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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 into this all-new event!

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A Trifecta of Fabulous

Kick off your year with 6 superb weekends featuring world-class cuisine, visual art and live Broadway entertainment!

Spring has sprung early at Walt Disney World Resort! From January 13 through February 20, Epcot is hosting the most colorful, delicious, musical celebration for the arts ever—it’s everything you love about the park, rolled into one spectacular salute.

Introduce your inner connoisseur to the first annual Festival of the Arts, an exciting extravaganza replete with extraordinary artists, gourmet fare, stage productions and other amazing acts. Different events are scheduled each week, so pack your palate—and your palette—because magic truly is in the eyes of the beholder!

Festival Highlights Include:

  • Artist appearances
  • Artful photo ops
  • Workshops and seminars with visiting artists
  • Commemorative merchandise
  • Community arts musical showcase
  • Culinary masterpieces
  • Destinations Discovered Tour
  • Disney on Broadway Concert Series
  • Gallery exhibits
  • IllumiNations
  • Interactive mural
  • Living statues
  • Walking chalk gallery and more!

More to Explore

  • Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt
  • Kidcot Fun Stops
  • World Showcase: DestiNations Discovered Tour

Event Details

  • Epcot
  • Fridays through Mondays, January 13 to February 20
  • Hours from park open to park close
  • Epcot admission required
  • Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older
  • Advanced reservations are highly recommended for ticketed events
  • Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice

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All the World’s a Stage

Take in a delightful smorgasbord of musical performances by Broadway stars, jazz ensembles, local choirs, marching bands and more!

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Have Your Art… and Eat It Too!

Prepare your palate for artistic dishes with a delicious Disney twist! Find delightful fare at themed food kiosks, eateries and dining events.

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Express Yourself

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

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Weekend Happenings

Find professional workshops and seminars to take your creative skills to the next level with our week-by-week calendar of events.

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More to Explore

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

In addition to all the Festival of the Arts happenings, kids of all ages can check out these specially selected events—from a challenging scavenger hunt and World Showcase tour to the ever-popular Kidcot Fun Stops.

Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt
Can you find Figment? Slip into sleuth mode while searching for clues that lead to the elusive little dragon—leave no painting in World Showcase unturned!

Kidcot Fun Stops
Kids of all ages can pick their palette, grab some brushes and create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece during the Festival’s art-filled odyssey all around World Showcase!

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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Capture Festival Memories Forever

Purchase unlimited PhotoPass downloads of your family’s Festival visit—features fun magic shot overlays, new locations and special event pics with select Characters!


World Showcase

Valid Park Admission Required

Special Event

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