The American Red Cross and Carolina Renaissance Festival are inviting thy noble donors to roll up a sleeve.  Join them for the fifth annual Carolina Renaissance Festival Blood Drive on Sunday, August 1st from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. . The event takes place at the Comfort Suites Lake Norman – Huntersville 14510 Boulder Park Dr. Huntersville, NC 28078. Everyone who donates blood will receive a coupon for buy-one, get-one-free admission to the 2021 Carolina Renaissance Festival, and free Red Cross swag. Free tickets are available while supplies last. Performers from the Renaissance Festival will be on-site during the blood drive spreading cheer and entertaining donors.

To register for the event call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit, and use sponsor code: CarRenFest. Registration is also available on the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App.

In order to donate blood, you will need to present a blood donor card or valid driver’s license. You also need to be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in generally good health to be eligible to donate blood.

The Red Cross has updated its pandemic safety protocols in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Fully vaccinated individuals, including staff and donors, no longer need to wear masks or socially distance. Unvaccinated individuals continue to be required to wear masks and socially distance themselves. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive.

Carolina Renaissance Festival Blood Drive
Sunday, August 1st
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Comfort Suites Lake Norman – Huntersville
14510 Boulder Park Dr.
Huntersville, NC 28078

Stay up to date on everything happening with the Carolina Renaissance Festival, which returns this October, here.

Get more info on donating blood with the American Red Cross here.