Clown) and Heather Banks from Silly Farm Supplies.


June 2013

5th Annual Red Skelton Clown School — postponed until further notice
June 4th-9th, 2013
Vincennes, IN
http://redskeltonclownschool.com/

In Red’s Hometown Vincennes, Indiana at Vincennes University. Price includes entire week of workshops, dorm, meals, t-shirt, special events, and Clown Follies!


July 2013

Clown Jam
July 2013
Branson, MO
http://www.ClownJam.com/

Presented Steve “Salty” Kissell & DJ “Fancy Pants” Ehlert ConventionGuys.com

Mooseburger Clown Arts Camp
July 23 - 28, 2013
Christ the King Retreat Center
621 First Ave. South
Buffalo MN 55313
http://mooseburger.com/camp/

Mooseburger Camp is the clown school created by Tricia Manuel from world famous Pricilla Mooseburger Originals. It is a one week intensive clown school designed to meet the needs of people who want to learn to be "real" clowns.


West Coast Event & Balloon Arts Convention
July 25 – 28, 2013
Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center
701 West Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, California, 90831
http://www.wcebac.com/

California Clown Campin’
July 29th – August 3rd, 2013
Ayres Hotel and Suites, Ontario Convention Center
1945 E. Holt Boulevard
Ontario, CA 91761
http://www.californiaclowncampin.org/


August 2013

International Clown Week
August 1-7 of every year
http://www.internationalclownweek.org/

Whereas clowns have long been known as ambassadors of joy and good will and bring happiness to both joy and good will and bring happiness both to children and adults and

Where as: In recognition to the charitable activities of clowns and the wholesome entertainment they provide for all of our citizens: “International Clown Week” has been proclaimed for the week of August 1 thru August 7, and Now there for we proclaim the week of August 1 thru 7 “International Clown Week.”

TnT University
August 5-10, 2013
Georgia Baptist Conference Center
Taccoa, GA
http://www.tntuniversity.com/

At the TnT University their goal is to bring the best possible instructors that will raise the level of professionalism in all areas of clowning, from secular to hospital and including Christian clowning.

KIDabara Annual Conference
August 5th – 9th, 2013
Music Road Hotel Complex
303 Henderson Chapel Rd.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
http://www.kidabra.com/

KIDabara’s Annual Conference is in Pigeon Forge, TN at the Music Road Hotel Complex.

Clownfest
August 22 to 24, 2013
Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center
2300 Lincoln Hwy
Lancaster, PA
http://www.clownfest.com/

Clownfest is taking the show on the road and has a new date and location for 2013.

American Clown Academy
August 2013
Camp Obannon
Newark, OH
http://www.americanclownacademy.com/


September 2013

South East Clown Association (SECA) Convention
September 4-8, 2013
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
225 East Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202
http://www.southeastclownassoc.org/Convention.html

The theme for the convention is Senior Prom and it will be a Class Clown Reunion.


October 2013

The Balloon Workshop
October 10-13, 2013
Hilton Sacramento Arden West
2200 Harvard Street
Sacramento, CA 95815
http://www.theballoonworkshop.com/

Kapitol Klowns Mid-East Clown Convention
Friday, October 18th 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
& Saturday, October 19th 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
College Park United Methodist Church
College Park, MD
http://www.KapitolKlowns.com/

Join Kapitol Klowns (COAI Alley #6) as they host the Mid-East Clown Convention. Convention includes, lectures, jams, vendors, and other activities.


November 2013

Mid-Atlantic Clown Association 30th Annual Convention
November 6 – 10, 2013
Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center
148 Sheraton Dr., I-83 & PA Turnpike
New Cumberland (Harrisburg), PA
http://www.midatlanticclownassociation.com/

Western Region Clown Association Convention
November 12th-15th, 2013
Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino, Laughlin, Nevada
1650 South Casino Drive
Laughlin, NV 89029
http://www.westregionclowns.org/


December 2013

No Events Listed


Upcoming Events – No Dates Listed

Texas Clown Association Convention
http://www.texasclownassociation.org/Convs.html

Circus Magic West Coast
http://www.CircusMagicWest.com/

Midwest Clown Round-Up
http://midwestroundupwebsite.com/

Kentucky Clown Derby
http://www.kentuckyclownderby.com/

Family Entertainers Workshop
http://www.FamilyEntertainersWorkshop.com/

FPBA
http://www.fpbaconvention.com/


2014 Events


February 2014

Circus Magic Convention
February 19-23, 2014
Williamsburg, VA
http://www.circusmagicconvention.com/

