Walt Disney World
Calendar of Events Archive

Curious about a previous event at Walt Disney World?

We maintain an archive of the past year's events here.

More interested in what's happening during your next visit to Walt Disney World? Then be sure to check our Calendar of Events listing HERE.

You'll find the schedule for Rehabs and Attraction Closings HERE.

For updated details on attraction closings, call 407-W-DISNEY (934-7639) prior to visiting.

March 2018

February 26 - March 24

ESPN Wide World of Sports

Atlanta Braves Spring Training -- ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is home to 2018 Atlanta Braves Spring Training!

Feb. 28 - May 28

Epcot

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival -- This year, 2018, is the 25th annual springtime flower fest.

March 09 - March 11

Epcot

"STEVE": Filming for Daytime Series -- Steve Harvey will bring his show for filming. The shows are set to air March 19-23.

March 15 - April 15

Disney Springs

Sakura Festival at Morimoto Asia -- The restaurant will be decorated with the pink blooms of the Sakura and will feature themed menu specials during lunch and dinner.

March 16 - March 18

Disney Springs

Mighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant -- Award-winning bands are lined up for three nonstop days of live music, Irish dance, first-rate food and fun. Reservations can be booked for other festival days by calling 407-938-0300. The entertainment schedule will be posted at raglanroad.com.

February 2018

Jan 12 - Feb 19

Epcot

Epcot Festival of the Arts -- After a successful first season, Epcot Festival of the Arts returns in 2018!

February 03

Contemporary

Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings Showcase -- A one-day event to help guests plan their perfect Disney wedding. Held from 3 to 6 p.m. at the resort's Convention Center.

February 10

Disney Springs

D23's Magical Screening Series: Peter Pan

Feb. 22 - 25

ESPN Wide World of Sports

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend

February 26 - March 24

ESPN Wide World of Sports

Atlanta Braves Spring Training -- ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is home to 2018 Atlanta Braves Spring Training!

Feb. 28 - May 28

Epcot

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival -- This year, 2018, is the 25th annual springtime flower fest.

January 2018

Nov. 2017 - Jan. 1, 2018

Resort Wide

Holiday Happenings Around the World

??? - TBA

Epcot

Space-Themed Restaurant -- At the D23 Expo 2017 (7/15/17), Walt Disney Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald shared a first look at a new table service restaurant that will be located adjacent to Epcot's Mission: SPACE attraction. The restaurant will invite guests to travel into space for amazing dining experiences in the stars. No opening date for this restaurant has been announced.

Jan. 3 - 7

ESPN Wide World of Sports

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 2018

Jan 12 - Feb 19

Epcot

Epcot Festival of the Arts -- After a successful first season, Epcot Festival of the Arts returns in 2018!

January 24 - January 28

ESPN Wide World of Sports

NFL Pro Bowl Week -- There are many free and open-to-the-public events, including AFC and NFC football team practices. Fans can also cheer on favorite players as they go against each other at the 2018 Pro Bowl Skills Showdown. The NFL Pro Bowl Experience -- a free, interactive fan zone with fun activities for the whole family -- is open daily at 10 a.m. starting Wednesday.

December 2017

Nov. 2017 - Jan. 1, 2018

Resort Wide

Holiday Happenings Around the World

Nov. 9 - Dec. 22

Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party -- 2017 Dates: November 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26, 28 December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22

Nov. 9 - Dec. 31

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Sunset Seasons Greetings -- Each night after dark from November 9 through December 31, billboards on Sunset Boulevard will flicker into motion and display the holiday stories of Disney, Pixar, and Muppet characters. The Hollywood Tower Hotel will also transform and bring the characters' stories to life.

December 16

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Star Wars: Galactic Nights -- This gala evening will be filled with out-of-this-world entertainment celebrating the entire Star Wars saga. Among many thrills in store, guests will be treated Hollywood-style to a red carpet arrival, iconic attractions with little to no wait time, amazing fireworks and projections, and experts sharing details about the Star Wars expansion coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Tickets are $129 adults, $124 ages 3-9 (discounts available for Annual Passholders and DVC Members). Purchase tickets at DisneyWorld.com or call 407-W-DISNEY (407 934-7639).

