Miami-area fans of the Florida Renaissance Festival can rejoice! For two special weekends, the Florida Renaissance Festival will take place for the first time at Cauley Square Historic Village in South Miami-Dade. The festival weekend dates are Mar. 31- Apr. 1 and Apr. 7-8.
“We are excited to return to Miami at our new location in Cauley Square Historic Village,” said Bobby Rodriguez, executive producer of the Florida Renaissance Festival. “This year’s festival promises even more thrills and excitement for our loyal Miami fans.”
The featured entertainment will surely get the crowds going at this year’s Florida Renaissance Festival. Musical acts include local favorites such as Celtic Mayhem, and nationally known acts like The Trouvaires. Also performing at the festival is Wolgemut, a colorful and energetic pipe and drum act, featuring talented musicians in traditional German Renaissance garb.
Variety acts include the new Kamikaze Fireflies, The Duelists and the Washing Well Wenches. Fans will have the chance to interact with roaming entertainers, such as Gabriel Q, a creative puppeteer who works on stilts with elaborately costumed characters. And, of course, the Florida Renaissance Festival would not be complete without its King and Queen, Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain. The royal couple will be on hand to greet their loyal subjects.
Guests can enjoy jousting tournaments, feast on hearty food and toast to the royal court with a tankard of ale or cider. The festival also will feature games of skill and chance that will challenge guests of all ages, including archery, the test of strength, Jacob’s Ladder and many more. Historical reenactments, sword fights and magical illusions are just some of the exciting events in store for this year’s festivities.
The Florida Renaissance Festival is produced by the nationally acclaimed Bobby Rodriguez Productions and strives to create an entertaining and cultural experience for adults and children alike.
The Florida Renaissance Festival at Cauley Square Historic Village will be open each day from 10 a.m. to sunset. Prices are $20 for adults and $6 for children ages 6 to 11. Children 5 and younger are free. Group ticket rates are available.
The Florida Renaissance Festival has been seen by more than one million people in South Florida. This 16th Century production features more than 100 costumed performers and stage acts from around the world. For additional information, visit online at www.ren-fest.com or call 1-954-776- 1642.