While encountering the world’s rarest and most incredible animals at Jungle Island, guests visiting the popular Miami attraction this weekend will voyage back to the 16th century for an exciting treat. For the first time in the park’s history it's scheduled to host the Florida Renaissance Festival.
Over the two-day period, Jungle Island invites the public to view hammered pewter, wooden toys, unique pottery, clothing and a wealth of other riches, while also taking part in a number of whimsical festivities. Among the events to take place include jousting, historical reenactments, magicians and wenches, craft village and battling knights.
Traditionally held in Deerfield and Homestead, the Florida Renaissance Festival is a hit among locals and fans of the legendary event. For one week out of the year, its diversion to Jungle Island marks the start of a new tradition and also provides fans of the Festival with a unique setting where they can be entranced by rare lemurs, red kangaroos, royal white tigers and more.
The Florida Renaissance Festival at Jungle Island is open this Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special event admission is $34.95 for adults and $26.95 for children. Tax is additional. Admission is free for annual pass holders. To purchase tickets, visit www.jungleisland.com/festival.