2024 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Guide

2024 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Guide

The Walt Disney World Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot combines gardens, flowers, and amazing fresh foods from outdoor kitchens across the park. As one of the best festivals for families at Walt Disney World, you can plan to see topiaries, listen to music, and try new fresh foods. But what do you need to know to manage it all in a day or two? Thankfully we’ve pulled together this quick Flower and Garden Festival Guide for Walt Disney World’s Springtime festival. So what can you expect if you’re visiting the Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot?

What is the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival?

The Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot is an annual festival that takes place every spring. If this is your first Flower and Garden festival know that it’s actually the perfect festival to navigate for first-timers. Like other Epcot festivals, the best way to start the day is to grab a map or open your Disney My Experience App. Once inside the park be sure to grab a Flower and Garden Festival Passport. This little book includes information about shows, the concert lineup, and the menus for each outdoor kitchen. As a result, you’ll have ALL the info on hand and can check things off along the way. And just so you can feel like a kid even at Disney’s most adult-centric park, there are even stickers to mark off each country as you visit them. 

When is the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival 2024 at Walt Disney World?

The Disney Flower and Garden Festival at EPCOT happens every spring. This year the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival  runs February 28- May 27 2024.

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Dates

The EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival typically runs from March through early July. This year the Walt Disney World Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot runs February 28- May 27 2024.

What Time do the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Booths Open?

The EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Booths open at 11 a.m. each day of the festival and close at park closing. However, you can still browse topiaries, gardens, and shops on days when EPCOT opens earlier to maximize your festival time. 

What’s the Best Time to Visit the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival?

Tuesdays through Thursdays from opening until 4 p.m. As with all EPCOT festivals, avoiding the weekends is key, since festivals are popular with locals and pass holders. Typically days at Disney World are less crowded during weekdays, from opening to 4 p.m. Tuesday is typically the best day to visit Disney World parks, but any weekday early in the day is best. 

What’s New at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival in 2024?

Every year the Flower and Garden Festival at EPCOT Park debuts beautiful topiaries,  gardens, and areas across the park filled with botanicals. Adding to the fresh and floral fun there you can also find new items on the Flower and Garden Festival Menus 2024, and even new outdoor kitchens with fresh foods to try. And of course, a whole new lineup of performers for the Garden Rocks series, and Spike the Bee hidden in all new locations around the park, for the Spike the Bee Pollen Nation Scavenger Hunt game. No matter what strike your fancy, you can count on there being new things to see, do and eat at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. Check our What’s New at the Flower and Garden Festival post for all the details on everything happening in 2024. 

Epcot Flower and Garden, spring at Walt Disney World

How Much does the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Cost?

Included in your EPCOT Park Ticket, attending the Flower and Garden Festival offers an add value experience. And offers opportunities to see performances, try new foods, play new games, and more. 

How Much Does it Cost to Attend the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival?

The Flower and Garden Festival at EPCOT, like all EPCOT festivals, is INCLUDED in the price of your park ticket. No special admission ticket is needed to attend.

Does the Flower and Garden Festival Cost Extra?

No. The EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival is included in the price of your Disney Park Ticket for Epcot. And while the festival does not cost extra, there are things that do cost money at this event. Merchandise, food, and the Dining Package for the Garden Rocks Concert Series are all extra.  

What’s the Best Way to Budget Food at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival?

Much like the Food and Wine Festival and Festival of the Arts, the best way to budget your Disney spending is with a Disney Gift Card. Mainly because you decide the set amount and go from there. We recommend against connecting your credit card to your MagicBand for these festivals if you can help it. 10 little dishes per person at 8 bucks each can add up fast. So determining how much each person gets ahead of time will help your Disney Budget. 

Our best advice is to consider the booths as options for your lunch the day you visit, this will save you money on a larger lunch, and give you some options to pick and choose from. In general, remember you’re spending about $100 per person per day on a Disney Food Budget, so unless you’ve prepaid for the Disney Dining Plan, the food cost here will be your highest budget item.  

