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Annual Events at Walt Disney World in Orlando


Spring Events


Epcot International Festival of the Arts
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When: Opens January 2018
Where: Epcot®
Epcot's Festival of the Arts will return in January 2018 for the third year in a row and will run until the start of Flower and Garden Festival in March. You'll enjoy six weekends of visual, preforming, and culinary arts during the Epcot® International Festival of Arts. Discover Broadway shows with some of the most popular Disney Characters from Aladdin and The Lion King.

Disney® After Hours
Disney After Hours
When: January 2018 - March 2018
Where: Magic Kingdom®
Rediscover the Magic Kingdom® Park after dark in an exclusive opportunity reserved for a limited number of guests. For seven select nights between January and March of 2018 you have the opportunity to stay after hours in the Magic Kingdom® with access to 25 iconic attractions and character greetings!

Atlanta Braves Spring Training
Atlanta Braves Spring Training
When: February - March 2018
Where: ESPN Wide World of Sports® Complex
Catch a game with the Atlanta Braves as they prepare for baseball season with a series of lively games with other Major League Teams. Whether you are watching from the stands or reserving a luxury suite you will enjoy a magnificent afternoon in the sun while you enjoy America's pastime.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
topiaries at the international flower and garden festival
When: March - May 2018
Where: Epcot®
Transport yourself into a complete flower wonderland. Discover topiaries shaped like Mickey Mouse, Bambi, Snow White, and your other favorite characters, as well as, gardening seminars, live entertainment, and more.

Garden Rocks Concert Series
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When: March - May 2018
Where: Epcot®
Get in the groove during the 2018 Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival with a series of concerts from chart-topping musicians! Throwback hits are a reoccurring theme in 2018, with performances by ELO, Foghat, Smash Mouth and more! Discover who's playing during your stay in Walt Disney World® and prepare for a rockin' good time.

Central Florida Fair - Exposition Park
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When: March 2018
Where: Exposition Park
Enjoy some good old fashioned fun at the 106th annual Central Florida Fair! Your family will be entertained for hours with the rides and games at the Midway. Take time to visit the nearly 2,500 live animals in the livestock barns and stay energized for a full day of activities with some of the fair's finest fare.

Star Wars™ Half Marathon - The Dark Side
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When: April 22, 2018
Where: Epcot®
At the Star Wars™ Half Marathon – The Dark Side, Imagine racing through Epcot® with your entire family while Stormtroopers cheer you on! Whether you’re an experienced runner or choose to participate in the 10K, 5K, or kids race, may the Force be with you!

Star Wars™ Galactic Nights
Star Wars Galactic Nights
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When: May 27 2018
Where: Hollywood Studios®
Join your favorite Star Wars™ characters in a one-of-a-kind premier event at Disney's Hollywood Studios®! Star Wars™ Galactic Nights features a series of exclusive and unforgettable events and activities with exciting costumes and an interactive scavenger hunt!