2023 Guide - Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

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March 1, 2023 @ 8:00 am - July 4, 2023 @ 5:00 pm EST

Mickey, Pluto, and Goofy Garden Sculptures at Disney's Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival - Orlando, Florida, USA

Shake off those winter blues and usher in the season of green grass, blooming flowers, and spring sunshine at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival 2023. From magical topiary exhibits to the season’s freshest flavors, this fair is everything you’ve dreamed of and more!

Like all EPCOT’s annual events, EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival 2023 doesn’t disappoint when it comes to activities and colors. Discover a treasure trove of tasty delights, marvel at topiary statues of your favorite Disney characters, and test your skills on an exciting scavenger hunt.

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The festival precisely conjures images of splendid spring. Follow along to discover everything blooming at this festival.

EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival 2023 Tickets

General admission and date-specific theme park reservation are required.

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Of course, every inch of Walt Disney World screams enchantment and fun. After taking in all the beautiful flowers and seasonal eats at EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival, set at least a day or two to enjoy all the park’s entertainment as well as other Orlando gems. Book these vacation packages with Tripster:

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EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival Attractions

Topiaries, Displays, Exhibits & Gardens

Lavish topiaries modeled after your beloved Disney characters, including Elsa, Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Anna, and more abound at this spring festival. The park’s horticulture department works closely with artists and architects to come up with breathtaking statues that level up the area’s landscape. Just stroll through the gardens to admire the towering exhibits.

Mickey, Pluto, and Goofy Garden Sculptures at Disney's Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival - Orlando, Florida, USAOutdoor Kitchens

Many visitors come for the over-the-top topiaries and colorful blooms but stay for the tasty dishes, and it’s easy to see why. EPCOT has always a flair for scrumptious food that will leave your mouth wanting more.

Go aboard on a delectable quest to eat your way around the park throughout Flower & Garden Festival at EPCOT. The fair features outdoor kitchens, each offering a seasonal menu of appetizing cuisine and cool libations. So, take a seat and breathe in the fresh air as you munch on sumptuous treats from all over the world. There will be a children's menu to satisfy small appetites as well.

On top of varied choices, the food booths are conveniently near one another, so it will be easier to try and discover new flavors.

Garden Rocks Concert Series

Want to burn some of the calories from munching all your favorites? Show off your moves and groove to the hottest beats at EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival 2023 concerts. Head to the America Gardens Theatre in the American Adventure Pavilion, and you’ll find world-class artists belting out toe-tapping songs.

Every concert lasts for 30 minutes and can be joined by all ages. The complete lineup for this year’s show will be announced soon.

Garden Rocks Dining Packages

Treat your palette to an array of flavors before moving your feet and dancing the night away at Garden Rocks Concert Series. You’ll get to enjoy eats and drinks from any of EPCOT’s participating restaurants that will be serving different kinds of menu.

When you grab this dining package, you’ll get guaranteed seating at the long-awaited show. No need to get in line and waste time just to secure concert tickets. Don’t skimp out on this sweet deal!

Kid-Friendly Activities

The event is bursting with so much to do, including amusements geared especially toward your little ones. Your youngsters will have the chance to bask in the beauty and wonder of nature while roaming through family-friendly displays, interactive gardens, and whimsical play areas built for discovering and learning.

couple taking selfie at the Epcot International Flower Garden Festival in Orlando, Florida, USAScavenger Hunt

Be on the lookout for a special character around the park and return your accomplished map for a special treat with garden tours. Last year’s game includes Spike the Bee, and we'll be waiting if The Pollen-Nation Scavenger Hunt will make a comeback.

Garden Graze

Take a walk around EPCOT and savor 5 refreshing, tasty eats, plus one delicious surprise at the end of your stroll.

Look at your Festival Passport to find a specifically created menu; then gather a stamp after every bite to track your progress. Once you've devoured 5 dishes and collected the 5 subsequent stamps at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival food booths, bring your Festival Passport to the authorized personnel to claim your reward.

Shopping and More

Aside from core memories, you can go home with the freshest souvenirs after the festival! Browse and shop for the newest and coolest festival merchandise such as hoodies, totes, wallets, pin sets, and more.

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We’re thinking that there will be topiaries for sale just like in the 2022 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival.

EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival Date and Time

The EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival 2023 dates are from March through July 4 2023. The fun starts from 8 AM to 8 PM.

mother and daughter looking at flowers and sculptures at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival in Orlando, Florida, USAEPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival Details

The EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival 2023 menu and highlights, including the full lineup, food locations, and more details will be announced soon. Check back later for more updates.

Other EPCOT Festivals

EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival

Take a trip across 6 continents as you taste local and global bites or enjoy sips at EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. Uncover a bounty of unique traditions, authentic dishes, and innovative culinary methods from chefs worldwide.

This food enthusiast's haven is brimming with scrumptious delicacies, craft beer, spirits, and more beverages sure to meet every taste.

Food Choices to Expect:

    • African
    • American
    • Asian
    • British
    • Chinese
    • French
    • German
    • Greek
    • Irish
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Latin
    • Moroccan
    • Norwegian
    • Polynesian
    • Seafood, and more.

Event’s Highlights

  • Family-friendly Activities
  • Eat to the Beat Concert Series
  • Eat to the Beat Dining Package
  • Festival Souvenirs

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Yuletide celebrations feel complete with the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays! Relieve the heartwarming birth of the savior through a candlelight processional, surprise kids with merry experiences, and feast on the flavors of the season.