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EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Gift Cards

Since our favorite way to pay for the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is with Disney Gift Cards, we just had to share our best tips here. Perfect for when you want to stick to your budget, or give the kids each a “food allowance” the Gift Cards come in new designs every year, and some are offered on a wristlet, making it easy to just scan and go! Grab these at the Port of Entry gift shops before you start your festival day. 

EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Map

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What is there to do at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival?

There is ALOT to do at the Flower and Garden Festival, but let’s get some details out of the way first. If you’re planning your Disney Days and want to incorporate rides, restaurants, and more into your Festival Days, here’s all the special events throughout the festival to add to your plans!  

Flower and Garden Festival Passport

First things first. When you enter EPCOT Park, you may be distracted by the gorgeous photo ops, but your first task is to get a Festival Passport. We recommend getting one for each person in your travel party so that each person can mark foods to try, and gardens to see, and use the stickers to track progress along the way. For us, this little book is a godsend and helps us map out our approach for the day, or days, of the festival. 

Dsiney Flower and Garden Festival

EPCOT Flower and Garden Checklist

The Flower and Garden Festival at EPCOT compiles loads of things to do. From browsing gardens to trying new foods and drinks, watching shows, playing games, and more. Here is a quick EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Checklist that hopefully helps you get your bearings before we dive in. These are the things you’ll find at the festival. 

Gardens and Topiaries

  • Topiaries: The main attraction. Seeing Disney characters in plant form across all areas of EPCOT is the most fun. Be sure to grab photos along the way, and check out which Flower and Garden Festival Topiaries are in each area of the park. 
  • Gardens:  A showcase for gardens everywhere, this festival highlights all the most amazing kinds of gardens. Here are some to look out for. 
    • Fairy Gardens
    • Global Gardens
    • Specialty Gardens

Outdoor Kitchens

  • Outdoor Kitchens: Found throughout the park, there are outdoor kitchens filled with fresh foods, and drinks to try in each country and area of the park. You can check out the Flower and Garden Menus for a slew of foods to try at each booth. 
  • Garden Graze: This foodie challenge incorporates a select lineup of fresh foods that you can “collect” on your festival passport. Once you’ve tried the established number of dishes ( usually 5), you can collect a food prize.  

Concert Series and Performances

  • Garden Rocks Concert Series: Part of the festival entertainment is a slew of nightly live concerts featuring favorite bands. Shown a couple of times an evening, this series also has a dining package for premium seating at the America Gardens Theatre. 

Games and Play Areas

  • Spikes Pollen-Nation Exploration Game: Not just for kids, this Spike the Bee Scavenger Hunt game highlights bees and pollinator gardens throughout the park. Just find Spike the Bee in each location on your gameboard, mark it with a sticker, and collect your prize, once complete. 

Special Event Merchandise

Flower and Garden Festival Passport

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EPCOT Flower and Garden Topiaries 

When you grab your map you’ll be able to see which characters are in which garden locations throughout Epcot. With over 70 character topiaries there is plenty to see and we simply enjoy just walking the whole park to see everything. But if you have favorite Disney characters crafted in greenery, by all means, plan a route based on the map! Every year these topiaries get a mini makeover or a location change, and new ones always show up. As a result, this festival always feels new to us. Check out what’s new at the Flower and Garden Festival. 

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Disney Character Topiaries in EPCOT Neighborhoods

While Disney characters can be found all over the park, if you’re looking for characters at the front of the park, or themed to an EPCOT neighborhood then this is your list. Many of these characters pop up in the same place each year at EPCOT. For instance, Buzz Lightyear is typically at Mission Space, just like Figment is usually near Imagination! Here are the locations of Disney Topiaries across the park. 

