6 Disney Festivals to Have On Your Radar in 2024

Collage of 2024 Disney Festivals

If you enjoyed our 24 things at Disney Experiences in 2024, then you’ll want to check out today’s “go-to” breakdown of fan-favorite festivals at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.  

There’s plenty to share now with more coming! We’ll be updating this story during the year with useful information (dates and details) and adding Disney holiday parties and events- so, be sure to keep this special page handy.

2024 Disney Festivals

The Scoop: This popular springtime event features brilliant gardens, fresh flavors, lively entertainment and more at EPCOT. 

A Must Do: Garden Rocks Concert Series – with great bands performing live daily at American Gardens.

Not To Miss: An amazing new Groot topiary and other beautiful topiaries and gardens.

To Try: Spike’s Pollination Exploration and the Egg-stravaganza Hunt around World Showcase are interactive seasonal scavenger hunts. And Butterfly Landing Presented by AdventHealth offers the chance to get up close and personal with butterflies. 

To Taste: This year there are nearly 20 Outdoor Kitchens and over 60 new items to indulge in!  A special Disney Eats Foodie Guide has all the details!

The Scoop: A food aficionado’s paradise! This festival features creative food and beverages, cooking demonstrations and amazing entertainment inspired by cultures and cuisines of California.

A Must Do: The popular attraction, Soarin’ Over California, returns for a limited time during the festival.

To Taste: You’re in for a treat when we roll out this year’s festival Disney Eats Foodie Guide!

Pixar Fest at Disneyland Resort – April 26- Aug. 4 

The Scoop: A resort-wide celebration of all things Pixar with entertainment, colorful decor, themed menu and commemorative merchandise. 

A Must Do: New daytime parade “Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration!” debuting at Disney California Adventure park. Also, “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” returns at Disneyland park with some new scenes.  

To See: You may encounter new characters like Ember and Wade from “Elemental,” Red Panda Mei from “Turning Red” and more. 

To Taste: Keep an eye out for more in a new 2024 Foodie Guide from the Disney Eats team. 

The Scoop: An only-at-Disney seasonal celebration with music, food and more that draws inspiration from multicultural festivities.  

A Must Do: Disney Festival of Holidays will feature a diverse slate of entertainment offerings throughout Disney California Adventure park, so stay tuned for more details!

To Taste: Delicious dishes and drinks inspired by traditions of  Christmas, Navidad, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day. Stay tuned for our Disney Eats Foodie Guide.

The Scoop: A food aficionado’s paradise too! This festival features a variety of cultures, cuisines and even innovative cooking techniques by chefs from around the world. 

A Must Do: Eat to the Beat Concert Series! Live concerts showcase local acts and well-known bands at America Gardens Theatre. More details to come. 

To Taste: Each year, our Festival Foodie Guide is a popular post here on the Blog, including the Pickle Milkshake last year. Stay tuned for our new Guide in 2024.

The Scoop: A celebration of the holidays like none other with sights, sounds and flavors of the season from around the world. 

A Must Do: Candlelight Processional (Disney Parks tradition) takes place nightly at America Gardens Theatre with celebrity narrators retelling the Christmas story.

Not To Miss: Holiday storytellers and musical groups bring to life seasonal traditions and lore around World Showcase.  

To Taste: Holiday Kitchens have treasured recipes and festive drinks from around the globe. Disney Eats will have more later in 2024!

As you can see, we’ve got a jam-packed lineup of festivals (with more parties and events to come) at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort in 2024. 

Keep checking this page on the Disney Parks Blog for updates on anything and everything included in today’s story!