The Florida Renaissance Festival runs from February 10-March 25, 2018 in Deerfield Beach, Florida. This faire is high on my to visit list, and I’m lucky enough that my in-laws live near this festival, so I’m hoping some day we can time a trip with the whole extended family.
Where to Find Discount Tickets
With some planning, get your tickets in advance at Walgreens. You’ll save $4 on adult tickets and $1 on tickets for kids.
Broward County Transit
Some Broward County Transit routes also offer discount tickets. You can save $3 a ticket with a ticket, but you do have to present your ticket to the box office at the gate to get your discount.
If your pirate crew is looking to eat out, you can visit Muddy Waters and save $2 on tickets purchased through them.
On Friday, February 19, the faire is offering specials for certain groups. If you are a senior 65 or older (calling all snow birds), have children under 12, or if you are active military or a teacher, you can get free admission if make it before noon.
If you know you will be attending the festival frequently, you might be better off buying a season pass. You can get them directly from the Florida Renaissance Festival.
Where to Stay in Deerfield Beach
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Where to Eat?
My inlaws just mentioned Latino’s Restaurante today and they really enjoy the food. You can get a discount (affiliate link) from Groupon for them here. They are in Deerfield Beach, so they are convenient after the festival.
While the renaissance doesn’t usually bring to mind the renaissance, the state features the oldest city in the United States (at least by European-centric measures) that was founded during the renaissance. St. Augustine, Florida was founded by 1565. From Deerfield Beach where the Florida Renaissance Festival is located to St. Augustine is a 4 hour drive. In St. Augustine you can visit a renaissance era fortress without even leaving the US mainland. Time for a road trip!
Getting Ready for the Faire
Now that you have your discount tickets, time to think about what to wear to the festival so you can be Instagram ready. Get your makeup looking faire fresh.
If you want to get into the spirit of things, learn how to dress like a pirate.