What to Expect At The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival
The Flower and Garden Festival is Walt Disney World’s biggest, and most colorful, springtime event. Taking place at Epcot, it is an event for the senses. Come eat seasonal food and enjoy grade-A entertainment while taking in the spectacular flowers and gardens throughout the park.
The 2019 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival takes place from March 6th to June 3rd. If you’ve never been before, here’s what to expect at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival.
Note: Valid Epcot admission is required.
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What Will I See?
During the Flower and Garden Festival, Epcot is bursting with color. This is the best time of the year to visit Epcot because the park is absolutely stunning.
Gush-worthy gardens are scattered throughout the park. Enjoy looking at beautiful flower beds, potted plants, and wildlife habitats. Alpine, Tropical Rainforest, Bamboo, Purple Martin, and Bonsai are just some of the festival’s garden types.
Sublime shrubs of art make up Disney themed topiary displays. Characters from Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, Lady and the Tramp, Snow White, The Lion King, Winnie-the-Pooh, Peter Pan, and Frozen are just some of the topiaries you will see. They are spectacular and by far the most poplar works of art at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival.
What Are Outdoor Kitchens?
Outdoor Kitchens are food stands that are only out during the festival. They allow you to sample a variety of dishes, desserts, and specialty sips. Menu items include Fried Green Tomatoes, Citrus-poached Salmon, Frozen Lemonade, Potato Pancakes, Honey-Peach Cobbler, Lobster Tail, Chilled Cucumber Soup, Key Lime Tarte, Frushi, Rosé Sangria, Jamaican Braised Beef, Jasmine Draft Beer, and Pineapple Soft-serve Ice Cream–but there are many, many more!
This year, there are around 15 Outdoor Kitchens scattered throughout the park serving Spring’s freshest flavors. Enjoy savoring, sipping, and strolling!
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Garden Rocks Concert Series
One of the biggest draws of the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is the free Garden Rocks Concert Series. See a 30-minute performance every day of the week (at 5:30, 6:45, and 8 PM) at the American Gardens Theatre.
2019’s performers include Rick Springfield, Christopher Cross, Air Supply, Simple Plan, Night Ranger, John Michael Montgomery, Starship, Marshall Tucker Band, The Guess Who, Lonestar, Sister Hazel, Berlin, and TobyMac. View the full lineup here.
Is There Anything For Children To Do?
The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is great for kids, too. There are play areas, gardens, and exhibits specially designed just for children.
Learn about nutrition and wellness at the Play Full Garden, enjoy a Toy Story inspired playground at Bo Peep’s Playtime Training Grounds, and study butterflies at the Goodness Garden Butterfly House.
For an additional fee ($6.99 plus tax), kids can take part in Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration and the Egg-Stravaganza Scavenger Hunt (April 5th to 21st).
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What About Epcot’s Other Attractions?
Everything at Epcot is just as it always is–the park is just more beautifully decorated, serves special food, and hosts big name entertainment acts.
You can enjoy all of Epcot’s attractions and the World Showcase as usual.
Tip: Be sure to book your three FastPasses in advance!
Come Marvel At The Epcot Flower And Garden Festival
You do not want to miss the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. It is a lot of fun and has some very unique offerings. Make the most of your visit to the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival by checking out our 15 Flower and Garden Festival Tips. Let us know about your experience!
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Taylor Pittman Hardy wrote this article.