The 2018 Florida Renaissance Festival is back and includes new Themed Weekends, performers, activities, and more! Additionally you can also find local favorite “Funky Buddha Brewery” has now been added to the local pubs at the Festival. Come as you are or in costume as the Florida Renaissance Festival celebrates is 26th season. Conveniently located in Deerfield Beach at Quiet Waters Park, the 2018 Florida Renaissance Festival has something for everyone, from young to old, witches to warlocks, shop, eat, play and more!
2018 Florida Renaissance Festival
Here ye! Here ye! All ye Kings and Queens, Knights and Nobles – and the rest of you wenches and barbarians! You are hereby notified by royal proclamation that your attendance is requested at the 26th annual Florida Renaissance Festival taking place from February 10th through March 25th, in the two-thousandth and eighteenth year A.D in the vast open land of Deerfield Beach’s Quiet Waters Park. Conveniently located to all in South Florida – pick your favorite themed weekend or pick them all!
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The iconic Florida Renaissance Festival will ring in its 26th season, and, for the third year in a row, will offer an extraordinary SEVEN theme-filled weekends as well as a fantastical journey back in time with a variety of fan favorite acts and performances. Upon stepping inside the gates of our village, attendees will be transported back to 16th-century Europe where they will find jesters, jugglers and jousting knights along with music, costumed characters, human-powered games, artisan craft shops and enough food & drink for a royal family feast! It’s a full day of fun and entertainment where the entire family can experience the magic of the Renaissance era through an immersive interactive, real audience-participation scenario.
You might also be interested in this Travel Zoo 2 for 1 offer on adult tickets and pub crawl!
2018 Florida Renaissance Festival themed weekends
Swashbucklers and Sirens – February 10th – 11th
Shiver me timbers! This Pirate-themed opening weekend sees our village overrun with buccaneers and scallywags. Unearth the mysteries of the sea as sirens lure sailors and pirates alike. Anyone not prepared for a “salty” good time will be sent to walk the plank.
Time Travelers’/Steampunk Weekend – February 17th – 19th (Teachers, Military and children 12 and under free on Monday 2/19 before noon)
If you like donning a top hat, vest, breeches, and monocle, then board your favorite 18th-century submarine or fantasy-like hot air balloon and zoom for this weekend dedicated to adventurers across the centuries. Bring your brassies Victorian “gears” and join us for “Steampunkin’” good time! Open on President’s Day, Monday February 19th!
Vikings and Barbarians – February 24th and 25th
Only the strongest and most courageous warriors will brave through this weekend. Norwegian brothers and sisters emerge from the mist on an icy wind, battle axes in hand, donned in leather and fur during this chilling weekend.
Bodacious Bodices & Wenches – March 3rd and 4th – My personal favorite weekend!
Behind every good man is a wench in the trench. Wenches Weekend celebrates the women of the Renaissance with hourglass curves and firey attitudes who can go toe-to-toe with their male counterparts.
International Weekend – March 10th and 11th
Yet another newly themed weekend! International Weekend celebrates all the exotic cultures that influenced the Renaissance in Europe through exploration and trade. From the Ottoman Empire to the Arabian peninsula, from Africa to the Orient, Polynesia and the New World, this weekend weaves in the impact that other exotic cultures left on this magnificent period.
Kilts & Colleens – March 17th & 18th
Sing, dance and be merry in your finest kilt whilst bagpipes blare throughout the Shire. Celebrate the Celtic traditions of the Irish, Scots, Cornish and Welsh during this uniquely themed weekend that honors this group of European tribes that existed during the Iron Age through Medieval Times!
Witches, Warlocks and all about Harry Potter – March 24th and 25th – I can’t wait to check out this new themed weekend!
Expecto Patronum! Bring on your baddest Patronus and chase away pesky dementors during this final themed weekend! Only the most magical witches and wizards in the village can conquer that which should not be mentioned! Wingardium Leviosa your butt off the couch as you won’t want to miss out on this most magical weekend. Muggles are welcome!
2018 Florida Renaissance Festival Acts & Performances include:
History of Chivalry – Live Steel Fighting – Join the History of Chivalry and experience the excitement of yesteryear as fully armored knights go to battle for their honor. Experience real Medieval style combat at its hardest and finest!
Blue Mermaid Designs – Gaze upon these legendary, beautiful aquatic creatures as they frolic both under the water and above the sea while captivating audiences. But beware as legend has it their beauty can lure sailors to their underwater palace for eternity!
Stary Olsa – A medieval Belarusian music band of six who mix early Belarusian instruments sound with all-European mediaeval instruments such as lute, rebec, cister, flute and Arabic drum.
Thom Bedlam – Pirate close-up magician – Not your average rabbit-puller, this pirate magician will delight with a full spectrum of magic that will keep audiences guessing. A spectacular stage illusion show for the whole family.
Anger of the Mistress – Trebouchet – Come witness an amazing demonstration of a medieval trebuchet – a catapult used to smash castle walls or throw projectiles over them. Definitely a powerful tool for a Medieval woman scorned!
While costumes are not necessary for admittance, thousands of people each year enhance their experience by donning garb from the Renaissance era, or participate in one of the festival’s special themed weekends.
Pricing is as follows: Adults $25, Children 6-11 $12, Children 5 and under are FREE. Season passes (these will get you special perks) of $106 for adults and $59 for children. Group tickets are also available at discounted rates of $20 per adult and $11 per child (minimum 20 per group). There is a $1.50/pp park entrance fee charged by Broward County Parks. Once inside parking is free; however, VIP (and highly recommended, especially on busy days – which happens to be all the time!) front of the line parking is available for an extra $20 (just $10 for season pass holders). Senior Citizens age 65 and older and Military in uniform have the option to purchase discounted tickets at the gate box office with appropriate I.D. and credentials. Add a Pub Crawl (ages 21+) for just $27 more!
Gates to the 2018 Florida Renaissance Festival open every weekend at 10am run until sundown (including, Monday, February 19th, President’s Day) until March 25th. You can learn more and purchase tickets your Ren Fest tickets by visiting the official website. Prefer to speak to a wench? Call them at 1-800-3-REN-FES.
Have you ever attended a Renaissance Festival? What did you like best about renaissance festivals? Do you have a favorite weekend you’d like to visit during?