EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is still taking center stage at Walt Disney World, but before we know it a new festival will be budding at the park! EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival 2023 will run from March 1, 2023 through July 5, 2023, and this festival is a must-do for Disney fans. With the festival still about a month away, here’s everything we know so far about EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival 2023.
EPCOT is known for its vibrant, blooming topiaries throughout the park for the Flower & Garden Festival and this year’s festival is no exception! In addition to festival favorite topiaries, guests will find a few NEW topiaries inspired by some of their favorite characters. New to the topiary lineup is Mirabel, Antonio, Isabela, and Luisa from Disney’s Encanto, but that’s not all! Near the American Adventure in World Showcase you’ll find Princess Tiana – a fitting addition for the much-anticipated opening of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in late 2024. Returning topiary favorites include Snow White and her Seven Dwarfs, Figment, Elsa and Anna, Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tinker Bell, and Tick Tock Croc.
Garden Rocks Concert Series
Get ready to jam all festival long thanks to nightly performances during the Garden Rocks Concert Series! While a musical lineup hasn’t been released yet, we can guarantee that you’re in for some unforgettable live entertainment night after night. With three performances each day, it’s easy to plan around some of your favorite acts on your Disney vacation. We’ll be sharing the full concert lineup once it’s released, so check back for more details!
Fresh Flavors to Explore
EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival 2023 will feature fifteen Outdoor Kitchens for guests to explore. While we don’t have an official festival menu released, we’re willing to bet that festival favorites like the Violet Lemonade will be returning once again! We do know that the Citrus Blossom outdoor kitchen will find a new home this year at the Odyssey between Test Track and Mexico. When Disney releases a complete foodie guide for EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival 2023, we will be sharing a complete guide to spring eats and sips with you here!
Guests of all ages can fully spring into the fun of this festival thanks to activities like Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration. Make your way along Spike the Bee’s Pollination trail, but bee on the lookout for Spike along the way. Note where he’s collecting nectar and pollinating gardens at each garden and add the corresponding sticker on your map to the plan he was visiting. Once you’ve completed the scavenger hunt, return to the gift shop you purchased your game from for a special surprise! Other fun activities for guests of all ages include Blossoms of Fragrance presented by Scentsy and the Butterfly Garden. You’ll be in for a full day of springtime exploration at EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival 2023!
This springtime festival is included in the cost of your theme park ticket into EPCOT, so what are you waiting for? If you’re visiting Orlando from March 1, 2023 through July 5, 2023, plan for a day at EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival 2023!