2024 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Guide

2024 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Guide


2024 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Guide

This article is your guide to the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival! Prepare for a journey as the World Showcase hosts over 20 food and beverage booths, featuring both familiar favorites and exciting new additions. The EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival always brings new merchandise, food, and the Garden Rocks Concert, which is among our favorites! After being one of the standout EPCOT festivals in 2024, the Flower and Garden Festival promises even better in 2024.

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We’re here to cover everything you need to know about this year’s 2024 Flower and Garden Festival. Read on!

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What is the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival?


The EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival is a vibrant, annual event at Disney World, welcoming spring with open arms. Since its inception in 1994, the festival has dazzled visitors with over 30 million blooms, 700 gardens, and nearly 100 Disney character topiaries.

2024 Festival Dates & Highlights

The Flower and Garden Festival begins February 8th this year and runs until May 27th, for the longest Flower and Garden yet! This year-long planning effort transforms EPCOT into a floral paradise, featuring a butterfly garden, outdoor kitchens with seasonal menus, and live music concerts.

  • Location: The festival spans the entire EPCOT park, with a focus on the World Showcase.

Key Attractions

  • Character Topiaries: Marvel at Disney characters brought to life through intricate flower sculptures.
  • Outdoor Kitchens: Sample fresh and flavorful dishes from around the world.
  • Garden Rocks Concert Series: Enjoy live performances by popular bands and artists.

When is the best time to visit the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival in 2024?

The best times to visit EPCOT’s Flower and Garden Festival in 2024 are:

  • Mar. 5-6th
  • Apr. 25-May.1
  • May. 11-17

Related Article: Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Menus

What’s New For 2024 EPCOT Flower And Garden Festival 


New at the Flower and Garden Festival in 2024:

For the first time, Groot takes root at EPCOT! The flora colossus from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” trilogy will appear near Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in World Discovery.

There are also some new food items featured like the entire Italy booth which includes:

  • (NEW) Arrabbiata: Pennette Pasta, Spicy Tomato Sauce and Buttery Shrimp
  • (NEW) Bocconcini: Mozzarealla Bocconcini, Grape Tomatoes and Pesto Sauce
  • (NEW) Chocolate Cannoli: Chocolate-Covered Cannoli Shell with Peanut Butter-Ricotta Filling
  • (NEW) Quattro Formaggi: Pennette Pasta and Four-Cheese Sauce

You can check out all of the new food items here Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Menus

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Garden Rocks Concert Series 2024 – Flower and Garden Festival Concerts


The Garden Rocks Concert series will be back for 2024, and we are so excited! The Flower and Garden Festival is never complete without these incredible series.

Flower and Garden Concert Lineup

  • The Vybe
  • Jason Scheff, Longtime Lead Singer of Chicago
  • Richard Marx
  • Evolution Motown
  • Berlin
  • Rick Springfield
  • Dian Diaz
  • Modern English
  • The Commodores
  • Foreigners Journey
  • The Orchestra
  • Funkafield
  • Mike DelGuidice
  • The Pointer Sisters
  • The Female Collective
  • Blue October
  • Crowder
  • The Hooligans
  • Jo Dee Messina
  • A Flock of Seagulls
  • The M-80’s
  • Plain White Ts
  • The Champagne Orchestra
  • Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
  • Herman’s Hermits feature Peter Noone
  • Southbound
  • Monsieur Perine
  • Raul Acosta & Oro Solido with Luisito Ayala y la Puerto Rican Power
  • Fonseca
  • Gilly and the Girl Band
  • Simple Plan
  • Element
  • The Spinners
  • Sister Hazel
  • Epic Live
  • Lit
  • Casting Crowns

Enjoy a free Epcot Flower and Garden concert with a standard Walt Disney World Resort park ticket. We are so happy that the Garden Rocks Concert Series will make its way back to the Epcot Garden Festival 2023.

Three times a day, a band performs at the America Gardens Theatre stage. This means 270 concerts featuring such artists as STARSHIP, The Pointer Sisters, Daughtry, Rick Springfield, and Blood, Sweat & Tears.

When are the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Concerts?

Garden Rocks concert performances are nightly at the American Adventure Pavilion. Regular concert times are at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. & 8 p.m. each night.

Guests can enjoy a unique show experience by booking a Garden Rocks Concert Series Dining Package. Each package includes breakfast, lunch, or dinner at a select Epcot restaurant and guaranteed concert seating.

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What to do at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival?


Aside from all the sightseeing, eating, and concert-going you’ll be partaking in, the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2024 dates also provide unique activities you’ll want to learn more about!

  • View character topiaries throughout EPCOT
  • Taste fresh food from around the World at Outdoor Kitchen booths
  • Do a scavenger hunt! – Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration
  • Try out the Garden Graze – Try 5 different Garden Festival dishes to redeem an exclusive treat
  • Watch the Garden Rocks Concert Series

Flower and Garden Festival 2024 Topiaries

One of the most magical parts of the 2024 Flower and Garden Festival is the incredible living statues created called topiaries. Throughout EPCOT park, you can find Disney characters sculpted with flowers and living plants that are displayed during the festival.

