The Arizona Renaissance Festival is back again this year! It is becoming a family tradition to go each February and we all look forward to it. We went this past weekend, on Valentine's Day, thanks to USFamilyGuide.com. We had a full day of fun with exciting and hilarious shows, the animal petting zoo, a jousting tournament, animal rides (elephant, llama, or camel) and so much food! My daughter's favorite part was meeting a real live mermaid :) The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 13-stage theater, a 30-acre circus, and an arts and crafts fair.
The festival does get crowded, but it is big enough that once you get past the entrance, you will have plenty of space. Plus, most shows have multiple times to attend. I recommend picking some shows in the late afternoon after you have been walking for a bit so that you can rest your legs. Also, where comfortable shoes that you don't mind getting dusty since the ground is unpaved. It is smooth enough for a stroller though, if needed.
If you are looking for something to do this weekend, I recommend you check out the Renaissance Festival. It will be here every weekend through March 27, 2016. Plus, right now, there is a kids free with the purchase of an adult ticket coupon. This coupon is good with a box office ticket purchase (not valid with a Fry’s ticket). If you aren’t taking kids, your best option is to buy the ticket at Fry’s to save $2 off admission.