Theme Weekends

2024 Theme Weekends

Join us in celebrating the charm and festivities of the Renaissance era at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival. Our schedules are updated every Thursday before the themed weekend so you can plan ahead and make the most out of your visit. Come join in the merriment!

(Themes are subject to change)

Highland Fling

FEB. 17 - 18

The Highland Games will have you cheering for your favorite athlete in this competitive event. Want to join in the games try your skill at the Keg Toss or if that is a little to daring for you enter the Kilt Competition!­

Pirates & Princesses

FEB. 24 - 25

Celebrate the high seas with princesses, pirates, and a swashbuckling good time! Get ready to walk the plank, show off your tattoos, and enjoy exciting contests with ye mateys.

BARKbarian Brew Fest

MAR. 2 - 3

Join us for a furry adventure with your pouch pal and barbarian friends! Bring your furry friend to BARKbarian Brew Fest weekend and receive FREE admission for your dog. And get ready for tail-waggin’ contests for your canine companion. Not only are there activities for your dog, but also for you! Have a pawfect day!

Once Upon a Time

MAR. 9 - 10

Step into a fairy tale at our Once Upon a Time weekend. The lanes of Folkstone are magical because of the fairies, princesses, wizards and other fantastical creatures that roam there. Experience the magic of the realm by exploring the shoppes, becoming a knight, meeting mermaids, and fighting with Vikings! Participate in the costume contest and flaunt your royal & magical finery, or just enjoy the beauty of the village.

Shamrocks & Shenanigans

MAR. 16 - 17

Celebrate all things Irish with jigs, Irish Dance Competitions, Irish fare, Tug-of-War, and more. Wear green, grab a pint, and compete in the Beard Competition. Enjoy the festive atmosphere of our Folkstone village at our Shamrocks and Shenanigans weekend. Don’t miss the Kilt and Leprechaun Costume Contests. Join us for a weekend of Celtic magic and merriment!

Viking Invasion

MAR. 23 - 24

Experience the true north during our Vikings Invasion weekend. All barbarians are welcome to join in on the exhilarating adventures. This expedition into the north will be chock full of new experiences, competitive energy and stories of Legends & Lore. If you have a fantastic beard or mustache to show off, enter our contest for a chance to win some fantastic gifts!

Easter Enchantment

MAR. 30 - 31

Join us for a spring weekend filled with delights. Egg hunts, bonnet parades, and more. Our Easter Enchantment event has fun for the family. Stroll through our village with vibrant blooms and cheerful decorations, while enjoying Renaissance music. Competitions and sweets available. Easter magic awaits.

Festival Friday

MAR. 31

Festival Friday, the Festival’s sole weekday open, features Ladies Shopping Day as well as School Day (field trip experience for kids) download the school day form, shopping, and entertainment options. Don’t forget to buy your Masquerade Ball tickets for a spectacular last weekend.

Huzzah and Cheers For 45 Years!

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