World Hoop Day 2016: The World Spins

World Hoop Day 2016: The World Spins by Philo Hagen

World Hoop Day 2016 brought hoopers together in cities and towns all around the world. Celebrated for the fourth time in it’s new timeslot, the first Saturday of October, hoopers all over this big blue marble were hooping it up for world peace while raising funds to gift more hoops to needy kids around the globe. On six continents this year and in over 125 locations world wide, hoopers gathered together to spin up a wide variety of World Hoop Day celebrations. There were community hoop jams, performance showcases, daytime events, flash mobs, big crowds, rural solo celebrations, fire hoop extravaganzas and a whole lot more. So let’s take a closer look at some of the coolest stuff that happened for World Hoop Day this year.


Cape Town, South Africa


Malang, Indonesia


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Brighton, UK

Leamington Spa, UK

Marseille, France


Boise, Idaho, USA

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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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Colorado, USA

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Los Angeles, California, USA

Michigan, USA

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

New York, New York, USA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

San Antonio, Texas, USA

San Jose, Costa Rica

While there were many more World Hoop Day 2016 celebrations all over the world both large and small, we only have so much space and we hope you enjoyed this quick look at a few that caught our eye. So many hoopers, of course, were busy spinning up something festive and personal on their own too. Whatever you were doing for World Hoop Day this year, we hope it was a blast. And remember, the more people are hooping around the globe, the happier the world is that we live in so mark your calendars now for October 7th, 2017, and let’s all spin up something even bigger and brighter next year!


Philo Hagen Philo Hagen is the Co-founder and Managing Editor of He’s been spinning things up online and off since April 2003. Co-Founder of the Bay Area Hoopers and LA Hoopers hoop groups, Philo has performed internationally and has won Hoopie Awards for Male Hooper of the Year and Video of the Year. He lives in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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