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Epcot® International Festival of the Arts

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Experience the ultimate cultural celebration as food, art and entertainment perfectly merge—returning January 12 to
February 19, 2018!

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A Trifecta of Fabulous

Kick off 2018 with world-class cuisine, remarkable visual art and an extraordinary lineup of live entertainment!

Starting January 12, our most all-inclusive celebration of the arts returns to Epcot for its second sensational year. Introduce your inner aficionado to the annual Festival of the Arts, an exciting extravaganza replete with phenomenal artists, gourmet fare, musical performances, stage productions and other amazing acts. We’ve rolled everything you love about the arts into one spectacular salute!

New for 2018, the Festival will remain open 7 days a week, with various entertainment offerings planned each weekend. So pack your palate—and your palette—because magic truly is in the eyes of the beholder!

Stay tuned for additional info on performers, artists and more!

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Performing Arts: All the World’s a Stage

Take in a smash-hit smorgasbord of musical performances featured throughout the Festival—from local bands to Broadway stars and beyond. Check back for details on this year’s scheduled acts!

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Culinary Arts: Have Your Art… and Eat It Too!

Feast on artistic dishes with a delicious Disney twist! Find delightful fare at themed food studios, eateries and dining events.

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Visual Arts: Express Yourself

Witness the incredible talent behind Disney magic—from curated exhibits and art in action to seminars and hands-on workshops with the pros!

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One-of-a-Kind Happenings

Attend professional workshops and seminars to hone your creative skills—led by guest-perts from Disney and beyond!

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More to Explore

Sweeten your Festival fun with an extra dash of pixie dust!

In addition to the Festival of the Arts hoopla, you’ll want to check out these ever-popular special events.

Kidcot Fun Stops
Kids of all ages can enjoy an art-filled odyssey all around World Showcase!

Learn more about Kidcot Fun Stops.

World Showcase: Destinations Discovered Tour
Walk around the world—in only 5 hours! Immerse yourself in the architecture, culture, food and history of 11 countries throughout World Showcase.

Learn more about the DestiNations Discovered Tour.

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Festival of the Arts Weekend Getaways

Stay, play and create… make the most of your Festival of the Arts visit! Choose from over 25 Disney Resort hotels, then customize with a package that lets you experience all 4 theme parks, 2 water parks and 150-plus Walt Disney World dining locations.

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Capture Memories Forever

Purchase unlimited PhotoPass downloads of your family’s Walt Disney World Resort visit—featuring fun magic shot overlays, new locations and special event pics with select Characters!

Epcot

World Showcase

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  • 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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