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Mark Your Calendars With These Six Disney Festivals in 2024

Mark Your Calendars With These Six Disney Festivals in 2024 Disney Festivals 2024

We all love a festival celebration at Disney, and sometimes, it can be hard to plan your upcoming trip around the guesswork of dates. Here are the next six celebrations that you can find in Disneyland and Walt Disney World to help you plan your next visit.

EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival – February 28th – May 27th

Celebrate spring with this beautiful festival where next-level creativity is always ready to impress. See stunning works of natural art as EPCOT comes to life from Winter!

The Scoop: This popular springtime event features brilliant gardens, fresh flavors, lively entertainment and more at EPCOT. 

A Must Do: Garden Rocks Concert Series – with great bands performing live daily at American Gardens.

Not To Miss: An amazing new Groot topiary and other beautiful topiaries and gardens.

To Try: Spike’s Pollination Exploration and the Egg-stravaganza Hunt around World Showcase are interactive seasonal scavenger hunts.  And Butterfly Landing Presented by AdventHealth offers the chance to get up close and personal with butterflies. 

To Taste: Many favorite Outdoor Kitchens will be back! 

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Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival – March 1st- April 22nd

It’s your opportunity to experience a piece of the Food & Wine Festival held at EPCOT, but on the West Coast at the Disneyland Resort. Taste your way through specially cultivated bites and sips to keep your culinary interests satisfied.

The Scoop: A food aficionado’s paradise! This festival features creative food and beverages, cooking demonstrations and amazing entertainment inspired by cultures and cuisines of California.

A Must Do: The popular attraction, Soarin’ Over California, returns for a limited time during the festival.

To Taste: You’re in for a treat when we roll out this year’s festival Disney Eats Foodie Guide!

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Pixar Fest at Disneyland Resort – April 26th – August 4th 

At Pixar Fest, celebrate your favorite Pixar characters as the weather warms up and the fun turns up in Disneyland! See the new daytime parade and enjoy time with new character meet & greets!

The Scoop: A resort-wide celebration of all things Pixar with entertainment, colorful decor, themed menu and commemorative merchandise. 

A Must Do: New daytime parade ‘Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration!’ debuting at Disney California Adventure park. Also, ‘Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular’ returns at Disneyland park with some new scenes.  

To See: You may encounter new characters like Ember and Wade from Elemental, Red Panda Mei from Turning Red and more. 

To Taste: Keep an eye out for more in a new 2024 Foodie Guide from the Disney Eats team. 

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Disney Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park – Begins November 15th

The holidays at Disney is a very special time to be visiting and this year, Disney’s Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park will start on November 15th. Get ready for all of the sparkle and magic of the season with some help from your favorite Disney friends.

The Scoop: An only-at-Disney seasonal celebration with music, food and more that draws inspiration from multicultural festivities.  

A Must Do: Disney Festival of Holidays will feature a diverse slate of entertainment offerings throughout Disney California Adventure park, so stay tuned for more details!

To Taste: Delicious dishes and drinks inspired by traditions of  Christmas, Navidad, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day. Stay tuned for our Disney Eats Foodie Guide.

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EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival Presented by CORKCICLE – (dates coming) 

Dates for the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival have not yet been announced but we do know that they typically fall between July and November. This is the perfect event for any foodie who loves to sample new and exciting flavors from all over the world.

The Scoop: A food aficionado’s paradise too! This festival features a variety of cultures, cuisines and even innovative cooking techniques by chefs from around the world. 

A Must Do: Eat to the Beat Concert Series! Live concerts showcase local acts and well-known bands at America Gardens Theatre. More details to come. 

To Taste: Each year, our Festival Foodie Guide is a popular post here on the Blog, including the Pickle Milkshake last year. Stay tuned for our new Guide in 2024.

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EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Presented by AdventHealth – (dates coming)

The seasonal favorite EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will be back this year with dates yet to be released. This one needs no introduction. All of your holiday favorites are in one place, with a heavy sprinkling of pixie-dusted holiday cheer.

The Scoop: A celebration of the holidays like none other with sights, sounds and flavors of the season from around the world. 

A Must Do: Candlelight Processional (Disney Parks tradition) takes place nightly at America Gardens Theatre with celebrity narrators retelling the Christmas story.

Not To Miss: Holiday storytellers and musical groups bring to life seasonal traditions and lore around World Showcase.  

To Taste: Holiday Kitchens have treasured recipes and festive drinks from around the globe. Disney Eats will have more later in 2024!

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Which of these festivals are you visiting in 2024? I’m already looking forward to the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, which I will be visiting for the first time in just a few weeks.

Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.

Join Zoë as she lets you in on all the tips, tricks, anecdotes, and embarrassments that arise from her family adventures.


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