California Festivals


The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire, Irwindale, CA

April 6-May 19, 2024, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area
15501 E. Arrow Highway
Irwindale, CA
$42 general admission approx.; $225 season pass; $12 parking fee
Saturdays & Sundays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

14 Days: April 8, 2023 & April 9, 2023 | April 15, 2023 & April 16, 2023 | April 22, 2023 | April 23, 2023 | April 29, 2023 | April 30, 2023 | May 6, 2023 | May 7, 2023 | May 13, 2023 | May 14, 2023 | May 20, 2023 | May 21, 2023

Two themed weekends in 2023

Pirate and Marketplace Weekend April 15 & 16, 2023
Dress and talk like a pirate, and enter the Pirate Costume Contest.

RENNCON  April 29 & 30, 2023
Draw your inspiration from the sci-fi scene, anime, comics, television, fairy tales, and enter the Time Traveler Costume Contest.

Pub Crawl Weekends 2023

Buy tickets for the pub crawl online. Limited number sold each week.

When it comes to "Ren" faires, it's not nice to pick favorites as everybody who produces one of these great events has their heart in the right place. With that said, we do have a few faves in California and among them is the festival held at Santa Fe Recreation Dam -- The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale, Calif.

For seven glorious weekends which include 14 Saturdays & Sundays Ren fans get to romp the hillsides, wear spectacular costumes and pretend they are living out their lives in a 15th-16th century fantasy with different accents, attitudes and no cell phones or computers. If you look around you may see someone slipping into the 21st century mode. Or maybe you'll gaze in the distance and see dreaded power utility poles. Ignore them and live the dream. Bring the kids and teach them about how to have fun. It's a jolly good time for all.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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