Many travelers are excited to pack their bags and hit the road or skies in pursuit of magical fun in Orlando each year. Home to Disney World Resort and theme parks, Orlando is a place where it’s easy to make lifelong memories alongside family, friends, and of course, your favorite Disney characters too! While a Disney-themed getaway in this direction is a treat any time of year, those who make their way to Orlando in the spring and summer are just in time to enjoy the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2023. This annual event is always highly anticipated by locals and visitors alike. In 2023, Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival is on from March 1 through July 5, offering visitors a chance to experience the park in full bloom and at its very best! This springtime fan-favorite festival pairs stunning on-site gardens and fresh flowers with topiary displays, unique exhibits, living sculptures of Disney characters, and lively entertainment too. All in all, it’s an experience you simply won’t want to miss when you’re in the area.
Where Flavor and Floral Fun Thrive
No matter when visitors drop by to experience Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival for themselves, they’ll find a Garden Graze is often a festival highlight to enjoy! Upon arrival, you’ll want to pick up your Festival Passport which will be your guide as you enjoy this food stroll that includes no less than 10 delicious dishes to check out! While experiencing all of the festival flavors is the goal, you can be rewarded for your efforts by the time you’ve tried five Garden Graze items. Just make sure you collect a stamp in your passport for each mouthwatering moment and then head to the Pineapple Promenade where you can present your passport and proudly receive a special treat.
Another highlight of Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival is the collection of outdoor kitchens that are included in the experience. Guests who drop by to celebrate this floral festival are invited to drink, eat and delight in the creative festival-inspired cuisine that’s found throughout the park! Garden-fresh fare is always within reach during festival time, but guests will find there’s also an array of outdoor kitchens to explore that showcase specialty menu options from destinations across the globe. Whether you’re looking for a festival snack or a robust meal, you’re sure to find it when you spend time at Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival this year.
There’s More to Enjoy When You Shop and Explore
Throughout the course of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, guests will want to keep their eyes open for pop-up markets that are always well-worth enjoying! Here, you’ll have access to a wide variety of special festival merchandise that’s only available for a limited time and makes for amazing gifts and souvenirs too. You’ll find everything from garden gear and accessories to customized apparel as well. Some of the festival merchandise collections on the lineup include the Snow White Collection, the Annual Passholder Collection, the Orange Bird Collection, and the Figment Collection in 2023.
If you’re looking for festival activities that are particularly appealing to the little ones in your traveling crew, you’re in luck. The Family-Friendly Garden presented by OFF! Is an appealing place where kids can enjoy camp-themed fun and floral and plenty of space to climb, jump, and play. Consider dropping by the Butterfly Landing presented by AdventHealth while you’re at the festival if your kids are interested in observing an amazing number of butterfly species flittering around in a kaleidoscope of color! The entire family can take part in the Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration scavenger hunt by purchasing a map and stickers at the entrance and searching all of Epcot for Spike the Bee. As you find him in different places, you can add a sticker to your map and turn it in for a prize at the end.
Amazing Entertainment to Enjoy
Guests who are looking to be entertained will find the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival has them covered. Get in the groove with the Garden Rocks Concert Series which aligns with the festival fun once again in 2023. Concerts are vast, varied, and hosted at the America Gardens Theater in the American Adventure Pavilion. Some of the headliners during the festival include Blue Oyster Cult, Element, Smash Mouth, Audio Exchange, Glass Ceiling, and more!
Visit the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2023 Today
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