Guests of all ages will be able to attend and enjoy this immersive sensory experience at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival.
For those who aren’t local to Florida, you may be just a tiny bit tired of winter weather. The snow, sleet, frozen winds, and general gloom can be exhausting! Luckily, Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival starts on March 1st!
As you know, Epcot is one of our favorite parks at Walt Disney World.
This isn’t just an ordinary, run-of-the-mill flower display; the Flower & Garden Festival is an immersive experience for all five senses!
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Disney Flower and Garden Festival 2023
What are Epcot Flower and Garden Festival dates?
Beginning March 1st, Epcot Flower and Garden Festival will run through July 5th.
Guests of all ages will be able to attend and enjoy this immersive sensory experience.
Is the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival worth it?
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is one of my favorite festivals during the year. It is truly a treat for the senses with the sights and smells of the beautiful flowers and amazing topiaries to the taste of the delicious foods. You have to visit at least once.
Do you have to pay extra for the Flower and Garden Festival?
Flower and Garden Festival is included in the cost of your Epcot Park ticket. Check the Festival Passport for a schedule of events and a list of the food booths.
What is the best day to visit Epcot for Flower and Garden Festival?
I’ve found that the best days to visit Epcot are Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Most people visit Epcot on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
What Can I See at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival?
The Flower & Garden Festival offers guests the chance to marvel at attractions such as Disney-themed topiaries, wildlife habitats and so much more. Stroll through intricately crafted garden spaces and let the sights announce Spring’s arrival!
Frozen fans will let go of all their troubles when they get to see Elsa and Anna represented in floral; book lovers are invited to be guests in the France pavilion to see Beauty and the Beast designed in botanicals, and you can race to the Test Track to catch a look at Lightning McQueen and his best friend Mater created out of clover.
Miss Piggy and Kermit can also be found as you stroll around World Showcase.
There are dozens more Disney characters to see at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival! Guided tours are also available at the Festival, so be sure to check Epcot’s website to see what additional costs apply.
New in 2023, topiaries of Mirabel, Antonio, Isabela, and Luisa from Disney’s Encanto will be added to the front entrance of Epcot for the Flower and Garden Festival. There will also be a Princess Tiana topiary added to The American Adventure. YAY! I’m SO excited!!
Make you also check out the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival-themed merchandise located in Creations as well as designated booths located around World Showcase.
What to Smell at Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
Now, this is probably obvious, but guests’ noses are sure to be tickled by the wide array of florals at the Flower & Garden Festival.
In addition to flowers grown simply for their beauty, within the Festival there will be plants grown for use in cooking. The smells of spices like basil and leaves for tea will most likely get your mouth watering!
Cast members will be on hand at designated times to answer questions about the various gardens and the purposes of many of the plants.
What to Hear at Flower and Garden Festival
There will be many concerts during the Festival, with an extensive list of performers that can be found HERE.
Garden Rocks Concert Series at Flower and Garden Festival
Garden Rocks concerts take place at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM, and 8:00 PM during EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival—from March 1 to July 5, 2023.
- Journey Former Lead Vocalist STEVE AUGERI
March 3 & 4
March 5 & 6
- Tommy DeCarlo
March 10 & 11
- Smash Mouth
March 12 & 13
- Mike DelGuidice
March 17 & 18
- Blue Oyster Cult (NEW)
March 19 & 20
March 24 & 25
- The Pointer Sisters
March 26 & 27
- Luis Figueroa (NEW)
- Piso 21 (NEW)
April 1 & 2
- STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
April 7 & 8
- Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles
April 9 & 10
- Blue October
April 14 & 15
- Switchfoot (NEW)
April 16 & 17
- A Flock of Seagulls
April 21 & 22
- Jo Dee Messina
April 23 & 24
- Ambrosia with Peter Beckett, The Voice Of Player
April 28 & 29
- Kool & The Gang
April 30 & May 1
- Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
May 5 to 8
- The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
May 12 to 15
- A.J. Croce: Croce Plays Croce (NEW)
May 19 & 20
- Casting Crowns (NEW)
May 21 & 22
- Jason Scheff, longtime lead singer of Chicago (NEW)
May 26 & 27
- Rick Springfield
May 28 & 29
- Plain White T’s
June 2 to 5
- The Spinners
June 9 & 10
- The Commodores
June 11 & 12
- Vertical Horizon
June 16 & 17
- Tony Orlando
June 18 & 19
- Simple Plan
June 23 to 26
- Living Colour
June 30 & July 1
- Wang Chung
July 2 & 3
Starting on February 9th, guests can reserve Garden Rocks Dining Packages and secure a spot for these shows!
