At The Illinois Renaissance Festival, you can step back in time to the 16th Century and relive history and traditions of long ago. This full scale, live re-enactment experience is like no other. The Festival offers you a chance to visit the days of His Majesty King Henry VIII. There will be ribbons and flags waving in the wind, the sound of lutes, the lilt of foreign accents, and the smells of exotic foods cooking, as well as artisans hawking their wares, jugglers amusing you and the ribaldry of actors performing on various stages.
CANCELLED for 2015 due to storm damage.
From the WEST (Champaign): Turn off I-74 (exit 210) onto US Route 150 (ML King Drive). Turning EAST toward Danville, proceed 3.5 miles to Avenue B. Turn RIGHT onto Avenue B, then turn LEFT onto Bensyl. Go EAST 1 block to Avenue A and turn LEFT, then go 3 blocks NORTH to Oakwood Avenue. Turn RIGHT and go EAST for 3 blocks to Ellsworth Park Entrance.
From the EAST (Indianapolis): Turn NORTH off I-74 (exit 215) at IL Route 1 (Gilbert Street). Proceed NORTH across Vermilion River bridge to Main Street. Turn left and follow directions below.
From the EAST (Danville): Proceed WEST on Main Street (US Route 150) across bridge and turn RIGHT on Avenue B, go 2 blocks NORTH to Oakwood Avenue. Turn RIGHT and go EAST for 3 blocks to Ellsworth Park Entrance.