From Swashbuckling Pirates to Vikings, the Far East to “Middle Earth,” Fantasy Rules at the 2016 Florida Renaissance Festival. Calling all knaves, knights, wenches and ladies! The honor of your noble company is requested as the Florida Renaissance Festival, now celebrating its 24th year of fantastical journeys back in time, where hundreds of talented performers from around the globe take to the stage and participants donned in their finest regalia fill the bustling streets with laughter and awe! With an unprecedented seven theme-filled weekends, the Florida Renaissance Festival will take place from February 13 to March 27, 2016 at Deerfield Beach’s Quiet Waters Park.
The festival’s theme this year is “Renaissance Around the World.” Renaissance, which means “rebirth,” began with the Italian culture and then spread to other areas to produce a French Renaissance, an English Renaissance, Spanish Renaissance, and so on. Cultures around the world have witnessed the discovery and exploration of new continents, the advancement of science, the growth of commerce, and the invention or application of powerful innovations. This year’s Florida Renaissance Festival celebrates and honors those scholars and thinkers from around the world who led the revival of classical learning and wisdom.
For the 2016 season, the Royal Court announces a variety of fan favorite acts and performances with an invigorating entertainment lineup that includes something for everyone. Jay and Abby Michaels are The Harper and The Minstrel, who combine their alto and baritone voices with the soothing sounds of harp and flute. Trash or Treasure will provide an interactive experience by acting out scrambled stories with the help of children and adults of all ages. The Kelly Irish Dancers will perform a delightful mix of traditional and contemporary styles of Irish dance. In an impressive display of bravery, The Duelists will combine comedy and sword fighting that takes the audience on an emotional journey, from gasps to laughs. Using only whistling and hand gestures to communicate, Moonie The Magnificent leaves audiences in stitches while performing magic and other feats. Join Captain Red Swash Rogers and Mr. Buckle as they sail they seas and land ashore for pirate comedy and sword fighting in Buckle & Swash. The Cobblestone Characters travel around and interact with patrons throughout the day with their many antics.
New to the Florida Renaissance Festival is the eighth generation equestrian dynasty Caroline Williams’ Liberty Horse Act. Witness the magical presentation of Lipizzan Stallions at the same time, as they perform freely and dazzle with their hypnotizing movement.
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