Walt Disney World Calendar of Events 2024

Walt Disney World Calendar of Events 2024

Visiting Walt Disney World in 2024 is a whole lot easier when you know what to expect. Therefore, we’re sharing this Walt Disney World Calendar of Events for 2024 to help you go prepared. From crowds to events to openings of new attractions, there are tons of things that could affect your Disney World Vacation in 2024. And since Planning a Walt Disney World Vacation in 2024 is even more complicated, it’s important to choose the Best Time to Visit Walt Disney World. So, we’ve pulled together this calendar of events, holidays, festivals, parties, runDisney marathons and everything we could think of that may or may not affect your upcoming Disney Vacation. 

When Should You Visit Walt Disney World in 2024?

There are pros and cons no matter when you visit Walt Disney World! While many people have a job and school schedules to consider, a crowded summer at Disney World may be your only option. Or maybe you’re just interested in visiting during a certain festival, party, or holiday. Check out our Year of Events at Walt Disney World story for what’s happening each month in the parks. Know that some times are better to visit than others. And we’ll break it all down for you, so you can choose the best times to visit Walt Disney World this year. 

Sports Team Events at Walt Disney World

We do include championships and national events on this calendar, as ESPN Wide World of Sports typically hosts these events each year. As such you can often expect to find teams, groups, and families in many of the Disney Resorts throughout these events. While this may not affect your vacation personally, know that often these groups are large, and do add to the crowd levels. 

What is the BEST TIME to Visit Walt Disney World in 2024?

For a COMPLETE write-up, check out our Best Times to Visit Disney World post. In that post, we break down the best days, weeks, and months to visit. Based on overall crowds and prices. And which parks to visit on which days, no matter when your vacation is planned.

Here are the LOWEST CROWD TIMES for 2024 and the events happening during those times. Remember weekends and holidays are more crowded regardless. Here are the date ranges for historically low crowd times throughout the year at Walt Disney World. Note: AVOID Weekends, runDisney Marathons, Labor Day, and Veterans Day.  

  • January 3-12| Festival of the Arts, runDisney Marathon
  • January 22- February 8 | Festival of the Arts
  • May 1-10 | Flower and Garden Festival
  • August 12-31 | MNSSHP, Food and Wine Festival
  • September 1- 30 | MNSSHP, Food and Wine Festival
  • November 1-15 | Food and Wine Festival, Veterans Day
  • December 1-13 | Festival of Holidays

What is the WORST TIME to Visit Walt Disney World in 2024?

Once you get a glimpse of the dates on our Walt Disney World 2024 Calendar, you’ll understand why we highly recommend AVOIDING these times of the 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. Check the Disney 5-Day Calendar for everything that is happening throughout your vacation. 

Here are the HIGHEST CROWD TIMES for 2024 and the events happening during those times. Remember weekends, and holidays are more crowded regardless.

  • January 1-2, 13-17 | New Year’s, Martin Luther King Weekend
  • February 16-20 | President’s Day Weekend
  • March | Spring Break/ Easter
  • April | Spring Break/Easter
  • May 25- 28 | Memorial Day Weekend
  • July | Fourth of July, H20 Glow Nights
  • October 11-15 | Columbus Day Weekend
  • November 22-30 | Thanksgiving Week
  • December 14-31 | Christmas Break and New Year’s Eve

Flower and Garden Festival Walt Disney World

WALT DISNEY WORLD 2024 CALENDAR

We’ve broken this down by month so that you can see which dates and events are happening. Which holidays fall into the mix and special events that may affect your vacation? Getting a handle on what will be happening while you’re on vacation, can help you plan better. Let’s dive in. Note: Events labeled TENTATIVE have not yet been officially announced. Date ranges are based on annual historical data. As soon as Official Dates from Walt Disney World are confirmed this post will be updated. 

Festival of the Arts at Disney's EPCOT Park

JANUARY 2024

January 1-3, 2024: Holiday Activities

January 1, 2024: New Year’s Day

January 3-7, 2024: runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

January 12  – February 19, 2024: TENTATIVE Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Epcot 

January 12 – 14, 2024: College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships

January 13-17, 2024: Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend ( January 15, 2024)

January 15, 2024: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Winnie the Pooh Crystal Palace Statue

FEBRUARY 2024

January 12 – February 19, 2024: TENTATIVE Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Epcot 

February 9- February 13, 2024: NFL Pro Bowl Week (NFL Pro Bowl is February 11, 2024)

February 2-4, 2024: National Dance Team Championship

February 9-12, 2024: National High School Cheerleading Championship

February 11, 2024: Super Bowl Sunday

February 11-15, 2024: Valentine’s Day ( February 14, 2024)

February 14, 2024: Valentine’s Day

February 16-20, 2024:  President’s Day Weekend ( February 19, 2024)

February 19, 2024: President’s Day

February 16-19, 2024: Twirlmania International Championships

February 11-17, 2024: Mardi Gras Week 

February 13, 2024: Fat Tuesday

February 14, 2024: Ash Wednesday

February 22-25, 2024:  runDisney Princess Half Marathon Weekend 

February 28- July 3, 2024: TENTATIVE  Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 

