Ponce De Leon explored Key Biscayne on his first mission to the New World in 1513 and claimed it on behalf of the Spanish King. The Florida Renaissance Festival, the only renaissance festival in South Florida, will commemorate Ponce De Leon’s legacy by showcasing its first Miami show ever on Key Biscayne. The Miami festival three consecutive weekend dates are January 9- 10, 16-17 and 23-24 at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park.
This 16th Century production features more than 100 costumed performers, five stages with continuous entertainment and stage acts from around the world.
During the three family themed weekends, guests will enjoy jousting tournaments three times a day, hearty food, human powered rides and games for children that include the World’s Largest Rocking Horse, Giant Chess, Barrel Rides, and games of strength and skill.
The festivities will feature historical reenactments, sword fights, magical illusions and an abundance of authentic fare from freshly made kettle corn to roasted giant turkey legs, which can be washed down with a swig of mead or ale.
Official Website: http://www.ren-fest.com/miami-home.asp
Added by erikacmg on December 28, 2009