Celebrating Winter Holidaze!
Presented Steve “Salty” Kissell & DJ “Fancy Pants” Ehlert ConventionGuys.com

March 2014

World Clown Association
March 25-29, 2014
Crown Plaza, Northbrook, IL
http://worldclown.com/

World Balloon Convention
March 26-30, 2014
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Denver, CO, USA
http://www.worldballoonconvention.com/


April 2014

COAI Annual Convention
April 2014
http://www.coai.org/

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Past Events

Sorry you missed it... here are links to clown events from the past year.


January 2010

Toby The Clown Foundation, Inc. Grand Opening
January 9, 2010
PO BOX 2417
109 W Interlake Blvd
Lake Placid, FL 33862


Kapital Kidvention
January 27th –29th, 2010
Springfield, VA
http://www.kapitalkidvention.com/

First Annual Kapital Kidvention

Clown Vegas
January 25-28, 2010
Las Vegas, NV
http://www.clownvegas.com/
800-523-4887


February 2010

Joey To The World Gospel Clown Convention
February 5-6, 2010
Sagemont Church
11300 S. Sam Houston Parkway
Houston, Texas 77089
http://www.joeytotheworld.org/

FPBA Las Vegas Convention 2010
February 9 - 12, 2010
Flamingo Hotel
Las Vegas
http://www.fpbaconvention.com/2010/

Face Painting and Body Art 2010 Convention

Show Me Clowns For Jesus National Conference
February 12-14, 2010
Clarion Hotel
3333 South Glenstone
Springfield, MO 65804
http://www.showmeclownsforjesus.org/

Balloon Twisters Convention: Twist & Shout 2010 Chicago
February 17-21, 2010
http://www.balloonconvention.com/

Balloon convention February 17-21, 2010 at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott in Oak Brook Hills (Chicago) IL, USA

Circus Magic
February 19-21, 2010
Williamsburg, VA
http://www.CircusMagicConvention.com/
800-523-4887

Annual clown convention in Williamsburg, VA. This year's theme is South of the Border Celebration. The convention is at the Lexington George Washington Inn in Williamsburg.

FCC Southeast Regional Conference
February 25(evening), 26 & 27, 2010
New Hope Baptist Church
551 New Hope Road
Fayetteville, GA 30214
http://www.fcclowns.com/Southeast%20Reg%20Conf.htm

Fellowship of Christian Clowns Southeast Region present 2010, A clown Odyssey – Clowning, Ministry, Skills.


March 2010

Circus Magic Hawaii
March 11, 2010
Honolulu
Kalihi Palama Library
http://www.FamilyComedian.com/

$20 admission - Family Fun Entertainment, Magic & Storytelling and Wacky Restaurant Routines
Contact Richard Saden at clownsofaloha@gmail.com or 808-222-0064


April 2010

World Balloon Convention
April 15-18, 2010
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Dallas, TX
http://www.worldballoonconvention.com/

A new balloon event from Qualatex.

WCA Annual Convention
April 18-23, 2010
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
http://www.worldclown.com/

World Clown Association Annual Convention at the Canad Inn - Polo Park.

Clowns Of America International - 25th Anniversary Convention
April 20th - 25th, 2010
Houston, TX
http://www.coai2010houston.com/

The members of Cheerful Clown Alley #166 in Houston, Texas are working diligently to host COAI's 25th Anniversary Convention!


May 2010

ClownTown, Inc.
May 14 - 16, 2010
The Place Off the Square
50 North Second Street
Newark, Ohio 43055
http://www.clowntown.org/Info/CTframe.html

Magic Minnesota
May 21-22, 2010
Minneapolis, MN
http://www.familyentertainersworkshop.com/
800-523-4887

Balloon, magic and stage shows with two public shows.

Face and Body Art International Convention
May 26-30, 2010
Double Tree Hotel
Universal Studios Orlando, Florida
http://www.fabaic.com/


June 2010

Red Skelton Clown School
June 7-13, 2010
Vincennes, Indiana
http://redskeltonclownschool.com/

2nd Annual Red Skelton Clown School at the Vincennes University in Vincennes, IN.