  • Disney Film, Wish (Asha, Valentino and the Wishing Star) – NEW!
    Main Entrance
  • Butterflies
    Main Entrance, Scentsy Garden, Butterfly House and World Showcase
  • Figment, Flower Topiaries and Flower Towers
    World Celebration – World Celebration Plaza
  • Huey, Dewey and Louie
    World Celebration – World Celebration Plaza
  • Donald Duck
    World Celebration – Community Garden Near Connections Café in World Celebration
  • Woody, Bo Peep and Her Sheep
    World Nature – Between Imagination! and The Land Pavilion
  • Simba and Friends (Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa and Sarabi)
    World Nature – Near The Land Pavilion
  • Pumbaa and Timon
    World Nature – Near The Land Pavilion
  • Goofy
    Rosewalk
  • Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Pluto
    Bridge to World Showcase
  • Encanto (Mirabel, Antonio, Isabela and Luisa)
    World Showcase
  • Bambi and Friends
    World Discovery – Near Imagination! and Refreshment Port
  • Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy – NEW!
    World Discovery – Near Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
  • Buzz Lightyear
    World Discovery – Near Mission: SPACE 

Epcot Flower and garden festival topiaries

Disney Character Topiaries in World Showcase 2024

The World Showcase counties at EPCOT Park each have their own cultures, and thankfully, naturally match certain films and characters. For instance, Snow White is typically found around Germany, just as Belle is usually found in France. Here’s the lineup of Disney character topiaries to see when you visit. Note that you can grab a festival passport booklet for a quick list of all these locations.

  • Coco (Miguel and Dante) – NEW!
    World Showcase – Mexico Pavilion
  • Anna and Elsa
    World Showcase – Norway Pavilion
  • Troll
    World Showcase – Norway Pavilion
  • Pandas
    World Showcase – China Pavilion
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    World Showcase – Germany Pavilion
  • Lady and the Tramp
    World Showcase – Italy Pavilion
  • Tiana
    World Showcase – The American Adventure Pavilion
  • Dragon
    World Showcase – Japan Pavilion Near Torii Gate
  • Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy
    World Showcase – Between France and Morocco Pavilions
  • Beauty and the Beast
    World Showcase – France Pavilion
  • Lumiere and Cogsworth
    World Showcase – France Pavilion
  • Butterfly and Flower Towers
    World Showcase – International Gateway
  • Winnie the Pooh and Friends (Rabbit, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger)
    World Showcase – United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Tinker Bell’s Fairy House Garden
    World Showcase – United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tick Tock Croc
    World Showcase – Between United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions
  • Geese
    World Showcase – Canada Pavilion

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Fairy Gardens

One of our favorite new things at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival is the Fairy Gardens! We love these as part of our Flower and Garden with Kids activities. You can find this outside of Germany and in the back courtyard of the United Kingdom. These little fairy houses at Walt Disney World were a beautiful new touch to the countries in World Showcase Epcot. We were also super excited to see the Flower and Garden Festival mini village in the Train display near Germany added to the miniature train village. Keep an eye out for these extra detailed sections of the festival.

Butterfly Scent Garden

Global Gardens at EPCOT 2024

While there are TONS of gardens across EPCOT during the Flower and Garden Festival some gardens are extra special and offer special plants, experiences, and outdoor havens. Global Gardens are New at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival each year, featuring a variety of themes. See the Flower and Garden Festival Checklist for all the gardens in the lineup.

  • The Community Garden – World Celebration
    Connect with the earth and each other at this celebration of a diverse and thriving communal garden plot.
  • Festival Blooms – World Celebration
    Admire thousands of flowers that form colorful, living panoramas.
  • Connections Conservatory Garden – World Celebration Near Connections Eatery
    Settle into this thoughtful garden full of floral inspirations for your indoor spaces.
  • Songbird Meadow Presented by Wild Birds Unlimited – World Discovery 
    Songbirds are an important part of many ecosystems—including the one in your own backyard! Discover simple steps you can take at home to help these feathered friends thrive.
  • Camp Get Out ‘N’ Play Garden Presented by OFF! – World Discovery
    Bring the entire family to explore this camp-themed garden where little ones are invited to jump, play and climb.
  • Prehistoric Garden – World Discovery Near Mission: SPACE
    Imagine life on Earth 65 million years ago with astounding plant life that’s thrived since the age of the dinosaurs.
  • Floating Gardens – World Nature
    Peer upon more than 170 petite plots drifting on the ponds that border the bridge to World Showcase.
  • Bold Bromeliads – World Nature in The Land Pavilion
    Observe a variety of unique and colorful plants that can adapt to a wide range of climates and conditions.
  • Butterfly Landing Presented by AdventHealth – World Nature Near Imagination!
    View a kaleidoscope of butterflies up close, in all their extraordinary color. Learn about butterfly lifecycles and maybe even see one emerge from its chrysalis. Closes at dusk.
  • The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board® – Rosewalk Near Imagination!
    Learn about honeybees’ critical role in the environment, and delight in sweet and savory treats made possible by their hard work.
  • Blossoms of Fragrance Presented by Scentsy – World Showcase Bridge
    Follow your nose and form lasting memories with the help of fresh, unforgettable fragrances.

