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Family Events at WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort

No matter what time of year you plan your WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort family getaway, there are live events that you won't want to miss. Perhaps you've been training for months and you're here to set a new personal best in the Disney Marathon, or you're bringing the entire extended family for an unforgettable 4th of July—you're sure to create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Winter Events

January 12 - February 19, 2018 - Where: Epcot®

Epcot® International Festival of the Arts

Introduce your inner aficionado to the annual Festival of the Arts, an exciting extravaganza replete with phenomenal artists, gourmet fare, musical performances, stage productions and other amazing acts. We’ve rolled everything you love about the arts into one spectacular salute!

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February 22 - Febraury 25, 2018 - Where: Walt Disney World® Resort

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend

It's a royal celebration and you're invited to join the Disney Princesses for all the fun during the 10th Anniversary of the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend presented by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and the 5th Anniversary of the Disney Fairy Tale Challenge. It's a storybook weekend chock full of magical runs, spectacular surprises, amazing sights, plenty of Disney entertainment, exclusive 10th Anniversary Finisher medals and much, much more! Princesses of every age are invited to join the festivities. Best of all, your favorite Disney Princesses will be cheering you on along the way!

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Spring Events

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February 26 - March 24, 2018 - Where: ESPN Wide World of Sports

Atlanta Braves Spring Training

Take in the nostalgia of our nation's favorite pastime with a day at the ballpark! The Atlanta Braves host their annual Spring Training here at the Walt Disney World® Resort, and you can catch them in action during one of their many home games.

February 28 - May 28, 2018 - Where: Epcot®

Epcot® International Flower and Garden Festival

Welcome the upcoming spring season by treating your senses to a harvest of vibrant and captivating experiences!

Blossoming once again in 2018, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is a fun-filled destination for Guests of every age—and the perfect place for nearly every member of the family to dig up their sense of curiosity and discovery.

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April 19 - April 22, 2018 - Where: Walt Disney World® Resort

Star Wars™ Half Marathon - The Dark Side

Feel the Force and the enchantment of Disney, as you encounter powerful surprises and entertainment along the course.

Put your preparation to the test on Sunday, April 22, 2018 as Captain Phasma and her Stormtrooper trainees set the stage for this thrilling 13.1-mile route that winds throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.

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