Renaissance Pleasure Faire Opens Seven-week Run April 6

LOS ANGELES, CA: The Queen invites you to join the celebration of the 57th anniversary season of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire. ‘Tis a great and mighty wonder, this joyous feast day brings! Your trip may only take you ten minutes East of Pasadena, but you’ll end up 500 years and a continent away. Step through our gate, out of the modern, weary world, and into a land of unbridled imagination, celebration, and compassion. The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire – the world’s oldest – presents its 57th anniversary season, beginning April 6th, and continuing each weekend through May 19th, at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale, CA.

Set in the royal shipyard city of Deptford during the reign of Elizabeth, fair-goers – many of whom dress in period costumes – are immersed in the music, language, merchant scene, and entertainment of the era. Thousands of performers roam the 23-acre lakeside shire, including Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, and Sir Francis Drake, as well as a bevy of knights, ladies, peasants, and more colorful characters than one could count! There are 13 stages of entertainment featuring more than 40 performance groups, such as magicians, dancers, jousters, witty comedians, musicians, storytellers, jugglers, and improvisation troupes.


The town is abuzz with excitement as the grandest jousting knight in all of England has agreed to hold a Pas D’Armes for Her Majesty’s visit in the hope of becoming her champion. This is a jousting tournament where select and elite challengers test their mettle in spectacular feats of equestrian skill, and noble, bone-crunching jousts of honor. Will arrogance and might take the day? Can skill and speed, or grace and beauty, win Her Majesty’s favor? Or will deceit and anger overpower the best-laid plans as the jousts become a fast-paced, deadly duel of cold steel and splintering lances? More Information: Renaissance Faire   Facebook


  • April 6 & 7 – Opening Weekend
  • Friday, April 12 – School Day (Special Ticketed Event – Box Office is not open)
  • April 13 & 14 – Time Traveler Weekend / Marketplace Bonus Ticket Weekend & Children age 12 & younger admitted free
  • April 20 & 21 – Pirate Weekend
  • April 27 & 28 – RennCon / Craft Brew Weekend / Marketplace Bonus Ticket Weekend
  • May 4 & 5 – Scouts Weekend / NEW! Monsters & Magic Weekend
  • May 11 & 12 – Military Appreciation / Heroes & Villains Weekend
  • May 18 & 19 – Closing Weekend / Fantasy Finale


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