December 16

Disney Springs

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire -- Tickets are now on sale for the highly anticipated hyper-reality experience, debuting at Disney Springs on December 16.

November 2017

Aug. 25 - Nov. 1

Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party -- 2017 Dates: August 25, 29 September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29 October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31 November 1

Aug. 31 - Nov. 13

Epcot

Eat to the Beat Concert Series -- The Eat to the Beat Concert Series will return to this year's Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. NEW acts coming this year include Kenny G, 10,000 Maniacs, Everclear, Blue October and Squeeze!

Aug. 31 - Nov. 13

Epcot

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival -- The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will expand to 75 days for its 2017 season.

Oct. 27 - Nov. 26

Disney Springs

Disney-Pixar's Coco Family Celebration -- Disney Springs guests can celebrate the release of the new Disney-Pixar film "Coco" with a family-friendly fiesta that will take place at Disney Springs West Side.

Nov. 2017 - Jan. 1, 2018

Resort Wide

Holiday Happenings Around the World

Nov. 2 - 5

ESPN Wide World of Sports

Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend 2017

Nov. 9 - Dec. 22

Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party -- 2017 Dates: November 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 26, 28 December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22

Nov. 9 - Dec. 31

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Sunset Seasons Greetings -- Each night after dark from November 9 through December 31, billboards on Sunset Boulevard will flicker into motion and display the holiday stories of Disney, Pixar, and Muppet characters. The Hollywood Tower Hotel will also transform and bring the characters' stories to life.

November 16

Coronado Springs

Pin-Trading Night -- Pin Trading Night will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Convention Center's Veracruz A. Admission to the event is $15 per person and includes: Pin Trading Area; One edible treat; preview of upcoming pin releases; first opportunity to pre-purchase select themed pins from the Aladdin 25th Anniversary Collection via the Random Selection Process. Space is limited.

October 2017

Aug. 25 - Nov. 1

Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party -- 2017 Dates: August 25, 29 September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29 October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31 November 1

Aug. 31 - Nov. 13

Epcot

Eat to the Beat Concert Series -- The Eat to the Beat Concert Series will return to this year's Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. NEW acts coming this year include Kenny G, 10,000 Maniacs, Everclear, Blue October and Squeeze!

Aug. 31 - Nov. 13

Epcot

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival -- The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will expand to 75 days for its 2017 season.

Oct. 27 - Nov. 26

Disney Springs

Disney-Pixar's Coco Family Celebration -- Disney Springs guests can celebrate the release of the new Disney-Pixar film "Coco" with a family-friendly fiesta that will take place at Disney Springs West Side.

Oct. 27 - 28

Dolphin

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

October 28

Disney Springs

A Day of IMAGINATION -- The Disney Project presents this Disney fan event featuring original Epcot Imagineer Tom Morris and Dreamfinder Steve Taylor. The event will be held at Wyndham Lake Buena Vista at Disney Springs. It will consist of Disney presentations, including rare and never-before-seen photos, as well as first-hand accounts of what life was like in yesterday's Future World. Prizes will be raffled, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Disney Project's Day of Imagination site.

September 2017

Aug. 25 - Nov. 1

Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party -- 2017 Dates: August 25, 29 September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29 October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31 November 1

Aug. 31 - Nov. 13

Epcot

Eat to the Beat Concert Series -- The Eat to the Beat Concert Series will return to this year's Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. NEW acts coming this year include Kenny G, 10,000 Maniacs, Everclear, Blue October and Squeeze!

Aug. 31 - Nov. 13

Epcot

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival -- The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will expand to 75 days for its 2017 season.

Sept. 8 - 9

ESPN Wide World of Sports

Night of Joy 2017 -- The 35th annual Night of Joy is a two-night, ticketed event that features contemporary Christian music held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Matthew West will act as host for the two-night event this year.

September 08

Disney's Hollywood Studios

One Man's Dream Becomes Walt Disney Presents -- The One Man's Dream attraction is currently being reimagined into Walt Disney Presents, which like its predecessor, will continue showcasing historic items from Walt Disney's history, such as sketches, photos and storyboards. But wait - Walt Disney Presents will also act as a preview center where guests explore what's next for the park.