Easter Egg Hunt at Epcot

MARCH 2024

Easter Events at Walt Disney World

March 1, 2024: Egg-stravaganza Easter Egg Hunt at EPCOT

February 28- July 3, 2024: TENTATIVE  Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 

March 1-April 6, 2024: Spring Break from most high schools and colleges

March 2-4, 2024: TENTATIVE Contest of Champions Nationals

March 10-11, 2024: TENTATIVE International All-Star Cheerleading Championship

March 17, 2024: St. Patrick’s Day

March 22- 25, 2024: TENTATIVE Disney Dreamers Academy Annual Trip

March 29, 2024: Good Friday

March 31: Easter Sunday

Flower and Garden Festival at EPCOT Park

APRIL 2024

Earth Month at Disney’s Animal Kingdom  

February 28- July 3, 2024: TENTATIVE  Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 

March 1-April 6, 2024: Spring Break from most high schools and colleges

April 16-22, 2024: Earth Week Activities at Animal Kingdom 

April 18- April 21, 2024:  runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend 

April 22, 2024: Earth Day

April 24- 26, 2024:  ICU Cheerleading World Championship

April 26-29, 2024: USASF The Cheerleading Worlds

April 26-29, 2024: TENTATIVE The Summit-Varsity All-Stars Cheerleading and Dance Championship

April 28-29, 2024: TENTATIVE Dapper Day at Walt Disney World 

Epcot Flower and garden festival topiaries

MAY 2024

February 28- July 3, 2024: TENTATIVE  Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 

May 1, 2024: Disney’s Hollywood Studios 35th Anniversary

May 4, 2024: Star Wars Day. May the Fourth Be with You!

May 5, 2024: Cinco De Mayo

May 12, 2024: Mother’s Day

May 24-28, 2024: Memorial Day Weekend ( May 27, 2024)

May 27, 2024: Memorial Day

May 19 – September 1, 2024: TENTATIVE  Disney H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon Select Nights

Disney Ride Living With The Land

JUNE 2024

February 28- July 3, 2024: TENTATIVE  Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 

May 19 – September 1, 2024: TENTATIVE  Disney H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon Select Nights

May 29-June 3, 2024: TENTATIVE Gay Days Orlando

June 1, 2024: Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon 35th Anniversary

June 1-3, 2024: TENTATIVE One Magical Weekend at Walt Disney World

June 9, 2024: Donald Duck’s 90th Birthday

June 16, 2024: Father’s Day

June 30, 2024:  Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in Magic Kingdom Opens

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney

JULY 2024

February 28- July 3, 2024: TENTATIVE  Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 

May 19 – September 1, 2024: TENTATIVE  Disney H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon Select Nights

July 3-9, 2024: Fourth of July Weekend ( July 4, 2024)

July 4, 2024: Independence Day

July 25 – November 16, 2024: TENTATIVE  Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Boo to you Parade at Magic Kingdom

AUGUST 2024

May 19 – September 1, 2024: TENTATIVE  Disney H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon Select Nights

July 25 – November 16, 2024: TENTATIVE  Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

August 18-27, 2024: TENTATIVE Department of Defense Warrior Games

August 18-24, 2024: TENTATIVE World Princess Week

August 9 – October 31, 2024: TENTATIVE Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom 

Donald Duck Halloween Sipper

SEPTEMBER 2024

July 25 – November 16, 2024: TENTATIVE  Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

August 9 – October 31, 2024: TENTATIVE Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom 

August 30- September 3, 2024:  Labor Day Weekend ( September 2, 2024)

September 2, 2024: Labor Day

Disney Halloween at the Grand Floridian

OCTOBER 2024

July 25 – November 16, 2024: TENTATIVE  Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

August 9 – October 31, 2024: TENTATIVE Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom 

October 3, 2024: Rosh Hashanah

October 12, 2024: Yom Kippur

October 11-15, 2024:  Columbus Day Weekend ( October 14, 2024)

October 14, 2024: Columbus Day

October 31, 2024: Halloween

hollywood studios christmas

NOVEMBER 2024

July 25 – November 16, 2024: TENTATIVE  Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

November 5, 2024: Election Day

Disney Holiday (Christmas) Activities Begin

November 1-4, 2024: runDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend 

November 6- December 20, 2024:  TENTATIVE  Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom

November 4-10, 2024: TENTATIVE “Jersey Week”

November 8-12, 2024: Veterans Day Weekend ( November 11, 2024)

November 11, 2024: Veterans Day

November 24-30, 2024: Thanksgiving Week ( November 28, 2024)

November 28, 2024: Thanksgiving

November 29- December 25, 2024:  TENTATIVE Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Disney resorts Christmas

DECEMBER 2024

November 6- December 20, 2024:  TENTATIVE  Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom

November 29- December 25, 2024:  TENTATIVE Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

December 2-6, 2024: TENTATIVE Pop Warner Week

December 18-31, 2024: Christmas Weeks

December 25, 2024: Christmas

December 31, 2024-January 1, 2025: New Year’s Celebrations

hollywood studios christmas

WALT DISNEY WORLD 2024 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

From our point of view, you can never be too prepared for a Disney Vacation. This Walt Disney World 2024 Calendar is updated throughout the year to make sure you’re informed! No matter when you visit, hopefully, this calendar has given you an idea of what to expect during your vacation dates. Got questions? Let us know. Happy vacationing.

Disney World Calendar of Events 2024


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