Events at Walt Disney World of 2017

January 2017

January 4 - 8, 2017ESPN Wide World of SportsWalt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna -- a range of events and races, each pacing through an assortment of exciting locations -- including all four theme parks. There's a Family Fun Run 5K, followed by a 10K, a Half Marathon and the full marathon.
Jan. 13 - Feb. 20EpcotEpcot International Festival of the Arts -- Combining visual, culinary and performing arts from around the world, the first-ever Epcot International Festival of the Arts will create a global masterpiece for six inspired weekends. Held Fridays through Mondays starting Jan. 13 through Feb. 20, 2017, the Festival will feature new art each week.
Jan. 17 - Jan. 17ESPN Wide World of SportsDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend 2017 -- Registration opens
Jan. 20 - Mar. 09Magic KingdomDisney After Hours Magic Kingdom - Select Nights -- Disney After Hours, a hard-ticket event that allows guests to enjoy Magic Kingdom attractions and character greetings after regular park hours, will return for select dates in January, February and March 2017. During the event nights, 25 attractions and experiences are open
Jan. 25 - Jan. 28ESPN Wide World of SportsPro Bowl Week -- Many NFL superstars will be coming to Orlando for Pro Bowl Week starting January 25. Among the Pro Bowl players recently announced are New England quarterback Tom Brady, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Dallas rookie sensations Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex will host most of the Pro Bowl Week activities, including the team practices, youth football events, a Pro Bowl Skills Showdown and a dodgeball game pitting the AFC stars against the NFC's best players. There are also activities planned for Disney Springs as well as Epcot, which will be the site of the Pro Bowl 5K run. On January 27, Pro Bowl players, NFL cheerleaders and various community groups will take part in a celebratory parade down Main Street, U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom. Tickets for the game are still available at www.nfl.com/probowl. For more information on Pro Bowl Week, visit espnwwos.com.

February 2017

Jan. 13 - Feb. 20EpcotEpcot International Festival of the Arts -- Combining visual, culinary and performing arts from around the world, the first-ever Epcot International Festival of the Arts will create a global masterpiece for six inspired weekends. Held Fridays through Mondays starting Jan. 13 through Feb. 20, 2017, the Festival will feature new art each week.
Jan. 20 - Mar. 09Magic KingdomDisney After Hours Magic Kingdom - Select Nights -- Disney After Hours, a hard-ticket event that allows guests to enjoy Magic Kingdom attractions and character greetings after regular park hours, will return for select dates in January, February and March 2017. During the event nights, 25 attractions and experiences are open
Feb. 14 - Feb. 14ESPN Wide World of SportsWalt Disney World Marathon Weekend 2018 -- Registration Opens February 14, 2017 Noon ET
Feb. 23 - Feb. 27ESPN Wide World of SportsDisney Princess Half Marathon Weekend -- Races include 5K, Kids Races, 10K, and half marathon, as well as the Glass Slipper Challenge for those participating in both the 10K and half marathon.
Feb. 25 - Mar. 29ESPN Wide World of SportsAtlanta Braves Spring Training -- Select dates

March 2017

Jan. 20 - Mar. 09Magic KingdomDisney After Hours Magic Kingdom - Select Nights -- Disney After Hours, a hard-ticket event that allows guests to enjoy Magic Kingdom attractions and character greetings after regular park hours, will return for select dates in January, February and March 2017. During the event nights, 25 attractions and experiences are open
Feb. 25 - Mar. 29ESPN Wide World of SportsAtlanta Braves Spring Training -- Select dates
March 1 - May. 29EpcotEpcot International Flower and Garden Festival
Mar. 06 - Mar. 10Disney's Animal Kingdom"The View" Broadcasts from Animal Kingdom -- You can get on the waitlist for tickets to a taping here: http://1iota.com/Show/385/The-View
Mar. 12 - Mar. 12Water Parks : Typhoon LagoonMiss Adventure Falls Opens -- Brand new attraction for Typhoon Lagoon. Travel in a four-person raft, as you twist and turn on this new fun-filled white-water experience.
Mar. 16 - Mar. 19Disney SpringsMighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant -- Celtic rock's hardest-working band and an extraordinary family of Irish musicians will headline the 2017 Mighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Disney Springs. Running March 16-19, the most authentic St. Patrick's Day celebration in Central Florida will feature a round-the-clock lineup of talented musicians, award-winning Irish dancers and authentic cuisine by Irish celebrity chef and PBS/Create TV personality Kevin Dundon.