Event’s Highlights

  • Holiday Kitchens
  • Holiday Cookie Stroll
  • Holiday Mementos

EPCOT International of the Arts

A fair for all the artists and foodies! This festival celebrates all things food and art, so expect an experience that’s pleasing to the eyes as well as the palette. There will be chalk artwork, workshops from Disney illustrators, creative meals, and more. Plus, expect to see performances from world-class musicians.

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Bringing your little ones with you? Perfect! The festival offers activities for kids like creating their own masterpieces and drawing on a mural! So, embrace your creative and gastronomic side with your budding little artists here!

Family walking with desserts in their hands at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, USAEvent’s Highlights

  • Eat to the Beat Concert Series
  • Art Installations and Musical Shows
  • Festival Souvenirs

Other Attractions and Entertainment at EPCOT

Meet Belle in France

Bonjour! The most beautiful bookworm is excited to meet and chat with you. Make your way to the France Pavilion where Belle is waiting for you, sometimes with a book in her hand.

Meet Snow White in Germany

The fairest princess in the land who found her true love came back to the wishing well. And this time, to help you make your wishes come true! Listen to Show White as she shares a story about kindness, kindness, and friendship. Then, take a lovely photo and hear tips on how to steer clear of witches and poisonous apples.

With her adorable smile and attitude, Snow White befriends and charms everyone she meets from 7 little friends to a striking prince. This attraction is in the German Pavilion.

Music of Mexico

Revel in the cozy tunes of traditional music from Mexico. The spirited band called Marimba de las Américas will make you sway with their mariachi music, featuring marimba compositions from across Latin America. This 25-minute show can be enjoyed by teens and adults.

American Heritage Gallery

Learn about American Indian culture and community during your EPCOT visit. The gallery showcases historical, authentic artifacts alongside contemporary artwork, widening your knowledge when it comes to traditions and stories.

Delve into the creativity of American Indian communities from 7 geographic regions all over the country. Their masterpieces represent the depth and richness of Native’s past and present. Then, experience immersive storytelling and interactive installations as you walk through the gallery.

Close up of people eating and drinking at Epcot's Food and Wine Festival in Orlando, Florida, USA

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Journey Into Imagination With Figment

Figment will accompany you on this playful ride across the sensory labs. Prepare for an amazing experience as you journey through a sequence of colorful, imaginative laboratories. Let your creativity shine on this fantastic, silly adventure!

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This family-friendly amusement is for all ages and doesn’t have any height requirements, so bring your little tots to enjoy the ride.

SeaBase

Is life really better than under the sea? It’s for you to find out! Uncover the enchantment and wonder of the sea at this ocean-themed attraction. Spot sharks, reef fish, and more incredible aquatic animals. Plus, it’s a chance to learn more about marine life and conservation.

For adventurous marine-animal lovers and certified scuba divers, you’re lucky enough to swim with more than 2,000 creatures inside the immense aquarium. Perhaps, you can also play and get up close with dolphins and other creatures.

The American Adventure

Watch an uplifting production of our country’s history! This sensational production features patriotic songs, 35 audio-animatronics technology, and digital projection. Sit back and relax as America's story comes to life before your eyes.

Head to Colonial theater, where you'll meet Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain - your special guides on this trip.

Living with the Land

Look firsthand at the innovative growing techniques and high-yield crops used to grow the planet. Uncover an abundance of fruits and veggies and keep your eyes open for catch catfish, hybrid striped bass, or freshwater shrimp.

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EPCOT via DisneyWorld

Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival

Grab a pair of 3D glasses and witness 3 incredible short films completed with in-theater special effects. As you enter the theater, look at the displays featuring the behind-the-scenes of your favorite stories, characters, and beginnings of the Walt Disney Company.

Bruce’s Shark World

Test your underwater knowledge with puzzles and games from Mr. Ray at Bruce’s Shark World. Be sure to strike a pose inside the big mouth of Bruce, the Shark! Don’t worry as he won’t bite. This attraction also includes interactive walkthrough displays, perfect for guests of all ages. It doesn’t have a height requirement as well.

Experience EPCOT International and Garden Festival

Spring has finally arrived, and so is the EPCOT International and Gardens Festival! Celebrate the arrival of warm weather and blooming flowers with fanciful topiaries, seasonal eats, remarkable performances, and an explosion of colors at the Most Magical Place on Earth.

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Start the season by weaving through the bounty smorgasbord of food options at EPCOT’s global gardens. Spoil yourself with delicious dishes paired with tasty libations from craft beer to bubbly while you unwind in refreshing spaces.

Then, spice up your celebration with a live concert held at American Garden Theater. Of course, there will be enormous topiaries based on your favorite Disney characters. Take pictures besides real-life plant sculptures of Donald Duck, Anna, Orange Bird, Elsa, and more at Gardens of the World. You’ll definitely be taken aback by these larger-than-life exhibits.

So, get your tickets now and make your spring vacation the best one yet!

Details

Start:
March 1, 2023 @ 8:00 am EST
End:
July 4, 2023 @ 5:00 pm EST
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Venue

Epcot
200 Epcot Center Dr
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(407) 939-5277

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Shake off those winter blues and usher in the season of blooming flowers and spring sunshine at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival 2023