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Orlando Renaissance Festival 2024

A medieval village in the heart of Orlando with plenty of family-friendly fun

Dates: December 1–8, 2024 (unconfirmed)

Orlando Renaissance Festival is an annual medieval event held in Orlando's Southport Park every December. The popular event offers themed entertainment, shopping, food, and fun activities. So travel back in time and meet Duke and Duchess, noble knights, mermaids, peasants, minstrels, and merchants!

Entertainment and Activities

The Orlando Renaissance Festival offers a variety of activities, artwork, and charismatic characters in one location. From interactive acrobatic displays and live performances featuring medieval characters to the opportunity to meet the Duke and Duchess in person, this festival promises to captivate all visitors. If you're not drawn to interactive experiences and shows, you can browse souvenirs and other items at the marketplace, treat yourself to a drink, join a pub crawl, or savor a delicious meal from food vendors.

Orlando Renaissance Festival offers premium entertainment for the whole family: interactive live performances, acrobatics, a game of chess, live music, fairies' dance, a medieval magic show, and much more. The vibrant marketplace is full of artisans and craftsmen with their unique wares. Guests can browse through market stalls with apparel, one-of-a-kind jewelry, leather goods, design items, medieval weapons, and more. The Orlando Renaissance Festival runs from 10 am to 5:30 pm on weekends only.

Festival History

In 2013, Kira Phillips, the founder of the festival, initiated the planning process for what would eventually evolve into the Orlando Renaissance Festival. With three years of dedicated effort and the support of an equally committed team, the inaugural Orlando Renaissance Festival finally debuted in 2016, marking the beginning of an exciting journey.

Kira Phillips envisioned the Orlando Renaissance Festival as a celebration that embraces the local community of Orlando while showcasing the talent, uniqueness, and enthusiasm of creative individuals throughout Central Florida. The festival serves as a heartfelt tribute to the city's residents and a platform for highlighting the vibrant spirit of the region's creative community.

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