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San Jose Renaissance Faire


  • Discovery Meadow 180 Woz Way San Jose, CA, 95110 United States (map)

If you love Renaissance Faires, this full scale, interactive experience is not to be missed. San Jose Renaissance Faire offers you a chance to visit the days of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I.

Lose yourself in the magic and merriment of the Renaissance. Rub elbows with nobility, beautiful ladies, and Knights.  800 costumed performers will bring Shakespeare’s England to life with parades, pageants, and fun townsfolke, offering continuous entertainment of spectacular variety spread throughout the village. You’ll enjoy musicians, jugglers, and the ribaldry of actors drawing you even deeper into the Renaissance. 

This year's San Jose Renaissance Faire will feature three stages of continuous entertainment, Action packed shows, Music, dancing, jesters,  Shakespearean vignettes, expertly staged battles, storytelling for children and adults, archery and much more.

See brave and bold knights competing for the favor of the Her Majesty’s Court and for their lady’s affection during full-contact jousts held in the Queen’s Tiltyard each day! 

Close to 100 merchants selling a wide array of arts and crafts, one of a kind jewelry items, woodcrafts, artwork, ceramics, clothing, historic weapons and leather goods. Whether you thirst a delicious drink or ALE or hunger for a Turkey leg WE will satisfy your taste buds with a wonderful variety of food and drink!!!

Earlier Event: August 3
Fremont Festival of the Arts
Later Event: August 3
Nihonmachi Street Fair