Check out if any parties, festivals, openings, or holidays are taking place during your Walt Disney World stay. They can make your vacation even more magical. (Keep in mind that some of these listings require additional tickets, reservations, or registrations.)

2020 CALENDAR

JUST OPENED! Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue at Epcot. Located in The American Adventure Pavilion in the World Showcase

JUST OPENED! City Works Eatery & Pour House (Disney Springs – West Side) The new restaurant serves classic American dishes and offers an extensive beer menu.

Now Until Feb. 29 Carnevale at Maria & Enzo’s (Disney Springs)

Feb. 27 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Feb. 28 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Mar. 1 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Mar. 2 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Mar. 3 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Mar. 4 OPENING DAY for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Hollywood Studios. The attraction promises to take you on a ride through a quirky Mickey Mouse cartoon short. Plus, there’s a new theme song!

March 4 The NEW Mickey Shorts Theater opens in Hollywood Studios

Mar. 4 – June 1 Epcot’s 27th International Flower & Garden Festival

Mar. 4 – June 1 Garden Rocks Concert Series (Epcot)

Mar. 4 & 5 Peabo Bryson Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

Mar. 6-9 The Orchestra starring former members of ELO Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

Mar. 6-Apr. 25 Festival Disney – an annual middle and high school choir, band and orchestra competition at the Contemporary Resort

  • March 6 & 7
  • March 12, 13 & 14
  • March 19, 20 & 21
  • March 26, 27 & 28
  • April 2, 3 & 4
  • April 16, 17 & 18
  • April 23, 24 & 25 (Open to Choral Ensembles ONLY)*

Mar. 6 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Mar. 6 Onward (Pixar) opens in theaters. Onward is the story of two modern-day elf brothers who use magic to bring back their father, who died when they were very young. The problem is, there may not be enough magic left in the world.

Mar. 9 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Mar. 10 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Mar. 10-12 The Guess Who Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

Mar. 11 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Mar. 13-16 Simple Plan Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

Mar. 15 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Mar. 16 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Mar. 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 17-19 STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

Mar. 18 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Mar. 20 Previews begin for Cirque du Soleil’s new show at Disney Springs

Mar. 20-23 Mark Wills Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

Spring A new barn for “the happiest horses on earth” will open at Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

Mar. 22 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Mar. 23 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Mar. 24-26 The Spinners Perform at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

Mar. 26 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Mar. 27-Apr. 20 School Spring Breaks (staggered between the end of March and the week after Easter)

Mar. 27 & 28 Sister Hazel Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

Mar. 27 Mulan opens in theaters. The live-action film sharing the story of a young woman who pretends to be a male warrior in order to save her father from having to go to war.

Mar. 27 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Mar. 29 & 30 The Pointer Sisters Perform at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

Mar. 29 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Mar. 30 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Mar. 30 Rumored Opening of the NEW Space 220 restaurant in Epcot

Mar. 31-Apr. 2 Steve Augeri – Former Lead Vocalist of Journey Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

Apr. 1 After Hours Party at the Animal Kingdom

Apr. 2 Early Morning Magic Party – Fantasyland

Apr. 3 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Apr. 3 & 4 Blood, Sweat & Tears Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

Apr. 5 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Apr. 5 & 6 Expose’ Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

Apr. 7 After Hours Party at the Animal Kingdom

Apr. 7-9 Berlin Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

Apr. 10 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Apr. 10 & 11 A Flock of Seagulls Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

Apr. 12 Easter Sunday

Apr. 12 & 13 Atlantic Starr Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

Apr. 13 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Apr. 14 After Hours Party at the Animal Kingdom

Apr. 14-16 Tony Orlando Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

Apr. 16-19 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend

Apr. 17 The Official Premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s new show at Disney Springs

Apr. 17 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Apr. 17 & 18 High Valley Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

April 18-22 Earth Day’s Golden Anniversary Celebration. The Animal Kingdom will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day from April 18-22 with an all-day extravaganza the official holiday, April 22 (which also happens to be the Disney Conservation Fund’s 25th birthday). Guest speakers, entertainment, treats, and merchandise will all be part of the celebration and National Geographic will share some secrets for capturing wildlife images and video. A very lucky few will be able to score a reservation for a Tiffins Talk with Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde (registration opens on Feb. 18).

Apr. 19 & 20 Rick Springfield Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

Apr. 20 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Apr. 21-23 Christopher Cross Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

Apr. 22 Earth Day’s Golden Anniversary (A fun day to visit the Animal Kingdom for the park’s 22nd birthday and the Disney Conservation Fund’s 25th birthday!)