July 2010

Clown Jam
July 14-18, 2010
Branson, MO
800-523-4887
http://www.clownjam.com/

Mooseburger Clown Arts Camp
July 27 - August 1, 2010
Buffalo, MN
http://mooseburger.com/camp/

Mooseburger Camp is the clown school created by Tricia Manuel from world famous Pricilla Mooseburger Originals. It is a one week intensive clown school designed to meet the needs of people who want to learn to be "real" clowns.


August 2010

International Clown Week
August 1-7 of every year
http://www.internationalclownweek.org/

Whereas clowns have long been known as ambassadors of joy and good will and bring happiness to both joy and good will and bring happiness both to children and adults and

Where as: In recognition to the charitable activities of clowns and the wholesome entertainment they provide for all of our citizens: "International Clown Week" has been proclaimed for the week of August 1 thru August 7, 2009, and Now there for we, The Clown Network proclaim the week of August 1 thru 7 "International Clown Week."

California Clown Campin'
August 1-7, 2010
California State University, San Bernardino California
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino California 92407
http://www.californiaclowncampin.org/

TnT University
August 2nd - 8th 2010
Taccoa GA


http://www.tntuniversity.com/

At the TnT University their goal is to bring the best possible instructors that will raise the level of professionalism in all areas of clowning, from secular to hospital and including Christian clowning.

2010 Smiles Unlimited 21st Annual Conference
August 6, 7, & 8th 2010
Holiday Inn
3850 DePauw Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46268
http://www.smilesunlimitedclowns.com/

Smiles Unlimited invite you to come and join the Smiles Clown family at their 21st annual conference.

KIDabara Annual Conference
August 11 - 14, 2010
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
http://www.kidabra.com/

KIDabara's Annual Conference is in Pigeon Forge, TN at the Music Road Hotel Complex. This year's theme is The Year of Incredible!


September 2010

South East Clown Association (SECA) Convention
September 8-12 2010
Jacksonville, FL
http://www.southeastclownassoc.org/Convention.html

This year's theme is 2010: a space odyssey. The convention will be at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL.

Clownfest
September 16-19, 2009
Seaside Heights, New Jersey
http://www.clownfest.com/

Clownfest 2010, 29th Annual Edition at Seaside Heights, New Jersey. Thursday, September 16 to Sunday, September 19, 2010 with a Pre-Training Day on Wednesday, September 15, 2010. With clown events on the Boardwalk on Saturday and Sunday, this is a great convention for anyone who wants to meet the public.

Circus Fans of America 2010 Convention
September 17-21, 2010
Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI
http://cfa2010.com/index.html

Circus Magic West
September 24-25, 2010
San Diego, CA
http://www.CircusMagicWest.com/
800-523-4887

Presented by Steve Kissell. Offering classes in balloons, comedy magic, and skits. Featuring American Clown Idol!

Midwest Clown Association Roundup
September 29 - October 3, 2010
La Porte Hotel and Conference Centre in La Porte, Indiana
http://www.midwestclowns.net/

Hosted by the Clown Clubs of Northwest Indiana

Texas Clown Association Convention
September 29 - October 3, 2010
Granbury Resort Conference Center in Granbury, TX
http://www.texasclownassociation.org/Convs.html

Hosted by the Cowtown Clowns at the Granbury Resort Conference Center, 621 E. Pearl St., Granbury, TX 76048


October 2010

Northwest Festival of Clowns
October 7-10, 2010
Harrison, Idaho
http://www.nwfestivalofclowns2010.com/

The festival will be held at the N-SID-SEN Camp & Conference Center on the shores of lake Coeur d Alene in picturesque Northern Idaho.

Kapitol Klowns Mid-East Clown Convention
October 15th and 16th, 2010
College Park United Methodist Church
College Park, MD
http://www.KapitolKlowns.com/

Join Kapitol Klowns (COAI Alley #6) as they host the Mid-East Clown Convention. Convention includes, lectures, jams, vendors, and other activities.


November 2010

Kentucky Clown Derby
November 4-7, 2010
Louisville, KY
http://www.kentuckyclownderby.com/
800-523-4883

Presented by Steve Kissell. Come celebrate our 20th year of facepainting, balloons, and comedy magic with intensives and 3 shows!

Western Region Clown Association Convention
November 7th thru the 11th, 2010
Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino, Laughlin, Nevada
http://www.westregionclowns.org/

Mid-Atlantic Clown Association Annual Convention
November 10 - 14, 2010
New Cumberland (Harrisburg), PA
http://www.midatlanticclownassociation.com/

Convention information will be posted as soon as received.