April 2017

March 1 - May. 29EpcotEpcot International Flower and Garden Festival
April 2 - April 2Resort : BoardWalkBon 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.
Apr. 14 - Apr. 14Disney's Hollywood StudiosStar Wars: Galactic Nights
Apr. 20 - Apr. 23ESPN Wide World of SportsStar 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.

May 2017

March 1 - May. 29EpcotEpcot International Flower and Garden Festival
May 2 - May. 02ESPN Wide World of SportsDisney Princess Half Marathon Weekend 2018 -- Registration opens
May. 12 - May. 12Magic KingdomHappily 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 - May. 27Disney's Animal Kingdom : Pandora - The World of AvatarPandora the World of Avatar Official Opening -- Pandora the World of Avatar officially opens on May 27, 2017.

June 2017

No Events Announced for this Month Yet

July 2017

July 3 - July 4Resort Wide4th 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.
Jul. 15 - Jul. 15EpcotEpcot 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 15 - 30Disney Springs : The Marketplace 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.
Jul. 17 - Jul. 17Resort : Wilderness LodgeCopper 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.
Jul. 29 - Jul. 29Water Parks : Blizzard BeachClub 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.

August 2017

Aug. 17 - Aug. 17Disney SpringsAmerican 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.
Aug. 19 - Aug. 19Resort WideDisney 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. 1Magic KingdomMickey'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

September 2017

Aug. 25 - Nov. 1Magic KingdomMickey'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. 13Epcot : American AdventureEat 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. 13EpcotEpcot International Food and Wine Festival -- The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will expand to 75 days for its 2017 season.
Sept. 1 - 4Disney Springs : The Landing6th Annual Great Irish Hooley -- Celebrating Irish song, dance, food and drink, the Great Irish Hooley kicks off performances beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, and continues each day and night through late Monday and into the wee hours. This year's Hooley entertainment headliners include: Elevation, a U2 tribute act; Lisa Canny Band; and Gary O'Meara Band, with a traditional Irish banjo player. In addition, the Raglan Road Irish Dancers and champion Irish dancer Ciaran Keating, Raglan Road's show choreographer, will host an entertaining event that traces the origins of Irish dance from earliest jigs and reels through contemporary times. The complete entertainment schedule will be posted at www.raglanroad.com and www.greatirishhooley.com closer to the event.
Sep. 08 - Sep. 08Disney's Hollywood Studios : Mickey AvenueOne 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.
Sept. 8 - 9ESPN Wide World of SportsNight 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.

October 2017

Aug. 25 - Nov. 1Magic KingdomMickey'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. 13Epcot : American AdventureEat 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. 13EpcotEpcot International Food and Wine Festival -- The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will expand to 75 days for its 2017 season.
Oct. 27 - Nov. 26Disney Springs : The West Side 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 - 28Resort : DolphinWalt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic
Oct. 28 - Oct. 28Disney SpringsA 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.

November 2017

Aug. 31 - Nov. 13Epcot : American AdventureEat 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. 13EpcotEpcot International Food and Wine Festival -- The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will expand to 75 days for its 2017 season.
Oct. 27 - Nov. 26Disney Springs : The West Side 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, 2018Resort WideHoliday Happenings Around the World
Nov. 2 - 5ESPN Wide World of SportsDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend 2017
Nov. 3 - ??Disney's Hollywood Studios : Mickey AvenueSneak Peek of Disney-Pixar's Coco -- At Disney's Hollywood Studios, a preview of "Coco" will be presented as part of the Walt Disney Presents attraction, where artwork and character sculptures from the production will also be on display.
Nov. 9 - Dec. 31Disney's Hollywood Studios : Sunset BoulevardSunset 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.
Nov. 9 - Dec. 22Magic KingdomMickey'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. 16 - Nov. 16Resort : Coronado SpringsPin-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.

December 2017

Nov. 2017 - Jan. 1, 2018Resort WideHoliday Happenings Around the World
Nov. 9 - Dec. 31Disney's Hollywood Studios : Sunset BoulevardSunset 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.
Nov. 9 - Dec. 22Magic KingdomMickey'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