In addition to Garden Rocks live concerts, other sounds can be found in the Purple Martin Garden.
Migratory birds from Brazil trekked over 3,000 miles to land at Epcot and raise their little babies! The sounds of birds throughout the festival will be just like music to guests’ ears. And if you listen very, very carefully, you might even catch the flutter of butterfly wings in areas with flowers grown to attract those delicate insects.
Stage Performances at Flower and Garden Festival
Jammin’ Gardeners (Canada Mill Stage)
Tap your feet to the syncopated sounds of the funkiest gardeners around.
Voices of Liberty (America Gardens Theatre)
Get swept away by inspiring vocal performances celebrating America’s spirit and beauty.
Mariachi Cobre (America Gardens Theatre)
Enjoy an exuberant performance of world-famous, traditional folk music.
What to Taste at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival
Does Flower and Garden Festival have food?
Yes! Epcot Flower and Garden Festival does have food! Make sure to grab a festival passport to make your list of all the delicious festival foods you want to try.
There will be outdoor kitchens, offering tasty treats and drinks thanks to the World Showcase at Epcot. Travel around the world with flavors from Germany, France, and Florida itself.
Food and libations will range from vegetarian and gluten-free, to Italian pasta and Japanese frushi (delicious fruit sushi!). There will be a little something for everyone at the flower and garden festival, with familiar family favorites and hopefully some brand-new cuisine as well.
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Food Booths
Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market
- Potato Pancakes with house-made applesauce
- Potato Pancake with caramelized ham, onions, and herb sour cream
- Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with black forest ham and melted Gruyère cheese
- Warm Cheese Strudel with mixed berries
- M.I.A. Brewing Hugo Lager
- Bitburger Premium Pilsner
- Stiegl Brewery Raspberry Radler
- Apfelschaumwein: Sparkling wine and apple liqueur
- Beer Flight
The Citrus Blossom
- Crispy Mojo Marinated Pork Belly, with avocado cream, corn salsa, salsa verde, and plantain chips
- Tuna Tataki Bowl with spicy yuzu glaze, mango, avocado, and pappadam crisp
- Grapefruit Tart: Grapefruit curd, lychee jam, ginger mousse, and yuzu cream
- Orange-Lemon Smoothie in a Souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup
- Islamadora Key Lime Hibiscus Ale
- Wicked Weed Brewing Orange Peel Ale
- 81 Bay Brewing Co. Citrus Honey Cream Ale
- Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy
- Beer Flight
Epcot Farmers Feast
This is a booth that changes during the festival.
