The 2023 Florida Renaissance Festival is back for its 31st year. Medieval since the 16th Century, be prepared to be delighted and amused with new themed weekends, performers, activities, and more!

2023 Florida Renaissance Festival Including New Themed Weekends, Performers, Activities, And More!

The 2023 Florida Renaissance Festival is back and includes NEW themed weekends, performers, activities, and more! Come in costume, or as you are, and celebrate The Florida Renaissance Festival now in its 31st season. Conveniently located in Deerfield Beach at Quiet Waters Park, the 2023 Florida Renaissance Festival has something for everyone, from young to old, witches to warlocks, shop, eat, play and more!

The 2023 Florida Renaissance Festival is back for its 31st year. Medieval since the 16th Century, be prepared to be delighted and amused with new themed weekends, performers, activities, and more!
Opal the Fairy

2023 Florida Renaissance Festival

All Lords and Ladies are cordially invited to step back in time during EIGHT weekends of adventure at the annual Florida Renaissance Festival. With so much demand, an 8th weekend had to be added! New themed weekends, new entertainment acts, games, rides and more await those who look fondly upon years (ahem, centuries) past. All are invited to the grandiose event taking place February 4th through March 26th, 2023 at Deerfield Beach’s Quiet Waters Park. Conveniently located to all in South Florida – pick your favorite themed weekend or pick them all!

Head over to our Facebook page to enter the weekly ticket giveaway!

The iconic Florida Renaissance Festival will ring in its 31st season, now offering an extraordinary EIGHT theme-filled weekends, as well as a fantastical journey back in time with a variety of fan favorite acts and performances. New this year – Nightwings – a new exotic bird and falconry show in the joust area. 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!

The 2023 Florida Renaissance Festival is back for its 31st year. Medieval since the 16th Century, be prepared to be delighted and amused with new themed weekends, performers, activities, and more!
Rota Temporis

2023 Florida Renaissance Festival themed weekends

The Wizarding World’s Faire – A Magical Grand-Opening! – February 4th and 5th

The tales of old magic and the mystical arts are not only true but still very much alive. Experience the wonderful world of magic with us as we set our eyes upon wizards, warlocks, witches, and more! Celebrating the grand opening of our festival, we’ll get to see a world in which enchantment not only survives but thrives. Potions of alchemy, casting spells, and a merry of mages are only some of the powerful presentations of magic sure to be present at the festival. The only requirement we hold you to is having a fascination for the fantastical—although a magical cloak wouldn’t hurt.

Barbarians & Dragons – A Roaring Battle! – February 11th and 12th

To set our eyes upon lands far away from our own in the call of the conqueror is what makes a true Viking. This weekend is a war of passion and romance- blood spilled and kingdoms sundered in the name of love. The barbarian’s heart is a drumming of axe and shield, the dragon’s heart is a beating of wings on wind. A warrior is a testament to the strength of champions by fighting for the one they love, a world in which dragons fly overhead and warships volley along the coastline. Take up arms to protect your village or mount a monstrous dragon in the hopes of quelling another. This is where the heart of the barbarian is truly formed, in the heat of battle where swords clash, and axes collide. It is now that true loyalty will shine through, and the pact of warriors will stand strong.

Steampunk & Time Travelers – Age of Automation! – February 18th and 19th

Cogs, nuts, and bolts are the rulers of automation. Enter the Victorian age of industrialization as technology and innovation are rooted in gadgets and steam-powered inventions. Literature and science converge as one as vigilantes and warring factions fill the background of this fantastical world. Locomotives send puffs of steam from their smokestacks up into the air, artificial lightning flows through the inventions of madmen, and the lines between fiction and science begin to blur as the roaring of the city continues well into the night. Imagination is only the beginning of what is conceivable, for the possibilities are endless in this magnificent world of machines.  

Wonderful World of Wenches – A Beautiful Empowerment! – February 25th and 26th

Join us in celebrating the women who inspire us all to be fierce warriors, brave adventurers, and mighty explorers. This weekend of empowerment is dedicated to our mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, and all the women who stand at the forefront of what it means to be a hero. Through trials and tribulations, these ladies of the lion-heart stand strong and true and showcase to us all the immense strength, fortitude, and tenacity that live within each and every one of these wonderful women.  

