Colorado Renaissance Festival

Hear ye! Hear ye! By proclamation of the King, all Lords, Ladies, Nobles and Village Folk alike are hereby summoned to the 42nd Anniversary season of the Colorado Renaissance Festival!

Find yourself on a magical tour through time and legend as you wander down the village streets and pathways of the Festival, admiring the works of master artisans, surrounded by revelry and pageantry and enticed by tantalizing aromas of festival favorites, namely the roast turkey leg! With a cast of hundreds of authentically 16th century, costumed merrymakers living and working through the village, the Renaissance Festival is an experience that must be had over the summer, the only question is, which weekend will lure you there?

Opening Weekend (June 16th & 17th) is always celebrated in style. Be the first to see all the magic of the summer, returning favorites and new additions to the Festival.

The Royal Ale & Art Festival (June 23rs & 24th) not only features free ale sampling at the Dancing Bear Pub, but a raise of the mug to our Nation’s heroes as well. All military personnel will receive a Buy-One-Get-One Free Adult Ticket with their military ID and their children (12 and under) enter the magical realm, free of charge!

The Celtic Festival (June 30th & July 1st) will feature Celtic dance groups, musicians, pipe bands, and the ever amusing, “Best Men in Kilts” contest. Channel your inner Highlander, don ye kilts! Need a little courage before you model that kilt? You may want to head over the Dancing Bear Pub for the Mike’s Hard Lemonade Sampling from 11:30am-2:00pm.

Children’s Weekend (July 7th & 8th) honors all our young Princes, Princesses and Pirates alike. Lots of activities for the littlest revelers will be taking place, including a costume contest at the Fortune Stage at 2:00pm. Additionally, a Royal Quest will be presented and for those who complete the deed, Good King Henry and Faire Queen Anne will offer a reward at the Knighting Ceremony. This weekend only, children 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult!

Ah… the Wine Revelry! July 14th and 15th, watch the legendary Grape Stomp Competition, hosted by local radio stations from both Denver and Colorado Springs and take part in the wine sampling at the Dancing Bear Pub from 11:30am-2:00pm!

Love and Romance will be in the air July 21st & 22nd. Come join other Romeos and Juliets during this weekend of the festival, dedicated to lovers everywhere. You can renew your vows at the Canterbury Chapel at 3:30pm, Saturday or Sunday. There’s also the “Wooing” competition at the Fortune Stage at 2:00pm and finally, a “Grand Huzzah!” to the beautiful couple at the “Forever Real” Royal Wedding Ceremony.

Prepare for the Pirate Invasion! July 28th & 29th, the weekend sets sail for the high seas, primed for adventure. For the wee ones, a treasure hunt will be going on throughout the festival, hosted by Jack Sparrow himself! For those pirates 21 and older, a free Sam Adams beer tasting will be uncorked at the Dancing Bear Pub from 11:20am-2:00pm Other swash buckling adventures abound, complete with sword fights, the Pirate Costume contest and the return of Centennial State Pipes and Drums, “Drink up me hearties, yo ho!”

Fare Thee Well & Mardi Gras Style Carnivale (August 4th & 5th) The festival comes to a close in grand fashion with a weekend filled with frivolities fit for a king. Come celebrate King Henry’s 528th birthday, Mardi Gras-style. Don your favorite mask and let “Ye Olde Good Times Roll!” The party will take place at 3:30pm on the Fortune Stage. This weekend also celebrates our Police Officers, who (with valid ID) will receive a Buy-One-Get-One free adult ticket and their children (12 and under) are free!

Never been to a festival before? Expect to be dazzled by unique entertainment including Jousting Competitions, the Endangered Cat Show, Jugglers, acrobats, pipers, actors and variety shows. Meander through the festival village from artisan to artisan, admiring beautiful clothing, jewelry, pottery, leather goods, glass, wood and metal wares as well as toys, candles, furniture, collectables and much more! Of course, no Renaissance Festival would be complete without indulging in the amazing food, truly fit for a king! Visit Canterbury Kitchens for iconic selections including the Turkey Drumsticks as well as the Baron of Beef, Earl of Bratwurst and hot, buttered corn on the cob. The Knights Kitchen delights with items including Steak on a Stake, Dragon Wings, Spicy Onion Chips, Funnel Cakes and Fried Pickles. The King’s and Queen’s Pantries and International Kitchen add dozens of more options from which to choose from. Don’t forget to grab a treat from Friar Tuck’s Bakery; perhaps frozen cheesecake on a stick or maybe a hot apple dumpling or fruit tart?

The only thing left to do is get your tickets! Tickets are good for one time entrance to the festival, they are not date specific. Get yours at the box office, King Soopers, or go online to If your company is interested in giving your employees discounted tickets, go to or call 303.688.6010 for more information.

Raise an ale (and maybe a turkey leg) and get ready for a summer filled with one of a kind entertainment at the Colorado Renaissance Festival.

Huzzah! The Renaissance Festival is back! June 16-17, 23-24, June 30-July 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, August 4-5
Open Saturdays & Sundays Only // Rain or Shine
Free Parking // No Pets Please

The Festival is located in Larkspur, halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs. From I-25 south, use Exit 173 coming from Denver. Coming north from Colorado Springs, use Exit 172.

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