Early Bloom Menu (available March 2 through April 9):
- Chilled Potato and Leek Soup “Vichyssoise” with chive oil and crispy leeks
- Char-grilled Bison Ribe-Eye with creamy leek fondue, roasted carnival cauliflower, Romanesco, and port wine-goat cheese butter
- Goat Cheese Creamsicle Pop: Goat cheese Crémeux, orange cream, olive oil cake, cranberry sauce, and praline
Springtime Menu (available April 10 through May 21):
- Grilled Vegetable Bruschetta with marinated peppers, zucchini, squash, artichokes, goat cheese, and balsamic glaze on grilled ciabatta
- Herb-crusted Spring Lamb with marble potatoes, spring vegetables, and red wine butter sauce
- Strawberry Rhubarb Upside-down Cake with crème fraîche whipped cream
Summer Solstice Menu (available May 22 through July 4):
- Tomato and Cornbread Panzanella with burrata cheese and fresh basil
- Barbecue Seared Pork Tenderloin with summer succotash, herb butter, and grapefruit vinaigrette
- A Whole Lotta Melon: Feta cheesecake with watermelon curd, pickled watermelon rind, watermelon caramel, and compressed watermelon
Beverages (available throughout the Festival):
- Raspberry Lemon Verbena Whole-Leaf-Steeped Sparkling Hard Tea
- Hibiscus Lemonade Cocktail featuring hibiscus gin
Epcot Sunshine Griddle
- Avocado Toast with marinated toybox tomatoes on toasted ciabatta
- Shrimp and Grits: Blackened shrimp and cheddar cheese grits with brown gravy and sweet corn salsa
- Corned Beef Brisket Hash with house-made potato barrels, onions, peppers, cheese curds, and a soft-poached egg with Tabasco hollandaise
- Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites with cream cheese frosting and candied bacon
- Froot Loops Shake (non-alcoholic)
- Joffrey’s Coffee Cold Brew Cocktail with milk, rum and coffee liqueur, and vanilla vodka
Flavor Full Kitchen Hosted by AdventHealth
- Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with savory garlic spread
- Seared Verlasso Salmon with farro risotto and micro herbs
- Strawberry Mousse with chocolate-crisp pearls
- Blood Orange Agua Fresca (non-alcoholic)
- Cookie Butter Worms and Dirt (non-alcoholic)
Fleur de Lys
- Croissant au Fromage de Chèvre, Herbes et Ail Rôtie: Croissant with goat cheese, herbs, and roasted garlic
- Pan Bagnat Classique: The Niçoise Sandwich with house-made bread, albacore tuna mayonnaise, tomato, black olives, lettuce, and celery
- Salade de Lentilles à la Lyonnaise: French Green Lentil Salad with bacon and garlic sausage
- Beignet Caramélisé, Fourré Crème Vanille, Glacé au Caramel Fleur de Sel: Caramelized Beignet filled with vanilla cream and glazed with caramel fleur de sel
- Kronenbourg French Wheat Draft Beer
- Very Raspberry: Rosé wine with natural raspberry flavor
- Grand Mimosa Cocktail with orange liqueur, Champagne, and orange juice
- La Vie en Rose Frozen Slush: Vodka, orange vodka, and liqueur with white and red cranberry juice
- Frushi: Strawberry, pineapple, and cantaloupe wrapped in sweet rice and pink soy wrap served with whipped cream, berry sauce, and toasted coconut
- Chicken Yakitori: Grilled chicken with scallions, red pepper-shoyu emulsion, and pickled onions
- Beef Tataki: Seared sirloin with red shiso sauce, watermelon radish, and sprouts
- Yuzu Tilted Tonic Hard Seltzer
- Ozeki Pineapple Nigori Sake
- Cucumber Cooler: Sake, vodka, and cucumber garnished with a cucumber slice
The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board
- Tupelo Honey and Sweet Corn Spoon Bread with jalapeños, bacon, and house-made whipped honey butter
- Lavender Honey Mustard-marinated Chicken Flatbread with whipped honey-ricotta cheese, marinated vegetables, and goat cheese
- Local Wildflower Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake with orange blossom honey whipped cream, whipped honey, crystalized honey, honeycomb, dehydrated honey, and fennel pollen meringue kisses
- Honey-Peach Freeze in a Souvenir Spike the Bee Sipper Cup
- B. Nektar New Wave Lemonade Mead
- Florida Orange Groves Winery Orange Blossom Honey Wine
- Honey-Peach Freeze with Blueberry Vodka
Jardin de Fiestas
