For the month of February, Disneyland has joined Walt Disney World for a larger-scale Celebrate Soulfully event in celebration of of Black History Month. On the west coast, the celebration is highlighted by the return of Celebrate Gospel music series which has been an annual tradition for more than a decade.

Here’s a look at Disneyland Resort’s Celebrate Soulfully 2022 event.

Celebrate Gospel

For the first time this year, Celebrate Gospel has moved to Disneyland into the Fantasyland Theater and takes place over two Saturdays with headline acts on each day. The festival is rounded out with a selection of amazing gospel singers and community choirs.

  • Feb. 19 – Kierra Sheard on
  • Feb. 26 – Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music

Aside from the musical performances, you can enjoy a special Caramelized Apple Hand Pie at the newly reopened Troubadour Tavern (which also features stuffed baked potatoes) to enjoy while you soak in the joyful noise.

You can also head to the crafts area for a fan that you can color in or fill out a card with your blessings and hang it from a Gratitude Wall. There’s also photo-ops an wall-art paying homage to the history of gospel music.


20220219_145614 20220219_145705 20220219_155310 20220219_145346 20220219_145402 20220219_145548


Celebrate Soulfully

Other than Celebrate Gospel inside of DIsneyland, the rest of the celebration is actually available to everyone outside of the parks. Below are some of the highlights you can enjoy.

Live Entertainment

  • Downtown Disney District features nightly outdoor concerts covering genres such as R&B, reggae, funk and jazz, plus Saturday afternoon Gospel performances.
  • Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa offers nightly jazz.



  • A live chalk-art installation will come to life each week as chalk muralist Marcella Swett reveals new murals at Downtown Disney District.
  • The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder” series on Disney+ features art displays inspired by Penny Proud and her family at Downtown Disney District. Plus, guests can learn more about Bruce Smith, the show’s creator and executive producer.


20220215_135252 20220215_135311


20220205_140812 20220205_140830 20220205_141004 20220205_141019 20220215_135315 20220205_141053


  • Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen at Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort celebrates creole cuisine, including the popular NOLA BBQ Shrimp & Grits.
  • Hearthstone Lounge at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa features a special menu, enhanced with wines, beer and spirits from Black-owned businesses.



  • Post 21 at Downtown Disney features a collection of modern and design-forward merchandise from Black-owned businesses, curated by a local Los Angeles-based mother and daughter team at a kiosk location near World of Disney.
  • Pelé Soccer will debut a new sweatshirt design that features an iconic image of Pelé and a call to “empower the culture.”
  • Lovepop honors Black History Month with special “We are Black History” and “Black is Beautiful” cards.
  • WonderGround Gallery highlights a selection of merch for SOUL, PRINCESS AND THE FROG, and THE LION KING.


20220205_143949 20220205_143350 20220205_141927 20220205_141825

See it for Yourself

Celebrate Soulfully at the Disneyland Resort takes place during the month of February 2022.

Celebrate Gospel musical celebration concludes with its final 2022 event on February 26, 2022.