Sarasota Fairgrounds | Sarasota, FL

Nov. 18-19, 25-26, Dec. 2-3, 9-10

2023 SunCoast Renaissance Festival
We are back bigger and bolder for 2023
Celebrating Our 4th Season
Whether you've been with us from the start or this is your first time, 2023 is a year not to miss.

2023 SunCoast Renaissance Festival

Take a journey back to a time of magic

Nov. 18-19, 25-26, Dec. 2-3, 9-10

Gather one and all for the 4th season of the SunCoast Renaissance Festival at the Sarasota Fairgrounds.

A full cast of colorful characters fills the lands with music, dancing, and more. With over 100 stage shows daily, varieties of foods and treats, and numerous artisan merchants with handcrafted wares, the SunCoast Renaissance Festival invites guests to immerse themselves in a unique experience of History and Fantasy!

Weekend Themes

Pirate Weekend

November 18 & 19

Ahoy me mateys, we be needin’ all hands on deck as we set sail for adventure! Would-be sea dogs are challenged by the Prince to bandy about their saltiest language in our “Talk Like A Pirate Contest”. We’ll also be judgin’ the finer points of how a lass fills in her corset at our “Bustier Contest.” Yarr!

Fantasy Weekend

November 25 & 26

Dress to impress for Fantasy Weekend, where the only limit is your imagination. Join our “Cosplay Contest” to show off your hard work, or just have fun heckling Stormtroopers from a distance, secure in the knowledge that they will not be able to hit you. Strap on whatever weirdness you have in your closet, and don’t forget to set your phasers to “fun”!

Heroes of the Realm Weekend

December 2 & 3

Join us for a celebration of the Heroes of The Realm. On this weekend, we dedicate the burning of the Wickerman to the memory of the fallen and honor the living at our end-of-day Pub Sing. We extend an extraordinary admission of $13 for those with a Service ID as our way of giving thanks. Qualifying groups consisting of active service members, veterans, EMTs(including hospital workers), Police, Firefighters, school teachers, and their immediate family members all qualify for the special admission price.

Celtic Weekend

December 9 & 10

Fire up the pipes and tune the fiddle, for this weekend belongs to the Celts. Let Cu Dubh and The Jackdaws take you on a musical journey of rebellion and reminiscence, drink a pint or two, and perhaps show off your knees and well turned calves at our “Bonnie Knees Kilt Contest”.

Party on a Pub Crawl

Choose from two exciting Pub Crawl options:

Party hardy with Music the Gathering and The Black Velvet Band.

Stay tuned for 2024 Pub Crawl details.

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