Your adventure begins at the 44th Annual Bay Area Renaissance Festival with 8 stages of exciting and hilarious entertainment, full contact live armored jousting, mermaids, fairies, pirates, Vikings and more! 100 Artisans make this a world class Marketplace overflowing with beautiful treasures! And the food is fit for a King with treats to tease and tempt every palate. Family fun for one and all. The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is open weekends February 19th – April 3rd.