- Enchilada de Mole Negro: Chipotle chicken in a corn tortilla with mole negro, avocado mousse, crema Mexicana, and queso fresco
- Taco Vampiro: Barbacoa beef in a corn tortilla with crispy grilled Monterey jack cheese, salsa ranchera, and esquites
- Tostada de Chorizo: Plant-based Chorizo and black beans on a crispy corn tortilla with avocado mousse and queso fresco
- Poppy Flower Margarita: Tequila Blanco, hibiscus flower tea, cucumber juice, aperitivo, and blackcurrant liqueur with a chile salt rim
- Hypnotic Margarita: Tequila Blanco, mezcal, rosemary syrup, cognac, and lemon juice
- Craft Mexican Lager
La Isla Fresca
Breakfast Food (through 10:30 AM):
- Arepas topped with egg and cheese
- Arepa with chorizo, egg, and cheese
Breakfast Beverages (through 10:30 AM):
- Tropical Breeze: Lemonade, grapefruit juice, and simple syrup (non-alcoholic) (New)
- Dulce de Leche Cocoa Coffee
- Tropical Breeze with Don Q Limon Rum
Food (starting at 10:30 AM):
- Arepas topped with melted queso fresco
- Arepa topped with shrimp, crushed avocado ají, and tomato sauce
- Arepa topped with chorizo
- Coconut Tres Leches: Vanilla cake soaked in oat milk, almond milk, and coconut milk with toasted coconut
Beverages (starting at 10:30 AM)
- Tropical Breeze: Lemonade, grapefruit juice, and simple syrup (non-alcoholic)
- Islmadora Beer Company, Coconut Key Lime Ale
- Florida Orange Groves Winery Tropical Perception White Sangria
- Tropical Breeze with Don Q Limon Rum
- Spicy Mala Chicken Skewer
- House-made Cheesy Crab Wontons
- Rose Bubble Milk Tea (non-alcoholic)
- Jasmine Draft Beer
- Marco Boba: Amaretto, iced coffee, milk, and boba
- Kung Fu Punch: Vodka, triple sec, mango, orange juice, and soda water
- Tang Dynasty: Tequila gold, light rum, strawberry, piña colada mix, white boba pearls, and soda water
- Southern Seafood Boil: Shrimp, mussels, crawfish, potatoes, corn, and Andouille sausage
- Spicy Chicken Gumbo with Andouille sausage and BEN’S ORIGINAL Long Grain & Wild Rice
- Grilled Oysters with Cajun butter
- House-made Boudin Bites featuring BEN’S ORIGINAL Long Grain White Rice
- Pecan Praline
- Bayou Cocktail: Spiced rum, coconut rum, fruit punch, and Minute Maid orange juice
- 81 Brewing Co., Orange Coriander Wheat Ale
- Wicked Weed Brewing American Light Ale
- Parish Brewing Co. Ghost in the Machine Double IPA
- Beer Flight
- Seared Scallops with French green beans, butter potatoes, brown butter vinaigrette, and applewood-smoked bacon
- Beef Tenderloin Tips, Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce, and Whipped Potatoes with garden vegetables
- Griddled Maple Pound Cake with warm peach compote and sweet corn gelato
- Maple Popcorn Shake (non-alcoholic)
- Glutenberg Blonde Ale
- Collective Arts Brewing Co. Blueberry Fruit Beer
- 81 Bay Brewing Co. Apricot with Maple Syrup Blonde Ale
- Maple Popcorn Shake with Tap 357 Maple Rye Whisky
- Beer Flight
- Spicy Hot Dog with pineapple chutney and plantain chips
- DOLE Whip
- Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (non-alcoholic)
- DOLE Whip with Fanta (non-alcoholic)
- 3 Daughters Brewing Tropical Hefe Wheat Ale
- Wicked Weed Brewing Fresh Pressed Mango, Pineapple, and Guava Wheat Ale
- Point Brewery Hazy Pebbles Fruity Hazy Milkshake
- Playalinda Brewing Company Violet Lemonade Ale
- Florida Orange Groves Sparkling Pineapple Wine
- DOLE Whip topped with Somrus Mango Cream Liqueur
- Pineapple Beer Flight
- Arancini: Fried Risotto Balls stuffed with braised beef served with grape tomato salad and balsamic emulsion
- Ravioli alla Boscaiola: Sweet sausage ravioli with sweet corn, spring vegetables, and cream sauce
- Bomboloni: Cream-filled Italian doughnut with raspberry sauce and powdered sugar
- Peroni Pilsner
- Pinot Grigio
- Rosa Regale
- Italian White Sangria with prosecco
- Italian Red Sangria with cabernet sauvignon
- Italian Margarita with limoncello and tequila
- House-made Italian Sausage and Peppers Poutine
- Blueberry Lemonade Soft Serve
- Salted Cucumber Apple Hard Cider
- Lavender Martini: Vodka with lavender and lemon
