All-New Epcot International Festival of the Arts: Jan. 13 – Feb. 20

Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Disney recently announced the launch of the Epcot International Festival of the Arts, a showcase of visual, performing and culinary artistry across six exciting weekends from January 13 through February 20, 2017. Running Fridays through Mondays, each weekend will unveil brand new art and give return visitors something unique to experience each time.

Festival Highlights

  • Artist appearances
  • Artful photo ops
  • Workshops and seminars with visiting artists
  • Community arts musical showcase
  • Culinary masterpieces
  • Disney on Broadway Concert Series
  • Gallery exhibits
  • Interactive murals
  • Living statues
  • Walking chalk gallery

Performing Arts

The America Gardens Theatre stage will host a bevy of concert performers sharing songs from some of Disney on Broadway’s award-winning shows, including ‪The Lion King‪, Newsies, and Aladdin. Guests can sing along to sensational, show-stopping tunes each night during select festival dates.

For a complete listing of the Festival’s performing arts events, visit

Culinary Arts

In usual Epcot fashion, a focus on delicious, creative food will permeate the festival via Food Studios and year-round restaurants located around the park, giving you the chance to munch your way through innovative menus.

You’ll also find signature dining events, such as seminars and workshops. Get more details here.

Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Package

Share a leisurely three-course meal or full buffet, then enjoy priority seating for the 8:15pm 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

Dining packages are paid for at the individual restaurants. Guests receive badges at the restaurant for guaranteed concert seating at the America Gardens Theatre. Advanced reservations are highly recommended as dining packages fill up quickly.

Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Visual Arts

Watch as chalk artists reproduce classic works on canvas and sidewalks plus experience Epcot Living Statues literally come to life. Artists will be sharing their talents all over Epcot during the festival. 

Weekend Seminars & Workshops

Up your artistic skills and knowhow each weekend through seminars and hands-on workshops that range from animation drawing and cake decorating to calligraphy, mixology and more. These events range in price from complimentary to $39 and more.

For a complete listing of workshops and seminars, visit


Epcot admission is required to attend the Festival of the Arts, plus some experiences require a separate ticket. Advanced reservations are highly recommended for ticketed events. Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

More Details

The first annual Festival of the Arts, an exciting showcase of extraordinary artists, gourmet fare and stage productions, runs from January 13 through February 20. Don’t miss it!

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All images courtesy of Walt Disney World


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