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The 2018 Bay Area Renaissance Festival


Mar 13, 2018 – All Day

(daily until Mar 25, 2018)

11315 N. 46th Street
Tampa, FL 33617 Map

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Take a time-travel adventure into the 16th century at the annual Bay Area Renaissance Festival! Join our Queen in a jubilee! Journey back in time as more than 100 merchants contribute to the atmosphere of this charming 16th century village. Experience live armored jousting, 12 stages of entertainment, 7 theme weekends, and fun and food for the whole family! The Festival is open weekends, with a special day for schools and seniors on Festival Friday, March 23rd, 2018. The Festival is open from 10 am – 6 pm, Rain or Shine. Parking at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival is always free! Discount tickets are available at participating Circle K stores.

2018 Daily Royal Events:

-Pig 'N Swig: $20 per person

-Renaissance Romance: $70 per person

-Pub Crawl: $35 per person

-Royal High Tea: $20 per person

-Henry's Happy Hour: $20 per person

2018 Themed Weekends:

Each weekend is catered towards a specialized theme, take the time to review which weekend suites your preference. We look forward to seeing you at the festival this year! Huzzah!

-Chocolate Fantasy: February 10th and 11th - Wow your significant other and make merry with your friends during a weekend full of Chocolate & Romance at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI! This weekend is destined to satisfy your sweet tooth with our Chocolate Festival.

-Highland Fling: February 17th and 18th - Celebrate your Scottish heritage at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival during the Highland Fling weekend at MOSI. The Highland Games will have you cheering for your favorite athlete in this 8 series event. Catch the Highland Heavy Games Championship. The Celtic Village will feature special vendors unique to Highland Fling. Make sure to check the schedule because you won't want to miss out on the Highland Dancers and Kilt Competition!

-Pirates & Pets: February 24th and 25th - Bring your furry friends and pirate pals for our Pirates and Pets weekend at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI! This weekend will showcase pet rescue groups, pet training demonstrations and contests for dogs. Plus Pirate Peg Leg Relay Races and Knights on Bikes discount if you show your motorcycle license at the Box Office.

-Time Travelers: March 3rd and 4th - This weekend is Time Travelers at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival. With the Belly Dancing Competition, Dr. Who Costume Contest and Steampunk Invasion plus the Time Travelers Ball.

-Barbarian Brew Fest: March 10th and 11th - This weekend is Barbarian Brew Fest. Craft Beer and Barbarians are taking over this weekend. Test your aim during the Archery championships or participate in medieval combat training.

-Shamrocks & Shenanigans: March 17th and 18th - Shamrocks & Shenanigans weekend at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival. Transport to Ireland by visiting our Celtic Village, where you can find local Irish vendors and fun for all ages. Watch the Highland Games or kick up your heels with traditional Irish music and dance. This is the largest St. Paddy's Day Party in Tampa! Don’t miss the Band Blowout. A 21+ event featuring multiple bands, including Bawdy Boys, beer, games and cool prizes.

-Festival Friday: March 23rd - Gather all your friends and kick off the weekend early with Festival Friday to receive great discounts from various Festival Artisans and special treats as we host our Annual Ladies’ Shopping Day at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival. All military and first responders receive Free Admission.

-High Seas Adventure: March 24th and 25th - Set sail as fun awaits you during our High Seas Adventure weekend at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival! Experience a one of a kind Traders Port full of spices, jewelry and clothing brought here by merchants from far away lands. While you're wearing your favorite pirate garb, enter our Perfect Pirate Contest and be judged on your sartorial sophistication.



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