The 2016 Renaissance Festival Colorado brings a colorful world to life—one of legend, magic, and imagination. King Henry invites you to join the world of Tudor England as presented in Larkspur, Colorado. Jugglers, jousters, artisans and others gather to celebrate the good things in life, complete with art, music, and food.
Renaissance Festival Colorado History and Facts
The first festival was held 1976 and quickly became one of the most popular Colorado events. The Renaissance Festival Colorado Larkspur Colorado continues to unfold on Saturdays and Sundays in June and July, a spectacular time to visit Colorado. Every new festival brings back old favorites and new entertainment, making it a fun thing to do year after year. When you add in theme weekends, every visit is a magical experience all its own.
Hundreds of artisans open up shop, and seven stages hosts all types of performances. Live music, hypnotists, and others bring interactive theater to a whole new level. The Renaissance Festival Colorado schedule of events also includes kids' games and some truly amazing shopping. You'll also find a spread of good food and drink fit for a king.
Tickets to the Renaissance Festival Colorado
Daily admission fees are charged for visitors over the age of 5; kids under 5 can enjoy the festival for free. Kids aged 5 to 12 enjoy big discounts over the regular ticket price, which is charged for anyone 13 and up. If you look around, you should be able to find discounts that make the 2016 Renaissance Festival Colorado Larkspur Colorado even more affordable.
Directions to the Renaissance Festival
The fairgrounds are located at 650 West Perry Park Avenue in the small town of Larkspur, about halfway between Colorado Springs and Denver. It's about a 30-minute trip from either city. From Colorado Springs, take Interstate 25 north to exit 172 and follow the signs to the Renaissance festival. The Denver directions are nearly the same, only take I-25 to the south and use exit 173. If you want to take the scenic route south from Denver, take the interstate to highway 85. In Sedalia, catch Colorado 105 and take that south to Larkspur.
Once you arrive, parking is free for cars as well as RVs and motor coaches. A free shuttle can take you right to the gate, so you don't have to worry about finding a super-close spot.
Lodging near the Renaissance Festival Colorado
Many welcoming hotels and campgrounds are located with a half-hour drive of the Renaissance Festival Colorado. Some people choose to stay in Denver or Colorado Springs or do some camping in one of the scenic settings in between the two. If you're thinking the Denver hotels are too far away, consider looking to Castle Rock. The accommodations in this town are even closer to the festival grounds.
The Best Western Inn and Suites, located at 595 Genoa Way in Castle Rock, provides a comfortable and welcome place to stay after spending the day in the sixteenth century. The hotel features 70 rooms and suites, each with air-conditioning and wireless Internet access. In the morning, guests can fuel up on the free breakfast buffet before heading off the Renaissance festival.
The Renaissance Festival Colorado Larkspur Colorado also is close to the Quality Inn at 884 Park Street. The former Holiday Inn Express has been renovated and upgraded, making it more comfortable and welcoming. An easy trip to the airports in Colorado Springs and Denver, the Quality Inn is also close to the United States Air Force Academy, one of the region's top attractions.