Below is a list of all topiaries you can find in EPCOT

  • Goofy Topiary and Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Cake – Main Entrance
  • Woody, Bo Peep, and Her Sheep – near The Land Pavilion
  • Buzz Lightyear – near Mission: SPACE
  • Figment – near Journey Into Imagination with Figment
  • Bambi and Friends – near Imagination
  • Simba and Friends (Rafiki, Simba, Mufasa, and Sarabi) – Between Imagination and The Land Pavilion
  • Pumbaa and Timon – Between Imagination! and The Land Pavilion
  • Sorcerer Mickey Mouse, Brooms, Ostriches, Hippo and Gator – Entrance to World Showcase
  • Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Huey, Dewey, and Louie – Bridge to World Showcase
  • The Three Caballeros (Jose, Donald and Panchito) – Mexico Pavilion
  • Anna and Elsa – Norway Pavilion
  • Troll – Norway Pavilion
  • Dragon – Japan Pavilion
  • Pluto and Chip ‘n’ Dale – The American Adventure Pavilion
  • Pandas – China Pavilion
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Germany Pavilion
  • Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy – Germany Pavilion
  • Lady and the Tramp – Italy Pavilion
  • Beauty and the Beast – France Pavilion
  • Lumiere and Cogsworth – France Pavilion
  • Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Tick Tock Croc  – Between the United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions
  • Winnie the Pooh and Friends (Rabbit, Eeyore, Piglet, and Tigger) – United Kingdom Pavilion
  • Tinker Bell’s Fairy House Garden – United Kingdom Pavilion

Flower and Garden Festival 2024 Garden Graze

The Garden Graze is perfect for those Disney foodies who love to taste festival offerings. While you’re making your way through your 2024 Flower and Garden Festival Food Booths, make sure to check your Festival Passport for the special items a part of the Garden Graze.

Get all five stamps and bring them to the Pineapple Promenade for a festival-exclusive treat!

Global Gardens 2024

Throughout this festival are beautifully crafted Global Gardens that are meant to transport you across the globe through plants. These gardens are not only beautiful but educational as you learn about sustainable foods and appreciate nature. You can even walk through a butterfly garden at the Flower and Garden Festival and watch as they flutter around you.

2024 EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival Scavenger Hunts

The Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration Scavenger hunt is so fun for the family as you hunt around the EPCOT gardens for Spike the Bee. Make your way around the festival, marking stickers each time you find Spike. At the end take your completed map to select merchandise locations and receive a free prize.

Maps can be purchased for $9.99

Twinnings Teas Tour

We are unsure if this is returning for 2024 but will update you as soon as we know more info.

What better place to spot a cup of tea than England? Located at the United Kingdom pavilion, guests can follow a knowledgeable guide each festival morning! Walk through the tranquil tea garden setting to learn the history and artistry behind growing and blending tea (for a fee). After the tour, enjoy included tea and scones.

There is also a shorter, complimentary English Tea Garden Tour presented by Twinings of London, which will be offered on select Flower and Garden Festival dates in 2024.

To book the complimentary English Tea Garden Tour, guests can visit the Tea Caddy in the UK pavilion on the day they arrive at Epcot.

If you want to learn more about how the Walt Disney Company makes its park so beautiful, the Gardens of the World Tour is perfect for you. This tour gives guests an inside/exclusive look at the landscaping throughout Epcot.

More specifically, you’ll learn about how Disney’s Horticulture team brings the Flower and Garden Festival to life through their dedication to landscaping and creating.

In 2020, this was a 3-hour tour starting at 9:00 AM and costing $85 per person on top of your daily Epcot admission ticket.

Flower and Garden Festival Passport 2024

Enhance your Flower and Garden Epcot 2024 experience by grabbing a Festival Passport upon your arrival at the park. This guide to the Flower & Garden Festival provides detailed information on the exhibits, food experiences, and topiary displays scattered throughout the park. Additionally, it includes a comprehensive Flower and Garden Festival map for easy navigation.

One of the highlights of the Festival Passport is the dedicated section where you can mark off the foods and drinks you’ve sampled. This personalized checklist not only helps you keep track of your culinary adventures but also serves as a delightful memento, allowing you to reminisce about the delectable flavors you discovered during your visit. Don’t miss out on this engaging and practical companion as you embark on your Flower and Garden Festival journey at Epcot in 2024!

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


The EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival offers a variety of engaging activities and attractions for kids to enjoy. Here are some family-friendly options:

  1. Butterfly Garden: Kids can explore the butterfly garden, where they can observe and interact with colorful butterflies in a whimsical and educational setting.
  2. Play Areas: Throughout the festival, there are designated play areas where children can burn off some energy. These spaces often feature imaginative and interactive elements.
  3. Kid-Friendly Food Options: The festival’s outdoor kitchens offer a selection of kid-friendly food options, allowing young ones to try unique and tasty treats suited to their preferences.
  4. Character Topiaries: Kids will delight in discovering larger-than-life topiaries shaped like their favorite Disney characters. These artistic displays are not only visually appealing but also make for great photo opportunities.
  5. Garden Tours: Consider taking a family-friendly garden tour to learn about the various plants, flowers, and gardening techniques. These tours are often interactive and educational.
  6. Outdoor Concerts: The Garden Rocks Concert Series includes performances by musicians that may appeal to kids. Check the schedule for family-friendly musical acts during your visit.
  7. Scavenger Hunts: Some festivals feature scavenger hunts or challenges tailored for younger guests. These activities add an element of excitement and exploration to the festival experience.
  8. Interactive Exhibits: Look out for interactive exhibits that capture children’s attention by combining education with entertainment. These exhibits often showcase environmental and conservation themes.

Remember to check the festival’s schedule and offerings closer to your visit date, as specific activities and entertainment can vary from year to year. The EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival aims to provide a delightful and family-friendly experience for guests of all ages.

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