Deep in the Rocky Mountains, a magical realm awaits you at the Colorado Renaissance Festival. Taking place every summer, this exciting event draws visitors from across the state who seek to spend a weekend in 16the Century England. Come see it for yourself when you camp just four miles north of the festival at Jellystone Park™ at Larkspur!
Old England at the Colorado Renaissance Festival
At the Colorado Renaissance Festival, hundreds of bedecked lads and lasses stroll through an arcane atmosphere. This step back in time returns you to the Renaissance Era, when the day’s entertainment was a jousting match and dinner was a hearty spread of English country fare.
As you stroll through the village streets of the Colorado Renaissance Festival, you’ll catch the aromas of roasted turkey legs, succulent sausages, and fresh baked bread. Numerous food stalls operate throughout the event, so be sure to come hungry.
Along with indulging in food, you can enjoy many musical acts and comedic events. Jesters and Celtic bands often sing in the streets, while some of the acts include sword swallowing, falconry, and short plays.
Of course, we can’t talk about the Colorado Renaissance Festival without mentioning jousting! Three jousting competitions take place daily, with viewers gathering to watch in the grandstands. Other high-thrill activities include acrobatics, fire breathing, and juggling, so you’ll always have something to watch.
The Colorado Renaissance Festival is an annual event, held every summer. Typically, the festival is open for eight weekends (Sat-Sun) in June and July. Note that in 2021, the festival is running between July 3 and August 22 for late summer entertainment.
Camp Close by at Jellystone Park™ at Larkspur
You can camp just four miles north of the Colorado Renaissance Festival at Jellystone Park™ at Larkspur. Here, you’ll not only have easy access to the Renaissance Festival, but you’re also just one hour away from both Denver and Colorado Springs.
Jellystone Park™ at Larkspur is home to fantastic RV campsites and numerous vacation rentals. Try taking your stay in one of the spacious cabins, where you’ll have plenty of room to prepare your Renaissance outfit. And don’t forget to take advantage of the amenities too! There are plenty available to make your stay more comfortable:
- Yogi Bear’s™ WaterZone
- Arcade and mini bowling alley
- Outdoor kitchen stations
- Bark park
- Mini golf course
- Campfire Canteen Restaurant & Bar ($)
- Pickleball, basketball, and volleyball courts
- And much more!
Sites are filling up fast, so don’t hesitate on booking your stay at Jellystone Park™ at Larkspur for easy access to the Colorado Renaissance Festival. And if you’re planning a group getaway, be sure to share this post with your fellow travelers!