EPCOT Gardens in the World Showcase

  • Extraordinary Orchids – World Showcase – Mexico Pavilion
    Set eyes on spectacular plants blooming in radiant color.
  • Desert Garden – World Showcase – Mexico Pavilion
    Discover the special adaptations that allow plants in arid climates to adjust to the harshest of growing conditions.
  • Bamboo Garden – World Showcase – China Pavilion
    Visit this garden to see bamboo in a variety of colors, patterns and sizes.
  • China Penjing Garden – World Showcase – China Pavilion – NEW!
    Discover ancient Chinese art that recreates miniature landscapes.
  • Gnome Garden – World Showcase – Germany Pavilion – NEW!
    Discover topiary versions of magical garden gnomes, originating from German folk tales.
  • Miniature Garden – World Showcase – Germany Pavilion
    Appreciate the little things in this showcase of diminutive dwellings nestled in a forest of fine shrubs.
  • Garden Italiano – World Showcase – Italy Pavilion
    From fresh spaghetti sauce to pizza toppings, this Tuscan kitchen garden features all the produce and herbs needed to create a classic Italian feast.
  • Bonsai Collection – World Showcase – Japan Pavilion
    Learn about the art of bonsai, some of the finest living sculptures. Bonsai masters carefully shape and tend these miniature works of art, creating peace and balance with the earth.
  • Kokedema Garden – World Showcase – Japan Pavilion
    Admire fresh expressions of an ancient Japanese art at this tranquil garden.
  • Shishi Odoshi – World Showcase – Japan Pavilion
    Contemplate the methodical movement and soothing rhythm of this traditional Japanese bamboo water fountain.
  • Spice Garden – World Showcase – Morocco Pavilion
    Discover how Eastern cultures flourished, trading signature spices and herb blends once considered more valuable than gold.
  • Bouquet Garden – World Showcase – France Pavilion 
    See bountiful blooms perfect for a bouquet of cut flowers.
  • English Tea Garden Presented by Twinings® – World Showcase – United Kingdom Pavilion
    Unearth the history and art of tea-blending at this elegant English tea garden—featuring plants used in some of Twinings’ finest blends.
  • Shakespeare Garden – World Showcase – United Kingdom Pavilion
    Explore the works of Shakespeare in this idyllic garden featuring excerpts from some of the bard’s most famous sonnets—and the dazzling flowers that influenced them.

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  • Garden Italiano – Italy Pavilion
    From fresh spaghetti sauce to pizza toppings, this Tuscan kitchen garden features all the produce and herbs needed to create a classic Italian feast.
  • The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board® – Rosewalk Near Imagination!
    Learn about honeybees’ critical role in the environment and delight in sweet and savory treats made possible by their hard work.
  • Kokedema Garden – Japan Pavilion
    Admire fresh expressions of ancient Japanese art at this tranquil garden.
  • Miniature Garden – Germany Pavilion
    Appreciate the little things in this showcase of diminutive dwellings nestled in a forest of fine shrubs.
  • Prehistoric Garden – World Discovery Near Mission: SPACE
    Imagine life on Earth 65 million years ago with astounding plant life that’s thrived since the age of the dinosaurs.
  • Shakespeare Garden – United Kingdom Pavilion
    Explore the works of Shakespeare in this idyllic garden featuring excerpts from some of the bard’s most famous sonnets—and the dazzling flowers that influenced them.
  • Shishi-odoshi – Japan Pavilion – NEW!
    Contemplate the methodical movement and soothing rhythm of this traditional Japanese bamboo water fountain.
  • Spice Garden – Morocco Pavilion
    Discover how Eastern cultures flourished, trading signature spices and herb blends once considered more valuable than gold.
  • Songbird Meadow Presented by Wild Birds Unlimited® – World Discovery Songbirds are an important part of many ecosystems—including the one in your own backyard! Discover simple steps you can take at home to help these feathered friends thrive.
  • Topiary Heritage Garden – United Kingdom Pavilion
    Marvel at the varied techniques employed by the Walt Disney World Horticulture team to create the festival’s topiaries.
  • Tropical Rainforest Garden – Mexico Pavilion
    Uncover the rich biodiversity of the Mexican rainforest and learn about its highly adaptive species.

