Epcot holds four different festivals each year. In the spring, you’ll find the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. 2018 is the 25th year for the popular event, and it has “grown” every year. This year it’s taking place February 28-May 28.
The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival celebrates all things spring. If you’d like to learn more about this year’s festival specifically, check out the article that I wrote for Disney Dining.
Here’s a quick rundown on what you can expect at the Flower & Garden Festival:
One of the main attractions is the topiaries of Disney characters. They’re listed on your park map, so you’ll know where to look. Some of the popular characters include Snow White and all Seven Dwarfs, Belle and Beast, and Lady and the Tramp. Of course Mickey, Minnie, and their friends are also on hand.
Outdoor kitchens are also a great reason to visit during the Flower & Garden Festival. In 2018 there are 15 of them. They sell snack size food and beverages that aren’t normally available at Epcot. You can purchase a gift card to use to make it easier to sample.
During the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival there are special gardens everywhere! Many of them include tips on things like saving water or making your garden more creative. There is also a play area for the kids.
One of my favorite things at the Flower & Garden Festival is The Goodness Garden Butterfly House. At the beginning of the festival there are mostly cocoons, but as time goes on more and more butterflies arrive. It’s a gorgeous spot as well.
Garden Rocks is a concert series that features popular acts such as Survivor, Simple Plan, Rick Springfield, and the Village People. Concerts are held on select nights, and there are three shows each evening when they are held. There is no extra charge for Garden Rocks.
Of course there is also special merchandise for the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. You’ll find T-shirts, hats, mugs, books, and much more.
These are just a few of the highlights. To see more, please check out Tricia’s video below. If you’re thinking about planning a last minute trip to Walt Disney World, this is a good time to do so. If you’re stopping by Epcot remember that it will be more crowded than normal on the weekends while the Flower & Garden Festival is taking place.