Tangierine Cafe: Flavors of the Medina
- Grilled Kebab — Lamb Kefta with Carrot-Chickpea Salad and Garlic Aioli
- Grilled Kebab — Harissa Chicken with Carrot-Chickpea Salad and Garlic Aioli
- Mediterranean Flatbread with za’atar, artichokes, olives, mozzarella, and feta cheese
- Vanilla, Rose Water, and Pistachio Panna Cotta
- Pomegranate Mimosa — $11.00
- Playalinda Brewing Company Ginger and Elderberry Ale
- 3 Daughters Brewing Pomegranate Hard Cider
- B. Nektar Blackberry Mint Mead
Trowel & Trellis Hosted by IMPOSSIBLE™ Foods
- Grilled Baby Vegetables with hummus cream and red pepper coulis
- Impossible Sausage and Kale Soup
- Boneless Impossible Korean Short Rib with cilantro-lime rice, Danmuji slaw, and Kimchee Mayonnaise
- Chocolate Cake with whipped cassis mousse, raspberry gelato, and fresh raspberries
- Twinings Energizing Matcha Cranberry & Lime Green Tea
- Parish Brewing Co., Bloom Hazy IPA
- Twinings Energizing Matcha Cranberry & Lime Green Tea with lime vodka served in a mason jar
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Carts Specialty Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Offerings
World Discovery (Near Mission: SPACE) – Minty Melon Refresher: A lightly caffeinated blend of watermelon-cucumber-mint juice with strawberries and blueberries (Spirited option available featuring Watermelon-Basil Vodka)
Near Canada: Strawberry Fields Refresher – A lightly caffeinated blend of strawberry açaí juice with strawberries and blueberries (Spirited option available featuring strawberry-lemongrass vodka)
World Showcase (Near Disney Traders) – Pink Paradise Refresher: A lightly caffeinated blend of refreshing dragon fruit-lychee juice with strawberries and blueberries (Spirited option available featuring watermelon-basil vodka)
The American Adventure – Wildberry Wonder Refresher: A lightly caffeinated blend of wildberry-hibiscus juice with strawberries and blueberries (New) (Spirited option available featuring tropical rum)
Additional Food Booth Locations at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival
Funnel Cake (American Pavilion)
- Strawberry Cheesecake Funnel Cake topped with strawberry ice (affiliate link) cream, cheesecake crumbles, strawberry drizzle, and whipped cream
- Pineapple Skewer with tajin seasoning
- Tangerine soft-serve
- Tangerine Cream Ale
- Blueberry Lemonade Hard Cider
- Organic Blonde Ale with passion fruit
What is the Garden Graze? Much like the Cookie Stroll at the Festival of the Holidays, the Garden Graze is a plant-based food stroll through the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. Make sure to grab your Festival Passport to get your five stamps so you can claim your prize!
Which foods are you most excited about at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival?
What to Touch at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival
Amateur and experienced gardeners can participate in demonstrations and tours to aid in nurturing their own skills.
Dive in and get your hands dirty, learning from the flower professionals at Epcot!
Guests can participate in the hands-on activity of painting upcycled syrup receptacles to be used as rain barrels. Along the Imagination Walkway in Epcot, kids can interact with the playground and outdoor kitchens designed to spark their creativity.
In years past they have had small learning events for children where they learned about plants and took home little science kits with seeds. That doesn’t seem to be something they do every year so keep a little out!
There is also a WALL-E-themed playground near Test Track in the Family Play Zone during Epcot Flower and Garden Festival.
There will be lots of opportunities for kids and grown-ups alike to delight in their sense of touch at this Epcot festival in the Spring… just be sure you resist the urge to pick any of the flowers!
Booking the Trip This Spring to Disney Flower and Garden Festival 2023
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is an event you don’t want to miss!
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