Experience a 50-acre medieval village, 16 stages, arts and crafts fair, jousting tournaments and feasting all rolled into one event at the Arizona Renaissance Festival, February 4 through April 2, 2023.
The Renaissance Festival is Arizona’s winter destination for quality entertainment. The village comes to life with costumed characters recreating a 16th century marketplace, including the Queen and her court. In addition, the 16 Festival stages have ongoing performances by Festival favorites.
Games & Rides
Test your abilities at the Festival’s many games: target-shooting with bow or crossbow, storming the castle in a paintball battle or throwing a tomato at an insulting peasant at Vegetable Justice. For those patrons in the mood for an extreme challenge, you can test your physical mettle at the Climbing Tower or show your warrior side throwing a battle axe.
The age of chivalry is alive! Cheer on your knight in the 5,000-seat arena of champions. Quite a spectacle, as two tons of horse, knight and armor gallop onto the field prepared to do battle with 10-foot lances for a lady’s honor. Spectators revel in the melee of falls, fights and galloping horses, cheering for their favorite knight until the winner is proclaimed. When the joust is over, stop by and meet your champion and his steed at the arena entry.
Tournament Jousting is held three times a day in the Jousting Arena!
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