Arizona Renaissance Festival makes return for 2 months
Jan 29, 2024, 4:15 AM | Updated: Jan 30, 2024, 9:18 am
(Arizona Renaissance Festival Photo)
PHOENIX– Arizona will welcome back the Renaissance Festival for the 36th annual celebration for two months beginning in early February.
The festival will be held Feb. 3 until March 31 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, located east of Apache Junction on U.S. 60.
Visitors of various ages can explore shopping, dining, and engage with a cast of nearly 2,000 characters dressed in costumes.
Additionally, attendees can immerse themselves in diverse arts and crafts, handmade goods, culinary delights and games.
The festival’s main attraction is the jousting event, where armored knights battle for the queen’s honor in a 5,000-seat arena.
For interactive entertainment, there are games and rides powered by people, such as Da Vinci’s Flying Machine, The Slider Joust, Piccolo Pony—a rocking horse larger than an elephant—The Dragon Climbing Tower, Castle Siege, a maze and an archery range and more.
What is new to the Arizona Renaissance Festival in 2024?
The Arizona Renaissance Festival will unveil The Hops, an innovative pub crawl set to captivate both seasoned enthusiasts and newcomers alike.
This exclusive, limited-capacity event, promises an atmosphere of merriment and camaraderie. The event will be scheduled to occur twice daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission is free with the purchase of a festival ticket.