The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is in full bloom. For 90 days, visitors can take in stunning topiaries, walk through gardens, eat spring’s freshest flavors and more. Here are the top must-do’s at this year’s festival:
The main draw to the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is the gorgeous topiaries, all of which are life-size recreations of Disney characters including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Snow White and Dopey, Beauty and the Beast, The Three Caballeros, Lady and the Tramp, the all-new Bo Peep, Buzz Lightyear and more. Topiaries can be found at the Epcot entrance, in Future World, and all-around the World Showcase.
Walk Through Themed Gardens
For more greenery make sure to take a stroll through the festival’s many gardens. Some of our favorite gardens include the Shakespeare Garden in the United Kingdom pavilion, “mini gardens” between Future World and World Showcase, the Goodness Garden Butterfly House and more.
The Epcot Flower & Garden Festival is a family-friendly event, which means there are plenty of ways for everybody in the family to play. Kids can let out the wiggles in several playgrounds including the Play Full Garden in the Imagination Walkway, Bo Peep’s Playtime Training Grounds and the Harmony Gardens musical playground. For something to enjoy with the entire family don’t miss the scavenger hunt Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration. During the weeks leading up to Easter, guests will be able to enjoy an Easter-themed scavenger hunt called Eggstravaganza Scavenger Hunt.
The flowers aren’t the only things that are creative at this year’s Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. The Outdoor Kitchens will feature spring’s freshest flavors, and this year there are several new Outdoor Kitchens to enjoy including - Arbor at Thea Gardens Terrace, Flavor Full Kitchen Hosted by AdventHealth and The Citrus Blossom.
End your day with a rock concert at the American Gardens Theater. New in 2019, the festival’s concerts will expand to seven days a week, with a total of 270 concerts spanning multiple genres. Here is the year’s lineup:
March 6-8: Journey former lead vocalist STEVE AUGERI (NEW) “Don’t Stop Believin’”
March 9-10: Glass Tiger (New to Garden Rocks) “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)”
March 11-12: Jon Anderson of YES (NEW) “Owner of A Lonely Heart”
March 13-14: Tony Orlando “Knock Three Times”
March 15-16: Wang Chung (NEW to Garden Rocks), “Everybody Have Fun Tonight”
March 17-20: Simple Plan “Perfect”
March 21-22: Ambrosia (NEW) “Biggest Part of Me”
March 23-24: Magic Giant (NEW) “Set on Fire”
March 25-27: Air Supply (New to Garden Rocks) “All Out of Love”
March 28-29: Berlin featuring Terri Nunn “Take My Breath Away”
March 30-31: The Smithereens (NEW to Garden Rocks) “Top of the Pops”
April 1-2: Rick Springfield “Jessie’s Girl”
April 3-4: Christopher Cross (NEW to Garden Rocks) “Sailing”
April 5-7: The Spinners “Working My Way Back to You”
April 8-9: Dennis DeYoung, original member of the group STYX “Come Sail Away”
April 10-11: John Michael Montgomery (NEW) “I Love the Way You Love Me”
April 12-13: Sister Sledge (NEW to Garden Rocks) “We Are Family”
April 14-16: Night Ranger “Sister Christian”
April 17-19: Sister Hazel (NEW to Garden Rocks) “All For You”
April 20-21: Steven Curtis Chapman (NEW) “Cinderella”
April 22-23: TobyMac (NEW) “The Elements”
April 24-26: Lonestar “Amazed”
April 27-30: The Orchestra starring former members of ELO “Evil Woman”
May 1-4: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone “I’m Henry VIII I Am”
May 5-7: Don Felder, Formerly of the Eagles “Hotel California”
May 8-9: A Flock of Seagulls (NEW) “I Ran (So Far Away)”
May 10-11: Marshall Tucker Band (NEW to Garden Rocks) “Heard It in a Love Song”
May 12-13 – Peabo Bryson (NEW), “If You’re Ever In My Arms Again”
May 14-15: Richard Marx (New to Garden Rocks) “Right Here Waiting”
May 16-19: STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
May 20-21: Colin Hay of Men at Work (NEW) “Who Can It Be Now?”
May 22-23: War (NEW) “Why Can’t We Be Friends”
May 24-27: The Guess Who “American Woman”
May 28-29: Jon Secada “Just Another Day”
May 30- June 1: Blood, Sweat and Tears “Spinning Wheel”
June 2-3 – Eddie Palmieri (NEW), “Vamanos Pa’l Monte”
Performances take place every day of Epcot Flower and Garden Festival at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival runs now through June 3, 2019.