January 2011

Kapital Kidvention
January 27th-30th, 2011
National Conference Center
18980 Upper Belmont Place
Leesburg, VA 20176-1245
http://www.kapitalkidvention.com/

This is the second Kidvention. It is for children's entertainers including magician, face painter, clown, balloon artist, or ventriloquist.

80th Annual Magic Convention - Magi-Fest
January 27 - 29 2011
Columbus, OH
http://www.magifest.org/

Renaissance Hotel
50 North 3rd Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 1-614-228-5050


February 2011

Clown Jamboree
February 3-6, 2011
Mystic, CT
http://clownjamboree.com/
757-423-3867

18th year of Clown Jamboree. Dedicated to the Education of Performing Arts.

Balloon Twisters Convention: Twist & Shout 2011
February 16-20, 2011
Burlington, Massachusetts
http://www.balloonconvention.com/

Burlington Marriott
One Mall Rd
Burlington MA

Show Me Clowns for Jesus
February 17-20, 2011
Springfield, MO
http://www.ShowMeClownsForJesus.org/
(314)822-5315

Ramada Oasis Convention Center
2546 North Glenstone
Springfield, Missouri 65803

Circus Magic
February 24-27, 2011
Williamsburg, VA
http://www.CircusMagicConvention.com/
757-423-3867

Annual clown convention in Williamsburg, VA.
Lexington Hotel- George Washington Inn & Conference Center
500 Merrimac Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Face and Body Art Convention
February 28 – March 3, 2011
Harrah’s Casino and Hotel – Las Vegas, NV
http://www.FPBAConvention.com/

Seasons and Holidays - face painting, body painting, airbrush, henna, glitter tattoos, FX, balloon decor, balloon art, jams and special group presentations throughout the week


March 2011

WCA Annual Convention
March 14 – 18, 2011
Laguardia, NY
http://www.worldclown.com/

World Clown Association goes to the Big Apple
Crowne Plaza LaGuardia Hotel
104-04 Ditmars Blvd
East Elmhurst, NY 11369


April 2011

World Circus Day
Saturday, 16 April 2011
http://www.circusfederation.org/

World Circus Day is a special day for families all over the world to celebrate the magic of the circus.

COAI Convention
April 13 - 17, 2010
Anaheim, CA
http://www.2011coaiconvention.org/

Be a Star! at Disneylands' Paradise Pier Resort Hotel Due to contractual obligations and liability concerns, Disney cannot allow clowns to enter the parks in costume.


May 2011

Magic Minnesota
May 12-14, 2011
St. Paul East (Minneapolis Area)
http://magicminnesotaconvention.com/
757-423-3867

8th annual Magic Minnesota Convention (formally Family Entertainers Workshop)

Face and Body Art International Convention
May 25-29, 2010
Double Tree Hotel
Universal Studios Orlando, Florida
http://www.fabaic.com/

10th Anniversary
5780 Major Boulevard
Orlando, Florida, USA


June 2011

Red Skelton Clown School
June 7-12, 2010
Vincennes, Indiana
http://redskeltonclownschool.com/

3rd Annual Red Skelton Clown School at the Vincennes University in Vincennes, IN.


July 2011

Clown Jam
July 13-17, 2011
Branson, MO
http://clownjam.com/
757-423-3867

Mooseburger Clown Arts Camp
July 19 - 24, 2011
Buffalo, MN
http://mooseburger.com/camp/

Mooseburger Camp is the clown school created by Tricia Manuel from world famous Pricilla Mooseburger Originals. It is a one week intensive clown school designed to meet the needs of people who want to learn to be "real" clowns.


August 2011

California Clown Campin'
August 1 - 6, 2011
California State University
San Bernardino, CA
http://www.californiaclowncampin.org/

International Clown Week
August 1-7 of every year
http://www.internationalclownweek.org/

Whereas clowns have long been known as ambassadors of joy and good will and bring happiness to both joy and good will and bring happiness both to children and adults and

Where as: In recognition to the charitable activities of clowns and the wholesome entertainment they provide for all of our citizens: "International Clown Week" has been proclaimed for the week of August 1 thru August 7, 2009, and Now there for we, The Clown Network proclaim the week of August 1 thru 7 "International Clown Week."

