Are you planning a trip to Walt Disney World and looking for all of the EPCOT Events in 2021? The wonderful world of Disney always seems to have events happening in each of their parks throughout the course of the year, which gives tourists something to look forward to every visit.
EPCOT is responsible for a lot of the festivals that take place in Disney World, and sometimes it seems as if there is a lot to keep track of. Below we put together a quick overview of which EPCOT events are being held throughout specific times of the year. This way you can easily see which EPCOT festival you can attend during your next Walt Disney World trip!
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EPCOT festivals are just part of the excitement in Disney, so in order to help you choose your next adventure, here is the full guide to EPCOT events:
Below is a quick overview of the 2021 EPCOT Festival dates:
January 8th – February 22nd – Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts
March 3rd through July 5th – EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival
August through November – EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival (exact dates TBD)
December – Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays (exact dates TBD)
Below are some of the most helpful tips we have picked up from visiting the EPCOT special events for over the past ten years!
Just like most restaurants on Walt Disney World property we typically see a rush of guests during the early afternoon and early dinner dining hours. This is no different for the food booths during the 2021 EPCOT festivals. We have found that the lowest lines to grab a drink or a bite to eat are first thing in the morning a few hours before the parks close at night.
One of the coolest things about all of the EPCOT festivals is the live entertainment. Grabbing an ECPOT festival passport will allow you to keep track of everything you have experienced through out the day or week so you don’t miss a thing. You’ll also want to be sure that you’re up to date on all of the times each live event is being held especially if visiting for the Festival of the Arts or Food and Wine festival.
These Disney World upcoming events happen annually, but they always bring in a new element of pleasure each year. Here’s what these Disney Epcot events typically have to offer:
This special event celebrates the visual, culinary, and performing arts around the world. Food and drinks from different countries are made special for this event, and there are stunning entertainment bits from around the world. Plus, visitors will be able to see a variety of galleries, hands-on workshops, and visit the Animation Gallery. Guests will get to know the backgrounds and inspirations of the people who’ve created the magnificent art on display. They will also be able to create art and eat it too, a double win!
This springtime event invites guests to stroll around beautiful blooming buds. Every year, new and timeless floral pieces are sculpted by the topiary team to create beloved Disney characters around the park. There are events and tours that will take you around the festival to some unique events, such as the English Tea Garden. Plus, there are plenty of new foods from around the world as well as play areas, gardens, and exhibits for kids of all ages.
Taste delicious food and drinks from cultures across 6 continents, easily the biggest food event of the year. Both the pavilions and pop up stands represent a country’s cuisine. There are also various forms of entertainment around the countries, as well as activities and treats for anyone, kid or adult, who wants to stuff their faces with exquisite food.
Experience how the holidays around the world are celebrated. Enjoy cultural holiday foods and drinks, magical storytelling from different countries, and magical seasonal entertainment such as a Candlelight Processional, Yuletide Extravaganza, Holiday Cookie Stroll, and more that make this season so cheery and bright.
Luckily, all of the Disney World festivals have unique food and drinks that change during each festival, that way if you made it to all 4 festivals, you’d be trying something new. Then each year, some of the classic foods make a comeback while other new ones get introduced for the season. With that being said, we can guarantee the festivals at EPCOT 2021 will bring delicious food to the table (quite literally). EPCOT will always have pavilions and temporary food and beverage booths around the park exclusively meant for each festival. Although we don’t have set food and beverage lists yet for the Walt Disney World Festivals 2021, we suggest coming on an empty stomach, as you’ll want to try almost everything!
Typically, it’s best to avoid evenings and the weekends if you’re looking to attend one of these festivals. The same goes for any holiday weekend or school break (this will attract more families, which means more crowds). However, you now have to make a park reservation to enter and be a part of the EPCOT 2021 events.
With that in mind, it’s best to start planning around the 2021 Disney World festival dates as early as possible. This way you’ll be ahead of the game and will not miss out on any of the opportunities to make your way to the parks.
Although visiting EPCOT in 2021 may be a little different, Disney is doing everything they can to make your experience as magical as possible. So make sure to look for the EPCOT schedule of events and plan your trip today!
The best EPCOT festival depends on what you’re most looking forward to! While they all offer amazing activities, if you’re looking to express some creativity, the EPCOT Festival of the Arts takes the cake. Attendees can choose from a variety of artistic outlets, including courses in animation, fun photo ops, and a mural painting class.
For an experience that’s entertaining for the whole family, the EPCOT Festival of the Holidays is an excellent choice. Create memories to last a lifetime by learning how different cultures celebrate and bring your holiday spirit to the next level! If you’re looking for the best EPCOT festival scenery, the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival offers beautiful views that you can leisurely stroll through.
For all of our foodies, we strongly recommend you attend the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival. While all the festivals have plenty of mouth-watering food booths, the Food and Wine Festival has a total of 30 – which is 10 more than the average festival. Plus, it’s held from the late summer to early fall, which is some of Orlando’s most comfortable weather months. So you don’t have to worry about being overheated and stuffed!
The EPCOT calendar may have gotten a little skewed this past year, however, we remain hopeful that all Disney festivals in 2021 will run as planned! So far, here’s what we know about the EPCOT schedule:
EPCOT International Festival of the Arts: January 8-Feb 22, 2021. If you have a valid theme park admission, you can use the Disney Park Pass system to make a required park reservation.
EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival: March 3 – July 1st. This 90-days extravaganza is free with valid theme park admission. But just like the festivals in Disney World 2020, you will need to make a reservation to enter the park for this 2021 festival.
EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival: TBD. Although there is no set date, this annual Disney World festival typically runs from late September to mid-November. In recent years the start date has moved to late August for even more days of deliciousness.
EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays: TBD. With the 2020 Disney festival dates currently happening for this one, we won’t know just quite yet when this EPCOT event 2021 will happen. However, we do know this festival typically starts the end of November (after Thanksgiving) and lasts until the end of December.
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