All Events at Walt Disney World during January and August of 2016, 2017 and 2021

January 2016

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
January 6 - 10Resort Wide : Walt Disney WorldWalt 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 on Thursday, January 7, followed by a 10K on January 8, a Half Marathon on January 9 and the full marathon on January 10. For more details on the weekend, visit the runDisney site.

August 2016

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Aug. 04 - Sep. 05Disney Springs : Walt Disney WorldArt in August Every weekend (Thursday through Sunday), tents will be set up throughout the promenade, with Disney artists and handmade treasures, including jewelry from Jortra and stationary from Boiled Books, and unique keepsakes such as the latest Precious Moments Dolls from doll designer Linda Rick. Painters like Greg McCullough and Darren Wilson will sit alongside niche craftsman selling items that include giftable plants (Petal Pushers), handmade soaps and beauty products (Rinse) and decorative house and garden flags (Swaying in the Breeze). The eclectic Pop Gallery on the West Side will have a booth featuring unique pieces, as will Name Works. On select dates, these artists will be joined by photographer Carlos Cuba, Precious Moments figurine sculptor Hiko Maeda, and game designer Quynh Kimball. Here's a partial list of artists/artisans who will be at Disney Springs this month (subject to change).
Aug. 26 - 27EPCOTPixar Party Trading Event in World ShowPlace. Registration for this annual pin trading event will take place on April 28, 2016.

January 2017

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
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. 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.

August 2017

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Aug. 17Disney Springs : Walt Disney WorldAmerican 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. 19Resort Wide : Walt Disney WorldDisney 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

January 2021

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Under Construction - Mar 1, 2022Star Wars: Galactic Starcuiser : Disney ResortsStar Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, more simply known to some as the Star Wars hotel, is a two-night, fully-immersive “cruise” adventure located adjacent to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It is the most highly-themed Resort that Disney has ever built, and it promises to transport guests into the world of Star Wars for an experience like no other. The hotel's GRAND OPENING is set for March 1st, 2022.
Under Construction - TBDEPCOT : Walt Disney WorldPLAY! Pavilion Part of the EPCOT Transformation, the PLAY! Pavilion will be an interactive metropolis and you will find a city filled with games, activities, and experiences that connect you with friends, family, and beloved Disney characters like never before.
Jan. 06 - Jan. 10ESPN Wide World of Sports : Walt Disney WorldWalt Disney World Marathon Weekend

August 2021

2021/11/18 - 2021/12/31EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Under Construction - Mar 1, 2022Star Wars: Galactic Starcuiser : Disney ResortsStar Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, more simply known to some as the Star Wars hotel, is a two-night, fully-immersive “cruise” adventure located adjacent to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It is the most highly-themed Resort that Disney has ever built, and it promises to transport guests into the world of Star Wars for an experience like no other. The hotel's GRAND OPENING is set for March 1st, 2022.
Under Construction - TBDEPCOT : Walt Disney WorldPLAY! Pavilion Part of the EPCOT Transformation, the PLAY! Pavilion will be an interactive metropolis and you will find a city filled with games, activities, and experiences that connect you with friends, family, and beloved Disney characters like never before.
Jul. 06 - Aug. 13Disney Springs : Walt Disney WorldFlavors of Florida
2021-07-06 - 2021-08-13Disney Springs : Walt Disney World2021 Flavors of Florida
Jul. 15 - Nov. 20EPCOT : Walt Disney WorldEPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
2021-07-06 - 2021-11-21EPCOT : Walt Disney World2021 Epcot Food & Wine Festival
2021-08-10 - 2021-11-01Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney World2021 Disney After Hours Boo Bash
Aug. 10 - Oct. 31Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldDisney After Hours BOO BASH On select nights only
Aug. 26Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldDisney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Reopen
Aug. 26Disney Resorts : Walt Disney WorldDisney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House Reopening