TnT University
August 1 - 7, 2011
Taccoa, GA
http://www.tntuniversity.com/

Georgia Baptist Conference Center at Toccoa GA

KIDabara Annual Conference
August 8th - 12th, 2011
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
http://www.kidabra.com/

Texas Clown Association Convention - Race To Excellence
August 10 - 14, 2011
Westin Hotel DFW Airport
4545 W. John Carpenter Fwy.
Irving, TX
http://midcitiesclowns.com/

Host Alley - Mid Cities Clowns

Working Clown Woorkshop
August 16-20, 2011
Kileen, TX
http://facebook.com/working.clown.workshop

2011 Circus Fans Association of America Convention
August 23-27, 2011
Newburgh, New York
http://cfa2011.com/


September 2011

South East Clown Association (SECA) Convention
September 7-13 2011
Jacksonville, FL
http://www.southeastclownassoc.org/Convention.html

Lights, Camera, Action: SECA goes to the movies - the sequel

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
225 East Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 588-1234

Clownfest 2011
September 14 - 18, 2011
Seaside Heights, NJ
http://www.clownfest.com/

Circus Magic West
September 16-17, 2011
San Diego, CA
http://www.CircusMagicWest.com/
757-423-3867

Presented by Steve Kissell.

Minnesota Clown Daze
September 23-25, 2011
Woodbury, MN
http://www.minnesotaclownalley19.com/mn_clown_daze/index.html


October 2011

38th Annual Midwest RoundUp
October 5-9, 2011
Best Western Hotel and Conference Center
444 Pine Lake Avenue
LaPorte, IN 46350
http://www.midwestroundupwebsite.com

Hosted by the Midwest Clown Association.


November 2011

Kentucky Clown Derby
November 4-6, 2011
Holiday Inn Louisville-North
505 Marriott Drive
Clarksville, Indiana
http://www.kentuckyclownderby.com/
757-423-3867

Presented by Steve Kissell. The convention is located right across the river from Downtown Louisville Kentucky. Bringing Excellence to the Performing Arts! Come Celebrate, Laugh, and Learn at KCD on the convention's 21st Birthday with the special theme of: Tribute to the Wizard of OZ!

Daytona Festival of Magic
November 4 – 6 2011
Daytona Beach Resort
2700 N Atlantic Ave
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
http://www.daytonamagic.com/pages/Convention.html

The Qualatex Event England
November 5-7, 2011
Heythrop Park Resort
Heythrop Park, near Oxford England
http://www.thequalatexevent.com/

Western Region Clown Association Convention
November 6-10th, 2011
Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino
1650 S Casino Drive
Laughlin, Nevada 89029
http://www.westregionclowns.org/

DAVID BARTLETT “MR. RAINBOW” - balloons & more
More balloons with Ken Stillman, Mike Ianneo
Face painting with Donna Hofstee, Connie Lyons
All the favorites + Caricature drawing, Foam props, Sign language for clowns

Mid-Atlantic Clown Association Annual Convention
November 9-13, 2011
Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center
148 Sheraton Dr., I-83 & PA Turnpike
New Cumberland (Harrisburg), PA
http://www.midatlanticclownassociation.com/

This year's theme is Winter Wonderland. The convention has two theme nights, Thursday is Favorite Winter Holiday Character and Friday is Elf Night and there will be a special photo op with Santa.

Family Entertainers Workshop
Comfort Suites
903 Harbor Lakes Drive
Granbury, TX 76408
November 18-19, 2011
http://www.FamilyEntertainersWorkshop.com/

Presented by Steve Kissell. The Family Entertainers Workshop in beautiful Granbury, TX. They are excited as they have a brand new location and staff to bring you the best in Family Entertainment Training.


January 2012

Florida SuperJam
January 11 – 14, 2012
International Palms Resort
6515 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
http://floridasuperjam.com/

The ultimate balloon jam!!! 4 days of continuous balloon twisting

Northeast Clown Institute
January 20-22, 2012
Radisson Hotel
180 Water Street
Plymouth, MA
http://www.clowninstitute.org/

The Northeast Clown Institute (NCI) will be holding its twenty third annual weekend program.

MAGI-FEST
January 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2012
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
50 North 3rd Street
Columbus, Ohio
http://www.magifest.org/

81st Annual Magic Convention

Clown Jamboree
January 26-29, 2012
Hilton Mystic
20 Coogan Boulevard
Mystic, CT 06355
http://www.clownjamboree.com/

Presented by Steve Kissell. Bringing Education Excellence to the Performing Arts! Come Celebrate, Laugh, and Learn at Clown Jamboree on their 19th Birthday with the special theme of: Tribute to the Wizard of OZ!


