All Events at Walt Disney World during January, March and May of 2017, 2018 and 2020

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. 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.

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. 12Typhoon Lagoon : Water ParksMiss 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 Springs : Walt Disney WorldMighty 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.

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. 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. 27Pandora - The World of Avatar : Disney's Animal KingdomPandora the World of Avatar Official Opening Pandora the World of Avatar officially opens on May 27, 2017.

January 2018

Nov. 2017 - Jan. 1, 2018Resort Wide : Walt Disney WorldHoliday Happenings Around the World
Jan. 3 - 7ESPN Wide World of SportsWalt Disney World Marathon Weekend 2018
Jan 12 - Feb 19EpcotEpcot Festival of the Arts After a successful first season, Epcot Festival of the Arts returns in 2018!
Jan. 24 - Jan. 28ESPN Wide World of SportsNFL 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.

March 2018

Feb. 26 - Mar. 24ESPN Wide World of SportsAtlanta Braves Spring Training ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is home to 2018 Atlanta Braves Spring Training!
Feb. 28 - May 28EpcotEpcot International Flower and Garden Festival This year, 2018, is the 25th annual springtime flower fest.
Mar. 09 - Mar. 11Epcot "STEVE": Filming for Daytime Series Steve Harvey will bring his show for filming. The shows are set to air March 19-23.
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.
Mar. 16 - Mar. 18The Landing : Disney SpringsMighty 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.

May 2018

Feb. 28 - May 28EpcotEpcot International Flower and Garden Festival This year, 2018, is the 25th annual springtime flower fest.
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.
May. 02Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomTiffins Talk At Tiffins restaurant, Dr. Anne Savage, Conservation Director for Disney's Animals, Science and Environment, will speak about the cotton-top tamarin conservation project Disney supports in Colombia. The menu will feature South American cuisine.
May. 04Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomTiffins Talk At Tiffins restaurant, Dr. Scott Terrell, Director of Animal and Science Operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, will chat about caring for the Sumatran tigers that call Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park home, as well as the conservation work Disney is doing to protect tigers in Asia. The menu will feature Asian cuisine.
May. 13Resort Wide : Walt Disney WorldMother's Day A number of restaurants around Walt Disney World will have special dining menus on this day set aside to honor mothers. Remember to check the site and the AllEars newsletter for updates.
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.
May. 27Disney's Hollywood StudiosStar Wars: Galactic Nights This Star Wars-themed evening is held after park hours from 7 p.m. to midnight and celebrates the entire Star Wars saga with entertainment, special photo opportunities, event-exclusive merchandise and food and beverage, and encounters with rarely seen characters.

January 2020

Nov. 08 - Jan. 05Disney's Hollywood Studios : Walt Disney WorldSunset Seasons Greetings, and Jingle Bell Jingle BAM! Disney's Hollywood Studios transforms into a winter wonderland with special food and drink offerings around the park, decorations, and projections, fireworks, lasers, and snow on Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards
Nov. 08 - Jan. 05Disney Springs : Walt Disney WorldDisney Springs Christmas Tree Trail Disney Springs' Christmas Tree Trail will return with music, treats, photo ops, snow, and 23 themed trees
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.
Jan. 08 - Jan. 12ESPN Wide World of Sports : Walt Disney WorldWalt Disney World Marathon Weekend
Jan. 17 - Feb. 24Epcot : Walt Disney WorldEpcot International Festival of the Arts Epcot celebrates performing, fine, and culinary arts at this annual Festival
Jan. 17 - Feb. 24Epcot : Walt Disney WorldDisney on Broadway Concert Series Special concert series held in conjunction with Epcot's International Festival of the Arts
Jan. 17Epcot : Walt Disney WorldAwesome Planet Film Debuts The Land pavilion’s new film Awesome Planet, which showcases the spectacular beauty, diversity, and dynamic story of the planet in World Nature,
Jan. 17Canada Pavilion : EpcotCanada Far and Wide Debuts The film Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360 will debut in the Canada pavilion with new scenes and a new story narrated by Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara
Jan. 17France Pavilion : EpcotBeauty and the Beast Sing-Along Debuts The new Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along will alternate showings with the France pavilion’s Impressions de France. The new film is directed by Don Hahn, who produced both the animated and live-action versions of Beauty and the Beast.

March 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
March 2020Disney's Hollywood Studios : Walt Disney WorldMickey Shorts Theater Opens The new Mickey Shorts Theater is coming to the former Star Wars: Path of the Jedi theater. The theater will be re-imagined for the new feature.
Mar. 04Hollywood Boulevard : Disney's Hollywood StudiosMickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway Opens The first Mickey-themed ride-through attraction featuring a new original story and theme song will take guests on a journey using new technologies that transform the two-dimensional cartoon world into a multi-dimensional experience.
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!

May 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