2019 Special Event Weekend & Special Guest Performers

The Festival is open weekends from August 24th to October 20th.

Every weekend is special at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, but on select weekends during our season we add a special theme to the dates for additional merriment. Details on the special events will be updated throughout the year.

American Sign Language Interpretation Days

Saturday, September 7th & Sunday, October 6th. On these days selected stage shows will be interpreted in ASL. 

August 24th & 25th: Children's Weekend

Kids 15 and under, with an accompanying adult ticket purchased, are admitted free.  Children under 15 do NOT need a ticket for August 24 & 25.

Monday, September 2nd: Seniors Day.  All seniors 62+ are admitted free.

September 7th & 8th: Myth & Magic Weekend! A new special event weekend celebrating the folklore and legends of the British Isles. Be amazed by magical performances featuring sleight of hand and illusions.

September 14th & 15th: Celtic Celebration!Enjoy great Celtic music by North Sea Gas, Barleyjuice, Dublin 3, the Chesapeake Caledonian Pipes & Drums,  Cu Dubh, Piper Jones, and more!

September 21st & 22nd:  Romance Weekend

Maryland Renaissance Festival
Maryland Renaissance Festival

Saturday, September 21st: -  Singles Party!

Singles 21+ are invited to mix and mingle in a fun, casual party, located at the Dragon Inn. Games include the now famous Number Message Board! Each single wears a numbered tag. See someone you'd like to know? Post a (private) message to that number on the board - send them a compliment, or perhaps escort them to your favorite festival show. The party is from 11am - 2pm, but the Number Message board will stay active until 5pm. This is a no pressure and enjoyable way to meet new people. And who knows, perhaps you'll meet your knight in shining armor or lady fair!

Sunday, September 22nd:  Renewal of Vows Ceremony. Couples are invited to renew their commitment vows to each other in this short, lovely ceremony. No reservations will be needed. Time and location TBA.

September 28th & 29th: Pirate Weekend! Enjoy the music of The Pyrates Royale, The Crimson Pirates, Scales & Crosstones, and the Rambling Sailors!

Argghh - dress in your pirate best to add to the spirit of the day. Stuffed parrots on shoulder, optional.

The Festival runs weekends through October 20th. No special weekend themes added in October - just great Renaissance Festival fun!