Florida Renaissance Festival: Seven weekends of themed fun Feb. 8 – March 22
All lords and ladies are cordially invited to step back in time during seven weekends of adventure at the annual Florida Renaissance Festival. New themed weekends, new entertainment acts and more await those who look fondly upon years (ahem, centuries) past. All are invited to the grandiose event taking place Feb. 8 through March 22 at Deerfield Beach’s Quiet Waters Park.
For the fifth year in a row, the timeless Florida Renaissance Festival will offer seven jam-packed themed weekends to ring in its 28th season. This year, the celebration kicks off with a return to the English Monarchy and Henry VIII is back! Prepare for a greeting by jesters, jugglers, and jousting knights upon entering the gates, and sweet melodies can be heard from every corner of the kingdom. It’s a full day of entertainment where the entire family can marvel at fan favorite acts and performances that include immersive and interactive, real audience-participation scenarios. Join in on the fun with human powered rides, artisan craft shops and enough food & drink for a royal family feast!
One of the nation’s most beloved events, with over 100,000 annual attendees and more than two million people having participated over the festival’s tenure, the Florida Renaissance Festival has devoted 28 years to capturing the essence of the Renaissance through entertainment and living history.
“We’re thrilled to introduce new themed weekends this year for everyone to participate in and enjoy. We also have new acts and performances that we carefully seek out and add to the festival for our patrons to enjoy,” says Bobby Rodriguez, founder and producer of the Florida Renaissance Festival. “The Florida Renaissance Festival wouldn’t be a great success every year without all of the loyal fans who join us to celebrate. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate history and culture while learning something new at the same time.
Rodriguez has helped the Florida Renaissance Festival set the standard for all festivals of this nature by going “beyond Renaissance.” Booking acts sprawling from the Orient to Africa, Rodriguez has brought the Festival to new heights, continuously incorporating new experiences. Led by his forward-thinking, it has expanded its arsenal of avant-garde performances and interactive weekends.
The Florida Renaissance Festival is produced by the nationally acclaimed Bobby Rodriguez Productions and strives to create an entertaining and cultural experience for adults and children alike. The sponsors of the 2020 Florida Renaissance Festival include Comcast, Pepsi Cola, Absolut, Jameson, Sapporo, Unibroue, Devil’s Bit Cider, and Funky Buddha Brewery.
Prices range from $28 for adults and $12 for children ages 6 to 11 years of age. Children 5 and younger are free. Special seasonal passes are available for $139 (adults), $69 (children) and group ticket rates are also offered.
While costumes are not necessary for admittance, thousands of people each year enhance their experience by donning garb from the Renaissance era or participating in one of the festival’s special themed weekends.
For tickets and more information, visit www.ren-fest.com. Find them on Facebook or follow @FlaRenFest on Twitter and Instagram. Download the festival mobile app by searching Florida Renaissance Festival in the Apple iTunes store or Android market. If you prefer the historical method, call 954-776-1642.