Global Gardens at EPCOT flower and Garden Festival

Specialty Gardens

The festival showcases tons of new garden ideas, and ideas each year. This year they highlighted beekeeping, housed a butterfly garden with butterflies, a rain garden, and a slew of hacks for using flower pots, wood, and stone in your garden to make outdoor spaces. These gardens are usually tucked into the walkways between the front of the park and the World Showcase. Take time to meander through all the gardens, and you can get ideas for your own garden at home! 

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Butterfly House at Flower and Garden

Head to the butterfly house to learn more about the Monarch butterfly as it journeys across the continent. You can see butterflies emerge from their chrysalis and enjoy hundreds of butterflies living in the Butterfly House. Filled with gorgeous flowers this habitat is a wonderful place to browse to get an up close look at nature in action. 

Flower and Garden Festival Epcot

Kid’s Gardens

As part of the Kid-Friendly Activities at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival, you can find kid-focused garden areas, and play stations throughout the festival. 

  • Outdoor Escapes Play Garden Presented by OFF!® – NEW! – Families can enjoy this camp-themed garden where little ones are invited to jump, play and climb. Located in World Discovery.
  • Butterflies on the Go allows seeing up to 10 species of butterflies up close. Stand still, and the butterflies will come very close for a visit.

Strawberry Shortcake at Florida Fresh

EPCOT Flower and Garden Food Kitchens

Just like all Disney foodies, we wait for the Flower and Garden Menus to arrive every year! For details and menus as they are released check out our Flower and Garden Menus post, so you can start planning early. The best part about the food at Flower and Garden is that it differs from the other festivals in that everything is fresh and garden-derived. The dishes are crafted with ingredients you’d be able to find at your farmer’s market and it’s a great way to learn how to make new recipes that are actually good for you! Here are the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Booths and where to find them. 

Epcot Mexico Plant Based Tostada

EPCOT Flower and Garden Menus 2024

Kitchens and Marketplaces are Open 11 am- 9 pm at EPCOT. So, be sure to check out the Festival of the Arts Menus for details on which culinary masterpieces you can find in each food studio across EPCOT.

  • Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market | Germany
    • “Venture to Germany for Bavarian bites sure to sate foodies of all ages—every dish is köstlich!”
  • Cider House | Located Near the United Kingdom
    • “Behold buzz-worthy ciders and artisanal provisions that are sure to hit the spot.”
  • The Citrus Blossom | Near Port of Entry
    • “Treat your taste buds to the subtleties of lemon, orange and lime—turning delicious dishes even more delish!
  • EPCOT Farmers Feast | Near Test Track presented by Chevrolet®
    • “Fuel up for a fun-filled day at EPCOT with hearty dishes and savory sides featuring farm-fresh ingredients.”
  • EPCOT Sunshine Griddle | Near Test Track presented by Chevrolet®
    • “Enjoy delicious breakfast dishes like avocado toast and shrimp & grits—served morning, noon and night.”
  • Flavor Full Kitchen Hosted by AdventHealth |Between Imagination! and Refreshment Port
    • “Nourish yourself with flavorful fare made with healthy ingredients fresh from the garden.”
  • Fleur de Lys | France
    • “Indulge in haute cuisine and boissons that’ll make you fall in ooo-la-la-love with this palate-pleasing Parisian pop-up!”
  • Hanami | Japan
    • “Journey to Japan for innovative plates crafted with culinary Zen—which pair beautifully with sake and Japanese-inspired cocktails.”
  • The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board™ | Near Port of Entry
    • “Quell cravings with an incredible menu of all-natural food and drink infused with the nectar of the gods!”
  • Jardin de Fiestas | Mexico
    • “Take a food-tastic tour of the Mexico Pavilion… these tantalizing tastes will add some spice to your day!”
  • La Isla Fresca | Between Morocco and France
    • “Nibble on Caribbean-seasoned dishes that’ll send appetites swaying to the island beat!”
  • Lotus House | China
    • “Sink your teeth into authentic Chinese eats filled with morsels of good fortune!”
  • Magnolia Terrace | American Adventure
    • “Get a taste of the bayou as you savor classic comfort food of the American Gulf Coast.”
  • Northern Bloom | Canada
    • “Discover palate-pleasing fare from our Great White North neighbor… O Canada!”
  • Pineapple Promenade | Near Port of Entry
    • “Get your tropical fruit fix from tart ‘n’ tangy to the sweetest frozen treats!”
  • Primavera Kitchen | Italy
    • “Mangiare hearty helpings of Old-Country dishes served with a glass of vino… now that’s amore!”
  • Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina | Morocco
    • “Intoxicate taste buds with the exotic flavors of this North African mecca—mysterious Morocco!”
  • Trowel & Trellis Hosted by Impossible™ Foods | Near Disney Traders
    • “Delight in some of your favorite foods—created from innovative recipes with some impossibly delicious twists!”
  • Refreshment Outpost | Africa World Showcase
  • Refreshment Port |Near Port of Entry
  • Funnel Cake | American Adventure
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company 

Can I use the Disney Snack Credits at the Festival of the Arts?

Yes! If you’re using the Disney Dining Plan you can use the DDP to pay for select Festival of the Arts menu items. Dishes included will be noted with the DDP notation on the booth sign. This is a great use of a snack credit as we saw some food items priced as high as $8.50. We love stockpiling our snack credits for Festival days at EPCOT. And it’s a great way to save some money. 

Garden Graze at Disney EPCOT

EPCOT Flower and Garden Challenge Garden Graze

We love the Garden Graze! You can purchase five festival dishes from select locations and track your progress with Festival Passport stamps. Receive complimentary food items upon completing the stroll. Typically a new flavor of dole whip or something small. Still, if the Garden Graze selections strike your fancy, and they’re foods you were going to try anyway, then be sure to share your festival passport book with the select kitchens along the way. Then they can stamp them, and help you along the challenge. 

EPCOT Flower and Garden Entertainment

In addition to the Garden Rocks Concert Series, there are other performers as part of this festival. Shown throughout the day, be sure to check out your Festival Passport for details on where and when to see the performers. 

Jammin’ Gardeners (Canada Mill Stage)
Over at the Canada Pavilion, you can tap your feet to the syncopated sounds of the funkiest gardeners around.

Voices of Liberty (America Gardens Theatre)
Listen to this choir, and get swept away by inspiring vocal performances celebrating America’s spirit and beauty.

Mariachi Cobre (America Gardens Theatre) 
Our favorite band from the Mexico pavilion offers up an exuberant performance of world-famous, traditional folk music.

EPCOT Flower and Garden Concert Series

This nightly concert series at EPCOT park is very popular and offers a chance to favorite bands from the old days. For the more popular performers you can expect a line to form early. Luckily, there are other ways to enjoy this concert. As the American Garden’s Theater is an open-air theater, you can easily just hang out in the America Pavilion and listen. Or you can grab a Garden Rocks dessert package if you want prime seating and dinner. Garden Rocks concerts take place at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM, and 8:00 PM during the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival.

Details

  • Location: America Gardens Theatre at EPCOT
  • Dates: TBD
  • Showtimes: 5:30 PM, 6:15 PM and 8:00 PM

The Garden Rocks series is a set of concerts. All with throwback bands in the evenings through the weekend at Epcot. As a result, people line up hours in advance for the more popular bands. These really are fun concerts but can get kinda packed. They run every week, with different bands throughout the entire festival. 

