All Events at Walt Disney World during April and September of 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020

April 2016

March 2 - May 30EpcotEpcot Flower and Garden Festival To celebrate its 23rd year, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will expand to 90 days and run from March 2-May 30, 2016, at Walt Disney World Resort. The popular spring festival previously ran for 75 days. Fresh farm market flavors at the festival's Outdoor Kitchens, new Disney character topiaries, interactive play gardens and live rockin' music will shower spring surprises on park guests.
March 2 - May 30American Adventure : EpcotGarden Rocks Concert Series runs every weekend throughout the Flower and Garden Festival at America Gardens Theatre at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m.
April 14 - 17Resort Wide : Walt Disney WorldStar Wars Half Marathon -- The Dark Side This race follows the debut of the popular Star Wars-themed race at Disneyland Resort, "Star Wars Half Marathon the Light Side." The new race weekend will include kids' races, a 5K and a 10K in addition to the half marathon, plus a variety of Star Wars experiences, medals, events and merchandise inspired by a galaxy far, far away. Among its many features will be a unique 13.1-mile course that propels runners through Epcot, Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios and finishes at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. There will also be a Star Wars Dark Side Challenge -- running the 10K and the half marathon on consecutive days that offers each finisher a Death Star-themed medal. Jedi and Sith Lords who dare to experience both Star Wars races will have the chance to take on the Kessel Run Challenge -- completing the Star Wars half marathon missions on both coasts. Kessel Run Challenge runners can earn a commemorative "Coast to Coast'' medal inspired by the Millennium Falcon starship.
Apr. 14 - May. 19Magic KingdomDisney After Hours a special ticketed event in the Magic Kingdom. The $149 (plus tax) ticket will allow guests to stay in the Magic Kingdom for three hours after the park closes. Guests will have the chance to enjoy most of the park's popular attractions and character greetings, such as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, and Princess Fairytale Hall. In addition, the cost of admission includes ice cream novelties and select beverages. Dates for the event are: April 28 and May 5, 2016 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. April 14 and 21, and May 8, 12 and 19, 2016 from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more details or to purchase tickets, call the Disney Reservation Center at (407) 827-7185. Number of tickets to be sold for each evening are limited.
Apr. 15 - Apr. 17The Marketplace : Disney SpringsRob Kaz ACME Artist Signing ACME Artist Rob Kaz will be on hand for special appearances and signings at Art of Disney at Disney Springs Marketplace from 3-5p.m. and 7-9p.m.
Apr. 22Disney's Animal KingdomEarth Day Animal Kingdom will host Party for the Planet presented by Disneynature. Throughout the day, guests are encouraged to connect with nature by engaging in fun activities in every land of the park. Meet animal-care team members, animal educators and conservation experts to see first-hand how Disney cares for animals and works to save endangered species worldwide. Watch animal feedings and training experiences specially planned for Earth Day to learn how keepers care for some of your favorite animals. Also, upon entrance to Animal Kingdom, stop by the Oasis to see "The Jungle Book" sand sculpture and celebrate the new live-action adventure opening in theaters April 15. In Discovery Island, Disney PhotoPass photographers will take your photo with Earth Day-themed props and frames.
Apr. 22Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomJoe Rohde Appearance and Signing As part of Animal Kingdom's Earth Day festivities, Walt Disney Imagineer and Portfolio Creative Executive Joe Rohde will be at Discovery Trading Company (previously Disney Outfitters) from 1-2 p.m. Rohde will be signing his artwork, created for a new Disney Conservation Fund initiative. He will also sign the new coffee table book, The Disney Conservation Fund: Carrying Forward A Conservation Legacy, to which he contributed. The Disney Conservation Fund will receive 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the book. Visit DisneyParksMerchandise.com for details about wristband distribution.
Apr. 22 - Apr. 23The Marketplace : Disney SpringsDisney Artist Showcase Join the Disney artist showcase with Costa Alavezos, Tim McCloskey, Randy Noble, Don "Ducky" Williams and Darren Wilson for special appearances and signings April 22 from 6-8p.m. and April 23 from 4-6p.m. at Art of Disney at Disney Springs Marketplace. Special note: Randy Noble will only appear on April 22 for signings.
April 22 - 24Seas with Nemo & Friends : EpcotEarth Day Weekend interactive activities help visitors learn about the efforts to protect coral reefs and other marine life at The Seas with Nemo and Friends, a special tribute to the creatures that dwell in our vast oceans.

