About the festival…

Our thanks to the Grand Valley State University community past and present for its continued support!

Cast of the 2023 Festival, Sunday, October 8

Dates for the 2024 festival coming soon.

The Grand Valley State University Renaissance Festival Club (or “GVRen”) was founded in 1995 by four students at Grand Valley State University.  Since that time, it has shrunk and grown as students came and went, with each successive group carrying on the tradition of the founding members–to hold a renaissance festival on campus each year for the enjoyment of club members, the university, and the community of West Michigan and beyond.

The festival in 2023 marks the 27th annual festival, an event that has been joined in the past on the organization’s yearly calendar by the short-lived Yule Market and longer-running Duke’s Ball, among other events.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Interested in attending?

Dates for the 2024 Festival coming soon.

Festival is rain or shine, so come despite or because of the weather!  We would love to see you there.

Interested in joining?

Club meetings take place in Kirkhof Center Tuesday evenings from 8:00-10:00PM during the school year, in Kirkhof Center.