July 19, 2015: In honor of Christmas in July, we have added information about the 2015 "Holiday Christmas Banquet" coming up in Clear Lake, Iowa this December.

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Bring your family and have a reunion as a Celtic Clan!
24th Annual Iowa Renaissance Festival and Gathering o' Celts
May 23-25, 2015 (Memorial Day Weekend)
Middle Amana Park (Medici Grove) - Amana Colonies, IA

The renaissance returns! Come join us for three days of family fun in the heart of Iowa's number one tourist destination.

Latest News:

4/23/2015: Entertainment list posted.

5/12/2015: Demonstrations and press release added.

5/15/2015: Merchants and Food/Drink posted.

Lodging Sponsors:

AmericInn Lodge & Suites Airport
8910 6th St. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Reservations: 800-634-3444
Front Desk: 319-632-1800

Area hotels - want to be listed here? Contact us for details!

See our Google lodging map.

Festival Facts:

Dates: May 23-25, 2015 (Memorial Day Weekend)

Times: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Rain or shine! In the event of "liquid sunshine," we will make use of our three covered stage locations.

Cost: $10 for adults, $6 for kids, and under 5 free.

Location: Middle Amana Park.

Map: Amana Colonies website (#7 on the map) or get driving directions via our Google Map.

Lodging: For hotel/motel information, please contact the Amana Colonies Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 579-2294. They can mail you complete area details. You may also visit their web site to find more details on the area (including maps):



"I liked it all. It was soooo much fun!! This was my first year going to it. Lots of FUN!!!" - Jasmine (Shellsburg, IA)

Renaissance Weddings

If you are interested in having a renaissance wedding during our festival, contact us immediately so we can help you with a wonderful storybook ceremony.

Participant Information

Merchants and artisans wishing to exhibit this year should contact us now since space will be limited. An cover letter and online merchant application is available for download in Adobe .pdf format (coming soon). You will need the free Adobe reader (Mac/PC).

Performers and those wishing to volunteer/help out should also contact us.