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 24th & 25th – One child aged 7 through 15 is admitted free with each adult ticket purchased.  Children 6 and under are always free!

Seniors Day, Labor Day Monday, September 2nd- All seniors 62+ are admitted free. Seniors do not need a ticket. You may arrive and proceed directly to the gate. 

Myth & Magic Weekend: September 7th & 8th – Celebrate the myths and legends of the British Isles and special magic performances!

Pirate Adventure Weekend: September 14th & 15th- Pirate music and mayhem! Dress to impress in your piratical best!

Celtic Celebration: September 21st & 22nd –Join festival favorites and special guests as we focus on a celebration of Celtic music!

Shakespeare Weekend: September 28th & 29th- Celebrating the Bard!

Romance Weekend:
Saturday, October 5th: 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, October 6th: 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 (12 minutes) non-religious ceremony will be performed at 4:30pm. No reservations needed. Seating is first come, first served. This is a large group event, not a ceremony for individual couples. 

Weekends in October: It's Revel Grove's Harvest Hollow. Get into the spirit of the harvest season with seasonal decorations along Mary's Dale Way and special performances for the spooky season of autumn.

ASL Interpretation: Saturday, September 7th and Sunday October 6th – ASL Sign language interpretations at many shows. The schedule of interpreted shows will be posted online on our schedule page approximately 5 days before each ASL day.  At the festival, visit the Guest Services Pavilion for a copy of the list of these shows. Performance interpretation by SHARAVA Interpreting service.

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