The following is a list of Gravity Falls special events.
Series preview and premiere
Mega Labor Day Weekend 2012
During Labor Day Weekend of 2012, Disney had marathon airings of many of its television shows like A.N.T farm, Gravity Falls, Phineas and Ferb, Shake It Up, and more. See more under "Friday Fright Night" section.
Throughout the month of October, Disney airs Halloween-themed episodes for many of its series programs. In 2012 this included the Gravity Falls episode "Summerween," one of the initial premieres on October 5. A marathon was held later that month, Fright Night. In 2013 it premiered a week of Gravity Falls shorts, "Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained."
Freaky FreakendIn a homage to the 1972 novel Freaky Friday and its film adaptations, Disney aired episodes of popular shows focused on body swapping during the weekend of April 5 to April 7. Gravity Falls' 16th episode, "Carpet Diem," premiered as part of the event on the 5th, along with the other shows under the 30 minute time slot. In the episode, Dipper, Mabel, Soos and Waddles switch bodies. Shorts, every night for a week. An episode of Gravity Falls was shown followed be a short.
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As part of it's Holidays event between November and December, disneychannel.com prominently features holiday and Christmas themed games and episodes. Though Gravity Falls has yet to have a Holiday special episode, in 2013 several games featured the cast of characters. These games were: Holiday Sweater Creator, Disney Channel - Snowman-O-Rama, and Disney Channel Holiday Starglobe.
Also, during the event disneychannel.com revealed "presents" once a week. On the week before Christmas it released several show themed downloadable tree decorations. Gravity Falls' decoration was a Bigfoot tree ornament.
Consecutive airings of many Gravity Falls episodes.
Friday Fright NightOn August 31, 2012, Disney aired eight consecutive episodes of the show to kick off its celebration of Mega Labor Day Weekend: "The Legend of the Gobblewonker," "Headhunters," "The Hand That Rocks the Mabel," "The Inconveniencing," "Dipper vs. Manliness," "Double Dipper," "Irrational Treasure," and "The Time Traveler's Pig." The game "Fright Night" also came out at this point.
A second Fright Night marathon aired during October 2012, containing all episodes from "The Time Traveler's Pig" to "Summerween."
Strange but True!As Disney aired marathons for its various programs, Gravity Falls' turn came on March 29, 2013, with the "Strange but True" marathon, which showed the episodes between "Summerween" and "The Deep End."
Little Gideon Marathon
"Spend the day with the creepiest, most terrifying resident of Gravity Falls."
Saturday, May 10, 2014, Disney aired a marathon for episodes with Gideon Gleeful in them as a prominent character. The episodes shown were "The Hand That Rocks the Mabel," "Little Dipper," "Dreamscaperers," and "Gideon Rises."
Mystery Manual Marathon
In celebration of the season 2 premiere, from Saturday, July 26 to Sunday, July 27 Disney XD is running a Gravity Falls marathon from 10:00am to 8:00pm. The marathon will air every episode of season 1 plus all the shorts.