Epcot Parades, Shows & Fireworks!
Currently Epcot does not have any daytime or nighttime parades.
– Future World –
The JAMMitors! This is no ordinary clean up crew! You can watch these janitors break it down in Future World East near Mission Space. Watch as they jam out using their trash cans, trash can lids, plungers and anything that they can find to make music.
– World Showcase –
Mariachi Cobre. You can see this very spirited mariachi band play at the Mexico Pavilion. They play traditional Jalisco & Mexican folk music. They always have a party going on so don’t be shy and join in!
Jeweled Dragon Acrobats. You can watch this group of Chinese acrobats in the China Pavilion where they perform breathtaking feats of strength, agility and balance.
Sergio. Sergio is a mime and master juggler that engages his crowd into his show at the Italy Pavilion.
Sbandieratori Di Sansepolcro. This group of authentic flag throwers performs to live music from horns and drums at the Italy Pavilion. They will take you back tot he times of the Renaissance with their colorful costumes and flags. Bravo!
American Music Machine. This 5-person a cappella groups leads you on a tuneful top-40 tour of American pop music’s greatest hits. The all-vocal music group delivers a musical marathon of harmonies live on stage at the American Gardens Theater in the American Pavilion.
Eat to the Beat Concert Series. This event only occurs during the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. As you enjoy your food and wine, every evening at 5:30pm, 6:45pm and 8:00pm one of the over 20 chart-topping bands and solo artists bring their hits to the stage.
Matsuriza. Watch and feel the thunder of the Japanese Traditional Takio Drummers at the Japan Pavilion. This is a time honored form of drumming that was used in festivals to pray for rain and by soldiers in battlefields.
Serveur Amusant. Outside of the Les Chefs de France in the France Pavilion, you can watch these amazing acrobatic waiters perform astonishing acts of balance and coordination.
Rose & Crown Pub Musician. In the United Kingdom Pavilion, during the eveings step inside the Rose & Crown Pub and you’ll find a live pianist. Grab a pint and stay a while and sing along to songs from pubs all around the United Kingdom.
British Revolution. Enjoy the best of British rock as this 4-piece band plays everything from psychedelic to punk in the maze garden gazebo at the United Kingdom Pavilion.
Canadian Lumberjacks. Between the Canadian and United Kingdom Pavilions you can cheer on the blue or red team of Canadian Lumberjacks! During their show they compete against one another with events like ax-throwing, giant hand-sawing, chain-sawing and log-rolling. At times you may not have a good view of some of their events, so if you want a good view make sure to arrive at the stage before their showtime.
Fireworks & Nighttime Spectaculars!
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. IllumiNations takes place on certain nights on World Showcase Lagoon, so make sure to check the Times Guides to see if the show will go on the particular night that you would want to visit the park. IllumiNations is the story of Earth that is an amazing nighttime spectacular. It integrates fireworks, laser lights, neon and music to show the past, present and future of Earth. This show closes out Epcot on the nights that it shows, so choose your spot wisely. You can find great viewing locations all around the World Showcase, just be prepared for the crowd afterwards. My advice would be to plan on seeing IllumiNations on a night that Epcot does not have extra magic hours and to watch the show in the following Pavilions: Norway, Mexico, United Kingdom and Canada. There is a FastPass+ viewing area in Showcase Plaza, but if you choose to get it for the show you may not be able to get a FastPass+ for Soarin’ or Test Track. The show only lasts 12 minutes, but it is something that does not need to be missed while you are on vacation at Disney World.