September 2016

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).
Summer/Fall - 2016Disney's Animal KingdomRivers of Light Show Debuts The all-new Rivers Of Light waterside show has been postponed. No new debut date has been announced. It was originally slated to open April 22, 2016.
September 2 - Oct. 31Magic KingdomMickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party From 7 p.m. to midnight on select nights guests can enjoy Mickey's "Boo-to-You" Halloween Parade; trick-or-treating throughout the Magic Kingdom at numerous locations; and the special Happy HalloWishes fireworks. Lots of characters are out in the park, wearing their favorite costumes. The 29 dates for 2016 are: September 2, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 29, 30; October 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31.
Sep. 02 - Oct. 31Sunset Boulevard : Disney's Hollywood StudiosClub Villain at Sunset Showcase Friday and Saturday nights from September 2 to October 29, and on Halloween night, October 31.
Sep. 02 - Sep. 05The Marketplace : Disney SpringsGreat Irish Hooley The 5th annual hooley will be held at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant. New live music and dance entertainment, fresh menu creations and plenty of craft beer and cocktail options are on tap to celebrate the Hooley's fifth year. The complete entertainment schedule will be posted at www.raglanroad.com and www.greatirishhooley.com closer to the event.
September 9 - 10ESPN Wide World of SportsNight of Joy a two-night, ticketed event that features contemporary Christian music. In 2016, the event will expand and will be held for the first time at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Sep. 09Land Pavilion : EpcotAllEars.Net Meet and Mingle Meet and mingle with members of the AllEars.Net Team from 10 to 11 a.m. at Sunshine Seasons in the Land pavilion! Your hosts Deb Wills, Scott Thomas, Linda Eckwerth, Kristin Ford and Jack Marshall will have swag, trading cards and warm hugs for all! RSVP not necessary, but you can let us know you're coming on the Facebook Event page.
September 14 - November 14EpcotEpcot International Food and Wine Festival
Sep. 14 - Nov. 14American Adventure : EpcotEat to the Beat Concert Series every evening during the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

April 2018

Feb. 28 - May 28EpcotEpcot International Flower and Garden Festival This year, 2018, is the 25th annual springtime flower fest.
Mar. 15 - Apr. 15The Landing : Disney SpringsSakura 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.
Apr. 19 - 22ESPN Wide World of SportsStar Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side 2018
Apr. 22Disney's Animal KingdomD23 Celebrates 20 Years of Disney's Animal Kingdom
Apr. 22Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomTiffins Talk At Tiffins restaurant, as part of the theme park's 20th anniversary celebration, Dr. Joseph Soltis, Research Scientist for Disney's Animals, Science and Environment, will speak about the "Elephants and Bees" project in which honeybees are helping people and elephants in Kenya. The menu will feature African cuisine.
Apr. 22 - May 5Disney's Animal KingdomParty for the Planet/20th Anniversary Celebration As part of this celebration, the new attraction UP! A Great Bird Adventure will debut, and the park will offer animal encounters, family-friendly activities, specialty desserts and more.
Apr. 25Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomTiffins Talk At Tiffins restaurant as part of the theme park's 20th anniversary celebration, Joe Rohde, Portfolio Creative Executive and a veteran Imagineer, will share tales from his adventures all over Asia, India, Nepal and China. The chefs of Tiffins will follow Joe's journeys with a menu inspired by his travels.
Apr. 27Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomTiffins Talk At Tiffins restaurant as part of the theme park's 20th anniversary celebration, Dr. Jason Fischer, Conservation Program Manager for Disney's Animals, Science and Environment, will speak about Disney's efforts to conserve the purple martin, a remarkable migratory songbird that travels to Walt Disney World Resort from the Brazilian Amazon to raise a family each year. The menu will feature North American cuisine.
Apr. 29Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomTiffins Talk At Tiffins restaurant, Rachel Daneault, Zoological Manager at Disney's Animal Kingdom for the Primate - Carnivore team, will talk about the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center (GRACE) project that Disney supports in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The menu will feature African cuisine.

September 2018

May. 25 - Sep. 03Resort Wide : Walt Disney WorldIncredible Summer Walt Disney World kicks off its Incredible Summer over Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27. Highlights include Donald's Dino Bash at Animal Kingdom, Guardians of the Galaxy - Awesome Mix Live! concert series at Epcot (starts June 9), an Incredibles Dance Party at Magic Kingdom, H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon and more.
Aug. 17 - Oct. 31Magic KingdomMickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018 Dates: -- August 17, 24, 28, 31 -- September 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30 -- October 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31
Aug. 30 - Nov. 12EpcotEpcot's International Food and Wine Festival The 23rd Annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will return to Walt Disney World for 75 days, continuing its tradition of fine dining events, appearances by favorite Disney culinarians and top celebrity chefs, and a slate of concerts from favorite bands of the last few decades.

