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 27th & 28th.
Kids 15 and under, with an accompanying adult ticket purchased, are admitted free.  CHILDREN UNDER 15 DO NOT NEED A TICKET ON OPENING WEEKEND.

Special Guests:
StoryTyme in the Grove hosted by Page After Page
All young gentles can join us in Revel Grove at the Cottage Stage for stories, singing, and merriment!  Two sessions will be presented each day, 11:30am & 12:00pm, For Ages 2-6 years old with caring adult.
Saturday (Aug 27th), Katie Lewis of Discoveries: The Library at the Mall, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Sunday (Aug 28th), Gina Post of Discoveries:  The Library at the Mall, Anne Arundel County Public Library

Beale Street Puppets presents Fairy Caravan. Twice daily on the Gatehouse Stage. 12:30pm & 3:45pm. A fantasy land of gnomes, fairies, wizards, and elves, with handcrafted whimsical woodland creatures performing upon a unique stage of miniature tree stumps and toadstools.

Romance Weekend, September 3rd & 4th  (Labor Day Monday will be Senior's Day)

Saturday, September 3rd: Singles Party.  Singles 21+ are welcomed to attend a no-pressure Meet & Mingle near Blackfriars Stage & the Dragon Inn from 1pm - 5pm.  Participate in the Message Board. Singles can get a numbered badge. See someone you'd like to meet wearing a numbered badge? Leave a private message for them under their number. Participate in a fun get-to-know-you game at 1:30pm, 3pm, and 4:45pm.  Or, just wander around the Festival and enjoy! 
No additional cost, no registration needed  Please note: The Party may be cancelled if weather is not agreeable! 

Sunday, September 4th: Renewal of Vows.  Partners can renew their commitment to each other at a special Renewal of Vows ceremony. No additional cost, no registration needed. 3pm at Blackfriars Theatre. Ceremony is approximately 15 minutes in length.

Seniors Day.  All seniors 62+ are admitted free on Labor Day Monday, September 5th. Seniors do not need a ticket on Labor Day Monday!

Celtic Celebration, September 10th & 11th
.  Join festival favorites and special guests as we focus on a celebration of Celtic music!

Pirate Adventure Weekend, September 17th & 18th. Pirate music and mayhem!

Myth & Magic Weekend, September 24th & 25th. Celebrating the myths and legends of the British Isles and special magical performances!

Shakespeare Weekend, October 1st & 2nd.  Celebrating the Bard!

American Sign Language Interpretation Days
Saturday, September 10th.  
Sunday, October 9th.
On these days selected stage shows will be interpreted in ASL.
  Visit our Entertainment Schedule page by the Thursday prior each ASL day for a listing of the shows to be interpreted. Hard copies of the schedule can be picked up at our Guest Services booth on arrival.  Interpreters from Sharava Interpreting Service. 

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