The annual Florida Renaissance Festival returns with a one-of-a-kind family-friendly event that takes lords and ladies of the realm back to a time when tunics, tabards, slashed sleeves, and bodices were the fashion.
Beginning February 4, 2023, and running for eight consecutive weekends until March 26, 2023, all roads lead to Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach to celebrate the 31st edition of the Florida Renaissance Festival with an added bonus eighth weekend of festivities.
The festival is for all ages, and it’s one of the most anticipated major events of the year because it’s a memorable, magical, mystical experience for the entire family. This special event features multiple new attractions, as well as popular older ones to guarantee non-stop fun and excitement in this magical kingdom.
Jousting knights, royalty, wenches, magicians, and more awaits as festival goers will be treated to delectable foods, fabulous drinks, numerous unique craft shops, live music, and more. The kingdom is a wonderful place for fun, but it’s also a great environment where participants can take selfies of themselves in era garb. PLUS there is an all-new eighth weekend introduced for this year – the Mad Hatter’s Circus embarks on an “Alice in Wonderland-themed” adventure that brings fairytales to reality!
While costumes are not necessary for admittance, thousands of people enhance their experience each year by donning outfits from the Renaissance era or participating in one of the festival’s special themed weekends.
“For more than three decades we’ve provided South Floridians a Renaissance experience unlike any other,” said Bobby Rodriguez, founder, and producer of the Florida Renaissance Festival. “It’s a special storybook event unlike any other, and we invite patrons to dress up and rejoice as we celebrate culture and history, because it promises to be a fun-filled memorable time for the entire family.”
Florida Renaissance Festival 2023 Themed Weekends
The festival weekend dates are Feb. 4-5 (school day on Feb. 6), Feb. 11-12, Feb. 18-19, Feb. 25-26, March 4-5, March 11-12 (Sunday time change), March 18-19, and March 25-26. The current themes are as follows:
Weekend 1: The Wizarding World’s Faire – A Magical Grand-Opening!
Feb. 4 & 5, 2023
Weekend 2: Barbarians & Dragons- A Roaring Battle!
Feb. 11 & 12, 2023
Weekend 3: Steampunk & Time Travelers – Age of Automation!
Feb. 18 & 19, 2023
Weekend 4: Maidens, Wenches, and Goddesses! – A Beautiful Empowerment!
Feb. 25 & 26, 2023
Weekend 5: Days of Cosplay – Heroes, villains, and everything in between!
March. 4 & 5, 2023
Weekend 6: Pirate Invasion – Swashbucklers & Scallywags!
March. 11 & 12, 2023
Weekend 7: Highland Fling – A Celtic Celebration
March. 18 & 19, 2023
NEW Weekend 8: A Mad Hatter’s Circus – A Fairytale Finale!
March. 25 & 26, 2023
The Florida Renaissance Festival is produced by nationally acclaimed Bobby Rodriguez Production and strives to create an entertaining and cultural experience for adults and children alike. The current sponsors of the 2023 Florida Renaissance Festival include Sapporo, Unibroue, Anchor Brewing, 1911 Cider, Llanos Leather, Pelican’s View, JMlovelaw.
Prices range from $32 for adults and $14 for children (ages 6 to 11 years of age). Children 5 and younger are free. Special seasonal passes are available for $199 (adults) and $79.50 (children). Group ticket rates are also offered, but must be purchased in person at the box-office only. VIP Parking is also available for purchase. You can avoid making the box office line, by buying ahead of time, online! Online purchases include convenience fees.
For tickets and more information visit: www.ren-fest.com or if you prefer the ancient method, call 954.776.1642.