Renaissance Festival
King Henry and his court invite one and all to his immersive 16th-century European village, featuring 12 stages of musicians, magicians, jugglers and mimes, including more than 500 engaging memorable characters. More than 250 artisans fill the festival marketplace to create a unique shopping experience. Themed weekends include Oktoberfest, Shamrocks & Shenanigans, Highland Fling and more. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends Aug. 19-Oct. 1, plus Monday, Sept. 4 (Labor Day) and Sept. 29 (Festival Friday); go early in the day for a kid-friendly atmosphere and easier parking. Buy tickets online or at local stores to save money and avoid lines at the event.
When: Sep 16 Also: Sep 17, Sep 23, Sep 24, Sep 29 & Sep 30
Where: Rural Shakopee
Cost: $14.95 for ages 5 to 12, $21.95 for ages 62 and older and $23.95 for adults.