EPCOT Garden Rocks Concert Performers 2024

The bands for the 2024 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Garden Rocks series are here! Check out the date lineup of bands for Garden Rocks in 2024, below. Performances are subject to change.  

  • February 28-29 – The Vybe
  • March 1-2 – Jason Scheff
  • March 3-4 – Richard Marx
  • March 5-7 – Evolution Motown
  • March 8-9 – Berlin
  • March 10-11 – Rick Springfield
  • March 12-14 – Dian Diaz
  • March 15-16 – Modern English – NEW
  • March 17-18 – Commodores
  • March 19-21 – Foreigners Journey
  • March 22-25 – The Orchestra
  • March 26-28 – The Female Collective
  • March 29-30 – Mike DelGuidice
  • March 31-April 1 – Pointer Sisters
  • April 2-4 – Funkafied
  • April 9-6 – Blue October
  • April 7-8 – Crowder – NEW
  • April 9-11 – Hooligans
  • April 12-13 – Jo Dee Messina
  • April 14-15 – A Flock of Seagulls
  • April 16-18 – M-80’s
  • April 19-22 – Plain White T’s
  • April 23-25 – Champagne Orchestra
  • April 26-27 – Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas
  • April 28-29 – Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone
  • April 30-May 2 – Southbound
  • May 3 – Monsiuer Perine
  • May 4 – Raul Acosta & Oro Solido with Magic Juan
  • May 5 – Raul Acosta & Oro Solido with Luisito Ayala and The Puerto Rican Power Band
  • May 6 – TBA
  • May 7-9 – Gilly & The Girl Band
  • May 10-13 – Simple Plan
  • May 14-16 – Element
  • May 17-18 – The Spinners
  • May 19-20 – TBA
  • May 21-23 – Epic
  • May 24-25 – Lit – NEW
  • May 26-27 – TBA

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Spike the Bee Pollen Nation Game

EPCOT Scavenger Hunt Game Spike the Bee’s Pollen Nation

Another favorite thing Disney dreams up for each festival is a scavenger hunt game. The Spike the Bee’s Pollen-Nation Exploration Game features all the plants that bees use for pollination. And every year we get a new game and new prizes to look forward to. With the bee population nearing its demise, we were thrilled they took to the opportunity to add a conservation game to the mix! And if you visit the festival during Easter time at Walt Disney World they also do an Easter Egg hunt! This Egg-stravaganza runs through all the countries in the world showcase.

Easter Egg Hunt at Epcot

EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival with Kids

Epcot may have its drinking around the world reputation but the Flower and Garden Festival draws a different kind of crowd. There are so many reasons to bring the kids that you can take care of knowing that they will love it as much as you do. With rides like Soarin’, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, and Frozen Ever After in Norway, you can be sure to find something more than just gardens to experience. Be sure to play Spike the Bee’s Pollen-Nation Scavenger Hunt Game. And of course, you can find all the regular Epcot fun found at Kidcot stops. All to help keep the kids busy while you sample the fare. Be sure to read about all the kid-friendly Activities at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival.

EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Merchandise

Every Epcot festival comes with its own token merchandise. As a result, new things are available each time a new festival rolls around- it’s every Disney lover’s dream. In addition to the main gift shops, there are little kiosks all over the World Showcase that keep the festival merchandise on hand. We also love stopping in the Tea Shop over in the U.K. During Flower and Garden you can usually take advantage of a free tea garden walk and sample teas that are showcased during the festival! See the Flower and Garden Merchandise round-up.

Flower and Garden Festival 2020

Figment collection at EPCOT flower and garden 2023

Warm Cheese Strudel Copycat Recipe

EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Recipes

One of our favorite parts of any EPCOT Festival is trying all the foods, and then trying to recreate them at home. As such, we’ve got some of the BEST tried and true Epcot Flower and Garden Recipes if you’re looking to add a little Disney magic at home. Grab these Disney Copycat Recipes on the blog. 

EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Review

No matter when you visit, hopefully, this post has helped level set everything that happens at this festival. If you need more info check out All Our Posts about the Flower and Garden Festival at Walt Disney World. Meanwhile, we hope you have a happy festival!

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