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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 popular songs performed by Broadway stars from Disney’s award-winning musicals!

The America Gardens Theatre offers the hottest ticket in town! Hold onto your seats as the Disney on Broadway Concert Series takes to the stage, with songs from Aladdin, Newsies, The Lion King and more. Guests can sing along to sensational, show-stopping renditions of unforgettable Disney hits… bravo!

Crazy for toe-tappin’ tunes? Marching bands, jazz ensembles, college and university acts as well as some of Central Florida’s finest high school choirs will be on hand to entertain your ears. The American Music Machine, a pop vocal group known for impressive a capella riffs with an urban groove, also tops the Festival’s roster.

In addition, chalk artists will reproduce classic works on canvas as well as park sidewalks, Epcot Living Statues literally come to life and guest performance artists create magic on the spot—with only a wave of their paintbrush!

Learn more about the Festival’s performing arts events.

An amazing art inspired dessert is shaped like an artists palette and palette knife

Have Your Art… and Eat It Too!

Prepare your palate for art-inspired dishes with a delicious Disney twist!

Even Ratatouille’s Remy couldn’t have whipped up more mouthwatering morsels! Foodies can feast on delightfully themed fare featured at special food studios along with our year-round eateries. With menus so innovative, Guests won’t know whether to eat or admire!

The Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Package adds an enchanting flavor to breakfast, lunch or dinner at select Epcot restaurants. Sit back and relax over a leisurely 3-course meal or full buffet, depending on the location—then enjoy priority seating for the 8:00 PM concert that same night! Reserve dining packages by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-7463.

Participating Restaurants

  • Akershus
  • Biergarten
  • Coral Reef
  • Garden Grill
  • Rose & Crown Restaurant

Pricing (excludes tax and gratuity)

Breakfast

  • Akershus – Adult $54; Child $32
  • Garden Grill – Adult $39; Child $28

Lunch

  • Akershus – Adult $69; Child $41
  • Biergarten – Adult $39; Child $22
  • Coral Reef – Adult $69; Child $24
  • Garden Grill – Adult $57; Child $34
  • Rose & Crown – Adult $58; Child $23

Dinner

  • Akershus – Adult $69; Child $41
  • Biergarten – Adult $53; Child $29
  • Coral Reef – Adult $69; Child $24
  • Garden Grill – Adult $57; Child $34
  • Rose & Crown – Adult $58; Child $23

Dining Event Details

  • Dining packages are paid for at the individual restaurants
  • Guests should check-in 15 minutes prior to reservation
  • Guests will receive badges at the restaurant for guaranteed concert seating at the America Gardens Theatre
  • Requires 2 entitlements for Guests using a Disney dining plan
  • Advanced reservations are highly recommended as this event fills up quickly
  • Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call

Learn more about the Festival’s culinary arts events.

A magnificent watercolor painting of a young princess in profile by Disney Legend Mary Blair

Express Yourself

Witness the remarkable talent behind Disney magic and watch the creative process leap to life before your eyes!

Art aficionados are in for a visual treat as they peruse pure Disney brilliance! Carefully curated exhibits provide an up-close look at the genius of iconic Disney Legends Mary Blair and Herb Ryman. Walt Disney World Resort galleries will present pieces from current Disney artists, including Dave Avanzino, Noah and David Doss, to name a few.

Accomplished professionals will teach Guests creative techniques and tricks of the trade at hands-on workshops as well as complimentary seminars. From animation drawing to cake decorating, calligraphy and so much more, attendees will walk away with a brand-new set of skills!

Don’t forget to strike a pose for a plethora of artsy photo opportunities or collect event logo merchandise to commemorate your visit. We’ve honed fun into a fine art!

Learn more about the Festival’s visual arts 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.

Flanked by trees, the entrance to Spaceship Earth at Epcot features manicured flowers and the monorail

Capture Festival Memories Forever

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

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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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  • For assistance with your Walt Disney World visit, please call (407) 939-5277.
  • 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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