Apr. 22 After Hours Party at the Animal Kingdom

Apr. 24 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Apr. 24-27 Plain White T’s Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

Apr. 27 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

Apr. 28 & 30 Don Felder – Formerly of The Eagles Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

May 1 Black Widow (Marvel) opens in theaters

May 1 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

May 1 & 2 Don McLean Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

May 2 Dapper Day at Hollywood Studios

May 2 After Hours Party at the Animal Kingdom

May 3  Dapper Day at Epcot

May 3 & 4 Casting Crowns Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

May 5 Cinco de Mayo (A great day to visit Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion)

May 5 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

May 5-7 Ambrosia with Peter Beckett Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

May 8 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

May 8 & 9 Thelma Houston Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

May 9 After Hours Party at the Animal Kingdom

May 10 Mother’s Day

May 10-11 The Allman Betts Band Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

May 11 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

May 12-14 Air Supply Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

May 14 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

May 15-18 Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

May 16 After Hours Party at the Animal Kingdom

May 16-17 The Disney Channel Fan Fest at Epcot

May 18 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

May 19 After Hours Party at the Animal Kingdom

May 19-21 Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

May 22 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

May 22 & 23 Claudia Leitte Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

May 22-25 Memorial Day Weekend

May 23-24 The Disney Channel Fan Fest at Epcot

May 24 & 25 Daughtry Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

May 25 After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

May 26 After Hours Party at the Animal Kingdom

May 26-28 Marshall Tucker Band Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

May 27 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

May 29 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

May 29 & 30 Crowder Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

May 30 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

May 30-31 The Disney Channel Fan Fest at Epcot

May 31 & June 1 Survivor Performs at Epcot (A Garden Rocks Concert)

June 3 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

June 4 GayDays at the Animal Kingdom

June 5 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

June 5 GayDays at Hollywood Studios

June 6 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

June 6 GayDays at the Magic Kingdom

June 7 GayDays at Epcot

June 10 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

June 12 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

June 12-14 2020 Electronic Gaming Federation High School National Championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Teams will compete in Overwatch, Rocket League, and Super Smash Bros.

June 17 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

June 19 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

June 19 Soul (Pixar) opens in theaters

Summer TBD Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure opens in Epcot’s France pavilion. A family-friendly adventure with Chef Remy through Gusteau’s restaurant.

June 20 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

June 21 Father’s Day

June 24 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

June 26 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

June 27 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

June 29 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

July 3 Independence Day Observed

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

July 6 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

July 8 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

July 10 Disney Villains After Hours Party at the Magic Kingdom

July 11 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

July 15 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

July 18 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

July 22 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

July 24 Jungle Cruise (Walt Disney Studios) opens in theaters

July 25 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

July 29 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

Aug. 1 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

Aug. 5 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

Aug. 8 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

Aug. 12 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

August 13 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Aug. 15 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

Aug. 19 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

August 18 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

August 21 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

Aug. 22 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

August 25 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

Aug. 26 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

August 28 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Aug. 29 H2O Glow Nights, 8 – 11 p.m., at Typhoon Lagoon

September 1 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

September 4, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

Sept. 4-7 Labor Day Weekend

September 7, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

September 11, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

September 13, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

September 15, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

September 18, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

September 20, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

September 22, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

September 25, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

September 27, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

September 29 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

October 1 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 2, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 4, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 6, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 8, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 9, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

Oct. 12 Columbus Day

October 12, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 13, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 15, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 16, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 18, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 20, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 22, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 23, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 25, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 27, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

October 29, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 

Oct. 31 Halloween

October 31 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

November 1 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Nov. 5-8 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend (Registration March 10, 2020)

Nov. 6 The Eternals (Marvel) opens in theaters

Nov. 11 Veteran’s Day

Nov. 20-29 Thanksgiving Week (Thanksgiving Day is Nov. 26)

Nov. 21 Dapper Day (Park TBD)

Nov. 22 Dapper Day (Park TBD)

Nov. 25 Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney Animation) opens in theaters

Dec. 18-31 Major Holiday Break for schools

Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve

2021 CALENDAR

Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Year

January 1 New Year’s Day

TBD Opening of the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel

January 1-4 Major Holiday Break for schools

Jan. 6-10 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend (Registration April 7, 2020)

Feb. 18-21 Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend (Registration June 9, 2020)

April 15-18 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend (Registration July 14, 2020)

May 28 Cruella opens in theaters

2021 Ratatouille attraction opens in Epcot

2021 Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (a new attraction/ride) opens in Epcot

2021 Tron attraction opens in the Magic Kingdom

Oct. 1 Walt Disney World’s Official 50th Birthday

2022 CALENDAR

Opening! A new Disney Resort – Reflections

June 5-11 Special Olympics USA Summer Games (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)

May 6 Black Panther 2 (Marvel) will be released