Walt Disney World 2021 Calendar of Events

Walt Disney World 2021 Calendar of Events

Planning a Disney vacation in 2021? We’ve collected up all the holidays, runDisney events, and tentative times of Walt Disney World’s Epcot Festivals and Parties. If you’re traveling to Disney in 2021 get ready for openings of new rides, restaurants, services and shows, plus the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World celebrations. See all the dates that may or may not affect your upcoming Disney Vacation with this Walt Disney World 2021 Calendar of Events. 

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What is the Best Time to Visit Walt Disney World in 2021?

For a COMPLETE write up, check out our Best Times to Visit Disney World post. In that post we break down the best time to visit overall based on crowds, based on prices. And which parks to visit on which days, no matter when your vacation is planned. Here are the LOWEST crowd times for 2021. Remember weekends will generally be more crowded regardless. 

  • January 11-14 and 26-28 |  Festival of the Arts
  • February 1-11 |  Festival of the Arts
  • May 4-13  | Flower and Garden Festival
  • August 16-31 | MNSSHP, Food and Wine Festival
  • September 1- 30 | Food and Wine Festival
  • November 15-17 | Food and Wine Festival, Holiday Resort Decorations
  • December 1-10 | Festival of Holidays

What is the Worst Time to Visit Disney World in 2021?

Once you get a glimpse of the dates on our Walt Disney World 2021 Calendar, you’ll understand why we highly recommend avoiding these times of year at Walt Disney World.  If you can help it. The combination of weather, crowds, events and holiday drama can compromise the best planned Disney Vacation. 

  • January 1-3, 16-20 | New Year’s, Martin Luther King Weekend
  • February 12-15 | President’s Day Weekend
  • March | Spring Break/ Easter
  • April | Spring Break/Easter
  • July | H20 Glow Nights
  • October 8-11 | Columbus Day Weekend
  • November 20-28 | Thanksgiving Week
  • December 19 -31 | Christmas Week and New Year’s Eve

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Walt Disney World 2021 Calendar

We’ve broken this down by month, so that you can see what dates which events are happening, how holidays fall into the mix and be aware. Getting a handle on what will be happening while you’re on vacation, can help you plan better. Let’s dive in.

January 2021

January 1-4, 2021: Holiday Activities

January 1, 2021: New Year’s Day

January 6-10, 2021: runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend VIRTUAL

January 8-Feb 22, 2021: Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Epcot

January 15 – 19, 2021: Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend 

January 29-February 1, 2021: NFL Pro Bowl Week

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February 2021

January 8-Feb 22, 2021: Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Epcot

February 7, 2021: Super Bowl Sunday

February 13 – 18, 2021: Valentine’s Day/President’s Day Weekend

February 18-21, 2021: runDisney Princess Half Marathon at ESPN Wide World of Sports VIRTUAL

February 14- 18, 2021: Mardi Gras Week

February 17, 2021: Ash Wednesday

 

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March 2021

Egg-stravaganza: To Be Announced

March 3- June 7, 2021: TENTATIVE TBD Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 

March 7th: Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach OPEN

March 17, 2021: St. Patrick’s Day

March 8 – 29, 2021: Spring Break

 

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April 2021

March 3- June 7, 2021: TENTATIVE TBD Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 

April 2, 2021: Good Friday

April 2 – 5, 2021: Easter Weekend

April 16th – April 18th, 2021: TENTATIVE TBD runDisney Star Wars Rival Run Weekend at ESPN Wide World of Sports

April 17- 23, 2021: TENTATIVE TBD Party for the Planet at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

April 24- April 25, 2021: Dapper Day at Walt Disney World 10th Anniversary

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May 2021

March 3- June 7, 2021:  TENTATIVE TBD Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 

May 4, 2021: Star Wars Day. May the Fourth Be With You!

May 5, 2021: Cinco De Mayo

May 9, 2021: Mother’s Day

May 28-31, 2021: Memorial Day Weekend

May 26 – Aug. 28, 2021:  TENTATIVE TBD Disney H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon

 

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June 2021

May 26 – Aug. 28, 2021:  TENTATIVE TBD Disney H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon

June 1-7, 2021: Gay Days Orlando

June 3- 7, 2021: One Magical Weekend at Walt Disney World

Jun 20, 2021: Father’s Day

 

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July 2021

May 26 – Aug. 28, 2021: TENTATIVE TBD Disney H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon

July 2-5, 2021: Fourth of July Week

 

August 2021

August 20 – November 1, 2021:  TENTATIVE TBD Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom

August 28 – November 25, 2021:  TENTATIVE TBD Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

August 2021- November 2022 : TENTATIVE TBD The World’s Most Magical Celebration 50th Anniversary Celebration

 

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September 2021

August 2021- November 2022:  TENTATIVE TBD The World’s Most Magical Celebration 50th Anniversary Celebration

August 20 – November 1, 2021:  TENTATIVE TBD Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom

August 28 – November 25, 2021:  TENTATIVE TBD Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

September 4-7, 2021:  Labor Day Weekend

September 6-8, 2021: Rosh Hashanah

September 15-16, 2021: Yom Kippur

 

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October 2021

August 2021- November 2022: TENTATIVE TBD The World’s Most Magical Celebration 50th Anniversary Celebration

August 28 – November 25, 2021: TENTATIVE TBD  Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

August 20 – November 1, 2021: TENTATIVE TBD Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom

October 1, 2021: Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary

October 9 – 12, 2021:  Columbus Day Weekend

October 31, 2021: Halloween

 

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November 2021

August 2021- November 2022: TENTATIVE TBD  The World’s Most Magical Celebration 50th Anniversary Celebration

August 28 – November 25, 2021: TENTATIVE TBD  Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

November 5, 2021: Election Day

November 5: Holiday (Christmas) Activities Begin

November 4 -7, 2021:  TENTATIVE TBD runDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

November 7- December 22, 2021:  TENTATIVE TBD Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom

November 11, 2021: Veterans Day

November 22 – 28, 2021: Thanksgiving Week

November 27- December 27, 2021:  TENTATIVE TBD Epcot International Festival of the Holidays at Epcot

 

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December 2021

August 2021- November 2022:  TENTATIVE TBD The World’s Most Magical Celebration 50th Anniversary Celebration

November 7- December 22, 2021:  TENTATIVE TBD Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom

November 27- December 27, 2021:  TENTATIVE TBD Epcot International Festival of the Holidays at Epcot

December 19-31, 2021: Christmas Weeks

December 31, 2021-January 1, 2022: New Years Celebrations

 

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Walt Disney World 2021 Calendar of Events

From our point of view, you can never be too prepared for a Disney Vacation. No matter when you visit, hopefully this calendar has given you an idea of what to expect. Got questions? Let us know. There are a ton of changes in the air for the upcoming 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World, so if you’re vacationing in 2021, be ready for ’em! 


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