Days of Cosplay – Heroes, villains, and everything in between! – March 4th and 5th

A valiant hero charged with the protection of the kingdom or a nefarious villain with an agenda of their own—only you can decide whom to support. In this weekend of factions, we invite everybody to throw on their own costume or outfit and join us as we experience a world in which our favorite fantasy comes to life. Whether you cosplay your favorite character in full garb or throw a cowboy hat and some boots on, we welcome all heroes and villains to the stage. Choose a side and show off your fit—it’s always more fun when you dress the part!  

Pirate Invasion – Swashbucklers & Scallywags! – March 11th and 12th

Wealth, fame, power. Attain this and everything else the world has to offer on the seven seas will be yours! Leave yer old compass behind, you won’t have to look far for an abundance of thrilling entertainment perfect for pirates of all ages. Prepare the crew for a swashbuckling adventure and climb aboard with all your hopes and dreams for a weekend adventure in search of treasure. Quench your thirst on a wide variety of beer and mead, join a choir of sea shanties, and you’ll find everything you’re looking for. Ready your eye patches and captain hats for this pirate-filled adventure! 

Highland Fling – A Celtic Celebration – March 18th and 19th

We welcome you to a weekend of Celtic celebration, as we commemorate all those nations who take pride in their heritage and long-lasting culture. This is a time to explore the wonders and mysteries of Britanny, Cornwall, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the Isle of Man, along with revering the age-old traditions and folklore of these great civilizations. It wouldn’t be St. Patty’s Day without a whole lot of green, so wear something shamrock-colored, grab a pint and enjoy the day with us! By the way, while kilts aren’t required to enter, we welcome anybody to wear one (bonus points if it’s green).  

A Mad Hatter’s Circus – A Fairytale Finale!March 25th and 26th

Join us on our final weekend of the festival, where you’ll be transported to a world far different than our own, one filled with mystical beasts, fairytale creatures, and much more! This “Alice in Wonderland”-inspired experience will bring you to the tales of fantasy, where you’ll walk through mirrors out into a world that can only rival that of your own imagination. Perhaps it was a reflection, or maybe it really was a giant teacup that leapt from its platter. In this land, anything is possible, because when a fairytale meets reality, the only limit is what the mirror might reflect. 

2023 Florida Renaissance Festival Acts & Performances include (and so many more):

*New* Nightwings

Exotic bird and falconry show in the joust area.

The Brothers Blackquill

This comedy duo will have you in stitches as you laugh at leisure and beware – expect to become involved in the duo’s comedic adventure as new and unique stories take shape that involve audience participation.

From Europe – Rota Temporis THEY WERE SO AWESOME AND AN AMAZING ADDITION LAST YEAR!!!!

Medieval Folk Band from Italy! Rota Temporis, a pipe and drum ensemble of musicians providing an energetic, tribal show of sound and movement. The talented musicians from Europe are conducting a World Tour!

RETURNING FAVORITE – Wolgemut

Prepare for an adventure – Wolgemut performs historical music on original instruments such as the medieval bagpipes, shawms and bombastic drums as well as quiet instruments like the flute, medieval fiddle and harp. Playing at international festivals around the world, Wolgemut promises to leave everyone “in a good mood” which is the translation of his name!

FAN FAVORITE – DeBracy Productions – Joust

Witness a heart-pounding medieval live-action stunt show that combines trick riding, vaulting, chariot racing, death-defying stunts, full contact jousting and a gladiator style spectacle. Experience a spectacle where the winner takes all, princess, kingdom, and treasure, but at what price? 

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.

The 2023 Florida Renaissance Festival is back for its 31st year. Medieval since the 16th Century, be prepared to be delighted and amused with new themed weekends, performers, activities, and more!
Duel at the Florida Renaissance Festival  – Photo credit: George Quiroga

Pricing is as follows: Adults $32, Children 6-11 $14, Children 5 and under are FREE. Season passes (these will get you special perks) of $199 for adults and $79.50 for children. Group tickets are also available at discounted rates. There is a $1.50/pp park entrance fee charged by Broward County Parks. Once inside parking is free; however, VIP (highly recommended, especially on busy days – which happens to be all the time!) front of the line parking is available. 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 $38 more!

Gates to the 2023 Florida Renaissance Festival open every weekend starting February 4th at 10 AM until sundown through March 26th. You can learn more and purchase 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 the Renaissance Festival? What did you like best about Renaissance Festivals? Do you have a favorite weekend you like to visit during?

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