Special Events

Every weekend is special at the Maryland Renaissance Festival.  All of our regularly scheduled entertainment runs throughout the entire festival season, but the weekends below have value-added themes, events or performances.

Children’s Weekend:  August 26th and 27th – One child aged 7 through 15 is admitted free with each adult ticket purchased.  Children 6 and under are always free!

Romance Weekend: Saturday, September 2nd Singles Party. Singles 21+ are welcomed to attend a no-pressure Meet & Mingle near Blackfriar's Stage & the Dragon Inn from 1pm - 5pm.  Please note: The Party will be cancelled if weather is not agreeable! 

Sunday, September 3rd: Renewal of Vows.  Partners can renew their commitment to each other at a special Renewal of Vows ceremony at the Blackfriar's Theatre. This short (10 minutes) non-religious ceremony will be performed at 3pm. No reservations needed. Seating is first come, first served. This is a large group event, not a ceremony for individual couples. 

Seniors Day All seniors 62+ are admitted free on Labor Day Monday, September 4th. Seniors do not need a ticket. You may arrive and proceed directly to the gate. 

Celtic Celebration: September 9th & 10th – Join festival favorites and special guests as we focus on a celebration of Celtic music!

Pirate Adventure Weekend: September 16th & 17th: Pirate music and mayhem!

Myth & Magic Weekend: September 23rd & 24th – Celebrate the myths and legends of the British Isles and special magic performances!

Shakespeare Weekend: September 30th & October 1st. Celebrating the Bard!

ASL Interpretation: Saturday, September 9th and Sunday October 8th – ASL Sign language interpretations at many shows and court events. Please visit the Guest Services Pavilion for a complete list of these shows. Performance interpretation by SHARAVA Interpreting service.

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