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Arizona Renaissance Festival 2024

Arizona Renaissance Festival 2024 in Phoenix.

Feb 3, 2024 → Mar 31, 2024

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Your Ultimate Guide to Arizona Renaissance Festival 2024

Hear ye, hear ye! Welcome to your ultimate guide to the Arizona Renaissance Festival 2024! This event is a time machine of sorts, and as you step through the gates, you're transported to a 16th-century European village, way back to a time when knights, jesters, and royalty roamed the land. The festival runs on Saturdays and Sundays, Feb 3rd - March 31st, 2024, including on Presidents Day Monday, February 19th, in Gold Canyon, Arizona, where it will be transformed into a vibrant medieval marketplace. Festival hours are 10 am until 6 pm, offering a full display of activities from morning till evening. The festival is a perfect blend of history, artistry, and entertainment, offering something mesmerizing for everyone, from the youngest squire to the wisest wizard. Let's dive into the magic of this festival and explore why it's a must-visit event for the whole family.

Arizona Renaissance Festival 2024: Be Part of the Magic

This early February Festival is more than just an event; it's an unforgettable experience. As you enter the premises, you'll be greeted by the sounds of lutes and lyres, the aroma of a giant roasted turkey leg over an open fire just waiting for you, and the sight of colorful banners fluttering in the breeze.

The festival is a magnificent medieval amusement park, with over 200 artisans showcasing their crafts at the arts & crafts fair, circus performers captivating audiences, and culinary delights to satisfy any palate.

The festival is not just about watching; it's about participating. Engage in archery, throw axes, or try your hand at pottery making.

Each weekend has a themed event, such as Opening Weekend, Renaissance and Romance Weekend, Royalty Weekend, Time Traveler’s Weekend, etc. The schedule is tightly packed with events, so don't miss anything important. And guess what? Parking is free!

Exploring Handcrafted Treasures in the Artisans' Alley

The festival grounds in Gold Canyon, AZ, seven miles east of Apache Junction on US Highway 60, are expansive and filled with wonders.

The Village map is vast, so don't get lost! You'll find yourself on a day-long adventure, wandering through a maze of shops, with wares reminiscent of village markets in a 16th-century European village, selling everything from handcrafted jewelry to medieval weapons.

Dress Code

Remember to dress the part! Many attendees don Renaissance-era costumes, adding to the authenticity and fun of the event, and others buy costume souvenirs that they proudly wear even after the festival. Before the entrance to the festival, you can find costumes for rent at the Belrose Costume Shop.

Join the Royal Banquet

A visit to the Arizona Renaissance Festival is a journey for your taste buds as well. The festival is a haven for avid foodies, offering traditional Renaissance fare to modern delicacies.

Indulge in the giant turkey legs, a cherished tradition, or explore the food stalls serving everything from hearty stews to sweet treats.

Try delicacies served only to royals in the past, are now available as a feast for commoners and nobles alike. "Eat, Drink, and be Merry" is the order of the day at the Village of Fairhaven.

Traditional Tunes for the Lords and the Ladies

Music is a vital part of the festival, with bands playing traditional tunes and minstrels serenading the crowds. The atmosphere is electric, filled with laughter and cheers, and the clashing of swords is heard from the jousting tournament, where daring knights battle for glory and honor.

Bag Policy at Arizona Renaissance Festival

The festival safety team is allowed to search all bags entering through the gate. While the Arizona Renaissance Festival bag policy isn't too strict, and you can bring a bag of any size, carrying luggage can be draining and get in the way of relaxing and having fun.

Your Little Helper: Bounce Luggage Storage

Now, let's talk about practicalities. Attending a festival is fun, but what about your belongings? That's where Bounce comes in. As the largest luggage storage platform, Bounce offers convenient, secure, and affordable luggage storage solutions. With Bounce, you can drop off your bags at one of our local partner locations in Gold Canyon, and enjoy the festival hands-free.

Bounce is more than just a luggage locker; we're a concierge service. We understand that plans can change, which is why we offer a flexible cancellation policy. Plus, each item stored through our platform comes with $10,000 in BounceShield™ Protection. So, leave your luggage with us and immerse yourself in the Arizona Renaissance Festival 2024 without any worry.

Activities Outside of the Festival

Beyond the festival, Gold Canyon offers a wealth of activities. From hiking the stunning Superstition Mountains to golfing at one of the area's premier courses, there's something for everyone. 

Don't Forget to Do This While in Gold Canyon

While you're in Gold Canyon for the festival, don't miss the chance to explore this beautiful area. Here are some must-visit spots:

1. Superstition Mountain Museum: Learn about the history and legends of the Superstition Mountains.

2. Hieroglyphic Canyon Trail: A scenic hike leading to ancient petroglyphs, truly a unique outdoor event.

3. Goldfield Ghost Town: Step back in time and explore this authentic mining town.

4. Dolly Steamboat: Take a scenic cruise on Canyon Lake.

5. Lost Dutchman State ParkLost Dutchman State Park: Perfect for camping, hiking, and wildlife viewing.

See You in Gold Canyon?

The Arizona Renaissance Festival is more than just an event; it's a gateway to a bygone era, a city-wide celebration that unites people from all walks of life. Its charm lies in its ability to transport you to a world of wonder and excitement, making it an unmissable event for anyone seeking a unique and thrilling experience.

So, mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and prepare to step into a world where history and fantasy converge into an exhilarating, unforgettable journey.

With Bounce by your side, you can enjoy the festival and the beautiful Gold Canyon, AZ, without being weighed down by your luggage. So, don your medieval attire, leave your belongings with Bounce, and step back in time to a world of knights, jesters, and royalty. See you in Gold Canyon! Don't miss Raucous Revelry at the 36th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival Opening!

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All you need to know

  • How long does the Renaissance festival last in Arizona?

    The festival is held from February 3rd until March 31st, 2024, including on Presidents Day Monday, February 19th, in Gold Canyon, Arizona. It runs on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 am until 6 pm.

  • What is the biggest Renaissance festival in the US?

    In terms of size, the Texas Renaissance Festival is the world's largest Renaissance Fair. With over 500,000 attendees, it isn't just the biggest in the U.S., but in the world. It's held on weekends through October and November and on Thanksgiving Day in Plantersville, Texas.

  • When did the Renaissance festival start in Arizona?

    The first Renaissance festival was held in 1989.

  • How big is the Arizona Renaissance Festival?

    The festival area is 50 acres (200,000 m2) big.

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