The Festival of the Arts is the newest event to take place at Epcot. This event features several unique offerings from the food to entertainment. This is a festival that brings together the visual, culinary, and performing arts. So we are taking a deep dive into the offerings of Epcot’s Festival of the Arts in 2018.
When is Epcot’s Festival of the Arts
This year it will be held January 12 – February 19, 2018. One important difference to note is that this year it will take place every day of the week. Last year, in 2017, it only took place on weekends. However, the entertainment takes place only a few days a week.
Festival of the Arts Food Booths
The Deconstructed Dish
Entertainment During the Festival of the Arts at Epcot
The Broadway level performances are back! The show times each night a performance takes place is 5:30, 6:45 or 8 p.m.
- January 12-15 and 19-22 – Kara Lindsay will join returning performer Kevin Massey, performing songs from Tarzan, Aladdin, Newsies, and Frozen.
- January 26-29 and February 2-5 – Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White, performing songs from Tarzan, The Lion King, Aida, Aladdin, and The Little Mermaid.
- February 9-12 and 16-19 – Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland, performing songs from Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, Mary Poppins, Newsies, and Frozen.
The Art Exhibits throughout the Festival
As you walk through Epcot, you’ll see amazing photo ops, art on display, and exhibits to enjoy. Back in World Showcase, expect to see artists scattered around. The highlight last year was the chalk art like the one pictured above.
If you want to step up your artistic side a mix of workshops and seminars available during Festival of the Arts. Some are complimentary, and some cost extra. Get the complete schedule, details, and pricing info on the Disney World site.
How to Accomplish the Festival of the Arts at Epcot
Since this festival takes place when Florida actually sees mild weather it makes touring Epcot a whole lot easier. You can easily fit the entire festival into an afternoon and evening. This leaves you to spend the morning touring Future World at Epcot or sleep in and arrive late.
Warning: Last year this event was popular with locals so watch out for weekend nights. So if that is the only time you can attend you might want to consider a dining package for the reserved show seating.
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