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OPENING WEEKEND ONLY – KIDS AGES 6 -11 PLUS GIRL SCOUTS AND BOY SCOUTS UNDER 18 ENTER FREE– HUZZAH!***
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL – (January 2024) – The clock is ticking and every second brings you closer to a bygone era when Lords of the Realm donned tunics, stockings, broad-brimmed hats, and puffed sleeve shirts, and their Ladies showcased era garb like laced gowns, strapped dresses, petticoats, cloaks, and aprons. Get ready for the 32nd annual Florida Renaissance Festival returning February 3rd and running through March 24th, 2024 at the beautiful Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach.
This one-of-a-kind festival features eight consecutive themed weekends, starting February 3. Each weekend promises a captivating inside look at a legendary time when Pirates, Vikings, evil villains, and unsung heroes ruled the kingdom. While costumes are not required for admittance, thousands of people elect to wear historical clothing to immerse themselves in the true spirit of the renaissance period.
The Florida Renaissance Festival is produced by nationally acclaimed Bobby Rodriguez Productions who creates an entertaining and cultural experience for adults and children alike. “For more than 30 years the Festival has been a most unique event,” said Rodriguez. “It is one of the most anticipated events in South Florida, and each year it gets better with new and different activities and entertainment.” Explore artisan markets, savor delicious food, and immerse yourself in a world of merriment.
Step into an adventure, where myths and history collide! At the Florida Renaissance Festival, you’ll be transported to an era where knights, jesters, and royalty reigned supreme. It’s a magical journey that blurs the lines between fantasy and fact.
New this season is the Adrian Empire, a living history encampment that will be doing live steel fighting on the tournament field twice daily. They will also host for one week only, a large gathering of warriors from across the country for a convention and battle. Also new is Pirates Creed, a high energy duo of musical buccaneers that will be performing in the Biergarten.
A popular returning attraction is Knights, presented by DeBracey Productions. This live action stunt show combines trick riding, vaulting, chariot racing, and death-defying stunts as the warrior princess searches for her knight in shining armor. The masses decide the fate of the princess in this winner-take-all scenario.
The Jackdaws Trio will appear in the Biergarten, delivering contemporary and traditional Irish Rock with driving melodies and relentlessly aggressive lyrics, while the alluring full run Washing Well Wenches will be at the Washing Well Stage—a pit where women rule, and men drool over their stunning good looks!
Enjoy the earthier aspects of humor with the Splattertime Players, a duo of adventurous storytellers, who return for a full run in the Mud Pit. While wallowing in the pit they will add a new dimension to filthy humor and “groundbreaking” entertainment.
Masala Music and Dance appears full run on the Checkmate Stage. Crowds will be captivated by world-class musicians, as their mesmerizing drum rhythms and enchanting melodies echo throughout the kingdom. Witness fantastic Flamenco footwork, swift canes, and dangerous swords of the most beloved dances from the mysterious east to the passionate west.
Moonie the Magnificent, a juggler, ropewalker, and an in-your-face comic will appear full run on the Tudor Stage, performing a one-of-a-kind audience interaction show. Not for the easily intimidated, he dresses like a clown but acts like the devil!
Les S. Moore specializes in “now you see it, now you don’t” and appears full run on the Crown Stage, where pickpocketing is his specialty. What you think is in your pocket will end up in his!
Knightwings featuring master falconer Ash Cary is in full flight with an incredible exotic bird show, featuring hawks, falcons, owls, eagles, and vultures in three amazing performances in the Jousting Arena.
Tam Tam Congo – is a new troupe of dancers and drummers, straight from the Ivory Coast of AFRICA. They will dazzle you with Impossible African Dances, like the Zaouli.
Appearing on the Good Knight Pub Stage, Jacques ze Whipper, is a second-generation circus performer who specializes at performing at renaissance fairs. This light-hearted entertainer is charm personified with performances filled with a wit and a whip! This year’s Living History Encampments: The Ottoman Empire include Royal Artillery, Merchants of Brittany, and Pirates of Tortuga Bay.
For tickets and more information visit: www.ren-fest.com.