August 2017

August 17

Disney Springs

American Idol Bus Tour -- ABC's "American Idol" launches the start of its highly anticipated open auditions at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort. The iconic "American Idol" bus will roll into Disney Springs for auditions taking place on THURSDAY, AUGUST 17.

August 19

Resort Wide

Disney PhotoPass Day -- This celebration of the Disney PhotoPass service features one-day-only character experiences, event-exclusive animated Magic Shots, and special photo locations at all four theme parks.

Aug. 25 - Nov. 1

Magic Kingdom

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party -- 2017 Dates: August 25, 29 September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29 October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31 November 1

Aug. 31 - Nov. 13

Epcot

Eat to the Beat Concert Series -- The Eat to the Beat Concert Series will return to this year's Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. NEW acts coming this year include Kenny G, 10,000 Maniacs, Everclear, Blue October and Squeeze!

Aug. 31 - Nov. 13

Epcot

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival -- The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will expand to 75 days for its 2017 season.

July 2017

July 3 - July 4

Resort Wide

4th of July Celebrations -- Guests can celebrate America's birthday with a red, white and blue extravaganza at Walt Disney World Resort. There will be no shortage of nighttime fun, as fireworks will dance across the skies above the Florida vacation kingdom.

July 15 - 30

Disney Springs

Christmas in July -- Christmas-themed merchandise, entertainment and treats around Disney Springs Marketplace, such as: -- Santa, dressed in his summer vacation attire, meeting and taking photos with guests at Disney's Days of Christmas each day from 1 to 10 p.m. -- a DJ spinning Christmas beats. -- holiday face-painting -- Disney Springs fountains decked out for the season. Admission and parking in two garages at Disney Springs are free.

July 15

Epcot

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Preview -- Tables in Wonderland hosts a preview of the 22nd Epcot International Food and Wine Festival at World ShowPlace Pavilion from noon until 2 p.m. $145 per person, plus tax, gratuity included.

July 17

Wilderness Lodge

Copper Creek Villas and Cabins Grand Opening! -- Copper Creek Villas & Cabins will feature 184 modern, nature-inspired vacation homes, including Deluxe Studios, one- and two-bedroom Villas, and even three-bedroom Grand Villas, which sleep up to 12. The new resort will also include 26 all-new luxurious waterfront cabins.

July 29

Water Parks

Club Penguin Island -- Guests at the water park will have the chance to participate in Club Penguin Island-themed activities, such as a penguin splash competition in the Ski Patrol area, coloring contests and a "snowball" toss with water balloons.

June 2017

No events listed for this month.

May 2017

March 1 - May 29

Epcot

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

May 2

ESPN Wide World of Sports

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend 2018 -- Registration opens

May 12

Magic Kingdom

Happily Ever After Fireworks and Projection Spectacular Debut -- Beginning May 12, Walt Disney World Resort guests will discover just how magical and emotional that fairy tale ending can be with the newest, most breathtaking fireworks show in the history of Magic Kingdom Park - "Happily Ever After."

May 27

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Pandora the World of Avatar Official Opening -- Pandora the World of Avatar officially opens on May 27, 2017.

April 2017

March 1 - May 29

Epcot

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

April 2

BoardWalk

Bon Voyage Breakfast Debuts -- The new Bon Voyage Breakfast will begin on April 2, and will give guests the opportunity to meet a variety of characters, including Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Ariel and Prince Eric. Reservations are now open.

April 14

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Star Wars: Galactic Nights

April 20 - April 23

ESPN Wide World of Sports

Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side Weekend -- Races include the 5K, Kids' Races, 10K, and half marathon, with the Dark Side Challenge for those completing the 10K and half marathon distances. New for 2017: the 10K and half marathon will start on Floridian Way and finish at Epcot. In the Inaugural event those races started at Epcot and finished at ESPN Wide World of Sports. The Kessel Run Challenge medal will be awarded to those who complete both the Star Wars Half Marathon - The Light Side in California and the Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side in Florida.