A Dream Becomes A Reality . . .
After six long years of living on the road, Crossroads Renaissance Festivals has gotten a new permanent home.
A long time ago, in a land far away . . . (Indio, CA), a small group of Renaissance enthusiasts and two upstart promoters produced their first Renaissance Festival. The first festival was a moderate success and started what became a seemingly never-ending trek across the southland.
Over six years Crossroads has produced Renaissance Festivals in Indio, Palm Springs, Riverside, Orange County and Lake Arrowhead. At long last, this part of the adventure is over. Crossroads will keep the Palm Springs Renaissance Festival.
Crossroads Riverview Park is on a large piece of land located at the corner of River Road and Archibald Avenue, just outside the city of Corona, bordering on the Santa Ana River. More than 20 acres has been set aside for the festival site. Other areas have been set aside for weddings and corporate picnics. The Park will also be available for other suitable historic reenactments such as Civil War, SCA, Western, and Victorian.
The first Renaissance Festival will be held this year on the five weekends in May, including Memorial Day. Plans are underway to start construction on permanent buildings well in advance of next yearıs festival. The permanent site will allow merchants and other participants to construct booths and buildings not seen anywhere else in California. The theme is 15th and 16th Century European. Plan to see attractions from Spain, France, Germany, Sweden, Italy and England.
Crossroads Riverview Park is less than 50 miles from downtown Los Angeles, as is bounded on four sides by freeways From the 60 freeway, the park is approximately 7 miles south on Archibald Ave. From the 91 freeway, exit Lincoln north to River Rd.; go left on River Rd to the park.
Admission to the Renaissance Festival is $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for children 6-12 and seniors, and the parking is free.
For more information about participating in the Festival, or for renting the grounds for other events, picnics or weddings, call (909) 943-5949. This is the beginning of the dream!
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