It’s that Medieval time of year again, the Arizona Renaissance Festival is February 3 through March 31, 2024.
Experience the historic 30-acre village with 14 stages, arts and crafts, jousting tournaments, and feasting all rolled up into one day. Dressing up and going Medieval may sound strange, even odd, but once you have joined the fun and excitement, you’ll come back every year.
Let’s talk about the food. Go with an empty stomach. There’s tons of great food including plenty of food trucks with a Medieval flair. Leave the silverware at home, everything is eaten with your fingers only, especially those turkey legs.
There’s lots of it. From hatchet throwing to fire-eating to jousting. Yep, jousting in full armor both men and women. The plays and comedy shows, the great music, this is true entertainment for the whole family. Can’t forget games and people-powered rides for the kids.
For a list of Renaissance Festival entertainment, click here.
Period artisans and experts will show you how–blacksmithing, weaving, belly dancing, archery, and much more. You can pick up a few tips or just shop for supplies. The Renaissance Festival will have several stations where you can try these skills hands-on and also learn about life in the Middle Ages. Kids, in particular, will have a great day, but there’s fun for the whole family.
You’ll find some amazing finds at the festival. There is everything from local honey, paper, leather products, and the list goes on. Watch an artisan create usable but beautiful plates, cups, and decorative wares. Whatever you need, you’ll find it back in the Middle Ages at the Renaissance Festival.
Hours, Tickets, and Parking
Located in Gold Canyon, east of Apache Junction at 12601 East US Highway 60, 85118. Open Saturdays and Sundays from February 3 through March 31. The Festival will also be open on President’s Day, February 19.
Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine.
Tickets can also be purchased online or at the gate on the the day of the event. Tax and fees will be added to admission price.
It can be pricey, $34 admission for adults and $22 for kids, ages 5 – 12. Ages 4 and under are free. See below for discount deals.
Special admission pricing for Seniors 60+ is $32. Active or Retired Military admission is $32 and $20 for a dependent child of Military personnel. Please bring Military ID.
Parking is free onsite. Handicap accessible parking is located near the entrance. For more details on directions and parking, click here.
Here’s a Deal
This year there’s just a couple of discounts shared. Bashas and Food City grocery stores are giving out $1 off coupons in their stores. A promo code is listed on the coupon, which can be used when purchasing tickets online or at the gate.
A Group Discount of $2 off per ticket is given if there’s 15 or more in a group. The group tickets must be purchased in a single ticket transaction. The groups organizer and bus driver get in free. Click here for Group Discount details.
The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a fun way to spend the day with the family this spring. Enjoy this unique festive atmosphere during perfect spring weather surrounded by the incredible views of the majestic Superstition Mountains. See you there.