April 2019

Nov. 18 - Late 2019Resort Wide : Walt Disney World90 Years of Mickey Mouse "The World's Biggest Mouse Party" will be a celebration at Disney parks and resorts around the world, with commemorative merchandise, photo locations and more.
Mar. 06 - Jun. 03Epcot : Walt Disney WorldEpcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2019 This event, returning for its 26th year, again will feature outdoor kitchens, as well as dozens of Disney-themed topiaries and amazing plantings. The Garden Rocks Concert Series expands to seven days a week in 2019, with a mix of new and returning artists.
Apr. 04 - Apr. 07ESPN Wide World of Sports : Walt Disney WorldStar Wars Rival Run Weekend 2019
Apr. 05 - Apr. 22Resort Wide : Walt Disney World2019 Easter
Apr. 22Disney's Animal Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldEarth Day Animal Kingdom observes Earth Day and its anniversary with a Party for the Planet festivities. TBA.

September 2019

Nov. 18 - Late 2019Resort Wide : Walt Disney World90 Years of Mickey Mouse "The World's Biggest Mouse Party" will be a celebration at Disney parks and resorts around the world, with commemorative merchandise, photo locations and more.
Aug. 16 - Nov. 01Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldMickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party The popular Halloween event returns to the Magic Kingdom on select dates. Tickets on sale now. August: 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 September: 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29 October: 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31 November: 1
Aug. 29 - Nov. 23Epcot : Walt Disney WorldEpcot International Food and Wine Festival 2019 The 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will be the longest in the park's history at 87 days!
Aug. 29 - Nov. 19Epcot : Walt Disney WorldEat to the Beat Concert Series The Eat to the Beat Concert Series runs August 29-November 19, a few days shorter than the Food and Wine festival this year so Disney can get ready for the return of the Candlelight Processional.

April 2020

2020China Pavilion : EpcotWondrous China Debuts The China pavilion will debut a new, completely seamless 360-degree digital format film in 2020 — a month or season for the debut has not been announced.
2020Toy Story Land : Disney's Hollywood StudiosRoundup Rodeo BBQ Opens Toy Story Land will be getting a table service restaurant opening in 2020. The new location promises to be immersive, and something you can only experience through Toy Story.
02/01/2020 - 07/10/2020Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney World2020 Disney Villains After Hours at Magic Kingdom
Mar. 04 - Jun. 01Epcot : Walt Disney WorldEpcot International Flower and Garden Festival The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival features dozens of Disney-crafted topiaries and landscaping that will transform the Epcot landscape into a floral extravaganza.
Mar. 04 - Jun. 01Epcot : Walt Disney WorldGarden Rocks Concert Series Garden Rocks Concert Series as it welcomes back favorite artists
Mar. 20 - Apr. 16Disney Springs : Walt Disney WorldPreviews Start for New Cirque du Soleil "Drawn to Life" Show For the first time, Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney Animation Studios joined forces with Cirque du Soleil to create a show that combines Disney storytelling and heart with Cirque du Soleil’s signature artistry. The story is the tale of young girl whose father is a Disney animator. Because of this she has grown up with the characters and her dad finds a way to send her on a journey in the world of Disney Animation!
Apr. 16 - Apr. 19ESPN Wide World of Sports : Walt Disney WorldStar Wars Rival Run Weekend
Apr. 17Disney Springs : Walt Disney WorldNew Cirque du Soleil Show "Drawn to Life" Opens For the first time, Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney Animation Studios joined forces with Cirque du Soleil to create a show that combines Disney storytelling and heart with Cirque du Soleil’s signature artistry. The story is the tale of young girl whose father is a Disney animator. Because of this she has grown up with the characters and her dad finds a way to send her on a journey in the world of Disney Animation!

September 2020

2020China Pavilion : EpcotWondrous China Debuts The China pavilion will debut a new, completely seamless 360-degree digital format film in 2020 — a month or season for the debut has not been announced.
2020Toy Story Land : Disney's Hollywood StudiosRoundup Rodeo BBQ Opens Toy Story Land will be getting a table service restaurant opening in 2020. The new location promises to be immersive, and something you can only experience through Toy Story.
UnknownFrance Pavilion : EpcotRemy's Ratatouille Adventure Attraction Opens Disneyland Paris’ Ratatouille makes a trans-Atlantic trek to open its kitchen doors in the France pavilion next summer! Shrink down to the size of a rat, and get ready for adventure as you race around the kitchen!
UnknownFrance Pavilion : EpcotLa Creperie de Paris Restaurant Opens A brand new creperie will open in the France pavilion next summer. La Creperie de Paris will feature a menu inspired by the Brittany region of France. The new location will offer table service dining as well as a quick-service stop for guests craving sweet or savory crepes.
UnknownEpcot : Walt Disney WorldHarmonioUS Epcot's new nighttime spectacular will be a celebration of the human story and human connectedness.
2020-07-15 - 2020-11-23Epcot : Walt Disney World2020 Epcot Food & Wine Festival