International Festival of the Arts May Return to Walt Disney World in 2018

Disney hasn’t made an official announcement, but based on the event page on their website it looks like the event will be back for 2018. International Festival of the Arts took place at Epcot this year for the first time ever.  It spanned over 6 weeks on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only.  The event showcased various art demonstrations including paintings, culinary experiences, pottery, musical entertainment and more.  There were also various events that guests could pay extra for and attend to get a more hands on art experience.


The event seemed to get a strong response from guests, enough that it appears that we will get to experience it again next year.  We aren’t sure if the event will be expanded to include week days, too, but we sure hope so.  We can likely expect that there would be more events and experiences added to the 2018 event, too.

What did you all think of the inaugural event this year?

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!