February 2012

Twist & Shout
February 1-5, 2012
Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel
1600 South 52nd St
Tempe AZ 85281
http://www.balloonconvention.com/

Note: The date was changed! The Best Balloon Entertainer, Artist and Twister's Convention is coming to the great southwest, Phoenix/Tempe Arizona. The Jam Room, a 23-hour-a-day (room will close for during T&S evening events) filled with balloons for you to play with provided by Pioneer Balloon Company and Betallic Balloons.

Joey To The World Gospel Clown Convention
February 3-4, 2012
Sagemont Church
11300 S. Sam Houston Parkway
Houston, Texas 77089
http://www.joeytotheworld.org/

JTTW is one of the largest and oldest gospel clown conventions.

60th Celebration Annual Magic Convention
February 17th – 19th, 2012
Blackpool Opera House & Winter gardens
Church Street
Blackpool, UK
http://www.blackpoolmagic.com/blackpoolconv.html

Circus Magic Convention
February 23-26, 2012
Holiday Inn Patriot 3032 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
http://www.circusmagicconvention.com/

Presented by Steve Kissell. Bringing Education Excellence to the Performing Arts! Come Celebrate, Laugh, and Learn at Clown Jamboree on their 19th Birthday with the special theme of: Tribute to the Wizard of OZ!


March 2012

Face and Body Art Convention
March 11 – 14, 2012
Flamingo Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas, NV
http://www.FPBAConvention.com/

This convention is for the new painter, wanna be painter, or a seasoned painter who has the desire to expand their knowledge and skill level by learning from fellow artists at all levels and some of the best instructors in the world.

La Fete Face Painting Convention
March 14 – 17, 2012
Wyndham Garden Inn
New Orleans, LA

http://www.lafete.us/

The 2012 LA Fete is the 6th Annual Face and Body Painting event that is hosted in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event began when Susan Pierce, Renee Domingue and Cory Conrad invited painters from across the country to come down to south Louisiana and eat gumbo. The name LA Fete is short for Living Arts (LA) and "Fete" meaning festival or a party.

World Balloon Convention
March 21-25, 2012
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Dallas, TX
http://www.worldballoonconvention.com/

A Qualatex event. Convention is for party stores, decorators, and balloon twisters.

World Clown Association 2012 Annual Convention
March 19-23, 2012
Town and Country Resort and Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA
http://worldclown.com/

The Annual convention for the World Clown Association.

Bubba University Clown Training
March 23 - 24, 2012
Hosted by the South Shore Joey's
First Baptist Church
219 Adams Street
Abington, MA 02351
508-284-4048

If you have ever wanted to be a clown or if you are a clown now, and need professional refresher training, here's your chance. Your instructor is Bubba Sikes and he will be sharing over 25 years of professional clown knowledge. Remember, the FUN starts HERE.


April 2012

COAI Annual Convention
April 24-29, 2012
Holiday Inn
9103 E. 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64133
http://www.coai2012kansascity.com/

Clowns of America International's annual clown convention. Hosted by the Northland Clown Guild, Alley 217. The theme is the Roaring 20s.


May 2012

TnT University
May 21 to 27, 2012
Georgia Baptist Conference Center
Taccoa, GA
http://www.tntuniversity.com/

At the TnT University their goal is to bring the best possible instructors that will raise the level of professionalism in all areas of clowning, from secular to hospital and including Christian clowning.

Face and Body Art International Convention FABAIC
May 23-27th, 2012
Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center & Spa
250 Racquet Club Road
Weston, FL 33326
http://fabaic.com/

Hosted by Marcela Murad (Mama Clown) and Heather Banks from Silly Farm Supplies.


June 2012

4th Annual Red Skelton Clown School
June 5-10, 2012
Vincennes, IN
http://redskeltonclownschool.com/

In Red's Hometown Vincennes, Indiana at Vincennes University. Price includes entire week of workshops, dorm, meals, t-shirt, special events, and Clown Follies!


July 2012

International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.) Annual Convention - Sea of Magic
July 3 - 7, 2012
Norfolk, Virginia
http://www.magician.org/portal/en/node/6

Clown Jam
July 11-15, 2012
Branson, MO
http://www.ClownJam.com/

Society of American Magicians (S.A.M.) Convention
July 23-26, 2012
Golden Nugget
Las Vegas, NV
http://www.magicsam.com/SAM2012/index.asp

FCM International Convention
July 30 - Aug. 3, 2012
Indiana Wesleyan University
Marion, Indiana
http://www.fcm.org/usa/convention.php

The 54th Annual International Convention of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians.

California Clown Campin'
July 30- August 5, 2012
California State University, San Bernardino California
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino California 92407
http://www.californiaclowncampin.org/
Bruce "Charlie" Johnson is their 2012 Feature Performer. The camp is fashioned after Clown Camp La Crosse, the longest running clown school. California Clown Campin, Inc is a not for profit organization formed with the sole purpose of furthering clown arts education through training and fellowship.

Mooseburger Clown Arts Camp
July 31 - August 05, 2012
Christ the King Retreat Center
621 First Ave. South
Buffalo MN 55313
http://mooseburger.com/camp/

Mooseburger Camp is the clown school created by Tricia Manuel from world famous Pricilla Mooseburger Originals. Celebrate International Clown Week with your clown friends at Moose Camp. 2012 Special Guest Star: Jay Stewart.


August 2012

International Clown Week
August 1-7 of every year
http://www.internationalclownweek.org/

Whereas clowns have long been known as ambassadors of joy and good will and bring happiness to both joy and good will and bring happiness both to children and adults and

Where as: In recognition to the charitable activities of clowns and the wholesome entertainment they provide for all of our citizens: "International Clown Week" has been proclaimed for the week of August 1 thru August 7, 2009, and Now there for we, The Clown Network proclaim the week of August 1 thru 7 "International Clown Week."

Texas Clown Association Convention
August 1 - 5, 2012

http://www.texasclownassociation.org/Convs.html

Host - TCA Board

2012 Midwest Magic Jubilee
St. Louis August 9 -11, 2012
Airport Hilton Hotel
10330 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, Missouri
http://www.mmjubilee.com/

KIDabara Annual Conference
August 14th - 18th, 2012
Music Road Hotel Complex
303 Henderson Chapel Rd.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
http://www.kidabra.com/

KIDabara's Annual Conference is in Pigeon Forge, TN at the Music Road Hotel Complex.

American Clown Academy
August 20 - 24, 2012
Camp Obannon
Newark, OH
http://www.americanclownacademy.com/

A new clown training experience with instructors that include Chagy, Bubba, Bungles, Randy, and Mr. Rainbow.


September 2012

South East Clown Association (SECA) Convention
September 5 - September 9, 2012
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
225 East Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202
http://www.southeastclownassoc.org/Convention.html

This year's theme is Clowns of the Tropics

Circus Magic West Coast
September 13-15, 2012
San Diego
http://www.CircusMagicWest.com/


October 2012

Midwest Clown Round-Up
Oct.2nd-7th, 2012
Clarion Hotel Conference Center
5202 Brady St
Davenport, IA 52806
http://midwestroundupwebsite.com/

The MCA hosts a Round-up (Clown Convention) annually in the fall.
Hosted in 2012 by Quad City Clown Troupe in Davenport, Iowa
The theme this year is "Not So Tropical Convention"

Kapitol Klowns Mid-East Clown Convention
Friday, October 19th and Saturday October 20th, 2012
College Park United Methodist Church
College Park, MD
http://www.KapitolKlowns.com/

Join Kapitol Klowns (COAI Alley #6) as they host the Mid-East Clown Convention. Convention includes, lectures, jams, vendors, and other activities.


November 2012

Kentucky Clown Derby
November 1-4, 2012
Holiday Inn Louisville-North
505 Marriott Drive
Clarksville, Indiana
http://www.kentuckyclownderby.com/
757-423-3867

Presented by Steve Kissell. The convention is located right across the river from Downtown Louisville Kentucky. Bringing Excellence to the Performing Arts!

Mid-Atlantic Clown Association Annual Convention
November 7-11, 2012
Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center
148 Sheraton Dr., I-83 & PA Turnpike
New Cumberland (Harrisburg), PA
http://www.midatlanticclownassociation.com/

Western Region Clown Association Convention
November 11th-15th, 2012
Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino, Laughlin, Nevada
1650 South Casino Drive
Laughlin, NV 89029
http://www.westregionclowns.org/
Headliners: Pricilla Mooseburger and Terry Ricketts